2018-07-31: Social Media Postees

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Trump's Offer To Meet With Iran's President Rouhani Won't Get Us A Better Deal. We Had Our Chance And Lost It
Trita Parsi | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
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 […] | The post Trump's Offer To Meet With Iran's President Rouhani Won't Get Us A Better Deal. We Had Our Chance And Lost It. appeared fi…
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The Last, Best Chance to Save the Wolverine
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Embellishing Crime: Melbourne's "African" Gang Problem
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Archbishop Convicted of Sexual Abuse Criminal Cover-up Resigns
teleSUR / md-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
The court has adjourned the matter until August 14 to assess whether Wilson can serve his sentence under home detention.
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Don't Be a Goofball
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2018-07-31
Don't Be a Goofball… appeared first on The Nation.
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South Africa Today: a Poor Country Based on Neoliberalism
Stefano Galieni | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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A Wicked Witch and Winged Monkeys…Not From Oz
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Why Trump's Iran Policy Is Bound To Fail
Sina Toossi | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
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 […] | The post Why Trump's Iran Policy Is Bound To Fail appeared first on The Iranian.
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NATO: the Unexamined Alliance
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Young Man In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-31
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, …
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Pakistan's Elections Bring Hope and Uncertainty
Zubeida Mustafa | truthdig.com | 2018-07-31
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? | The post Pakistan's Elections Bring Hope and Uncertainty appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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BRICS and Civil Society 2018: Social Justice versus the Diplomacy Game
Lisa Thompson | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Brazil: Social Movements Militants Begin Hunger Strike for Lula
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
This measure has been called for by the Via Campesina (Campesino way), as an extreme act of pressure on the government.
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Captain John Turnbull Aboard The Freedom Flotilla Headed for Gaza
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-31
Just 300 miles from Gaza, Captain Turnbull expects a confrontation with Israeli military within hours of this interview, he has 12 people on board | The post Captain John Turnbull Aboard The Freedom Flotilla Headed for Gaza appeared first on The Real News Network.
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President Piñera Ratings Slide After Ministers 'Misunderstood'
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
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.
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Our Assembly-Line Future?
Stuart A. Newman | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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:…
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Trump's "Amazing" Economy
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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"No Preconditions": Trump Offers To Meet With Iran's Rouhani "Anytime They Want"
Tyler Durden | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
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 […] | The post "No Preconditions": Trump Offers To Meet With Iran's Rouhani "Anytime They Want" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Under the Blood Moon
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
"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…
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Red Alert Declared in Colombia Due to Rains
teleSUR/MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
At least seven departments of Colombia have been declared in an emergency due to the rains.
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The Ethiopian Dilemma
Rob Prince | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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,…
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Defeat of Religious Parties in Electoral Politics in South Asia
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Seven People Killed in Catatumbo Region, Colombia
teleSUR/MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
Preliminary versions indicate that the murderers arrived on a motorcycle and shot at people.
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Argentina: Teachers' Unions Begin 48-Hour Strike Against Macri Policies
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
"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).
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President Macri Again Defends Decree For Military In Streets
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
Argentine president Mauricio Macri: using the military in internal security will create a 'peaceful' population, adding other candidates proposed the same measure in 2015.
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Israeli Colonizers Injure A Palestinian Child In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-31
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 …
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Economic Update: We Can Do Better Than Capitalism
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-31
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… | The post Economic…
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After Trump's Tax Bill, CEOs Rake In Millions in 'Eye Popping' Stock Payouts, Politico Reports
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-07-31
CEO cash-outs are likely to become a talking point for Democrats in the midterm elections. | The post After Trump's Tax Bill, CEOs Rake In Millions in 'Eye Popping' Stock Payouts, Politico Reports appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Honduran Judge Releases 27 Accused in Pandora's Box Case
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
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.
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Brutal Billionaires' Big Border Bucks
Joseph Essertier | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Israel's Netanyahu To Visit Colombia For Duque's Swearing-In
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
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.
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Venezuelans Mark 1st Year of National Constituent Assembly
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-31
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.
