2018-08-01: Social Media Postees

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US Must 'Show It Is Trustworthy' Before Iran Will Negotiate New Deal
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-08-01
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 […] | The post US Must 'Show It Is Trustworthy' Before Iran Will Negotiate New Deal appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2018-08-01
The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers appeared first on The Nation.
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Iran And America: A Forgotten Friendship
Daniel Thomas Potts | iranian.com | 2018-08-01
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 […] | The post Iran And America: A Forgotten Friendship appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Right-Wing Assault on Academic Freedom in India
Julian Vigo | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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Remains From N. Korea Arrived Without Identifications
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-01
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. | The post Remains From N. Korea Arrived Without Identifications appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Cirque d'Aforika Borwa (Circa 2003)
Peter Franks | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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In Tony Kushner's America
Benjamin Serby | thenation.com | 2018-08-01
In Tony Kushner's America appeared first on The Nation.
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Can Iran Legally Close the Strait of Hormuz?
Faramarz Davar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Nablus And Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Remembering Ron Dellums: Congressman and Anti-War Activist Led With His Principles
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-01
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. | The post Remembering Ron Dellums: Congressman and Anti-War Activist Led With His Principles appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is Trump Preparing to Strike Iran?
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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Davitt McAteer on Monongah: The Worst Industrial Accident in U.S. History
Russell Mokhiber | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming
Dr. Vandana Shiva | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-01
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.
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What's Next for #MeToo?
Bryce Covert | thenation.com | 2018-08-01
What's Next for #MeToo? appeared first on The Nation.
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Is Sharing Ethical?
Jason Holland | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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Ominous Silence on the Anniversary of the ADA
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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American Islamophobia's Fake Facts
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-01
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. | The post American Islamophobia's Fake Facts appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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"Prison Reform" Bill Stalled in Senate as National Prison Strike Looms
Ali Mohsin | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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Let's Tax the Rich
Lawrence Wittner | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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Chile Govt Confirms It Will Deny Women Access to Free Abortion
teleSUR / md-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
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.
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Army Injures Several Palestinians In Tubas
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Obama Says Inequality Led to Rise of the Right, but Takes No Responsibility for It (2/2)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-01
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 | The post Obama Says Inequality Led to Rise of the Right, but Takes No Responsibility for It (2/2) appea…
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Guatemala: Mayan Ixil Activist Juana Raymundo Murdered
teleSUR/ rfpl-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Juana was a nurse and the sixth member of the Committee of Campesino Development murdered in 2018.
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Argentina Marches For 'Disappeared' Activist Santiago Maldonado
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
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."
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Sanders' Plan to Eliminate Bail Could Hit Corporate Roadblock
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-01
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 | The post Sanders' Plan to Eliminate Bail Could Hit Corporate Roadblock appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Mexico Extradites Accused 'Fast And Furious' Gunman
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was sent to the United States.
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It Really Is Open Season on Black People
Herbert Dyer, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
"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…
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Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Destruction
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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?
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The Great Brexit Disorder
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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Coalition Slams Delta Tunnels Finance Authority's Request for $1.6 Billion Loan from Trump
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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'Not Good for a Democracy'
Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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Venezuela and Grenada Reinforce Ties of Bilateral Cooperation
teleSUR/MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Venezuela has managed to conclude strategic cooperation agreements with more than three Caribbean countries.
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Pushing Iran Out: Saudis Brag About Giving Tajikistan $200M In Aid
Eurasianet | iranian.com | 2018-08-01
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 […] | The post Pushing Iran Out: Saudis Brag About Giving Tajikistan $200M In Aid appeared first on The Iranian.
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Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's History of Cover-Ups
Kevin Ryan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality?
Clio Chang | thenation.com | 2018-08-01
Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality? appeared first on The Nation.
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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?
Vicky Peláez | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Trump Era: "There Is Great Disorder Under The Sky, So The Situation Is Excellent!"
Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
The quote in the headline comes from Mao Tse Tung. It was aptly used by Professor Slavoj ≈Ωi≈æek 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…
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Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Deal Points to Privatization
teleSUR/md-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Rossello in January announced a plan to privatize the crippled utility, which recently experienced management changes that led to a congressional oversight hearing.
