2018-08-02: News Headlines

Oraib Al-Rantawi (2018-08-02). Oman Mediation And Iran's Return To The Diplomatic Path. iranian.com The flow of American statements confirming its desire for unconditional dialogue with Iran hasn't stopped. The president and his senior aides haven't stopped talking about their desire and willingness to immediately start new negotiations with the Iranian leadership regarding the nuclear and missile programmes and Iran's regional role, unconditionally, at any time and place that […]

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-02). The Privatization of Puerto Rico's Public Schools Has Begun. therealnews.com Teacher and union activist Noelanie Fuentes Cardona says Puerto Rico's Democratic governor and Betsy DeVos have teamed up to introduce charter schools and online schools to the struggling island

Michael Barker (2018-08-02). How Corbyn's Critics Use the Accusation of Anti-Semitism as a Weapon to "Embarrass the Left" counterpunch.org Ongoing accusations that a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government would present an existential threat to the future of Jewish peopleis one obvious example of how misplaced accusations of anti-Semitism are being used as a weapon by critics of Corbyn. One conservative Jewish organization that has weaponised anti-Semitism in just this way is the Community Security Trust, More

Kevin Zeese (2018-08-02). On 65th Anniversary of Korean Truce, Activists Criticize the US for Delaying Real Peace. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | South Korean peace and justice activists have been writing to us at Popular Resistance complaining that the United States is not responding to the positive steps being taken by North Korea …

Calvin Trillin (2018-08-02). Job Description. thenation.com Job Description appeared first on The Nation.

teleSUR/ef-LJS (2018-08-02). Argentina: Abortion Bill Debate Gets Contentious in Senate. telesurtv.net

Iona Craig (2018-08-02). U.S.-Backed Saudi Airstrike on Family With Nine Children Shows "Clear Violations" of the Laws of War. theintercept.com Members of the Saudi-led coalition are ignoring their own procedures aimed at minimizing civilian casualties in Yemen, a U.S. intelligence report says.

George Ochenski (2018-08-02). Don't Worry, What We're Seeing and Reading is Not Happening. counterpunch.org Normally these are called "the dog days of summer" as political writers and politicians enjoy vacations from Congress and state legislatures. Even politicians on the stump spend summer hitting state and county fairs and waving from parade floats. But not this year. Our nation is roiling with political turmoil while the world is roasting in More

Democracy Now! (2018-08-02). Rob Nixon: Gov't Inaction on Climate Change Is "Slow Violence" That Hits World's Poor the Hardest. democracynow.org With unprecedented fires, floods and heat waves sweeping the globe, 2018 is on track to be the fourth-hottest year on record. The regions most affected by the disastrous effects of global warming are overwhelmingly not the countries that have contributed the most to climate change. According to the 2018 Global Climate Risk Index released by the public policy group Germanwatch, the nine countries most affected by climate change in the past 20 years are developing nations, including Honduras, Haiti, Burma, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Indian government says more than 500 people have died as a result of flooding and…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-02). Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Distraction. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | "If Trump decides to 'throw a whistle-blower in jail for trying to talk to a reporter, or gets the F.B.I. to spy on a journalist, he will have one man to …

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-02). Record Number Of Honduran Deportees Return Home. telesurtv.net The number of Honduran deportees returned from the US and Mexico jumped by over 15,000 in the first seven months of 2018, compared to last year.

IMEMC News (2018-08-02). Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Nablus, One Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Nablus city in northern West Bank, while accompanying dozens of colonialist settlers into the city, shot two Palestinians and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The soldiers also assaulted and injured a young man near Bethlehem. Media […]…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-02). "Losing Earth": How Humanity Came to Understand Climate Change & Failed to Act in Time. democracynow.org "Losing Earth." That's the title of The New York Times Magazine article by Nathaniel Rich published August 1 in a special edition of the magazine dedicated entirely to climate change. The story tracks the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989, the decade Rich claims that humankind first came to a comprehensive understanding of climate change but failed to address its extreme dangers while there was still time. The story was produced with the support of the Pulitzer Center. We speak with Nathaniel Rich, reporter-at-large for The New York Times Magazine.