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Benalla affair destabilises Macron government in France
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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German right demands nuclear "weapons of mass extermination"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The Welt am Sonntag, a leading German newspaper, has published an article demanding the creation of a nuclear arsenal.
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Brazil: Decriminalize Abortion
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Annie Swynnerton–a Victorian artist rediscovered but misinterpreted
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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India: Assam's Citizen Identification Can Exclude 4 Million People
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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French police scandal exposes Mélenchon's ties to the police state
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Hundreds of residential tower blocks still covered in Grenfell-type flammable cladding
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Ecuador's president ready to allow Julian Assange to be extradited to US
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The Moreno government is in the process of revoking the WikiLeaks editor's asylum and throwing him into the hands of the American authorities.
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Australian government pursues prosecution of East Timor espionage whistleblower and lawyer
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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British police and intelligence using children as spies
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Politics in bad faith: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns in Michigan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Burundi: Two years on and no word on forcibly disappeared journalist Jean Bigirimana
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-31
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
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Oracle CEO pockets $250 million after Trump tax cut
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Iraq: Judges Disregard Torture Allegations
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-31
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…
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Openly anti-Trump academics hired to fix Twitter's 'conversational health' — the Right not impressed
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-31
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.
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ABI management demands more concessions, job cuts
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The Steelworkers union is systematically isolating the ABI workers' struggle, even as the aluminum bosses escalate their concession demands.
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Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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New Zealand Defence Force nurses deployed during strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The Labour government's military deployment is a sharp warning to the resurgent working class as to what the ruling elite has in store.
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Congressman Nunes looking at 'legal remedies' to Twitter 'shadowbanning'
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-31
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.
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Tesla assembles cars in a tent amid investigations of workplace safety
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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China: Further information: 42 months in prison for forcibly returned activist: Dong Guangping
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Five months after strike, West Virginia teachers say "nothing has changed"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
The unions double-crossed the West Virginia teachers, ending their struggle without securing funding for the PEIA, which underwrites their health insurance.
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Acquittal for right-wing extremist Identitarian movement in Austrian court
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
Seventeen members of the Austrian Identitarian Movement were acquitted by the Graz District Court on all main charges in their case last Thursday.
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Rifts emerge in US-EU trade deal
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-31
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.
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Texas cops notch up another bizarre call-out as fish-lover masterminds shark-nap from aquarium
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-31
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.
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Noam Chomsky: U.S. Must Improve Relations with Russia and Challenge the Expansion of NATO
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Noam Chomsky Condemns Israel's Shift to Far Right & New "Jewish Nation-State" Law
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Noam Chomsky: Survival of Organized Human Life is at Risk Due to Climate Change & Nuclear Weapons
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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Amid Deadly Israeli Crackdown on Gaza Protests, Chomsky Says U.S. Must End Support for "Murderers"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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US is Ready to Strike Iran's Nuclear Facilities in August
Peter Korzun | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-30
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. | The post US is Ready to Strike Iran's Nuclear Facilities in August appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Plague Of Ethnic Separatism In Iran
Armin Fakhrai | iranian.com | 2018-07-30
The recent border clashes between Iranian security forces and Kurdish insurgents near the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan that resulted in the death of 10 Iranian troops is yet again another attempt at strengthening the militant separatist movement in order to destabilize the country. The diverse ethnic and religious mosaic that comprises Iran is one […] | The post The Plague Of Ethnic Separatism In Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Gaza Flotilla Ship Al Awda Violently Seized by Israelis, USS Liberty Survivor Amongst Those Captured
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-07-30
UPDATED: Israeli forces have violently boarded a ship, being followed by Consortium News, that was headed to Gaza bringing humanitarian aid. A survivor of the USS Liberty is now in Israeli custody. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News Israeli… Read more ?…
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If U.S. Television Showed the 'Killing Gaza' Documentary, Support for Israel Would Start to Shrink
James North | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | If documentary films like "Killing Gaza" appeared regularly on American television, public opinion would start turning against Israel overnight. The film, just released by Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal, is …
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The TSA is Using Armed Undercover Air Marshals to Spy On Unsuspecting Travelers
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-30
Marshals may "document whether passengers fidget, use a computer, have a 'jump' in their Adam's apple or a 'cold penetrating stare,' among other behaviors" such as using a phone or changing clothes. | The post The TSA is Using Armed Undercover Air Marshals to Spy On Unsuspecting Travelers appeared first on MintPress News.
