2018-08-01: News Headlines

Sputnik News (2018-08-01). US Must 'Show It Is Trustworthy' Before Iran Will Negotiate New Deal. iranian.com Following comments by US President Donald Trump about wanting to open a new dialogue with Tehran, an Iranian scholar told Radio Sputnik Tuesday that if the US "wants to continue talking with Iran, it has no choice but to go back to the nuclear agreement." During a joint news conference Monday in Washington with Italian Prime Minister […]

Staff (2018-08-01). American Islamophobia's Fake Facts. truthdig.com Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered the language.

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, four Palestinians from their homes in the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes in the city, and nearby towns of Doura, Beit Awwa, ath-Thaheriyya, as-Sammoa' and […]…

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-01). Obama Says Inequality Led to Rise of the Right, but Takes No Responsibility for It (2/2). therealnews.com Prof. Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss Obama's Mandela lecture where he describes how globalization led to the politics of fear and resentment, but won't acknowledge how global capitalism and his presidency created the conditions for it

Russell Mokhiber (2018-08-01). Davitt McAteer on Monongah: The Worst Industrial Accident in U.S. History. counterpunch.org On April 5, 2010, a massive explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch coal mine in southern West Virginia. The mine was owned and operated by Massey Energy. Twenty-nine miners were killed. On December 6, 1907, a massive explosion ripped through the Monongah mine outside Fairmont, West Virginia. More than 500 miners were killed. It More

teleSUR/md-LJS (2018-08-01). Mexico Slams White Supremacist Protest Near New York Consulate. telesurtv.net Relations between the two countries have been tense since Trump said during his campaign that Mexico was sending criminals and rapists to the United States.

teleSUR/rfpl-MS-LJS (2018-08-01). Brazil: Largest Estates Employ Fewer People And Produce Less. telesurtv.net "And despite the territorial struggles, there are signs of greater concentration of land," said Gilmar Mauro, of the Landless Workers' Movement.

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2018-08-01). The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming. globalresearch.ca Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-01). Argentina Marches For 'Disappeared' Activist Santiago Maldonado. telesurtv.net Santiago's brother said: "Tomorrow we summon everyone to Plaza de Mayo… to demand truth and justice for Santiago and for all the disappeared in dictatorship and democracy."

teleSUR/ rfpl-MS (2018-08-01). Guatemala: Mayan Ixil Activist Juana Raymundo Murdered. telesurtv.net Juana was a nurse and the sixth member of the Committee of Campesino Development murdered in 2018.

Serge Halimi (2018-08-01). The Myth of a Tragic Mistake. counterpunch.org Five years ago, one view of an international event triumphed in the West; through assiduous repetition, it has become a state religion. It holds that President Barack Obama made a tragic mistake on 31 August 2013 when he decided not to launch air strikes on the Syrian army after its deadly chemical attacks in the More

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-01). Hatewatch Headlines 8/1/2018. splcenter.org 'Religious liberty task force' is dangerous; Ex-CIA analyst calls for killing Trump critics; Frenzied Trump fans taunt reporters at rally; and more.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-01). Virginia State Senator in Rare Support by Politician for Assange. consortiumnews.com Julian Assange's lawyers fear his extradition to the U.S. where they believe a sealed indictment in Virginia is awaiting him. In a rare move by a U.S. politician, a state senator in Virginia has come out in support of Assange…. Read more →

Colin Todhunter (2018-08-01). India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime. counterpunch.org Like many countries, India's food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides under the country's neoliberal 'great leap forward'. The result has been a surge in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, while there has been no let-up More

Herbert Dyer, Jr. (2018-08-01). It Really Is Open Season on Black People. counterpunch.org "It just feels like they're coming for us. It's not paranoia. It's objectively just looking at what is happening…It used to be people felt shame for being a racist or saying the word 'nigger'. Not now." — Eva Patterson, founder of Oakland's Equal Justice Society, on the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilsonby a white supremacist More

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-01). Mexico Extradites Accused 'Fast And Furious' Gunman. telesurtv.net Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was sent to the United States.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-08-01). Let's Tax the Rich. counterpunch.org Whatever happened to the notion that rich people should pay their fair share of the cost for their country's public programs? Progressive income taxes‚Äïdesigned to fund government services and facilities—go back centuries, and are based on the idea that taxes should be levied most heavily on people with the ability to pay them. In the United More

Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-01). Is Trump Preparing to Strike Iran? counterpunch.org 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 amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for their defence. For all that swirling chaos, the one More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-01). General Elections in Zimbabwe: Results Uncertain but Seventy Percent of Eligible Voters Turnout. therealnews.com From the ousting of Mugabe to the unprecedented voter turnout for this election, it is clear that the people are engaged and demanding change says Prof. Horace Campbell

teleSUR/MS (2018-08-01). Venezuela and Grenada Reinforce Ties of Bilateral Cooperation. telesurtv.net Venezuela has managed to conclude strategic cooperation agreements with more than three Caribbean countries.

Faramarz Davar (2018-08-01). Can Iran Legally Close the Strait of Hormuz? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | This article was first published on GR on July 9, 2018 | On Tuesday, July 3, President Hassan Rouhani implicitly threatened to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz and prevent countries from …

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers (2018-08-01). Trump Era: "There Is Great Disorder Under The Sky, So The Situation Is Excellent!" counterpunch.org The quote in the headline comes from Mao Tse Tung. It was aptly used by Professor Slavoj Žižek to describe the situation we find ourselves in during the Trump era. There are many things to dislike about President Trump, but he is shaking up the establishment and raising mishandled issues that would not otherwise be discussed. He is More

Ali Mohsin (2018-08-01). "Prison Reform" Bill Stalled in Senate as National Prison Strike Looms. counterpunch.org One of the more curious developments in recent months has been the bipartisan effort to pass the First Step Act, a "prison reform" bill that was approved by the House of Representatives in May. If passed by the Senate, the bill will lead to some minor improvements in the treatment of prisoners currently incarcerated in More

Vicky Peláez (2018-08-01). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research ten years ago in March 2008. | Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation …

Eurasianet (2018-08-01). Pushing Iran Out: Saudis Brag About Giving Tajikistan $200M In Aid. iranian.com Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Tajikistan has revealed in an interview that Riyadh has granted more than $200 million in aid to Dushanbe over the years. Speaking to Avesta news agency, Abdulaziz ibn Muhammad al-Badi made little attempt to disguise the fact that his government's generosity stems from a desire to push Iran, a nation whose Persian heritage […]

Stan Cox (2018-08-01). An Engineer, an Economist, and an Ecomodernist Walk Into a Bar and Order a Free Lunch . . . counterpunch.org Humanity's and the Earth's prospects have been dimming for the past year and a half. But they've been bleak for a long time; as little was being done about the global ecological crisis before January 2017 as has been done since. Neither then nor now has the national or world power structure acknowledged that deep reductions in human resource use and economic activity, but with sufficiency for all, are necessary. Instead, the most popular proposed "solutions" would double down on human ingenuity and market forces, the two factors that have been central to creating our predicament in the first place. Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-01). VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC. consortiumnews.com As drums beat again for war — this time on Iran—-the VIPS' warning is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be all-caps CATASTROPHIC. August 1, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran… Read more →

teleSUR / MH (2018-08-01). Aeromexico Plane Crashes in Mexico's Durango State, All Survive. telesurtv.net Governor Jose Rosas Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on deaths or injuries yet.

Bryce Covert (2018-08-01). What's Next for #MeToo? thenation.com What's Next for #MeToo? appeared first on The Nation.

Clio Chang (2018-08-01). Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality? thenation.com Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality? appeared first on The Nation.

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Nablus And Ramallah. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including one journalist, in Nablus and Ramallah, and injured several others in Hebron. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted Adham […]…

Staff (2018-08-01). Koch Bros. Funded Study Finds Single Payer Saves Trillions. truthdig.com A report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University underestimates the savings of moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare, but concedes that it would lower the total cost of health care.