Adolf Alzuphar (2018-08-02). Through Conversation, Hummingbirds Resist Los Angeles' Neoliberal Court. counterpunch.org In Los Angeles, a city by the people without power for the people, what we are seeing is genuine political communication, especially discourse, not turn into policy and genuine political representation. In a city where most elected officials are not in office because of a popular mandate, Los Angeles seems to prefer to sit out More

Rachel Leah, Salon (2018-08-02). 'Sexual Assault of Men Is a Real Problem and Not a Joke': Samantha Bee Calls For #MenToo. alternet.org The "Full Frontal" host brought Terry Crews on to push back at the belittling way media treats male victims | Samantha Bee had an important message for viewers on TBS' "Full Frontal" Wednesday: Sexual abuse happens to men, too. Thanks to some men standing on the front lines like Terry Crews and MBGP (2018-08-02). How Washington Manipulated Nicaragua's Death Toll to Drive Regime Change. mintpressnews.com Did Nicaragua's Sandinista government really kill 300+ peaceful protesters? A forensic analysis of the death toll exposes the claim as a dangerous lie.

teleSUR/jc-LJS (2018-08-02). Chile: Activists Protest Against Dictatorship Killers' Parole. telesurtv.net Human rights lawyer Nelson Caucoto decried the parole granted to a former judge, police officer and three soldiers involved in the murder of Eduardo Galeno.

Nick Turse (2018-08-02). 'Random Murder, Rape, and Pillage': A US Soldier Describes 1968 in Vietnam. thenation.com 'Random Murder, Rape, and Pillage': A US Soldier Describes 1968 in Vietnam appeared first on The Nation.

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-08-02). New Poll Shows 'Unabashedly Left' Policies Are Extremely Popular with Voters. alternet.org The results are not in line with what pundits have assumed. | As the corporate media and centrist Democrats continue fearmongering over the alleged pitfalls of running on a bold left-wing platform in the 2018 midterms and beyond, new polling data released Wednesday shows that—contrary to what elite pundits suggest—"unabashedly left" policies are " incredibly popular" among the American electorate. Focusing on progressive policy ideas that aren't frequently surveyed but could come into play in upcoming elections—such as a federal jobs guarantee, ending cash bail, and manufacturing generic versions of life-saving drugs—the progressive policy shop Data for Progress (DFP) "consistently found that voters are more likely to want big-ticket progressive agenda items that are dismissed by the pundit class as electoral doom than policies that Republican candidates regularly commit to on the campaign trail. . .

Kim Phillips-Fein (2018-08-02). The Making of 20th-century New York. thenation.com The Making of 20th-century New York appeared first on The Nation.

Communist Party USA (2018-08-02). A people's diplomacy for a dangerous world. peoplesworld.org It's been clear for some time that the world demands a public, working-class and people's diplomacy aimed at a new international order, free of capitalist and military trade blocs that inherently breed tension and war: that's one lesson that can be drawn from the now postponed summit between Trump and Putin. | Indeed, lost in the sound and fury surrounding the Helsinki Summit and the proposed D. C. meeting is the ongoing imperative for such summits. Although the world still doesn't know what happened during the secret Trump-Putin meet — that does not lessen the need such exchanges: in fact it elevates it. There were real issues in Helsinki. | Let's face it: the planet is in terrible danger. Need we count the ways? | Trump threatened recently to rain destruction on another country, this time on Iran with which his administration unceremoniously…

Whitney Webb (2018-08-02). Hysteria over Newly Revealed Facebook "Influence Campaign" Doesn't Fit the Facts. mintpressnews.com Perhaps the most jarring aspect of Facebook's report on the "influence campaign" is the fact that the alleged "bad actor" pages were not even necessarily identified by Facebook itself, as Facebook notes that it had ample help from the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab.

teleSUR/md-LJS (2018-08-02). Lula Party Reach Neutrality Pact With Socialists in Brazil Vote. telesurtv.net The pact is a blow to center-left presidential candidate Ciro Gomes, who is running third in early polling and sought the backing of the PSB to boost his chances of making the run-off between the two most voted candidates on Oct. 7.