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Jo Cox, Her Assassination, the White Helmets, "Humanitarianism," and Regime Change
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-30
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. | The post Jo Cox, Her Assassination, the White Helmets, "Humanitarianism," and Regime Change appeared first on MintPress News.
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Hatewatch Headlines 7/30/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-07-30
Portland rally site may allow guns; Internet giants banning extremists of all stripes; Immigrant shelters a 'gold mine' for predators; and…
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Janus ruling consistent with Trump efforts to re-define equality as inequality
Tim Libretti | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-30
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…
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It's possible to be both anti-Trump and anti-NATO
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-30
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. | But details matter, because that is where the Devil hides. | One such detail is NATO's "Readiness Initiative" that will beef up naval, air, and ground forces in "the eastern portion of the alliance." NATO is moving to base troops in Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Poland. Since Georgia and Ukraine have been invited to join the alliance, some of those forces could end up deployed on Moscow's western and southern borders. | And that should give us pause. | A recent European Leadership's Network's…
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Fox News Hosts Stunned As Giuliani Twists Himself into Knots About a 'Second' Trump Tower Meeting: 'It Still Doesn't Make Sense'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-30
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. . .
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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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US Prepared To Attack Iran, With Saudi Forces Doing The Bulk Of Fighting
Jason Ditz | iranian.com | 2018-07-30
Is the United States preparing to attack Iran? On Friday, Defense Secretary James Mattis dismissed this idea as "fiction," back when the sources were in the Australian military. Yet other US officials have since been quoted as saying the attack is still being considered. The pretext for this war appears to be the ongoing Yemen War. […] | The post US Prepared To Attack Iran, With Saudi Forces Doing The Bulk Of Fighting appeared first on The Iranian.
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On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
Advocates say efforts to reform the troubled Baltimore Police department are flailing because the city is not implementing real change | The post On Police Reform, Rhetoric Without Action is Meaningless appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Snub Nose
Anita Kunz | thenation.com | 2018-07-30
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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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What Would A Black Arts and Entertainment District Mean for Baltimore?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
Baltimore's Charm is often seen through its arts and culture. But who has access to the proper resources, and what communities are being left out of the conversation? | The post What Would A Black Arts and Entertainment District Mean for Baltimore? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Ron Dellums Maintained a 'Relentless Faith in Our Ability to Make a Better World'
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-07-30
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Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
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 …
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Israeli Soldiers Shot A Palestinian East Of Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
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. …
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Salman Rejects US "Peace Plan"
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
Saudi Arabian monarch Prince Salman told U.S. President Trump that East Jerusalem should be the capital of Palestine, while rejecting the U.
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Report: Israeli Settlement Expansion Continued as Hundreds of Housing Units are Approved
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
(photo: illegal settlement of Ofra, north of Ramallah — REUTERS) | At the beginning of the year 2018, the Israeli Knesset approved a law for annexing academic institutions within Israeli settlements constructed in the occupied West Bank (e.g.