Dan Bacher (2018-08-01). Coalition Slams Delta Tunnels Finance Authority's Request for $1.6 Billion Loan from Trump. counterpunch.org The Delta Counties Coalition (DCC), an alliance of the counties of Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo, on July 23 issued a statement opposing the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority's (DCFA) request for a $1.6 billion loan from the Trump Administration through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program for the construction of Governor Jerry More

Laura Flanders (2018-08-01). Ominous Silence on the Anniversary of the ADA. counterpunch.org The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 28 this July. The ADA was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by the first President Bush. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. Traditionally, Capitol Hill marks the day, and, one way or another, the White House issues a statement, and More

Julian Vigo (2018-08-01). The Right-Wing Assault on Academic Freedom in India. counterpunch.org More>

Bill Lueders (2018-08-01). 'Not Good for a Democracy'. progressive.org James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H. W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama speaks out against the current President.

Benjamin Serby (2018-08-01). In Tony Kushner's America. thenation.com In Tony Kushner's America appeared first on The Nation.

Peter Franks (2018-08-01). Cirque d'Aforika Borwa (Circa 2003). counterpunch.org Only some of the characters have changed and some affiliations. South Africa is in the midst of a crisis. Of that there is no doubt. But what that crisis is about is less certain. Some would call it a power struggle between contending leaders. Others would call it a skills crisis. Yet others would blame More

Staff (2018-08-01). Remains From N. Korea Arrived Without Identifications. truthdig.com Only one military dog tag was with 55 boxes of human remains supposedly dating to the Korean War. At this point, the U.S. is not sure the bones are those of Americans.

Jason Holland (2018-08-01). Is Sharing Ethical? counterpunch.org Hear me out. I realize the idea of sharing may seem like a vulgarity to the sophisticated American mind, could rile a few people up. The mere suggestion of sharing without receiving something in return may tempt good capitalists of the world to spit on me in disgust, call me commie filth, and possibly launch More

Staff (2018-08-01). Remembering Ron Dellums: Congressman and Anti-War Activist Led With His Principles. truthdig.com The rare example of an activist politician able to work effectively from within the American political system, Dellums distinguished himself by taking strong stances about divisive issues in America and on the global stage.

Kenneth Surin (2018-08-01). The Great Brexit Disorder. counterpunch.org In Blighty, not quite as yet a banana republic like the US, young children are not (so far) kidnapped on a massive scale by the state, and its non-whites (so far) only generally endure systemic and repetitive police harassment and beatings, albeit, relative to the US, with the very occasional police killing thrown in. The burning issue in the UK, where immigration is concerned, consists in the subsequent denial of the right of residence to those who entered the country entirely legally. More

Sasha Abramsky (2018-08-01). The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers. thenation.com The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-01). Sanders' Plan to Eliminate Bail Could Hit Corporate Roadblock. therealnews.com Local advocates who have fought to eliminate bail at the state level say the well-funded bail lobby will fight to keep a system that monetizes criminal justice

Daniel Thomas Potts (2018-08-01). Iran And America: A Forgotten Friendship. iranian.com As President Donald Trump's rhetoric against Iran heats up again, it is worth recalling a time when the two countries had a distinctly different relationship. That time began in the 1800s, as American missionaries journeyed to what was then called Persia. The missionaries helped build important institutions — schools, colleges, hospitals and medical schools — in Persia, many of […]

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus. imemc.org Medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians after the army invaded Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, told the WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, that the several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked […]…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-01). Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Destruction. counterpunch.org With the outrageous decision by the Trump White House to bar a CNN propagandist posing as a reporter, more people are now starting to make the connection between press freedom and the issue of the "right to know" and of unimpeded information. But we have to ask once again, where was this concern when democrats under Obama were using the espionage act to jail whistleblowers and prosecuting journalists? More

teleSUR/md-LJS (2018-08-01). Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Deal Points to Privatization. telesurtv.net Rossello in January announced a plan to privatize the crippled utility, which recently experienced management changes that led to a congressional oversight hearing.

teleSUR / md-MS (2018-08-01). Chile Govt Confirms It Will Deny Women Access to Free Abortion. telesurtv.net The Minister of Women and Gender Equality, Isabel Pla and Health Minister Emilio Santelices have opposed the legalization of abortion since the beginning of this administration.