GPPAC (2018-08-02). Bipartisan Dysfunctionality Puts the World at Risk. The Need to Establishing a U.S.- Russia Working Relationship. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | All of humanity is being put at risk by the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans opposition to dialogue with Russia. The combination of Russophobia and the Democratic Party's compulsion to criticize …

Brett Wilkins (2018-08-02). Israeli Arab Dareen Tatour Sentenced to 5 Months in Prison Over Pro-Palestinian Poem. counterpunch.org An Israeli Arab poet was sentenced on Tuesday to five months' imprisonment for social media posts, including a video of a poetry reading expressing support for Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation. Haaretz reports Dareen Tatour, 36, was sentenced in Nazareth District court after being convicted in May of incitement to violence and supporting a terrorist organization. In October 2015, she posted a More

INA (2018-08-02). Norway Demands Explanation for Israeli Seizure of Gaza-bound Boat. imemc.org Reuters reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Norway has asked the Israeli government to explain the legal grounds for detaining a Norwegian-flagged fishing boat seized, while activists tried to sail with aid to the Gaza Strip, Norway's foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said its diplomats […]…

Barry Schwabsky (2018-08-02). Mel Chin's Social Surrealism. thenation.com Mel Chin's Social Surrealism appeared first on The Nation.

Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-02). Findings and Non-Findings: the MH370 Report. counterpunch.org It does little to allay the grief of relatives and friends, but the MH370 report on the doomed, and ever spectral Malaysian passenger liner merely added smidgens of further speculation. The report from Malaysian authorities into the disappearance of the Boeing 777 on route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014 will do More

Democracy Now! (2018-08-02). Climate Scientist: California Wildfires Are Faster, Stronger, Deadlier & Will Continue to Intensify. democracynow.org In California, tens of thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate as deadly wildfires continue to rage across the state. The worst wildfire, the Carr Fire, has engulfed more than 100,000 acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes in and around Redding, California, making it the sixth most destructive fire in the state's history. Authorities said Wednesday that 16 of the largest wildfires burning in California have scorched 320,000 acres—an area larger than Los Angeles. Eight people have died. Governor Jerry Brown called the growing intensity and frequency of California wildfires the state's "ne…

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-02). You Say Collusion — I Say Conspiracy: Whatever We Call It, Trump's Entanglement with Russians is a Big Deal. alternet.org Republicans are now trying to say that collusion — whatever that word means — is no big deal. They're wrong | It shouldn't be necessary to explain why it's wrong, not to say potentially criminal, for a presidential candidate to work with a foreign power to undermine his opponent's campaign. Unfortunately, we live in the era of hyper-partisanship, and as a result many Republicans and their media supporters — the same people who have ins. . .

Lee Fang (2018-08-02). Health Care Lobbyists Secretly Secure Democrats' Opposition to "Medicare for All," Internal Documents Show. theintercept.com A lobby group approached a raft of candidates for a Democratic congressional primary in Hawaii — then prepared internal dossiers on their positions.