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Targeting Assange Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
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 — …
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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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The United States Is the Only Remaining Colonial Power
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
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. …
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Near-Lowest Ever US Corporate Taxes: Great Wealth Transfer Heist from Ordinary Americans to Corporate Billionaires
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The great 2017 GOP tax cut swindle reduced the nominal corporate rate from 35 — 21% — the lowest US percentage since 1940 at the onset of WW II. | Corporations in …
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Immigrant, labor, and abortion rights at stake in Oregon elections
Bob Rossi | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-30
All of these Democrats have paid extraordinary attention to the details of policies and programs while their Republican opponents appeal to voter's emotions and sentimentality. | Governor Kate Brown, a liberal Democrat, has long opposed the anti-immigrant rights movement and also opposes Ballot Measure 105. She is an increasingly tight race against a Republican who is moving further to the right at the behest of anti-immigrant and anti-choice organizations. But Brown is not building the kind of grassroots campaigns that Crier, Ellison, Patterson, Jaffer and some other Democrats are. She is most vulnerable in rural Oregon, where a new farm crisis enabled by the Trump administration's tariffs and agribusiness seems to be developing, and a portion of her base may be conflicted about immigrant rights. The liberal base in Oregon notoriously voted against granting drivers cards to undocumented immigrants while voting overwhelming…
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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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13 Takeaways From an Interview With Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-30
In a candid and lengthy discussion in Managua, Ortega claims his Sandinista government defeated a U.S.-backed coup. | The post 13 Takeaways From an Interview With Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Settlers Vandalize Ramallah-area Village
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
Israeli settlers vandalized Palestinian property in the village of al-Mughayyir, in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah, on Monday. Al-Mughayyir Mayor Amin Abu Alia said that Israeli settlers stormed the village predawn, on Monday, slashed tires of eight Palestinian-owned vehicles and sprayed racist, anti-Palestinian graffiti on the walls …
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"Greater Israel" and the Balkanization of the Middle East: Oded Yinon's "Strategy for Israel"
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Oded Yinon, whose 1982 paper for Kivunim (Directions) entitled "A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s", is often used as a reference point for evidence of an Israeli aim to …
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Ahed Tamimi, Renowned 17-Year-Old Palestinian Resister, Freed from Israeli Prison after Eight Months
Emma Fiala | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-30
"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 | The post Ahed Tamimi, Renowned 17-Year-Old Palestinian Resister, Freed from Israeli Prison after Eight Months appeared first on MintPr…
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This Mathematical Analysis of Trump's Tweets Reveals His True Agenda
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-30
While's Trump's words spoken in traditional media may appear unpredictable, analysis suggests a long-term trend with his tweets. | United States President Donald Trump has a preoccupation with Twitter. Since his account @realDonaldTrump became active in March 2009, it has amassed 53. 2 million followers, making it the 18th most popular account on the social media site. While Trump has tweeted. . .
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Can a Business in the US be Anti-Capitalist?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-30
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 | The post Can a Business in the US be Anti-Capitalist? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Judge Orders an Independent Monitor to Evaluate Border Facilities Detaining Migrant Kids
Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-07-30
The decision comes following allegations of abuse and inhumane conditions. | Following allegations of abuse and sub-standard conditions, Judge Dolly Gee has mandated the appointment of an independent monitor to evaluate conditions in facilities temporarily holding migrant children: The independent monitor's role will be limited by the judge: confined to Customs and Border Protection detention facilities along the border in the Rio Grande valley in Texas. The monitor will also only assess accusations of ill treatment made to Judge Gee in a June 2017 motion. "There continue to be persistent problems," she said. "There seems to be disconnect between what both sides see at these facilities. " Under her order, the Trump administration and plaintiffs have until August 10 to agree on "a qualified candidate for the monitor job. Failing that, she said, they should each submit two candidate names and then. . .
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Including Four Journalists, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eight Palestinians In West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-30
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, eight Palestinians, including four journalists, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers invaded and violently searched many homes and buildings, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded …
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Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That "Medicare for All" Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-07-30
A Koch brothers-backed economist makes a $3 trillion error, but still finds that "Medicare for All" reduces costs and boosts wages. | The post Koch-Backed Think Tank Finds That "Medicare for All" Would Cut Health Care Spending and Raise Wages. Whoops. appeared first on The Intercept.
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An Iran War Would Destroy the United States
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-30
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The establishment of a military force to go abroad and overthrow governments does not appear anywhere in the Constitution of the United States, nor does calling for destruction of countries that …
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A Psychologist Explains How Trump Is the Exact Opposite of a 'Stable Genius'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-07-30
In fact, the president is "like a rudderless sailboat blown about by the wind" — and "highly vulnerable to influence. " | Robert Epstein, the senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, penned an op-ed on Monday addressing Donald Trump's numerous lies,. . .
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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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