Kevin Ryan (2018-08-01). Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's History of Cover-Ups. globalresearch.ca Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been in the news lately due to his inquiry into Russian alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. | After a 12-year stint leading the Bureau, the longest ever since J. Edgar Hoover, Mueller is …

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Army Injures Several Palestinians In Tubas. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Tammoun town, south of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation during ensuing protests. Media sources in Tubas said the invasion took place in an area near Tammoun junction. They added that the soldiers fired […]…

teleSUR/rfpl-MS (2018-08-01). Three Years After the Murder That Changed Journalism in Mexico. telesurtv.net Ruben Espinosa and Nadia Vera went to Mexico City thinking they would be safe there.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Australian governments illegally sailed refugee boats to distant reef. wsws.org Successive governments flouted the law to declare asylum seekers "offshore arrivals."

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Geoffrey Rush's lawyers argue newspaper's allegations "motivated to harm" the actor. wsws.org Rush's amended submission documents ongoing detrimental reportage by Murdoch publications.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). California's burning: The social and political background of the deadly infernos. wsws.org For the second year in a row, the US state of California is the scene of death and destruction, as wildfires surge throughout the state and drive thousands from their homes.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Trump plans a $100 billion tax bonus for the rich. wsws.org The Trump administration is preparing to change the calculation of the capital gains tax so as to funnel billions more to the top 10 percent.

RT (2018-08-01). 'CNN sucks!' White House reporter gets harsh welcome at Trump rally (VIDEO). rt.com CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta felt the wrath of the Tampa crowd when he was doing a live shot from a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday. Acosta was heckled with his stand-up almost drowning in chants of "CNN sucks."

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Protest in Munich against attacks on refugees, poverty and war. wsws.org Despite pouring rain, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Munich against right-wing agitation, increasing military spending, poverty and war.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Ronan Farrow's latest #MeToo "bombshell," directed against Leslie Moonves of CBS. wsws.org The New Yorker magazine has posted Farrow's new article, detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Leslie Moonves, the chairman, president and CEO of CBS Corporation.

RT (2018-08-01). Holocaust victim-blaming? College textbook claim sparks outcry. rt.com An online textbook used by students at the University of North Carolina has provoked outrage after it suggested that people who didn't survive the Holocaust had failed to tap into their inner strength.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). France sets aside €300 billion for military in 2019-2025 budget plans. wsws.org The massive increase in military spending underscores the fact that a fundamental aim of European austerity policies is to finance large-scale imperialist wars.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). TSA tracks unsuspecting passengers under "Quiet Skies" program. wsws.org The program allows federal air marshals to follow and report on American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation, and not on any terrorist watch list.

Human Rights Watch (2018-08-01). US Family Detention Centers Not 'Like Summer Camp'. hrw.org Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Brendan McDermid | On Tuesday, Matt…

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Florida's "stand your ground" law under heavy scrutiny following shooting. wsws.org Two weeks ago, a white man shot an unarmed black man over a parking spot at a convenience store but was not arrested.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). German Ryanair pilots ready to strike. wsws.org Every Ryanair pilot who voted cast his or her ballot for strike action, but the Cockpit trade union is seeking to collaborate with management.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). UK Parliament "fake news" report demands sweeping internet censorship. wsws.org The report calls for a crack down on individuals and political organisations, social media and alternative media sources that expose the plans of the imperialist powers.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Dawn Sturgess funeral held in UK as unanswered questions mount in novichok crisis. wsws.org The Conservative government is desperate to contain and control a story in which not a single word from the authorities can be believed.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). UK: Memorial event held 25 years after Joy Gardner's killing. wsws.org The event last Saturday marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government's Alien Deportation Squad.

Ed Simon, History News Network (2018-07-31). Does the Arc of the Moral Universe Really Bend Toward Justice? alternet.org Ours is a despairing moment, but not one without a certain amount of hope. | Almost a year before the Confederates fired on Ft. Sumter and a bookish, bald, kind-faced minister and professor named Theodor Parker would die while being treated for tuberculosis in temperate Florence, being very far from his birthplace of Lexington, Massachusetts. Rev. Parker was of the New England intellectual vanguard; conversant with the transcendentalism of. . .