The Conversation (2018-08-02). Donald Trump's Orange Face May Be Funny — But This Tanning Historian Say It Masks Something Deeper. alternet.org Angry Creamsicle, Comrade Cheetolino, Mango Mussolini, Agent Orange — these are just a few of the nicknames that Donald Trump has picked up along his presidential road. Trump may ethnically identify as "white", but his skin is categorically and scathingly portrayed as orange. | When Trump was elected in 2016, succeeding former president Barack Obama, I remember references such as " Julia Chaitin (2018-08-02). Enough Pity; Enough Hell: the Psychological and Physical Costs of the Israel-Gaza War. counterpunch.org I have lived in this part of Israel for 45 years — the region that used to be called the Western Negev. However, people have long forgotten where that is; for years, they have known us as Otef Aza — the Gaza Envelope. When the Kassam rockets became a daily and deadly occurrence, well over a decade ago, we called ourselves 'Kassam Land'. More

Mark Fiore (2018-08-02). Exclusive: The Trump-Giuliani Tape (Video). truthdig.com President Trump's crack lawyer kept working the cable news outlets to stick up for his boss. Rudy Giuliani pointed out that, after Trump and crew have been saying " no collusion" nonstop for months, if there was collusion it's no big deal and is not even a crime. Rudy is out there downplaying collusion in anticipation of . . . hmmmm. | Seems like there is another shoe that will soon fall. But don't worry about Democracy and stuff, President Trump definitely did not actually pay for any election hacking and is therefore not in criminal jeopardy, according to his legal eagle spokesman. | On Wednesday Trump called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the "Rigged Witch Hunt," which is a little more Twitter obstruction fodder for…

IMEMC News (2018-08-02). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Three Palestinians, Confiscate Cash And A Car, In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Hebron city, and Beit Ummar town, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, abducted three former political prisoners, confiscated cash and a car, during violent searches of homes and property. The soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and abducted […]…

IMEMC News (2018-08-02). Army Abducts A Palestinian Near Bethlehem. imemc.org Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Teqoua' town, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and abducted one Palestinian. Media sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the family home of Sami Saleh Sabah, 25, and abducted him. The invasion and abduction come following a month […]…

Dr. Andrew Glikson (2018-08-02). Global Fires and Droughts: The Media Cover-up of Climate Change. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | There was a time when the contamination of drinking water constituted a punishable crime. Nowadays those who willfully ignore or promote the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere and ocean acidification through …

teleSUR/mv-MH (2018-08-02). Colombia: Gov't, ELN Conclude Latest Talks Round With No Deal. telesurtv.net "Even if we haven't reached a complete agreement and a new ceasefire during these round of talks, the path traveled towards them is very significant," said the ELN delegation.

Staff (2018-08-02). Emilio Gutierrez Soto's Fight for Asylum and a Free Press. truthdig.com The journalist, who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, is released from an immigrant detention center in Texas.

Jimmy Centeno (2018-08-02). AMLO and Mexico's Future. counterpunch.org Will the new progressive President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) appoint members of the Indigenous community to his cabinet as suggested by activist and Priest Alejandro Solalinde? [1] Or will AMLO be indirect and select experts on Indigenous matters? The question is up in the air. In The Grand Finale letter[2] written by the dissident Zapatista National Liberation More

Staff (2018-08-02). Bipartisan Dysfunctionality Puts The World At Risk. truthdig.com All of humanity is being put at risk by the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans opposition to dialogue with Russia.

Anonymous (2018-08-02). From the Streets of NYC. thenation.com From the Streets of NYC appeared first on The Nation.

JKHP (2018-08-02). Puzzle No. 3473. thenation.com Puzzle No. 3473 appeared first on The Nation.

INA (2018-08-02). Female Palestinian Subjected to Abusive Interrogation over Writings, Journalist Enters Hunger Strike. imemc.org A Palestinian woman detainee has been undergoing a long and vicious interrogation at Asqalan detention center, in Israel, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) said, on Wednesday. According to WAFA, PPS attorney Firas al-Sabbah said that Lama Khater, 42, who was detained at her Hebron home on July 24, was interrogated […]…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-02). Extreme Weather Is Exploding Around the World. Why Isn't the Media Talking About Climate Change? democracynow.org