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Koch Bros. Funded Study Finds Single Payer Saves Trillions
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-01
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. | The post Koch Bros. Funded Study Finds Single Payer Saves Trillions appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Aeromexico Plane Crashes in Mexico's Durango State, All Survive
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Governor Jose Rosas Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on deaths or injuries yet.
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Brazil: Largest Estates Employ Fewer People And Produce Less
teleSUR/rfpl-MS-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
"And despite the territorial struggles, there are signs of greater concentration of land," said Gilmar Mauro, of the Landless Workers' Movement.
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VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-01
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 ?…
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Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-01
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 …
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Three Years After the Murder That Changed Journalism in Mexico
teleSUR/rfpl-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
Ruben Espinosa and Nadia Vera went to Mexico City thinking they would be safe there.
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Virginia State Senator in Rare Support by Politician for Assange
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-01
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 ?…
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Hatewatch Headlines 8/1/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-01
'Religious liberty task force' is dangerous; Ex-CIA analyst calls for killing Trump critics; Frenzied Trump fans taunt reporters at rally; and…
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Mexico Slams White Supremacist Protest Near New York Consulate
teleSUR/md-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-01
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.
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The Myth of a Tragic Mistake
Serge Halimi | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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UK Parliament "fake news" report demands sweeping internet censorship
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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UK: Memorial event held 25 years after Joy Gardner's killing
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
The event last Saturday marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government's Alien Deportation Squad.
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Holocaust victim-blaming? College textbook claim sparks outcry
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-01
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.
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German Ryanair pilots ready to strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
Every Ryanair pilot who voted cast his or her ballot for strike action, but the Cockpit trade union is seeking to collaborate with management.
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'CNN sucks!' White House reporter gets harsh welcome at Trump rally (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-01
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."
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Trump plans a $100 billion tax bonus for the rich
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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Syria: Thousands of Displaced Confined to Camps
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-08-01
View from hill overlooking Ain Issa displacement camp in Syria, May 2018. | © Human Rights Watch | (Beirut) — The de facto authorities of two areas of northeast Syria are un…
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Dawn Sturgess funeral held in UK as unanswered questions mount in novichok crisis
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
The Conservative government is desperate to contain and control a story in which not a single word from the authorities can be believed.
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Geoffrey Rush's lawyers argue newspaper's allegations "motivated to harm" the actor
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
Rush's amended submission documents ongoing detrimental reportage by Murdoch publications.
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TSA tracks unsuspecting passengers under "Quiet Skies" program
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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Protest in Munich against attacks on refugees, poverty and war
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
Despite pouring rain, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Munich against right-wing agitation, increasing military spending, poverty and war.
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US Family Detention Centers Not 'Like Summer Camp'
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-08-01
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…
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Florida's "stand your ground" law under heavy scrutiny following shooting
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
Two weeks ago, a white man shot an unarmed black man over a parking spot at a convenience store but was not arrested.
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Ronan Farrow's latest #MeToo "bombshell," directed against Leslie Moonves of CBS
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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California's burning: The social and political background of the deadly infernos
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
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.
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France sets aside €300 billion for military in 2019-2025 budget plans
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
The massive increase in military spending underscores the fact that a fundamental aim of European austerity policies is to finance large-scale imperialist wars.
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Australian governments illegally sailed refugee boats to distant reef
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-01
Successive governments flouted the law to declare asylum seekers "offshore arrivals."
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Does the Arc of the Moral Universe Really Bend Toward Justice?
Ed Simon, History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-07-31
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. . .
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Global Species Extinction: Humans Are Now the Asteroid Hitting the Earth
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
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 …
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Intelligence Agencies Report That North Korea Plans to 'Deceive Washington' While It Builds More Missiles
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-07-31
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. . .
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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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Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran?
William D. Hartung | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
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, […] | The post Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran? appeared first on The Iranian.
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An Interview with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega
MBGP | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-31
Daniel Ortega claims his Sandinista government has just defeated a US-backed coup. In a candid and lengthy discussion with Max Blumenthal in Managua, he discussed the violent unrest and the factors behind it. | The post An Interview with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appeared first on MintPress News.