Shane Quinn (2018-07-31). Global Species Extinction: Humans Are Now the Asteroid Hitting the Earth. globalresearch.ca The rate of global species extinction is today roughly what it was 66 million years ago, after an asteroid six to nine miles across careered into south-eastern Mexico, quickly wiping out the dinosaurs and much else. The force of the …

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 […]

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-07-31). Intelligence Agencies Report That North Korea Plans to 'Deceive Washington' While It Builds More Missiles. alternet.org Projects that were underway before the summit continue to move forward. | In Singapore, Donald Trump met alone with dictator Kim Jung Un before signing a document that had no dates, no details, no guidelines for ending the buildup of nuclear weapons in North Korea. Since Trump returned from that trip to tell America to "sleep well," North Korea has expanded production of nuclear materials and improved facilities for building missiles. Now. . .

William D. Hartung (2018-07-31). Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran? iranian.com In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed "senior officials" of the Australian government were suggesting that the Trump administration was crafting a plan to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities as early as August. Australian officials, […]

John Washington (2018-07-31). What Is Prison Abolition? thenation.com What Is Prison Abolition? appeared first on The Nation.

Arnold R. Isaacs, TomDispatch (2018-07-31). Islamophobia in the US Is Fueled by Fake Facts and Paranoia. alternet.org A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the U. S. public that Islam is inherently dangerous. | Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the. . .

Elliott Negin, Independent Media Institute (2018-07-31). ExxonMobil's Support for a Carbon Tax Is a Total Sham. alternet.org More lip service as the oil giant snubs a new carbon tax bill. | ExxonMobil executives just had another opportunity to convince skeptics that their support for a carbon tax is genuine. They blew it. On July 23, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) introduced a bill that would place a $24 per ton tax on carbon emissions and dedicate 70 percent of the revenue to rebuilding U. S. i. . .

Freedom Flotilla Coalition (2018-07-31). Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Violently Board and Attack the Freedom Flotilla Al Awda and Participants. globalresearch.ca The statement made by the Israeli authorities that the Freedom Flotilla Coalition's Al Awda boat was intercepted, boarded and redirected from Gaza, Palestine to Ashdod, Israel on 29 July without incident is false. According to first hand evidence that we …

Chris Sosa, AlterNet (2018-07-31). CNN's Don Lemon Defends Lebron James for Using His Platform to Call Out Bigotry: 'There's No Other Side to Racism'. alternet.org He also highlighted the responsibility all public figures have to speak out on issues of morality. | CNN's Don Lemon made forceful denunciations of the "both sides" approach to racism during a discussion with host Poppy Harlow about his interview with NBA star LeBron James. Lemon's remarks came after confirming that he believes James would run for office. "He is so outraged, and rightfully so," Lemon said. "We sit here on television and you h. . .

Staff (2018-07-31). Judge Blocks Release of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints. truthdig.com The restraining order is issued as President Trump questions whether his administration should have agreed to allow plans for the untraceable and undetectable guns to be posted online.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-31). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show July 30, 2018. therealnews.com Dharna, Eze, and Khalilah discuss movements to fight climate change and to create a Black arts & entertainment in Baltimore, Afro-Latina day, and the history of "activist entrepreneurs"

William Blum (2018-07-31). "US-Gate"? Overthrowing Other People's Governments: The Master List of U.S. "Regime Changes" globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | This incisive list of countries by William Blum was first published in 2013, posted on Global Research in 2014. | In relation to recent developments in Latin America and the Middle East, it is worth recalling the history …

Mr. Fish (2018-07-31). Billbama. truthdig.com

BCSCF (2018-07-31). NATO is a Goldmine for US Weapons' Industries. mintpressnews.com Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump to increase their spending on weapons, and the reasons for his insistence they do so are becoming clearer. It's got nothing to do with any defence rationale, because, after all, the Secretary General of the US-NATO military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has admitted that " we don't see any imminent threat against any NATO ally" and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recorded in its 2018 World Report that "at $66.3 billion, Russia's military spending in 2017 was 20 per cent lower than in 2016." | Even Radio Free Europe, the US government's anti-Russia broadcaster, records that Russia has reduced its defence spending. | There is demonstrably no threat whatever to any NATO country by Russia, but this is considered irrelevant in the context…

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

Staff (2018-07-31). A Look at Some of Trump's Under-the-Radar Appointees. truthdig.com Since April, at least 69 people have been appointed or transferred to political jobs within the administration with little or no fanfare. A ProPublica investigation reveals who some of them are.