Tom Clark (2018-08-02). Religious Liberty Death Totality Task Force. counterpunch.org Three pretty baboons two adult one young chilling beneath a Brazilian moon Two baboons in human clothing neither pretty neither young both dancing atop a bleeding historical shithole Three baboons in a zoo never to be allowed freedom Two baboons on the loose right now Smirky Roddy Anyside and our cute wind-up Baby Pinocchio from More

The Conversation (2018-08-02). Rising Suicide Rates in Mexico Expose the Mental Health Toll of Living With Extreme, Chronic Violence. alternet.org From murders to suicides | Mexico has suffered one of the world's highest murder rates for over a decade, a consequence of the government's aggressive, 12-year-long battle against drug trafficking organizations and other criminal groups, which has led lethal violence to escalate across the country. Almost 30,000 Mexicans were murdered in 2017. May 2018 was Mexico's most violent month in 20 years, with an average of 90 killings a day, according to the Mexican secretary of the interior. Prominent victims of Mexico's conflict include 136 politicians and political operatives assassinated while campaigning for the July 2018 general election, 43 student teachers who disappeared in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero in 2014 and the eight Mexican journalists killed so far this year. In places where the violence has been highly concentrated, residents have spent the past decade taking. . .

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-02). Chile: National Prosecutor Requests Vatican Sex Abuse Files. telesurtv.net The prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that it was investigating 38 accusations of sexual abuse against 73 bishops, clerics and lay workers.

Mark Waller (2018-08-02). South Africa's women demand an end to gender-based violence. peoplesworld.org Tens of thousands of women took part in protest marches throughout South Africa August 1 as part of #TheTotalShutdown call to action against gender-based violence. August is Women's Month in the country. The month has routinely been a celebration of the role of women in the anti-apartheid struggle and the Aug…

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-08-02). Trump's Legal Team Claims He Wants to Testify — But His Raging Tweets Say Otherwise. alternet.org The president's statements make it clear he wants nothing to do with the special counsel. | On Thursday morning, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump still wanted to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller—but just what shape any meeting might take remains at the center of very unfriendly negotiations. On Wed. . .

Patrick Cockburn (2018-08-02). The Ongoing Decline of British Power. counterpunch.org The British government purports to be re-establishing the UK as an independent nation state by leaving the EU, but British power and ability to decide its own policies are continuing to ebb in the real world. The latest evidence of this is the decision by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid to give precedence to the US in putting More

INA (2018-08-02). Russia Special Envoy Confirms Iranian Pullout from Israeli Border. imemc.org The Russian Presidential Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, confirmed the withdrawal of Iranian forces to a distance of 85 km, from their former positions, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights border. Israel has reached an agreement with Russia, the power-backer of the Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, to remove Iranian […]…

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2018-08-02). Trump Threatens Iran to Distract From Russia Criticism and Appease Israel. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Donald Trump's all-caps tweet threatening Iran with "CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE" sounds much like his warning last fall that North Korea would …

David O. Stewart, History News Network (2018-08-02). How the Framers Tried to Block Foreign Influence Over Our Elections. alternet.org For two hundred thirty years, the need to exclude foreign influence over our elections was never controversial. | Recently, speaking about the creation of the Constitution to a room filled with teachers of history, I mentioned that the drafters struggled over how best to choose the president. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention initially agreed that Congress should make the choice, but then grew concerned that foreign powers would bribe. . .