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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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Trump Passive-Aggressive Offer To Meet Iranians Rebuffed B/C He Is "Unreliable"
Juan Cole | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
At a news conference Monday with the prime minister of Italy, Trump blurted out that he was willing to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani any time and without preconditions. "No preconditions. No. They want to meet, I'll meet. Anytime they want. Anytime they want. It's good for the country, good for them, good for us, […] | The post Trump Passive-Aggressive Offer To Meet Iranians Rebuffed B/C He Is "Unreliable" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour Sentenced to Five Months in Prsion
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-31
The Israeli Magistrate Court of Nazareth sentenced Palestinian poet Darin Tatour, from the al-Reineh village in northern Israel, to five months of prison and 6 months of suspended sentence, on Tuesday. The Israeli prosecution accuses Tatour of "incitement and supporting a terrorist organization" for writing a poem criticizing the Israeli …
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What Is Prison Abolition?
John Washington | thenation.com | 2018-07-31
What Is Prison Abolition? appeared first on The Nation.
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Headlines for July 31, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-31
Judge Orders All Children Transferred Out of Texas Detention Center over Abuse Claims, Trump Praises Italy's Far-Right Anti-Immigration Policies, Trump Administration Proposes $100 Billion Tax Cut for the Rich, Trump Says He'd Meet with Iranian President Without Preconditions, Top FEMA Official Resigned amid Sexual Harassment Investigation, Robert Wilkie Sworn In as New Veterans Affairs Secretary, States Sue to Block Blueprints for 3D-Printable Guns from Going Online, Tens of Thousands of California Residents Flee Deadly Wildfires, Justice Department to Create "Religious Liberty Task Force", Former Trump Campaign…
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Palestinian Cabinet Urges World Support for UNRWA
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-31
During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, today, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah, condemned the latest Israeli escalation against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and considered it part of the plans of the occupying power to Judaize Jerusalem, alter its historical features, and obliterate its Arab and …
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How BRICS Plus Clashes With The US Economic War On Iran
Pepe Escobar | iranian.com | 2018-07-31
The key take away from the BRICS summit in Johannesburg is that Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — important Global South players — strongly condemn unilateralism and protectionism. The Johannesburg Declaration is unmistakable: "We recognize that the multilateral trading system is facing unprecedented challenges. We underscore the importance of an open world economy." Closer examination […] | The post How BRICS Plus Clashes With The US Economic War On Iran appeared first on
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Damascus Is One Step Away From Liberating Entire Southern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
ISIS members retreated from the town of Shajarah and the villages of As`arah and Ma`rabah east of the Golan Heights under pressure from Syrian government forces. Thus, the terrorist group remained in control of only 3 villages in the area….
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NATO is a Goldmine for US Weapons' Industries
BCSCF | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-31
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…
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Trump's "Amazing" Economy
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-31
Donald Trump has gotten some well-deserved ridicule in response to his boasts about the "amazing" economy. While the 4.1 percent growth figure reported for the second quarter is impressive, it 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…
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Remembering Ron Dellums: The Radical Congressmember Who Fought Against War, Apartheid & Poverty
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-07-31
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Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Kids From Troubled Shelter
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-31
The Office of Refugee Resettlement is told to move children out of the Shiloh Treatment Center in Manvel, Texas, and into less restrictive housing unless a licensed mental health expert determines that a child "poses a risk of harm to self or others." | The post Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Kids From Troubled Shelter appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-07-31
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Trump scandals: Is it Watergate all over again or worse?
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-31
WASHINGTON–It's been 44 years, come August 8-9, 1974, since Republican President Richard M. Nixon resigned in disgrace — before being thrown out of the Oval Office via impeachment and conviction — due to the accumulated scandals, constitutional crimes and cover-ups collectively known as Watergate.