Samantha Borek (2018-07-31). Labor's Power and the Medicare for All Struggle. truthout.org Under capitalism, the 1 percent profits from the illnesses of the 99 percent. | Though it is lost on most mainstream commentary about the health care system, the reality is that the wealth and power of a small group of people depends on other people being sick — and on rationing and restricting their access to quality health care. | This is the reason for the daily reality of working class and poor people skipping medications, going to work sick or missing appointments because they simply cannot afford to be ill. | So it's no wonder that the proposal for a Medicare for All system — in which the government health care program for older Americans would be expanded to cover all ages — is widely popular. In Congress, a new Medicare for All caucus has at least 70 members, including Democrats…

Staff (2018-07-31). Administration Was Warned on Dangers of Family Separations. truthdig.com As immigration policies were developed under Donald Trump, Health and Human Services workers red-flagged "any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interests of the child," the Senate Judiciary Committee is told.

Valentina Pereda (2018-07-31). A Family Faces an Impossible Choice: Reunite Child With Her Detained Mother or Undocumented Father? theintercept.com Jhoseline was still in detention and likely to be deported, while Miguel could end up deported himself if he engaged with the system.

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

Alice Speri (2018-07-31). How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression. theintercept.com NABI SALEH, West Bank — As if anyone needed reminding, even on the day of her release from prison, Israeli authorities seemed to want to show Ahed Tamimi, her family, and her many supporters that they control Palestinian lives. | Ahed and her mother, Nariman, were supposed to be freed on Saturday after serving an eight-month sentence in an Israeli military prison, but because Saturday is not a work day in Israel, their release was postponed. On Sunday, their family was told that they would be freed at 7 a.m. at a military checkpoint in the northern West Bank, nearly an hour and a half drive from their village, Nabi Saleh. When relatives and friends arrived there, the military sent them, as well as dozens of members of the press, to a different checkpoint, nearly two hours in the opposite direction. When they…

Sharon Lerner (2018-07-31). 3M Knew About the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago, Internal Documents Show. theintercept.com Internal studies and other documents show that 3M knew by the 1970s that PFOA and PFOS were toxic and accumulating in people's blood.

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

Samantha Borek (2018-07-31). Boston Globe Exposé Reveals TSA Is Secretly Surveilling Thousands of Travellers. truthout.org A Boston Globe investigation has revealed the existence of a domestic surveillance program run by the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, which has been shadowing US citizens on planes and in airports since 2012. Under the program, called "Quiet Skies," federal air marshals collect information about US travelers, including common behavior like using the bathroom repeatedly, sleeping on flights or sweating heavily. In the wake of the Globe investigation, TSA officials have bowed to pressure from Congress and plan to meet with the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees. We speak with Jana Winter, the Boston Globe Spotlight Fellow who broke the story. Her investigation is headlined, "Welcome to the Quiet Skies." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: And I'm Juan González. Welcome to all of…

Whitney Webb (2018-07-31). To Get Assange, US Likely to Play the "Russia" Angle Via Mueller Probe. mintpressnews.com By treating Assange as a Russian collaborator — not as a journalist or publisher — and using the carefully cultivated RussiaGate hysteria against him, it will spare other journalists the obligation of belatedly coming to Assange's aid and they will instead continue to align themselves with the very institutions that seek to destroy a colleague and his organization.

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Eric A. Gordon (2018-07-31). The world burns as global warming crisis explodes. peoplesworld.org With summer at its crest, with climate change continuing to burn deadly swaths across the globe amid relentless heat waves, wildfire outbreaks are occurring worldwide. Parts of the Arctic are on fire! Specifically in Sweden: The Nordic country is grappling with a heretofore unseen threat as flames encroach with such v…

Janine Jackson (2018-07-31). 'Those Who Are Targeted Know What the State's Agenda Has Been'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Maha Hilal for the July 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

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