Dean Baker (2018-08-02). Trump's Giant "F-You" to Working People: Playing Games with Capital Gains Tax Rates. counterpunch.org Okay, I'm going to plead guilty to playing lawyer without a license. The NYT reports that the Trump administration is proposing to unilaterally (as in no congressional action) change the way that capital gains are calculated for tax purposes. The plan is to allow people to index capital gains for inflation. For example, under current More

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-08-02). BRICS Summit Held in South Africa While U.S. Trade War Escalates. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted the 10th BRICS Summit where strong opposition to the burgeoning trade and currency wars initiated by the United States administration of President …

Aeon (2018-08-02). What Kills You When a Volcano Erupts? It's Not What You Think. alternet.org Imagine living in Pompeii, before volcanologists could monitor the telltale signs of an imminent explosion, such as tremors, fumes, heat and ground elevation. | The blockbuster movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom(2018) involves more than just dinosaurs wreaking havoc. Humans are sent in to rescue some prehistoric critters on the volcanic island of Isla Nublar, and chaos soon begins. The volcano erupts, and everyone runs away as a roiling cloud called a py. . .

Eric Draitser (2018-08-02). Trumpism: The Real Danger of Donald Trump. counterpunch.org From the very moment Donald Trump was elected President, I have had one overriding fear. It is a fear that no one in the corporate media will ever articulate because it is extremely bad for ratings. It is a fear that very few in the alternative media ever discuss, or even consider. It is a More

Mary Annette Pember, Yes! Magazine (2018-08-02). This Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy. alternet.org Native herbalists are doing more than just healing sore muscles. | There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a field near Frank's Landing during the Indigenous Environmental Network's annual Protecting Mother Earth Conference, held earlier this month. This bus was indeed an old friend. It has a lot of history helping indigenous people; it. . .

CounterSpin (2018-08-02). Media Econ 101. fair.org MP3 Link This week on CounterSpin: When the New York Times wants to write about the plights and travails of low-wage workers, they can tug a heartstring with the best of them. When it comes to reporting about "the economy"—serious, fact-based stuff, not "human interest"—we get things like the piece the paper ran in late […]…

teleSUR/ ms-MH (2018-08-02). Colombia: Molten FARC Weapons to Shape Monuments to Recount 'Memories'. telesurtv.net The weapons will represent the three spaces that would recount a history of struggle, reconciliation, and peace.

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-02). After The Strike: Honduran Transportation Fare Hikes. telesurtv.net After a tense 10 days of transportation boycotts, Honduran officials and bus union leaders decide to increase bus and van prices and decrease gas some.

teleSUR/CM (2018-08-02). Bolivians Honour Mother Earth, Pachamama With Traditional Ceremony. telesurtv.net Pachamama is the highest divinity of the Aymara and Quechua peoples, the protector goddess of all material things.

Staff (2018-08-02). Fish Can't Smell Well in More Acidic Seas. truthdig.com If you can't smell food, you're in trouble, and it's worse if you can't scent danger. More acidic seas could affect fishes' ability to smell.

Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener (2018-08-02). Is Trumpism Fascism? thenation.com Is Trumpism Fascism? appeared first on The Nation.

The Conversation (2018-08-02). Listen: We Now Know What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like. alternet.org Central to ancient song was its rhythms, and the rhythms of ancient Greek music can be derived from the metres of the poetry. | In 1932, the musicologist Wilfrid Perrett reported to an audience at the Royal Musical Association in London the words of an unnamed professor of Greek with musical leanings: "Nobody has ever made head or tail of ancient Greek music, and nobody ever will. That way madness lies. " Chauncey DeVega, Salon (2018-08-02). Are White People Ready to Bail on Democracy? These Researchers Warn the Danger is Real. alternet.org Steven Miller and Nicholas Davis on the research linking racial intolerance to a longing for authoritarian rule. | This article originally appeared on salon. com. Donald Trump's combination of racism and authoritarianism, made repeatedly clear through his words and deeds, has not been disqualifying for his voters and most R. . .

Joshua Tartakovsky (2018-08-02). A Trump Pact Against China? counterpunch.org Few understood that the election of Donald Trump may have changed the world forever. When President Trump spoke against the EU, against China, and in favour of Russia, few understood where he was really going. It was much easier to dismiss him as a madman, a lunatic, a provocateur. But Trump may be changing world More

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-02). Guatemala Arrests Mayan Activist Opposing Hydroelectric Plant. telesurtv.net Rogelio Cac is a community leader opposing the Renace project, which is being built by the same tycoon who owns the Real Madrid soccer team.