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VIDEO — "Die Kunst des Krieges". Die Kriegsreaktion auf die Verhandlungen
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
"Sie haben unsere Demokratie angegriffen. Wir kümmern uns nicht um Ihre Dementis, wie heruntergekommene Spieler. Wenn Sie diese Haltung einnehmen, werden wir es als einen Akt des Krieges betrachten ". So hätte, laut Thomas Friedman, bekannter Kolumnist der New York …
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Israel's Takeover of Freedom Flotilla Was Not 'Peaceful'
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-31
The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza expressed its concern for the safety of the international solidarity activists who were on board the Gaza-bound Al-Awda (Return) boat which was boarded by the Israeli navy on Sunday. | Activist on board on the boat were reportedly assaulted by masked Israeli soldiers. They were then detained by the Israeli naval forces and held at Givon prison in Ashdod. Among those assaulted was 69-year-old British activist and orthopaedic consultant Dr. Swee Ang. | New Zealand Unite Union leader Mike Treen was also among those attacked and unlawfully detained by the Israeli military. | Treen was tasered repeatedly and subsequently tightly handcuffed, Unite Union confirmed. He is currently recovering from injuries to his face and head sustained as a result of the violent Israeli takeover of Al-Awda. | The union also confirmed…
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Remembering Ron Dellums Who Fought Against War, Apartheid and Poverty
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-07-31
Legendary anti-war activist, former Oakland mayor and longtime Democratic congressmember Ron Dellums of Oakland, California, died on Monday at the age of 82. A self-described socialist and radical, Dellums served in the House for 27 years, leading the congressional opposition to the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa. His activism landed him on President Richard Nixon's enemies list. Ron Dellums opposed bloated military spending throughout his career, instead pushing for increased investment in housing, health care and education. We remember Ron Dellums by airing part of a 2015 Democracy Now! interview with the famed congressmember. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman with Juan González. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: We spend the rest of the hour remembering former Democratic Congressmember Ron Dellums of Oakland, California, who died on Monday at…
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Dawn of the Decadent: Breakdown of Culture, Emerging Psychic Assault on Humanity
Greg Guma | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
Long before Donald Trump's malignant narcissism plunged the United States and the world into a hall of mirrors, thought leaders like Christopher Lasch warned about an emerging psychic assault on humanity and a breakdown of culture. | Most of the population …
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Dr. Swee Ang and Palestine: the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza
Dr. Swee Ang | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
Update: "The International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza expressed its concern for the safety of the international solidarity activists who were on board the Gaza-bound Al-Awda (Return) boat which was boarded by the Israeli navy on Sunday. | Activist …
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Trump Willing to Meet with Iran to Improve Ties? Public Relations Amidst Hostile Threats
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
US relations with Iran have been dismal since its 1979 revolution, Trump more hostile than his predecessors. | Longstanding US policy calls for regime change. A joint US/Israeli working group was established to destabilize the Islamic Republic by orchestrating anti-government protests …
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World Silent as Palestinians Defend Al-Aqsa
Alternative Information Center | imemc.org | 2018-07-31
POSTED BY: AHMAD JARADAT JULY 30, 2018 Israeli police expelled worshippers and closed al-Aqsa Mosque for four hours on Friday. At least 40 Palestinians were injured and 20 arrested.
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"US-Gate"? Overthrowing Other People's Governments: The Master List of U.S. "Regime Changes"
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
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 …
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Central Bank "Independence": Trump Takes on the Federal Reserve
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-31
The president has criticized Federal Reserve policy for undermining his attempts to build the economy. The best way to make the central bank serve the needs of the economy is to make it a public utility. | For nearly half a …
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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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The Real Founders of Fake News? American Islamophobes
Arnold Isaacs | thenation.com | 2018-07-31
The Real Founders of Fake News? American Islamophobes appeared first on The Nation.
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'Kill Them All': This Right-Wing Extremist's Violent Rhetoric Features on Trump-Endorsed Radio Show
Jonathan Hutson, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-31
He once declared that former President Barack Obama "deserves to be hung. " | Suppose there were a best-selling author, historian, essayist, public speaker, TV commentator, adviser to Ron Paul, secessionist advocate, Christian nationalist, Vladimir Putin apologist and expert on terrorism who was married to a senior intelligence official. Suppose he were a frequent commentator on an influential radio show with close ties to President Donald. . .
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In Memoriam: Richard Clark Sterne, Historian of 'The Nation'
Richard Kreitner | thenation.com | 2018-07-31
In Memoriam: Richard Clark Sterne, Historian of 'The Nation' appeared first on The Nation.
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