Our Readers, John Perry (2018-08-02). Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue. thenation.com Letters From the August 27-September 3, 2018, Issue appeared first on The Nation.

Arthur Goldhammer (2018-08-02). What Is Freedom? thenation.com What Is Freedom? appeared first on The Nation.

Joseph Thomas (2018-08-02). US Meddling in Cambodian Elections is Foiled. globalresearch.ca It would be unthinkable for an American opposition party run openly out of Moscow to compete in American elections. It would be even more unthinkable for the Russian government to declare US elections illegitimate for disallowing a Moscow-backed party from …

Bill Lueders (2018-08-02). Comment: Let's Have a War on Donald Trump. progressive.org We need to be creative in finding ways to express displeasure toward the President, the only real check on his cruelty.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-02). On Renewable Energy, Maryland Misses the Mark. therealnews.com Patrick Woodall of Food and Water Watch tells Dharna Noor that Maryland's renewable energy policies are "cleanwashing" dirty energy sources like trash incineration and wood burning

Patrick Walker (2018-08-02). Climate Genocide: Why the Poor People's Campaign Should Demand Trump's Impeachment. counterpunch.org For U.S. climate justice activists like me, the Poor People's Campaign (PPC) is really the only game in town. That is to say, it's the only U.S. political movement that, by effective coalition building and massive direct action, has the remotest hope of radically overhauling our obscenely corrupt U.S. political system—the one now obstructing virtually all effective climate action. More

Ann Garrison (2018-08-02). Rwandan Dictator Paul Kagame's Paranoia Strikes Deep. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | "Dissidents say Kagame shuttered houses of worship because they were the last spaces in Rwanda where people felt safe from his totalitarian grip." | He's the President of Rwanda and the current …

John Feffer (2018-08-02). The War Before The Iran War. iranian.com Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials. He started out as a low-level staffer at the Heritage Foundation and now he hosts a popular show on Fox News. In between were stints at The Weekly Standard and the on-line publication he co-founded, The Daily Caller. His often contentious prime-time show, Tucker Carlson Tonight, which now occupies Bill O'Reilly's former slot at Fox, is third in […]

Philip Giraldi (2018-08-02). The Yellow Peril Comes to Washington. Is China Also Involved in "Election Meddling"!? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | So President Donald Trump reckoned on Monday that the United States Intelligence Community (IC) just might be wrong in its assessment that Russia had sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. …

Jen Sorensen (2018-08-02). Collusion Confusion. thenation.com Collusion Confusion appeared first on The Nation.

Richard Kreitner (2018-08-02). Selections From 1968. thenation.com Selections From 1968 appeared first on The Nation.

Staff (2018-08-02). Did Tillerson Lose His Job Over Stopping a Saudi Invasion of Qatar? truthdig.com A new report in The Intercept suggests that the former secretary of state lost his job due to the sway the UAE ambassador in Washington, DC has over Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

INA (2018-08-02). Amnesty International Targeted with Israeli NSO Cyberweapons. imemc.org An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said, Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures, in the Middle East and beyond. In a 20-page report, Amnesty outlined […]…

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Julian Assange's lawyer: Australian government has a "duty" to protect him. wsws.org Jennifer Robinson said the WikiLeaks editor wants to exercise his right to return to Australia, provided he is protected from extradition to the US.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Town hall fails to ease concerns over industrial toxins found in Parchment, Michigan drinking water. wsws.org In a tightly controlled meeting, local and state officials sought to dispel the anger of residents who learned last week that their water has dangerous levels of PFAS chemicals.

RT (2018-08-02). General Electric engineer charged with stealing trade secrets encrypted in sunset picture. rt.com Xiaoqing Zheng, 55, a US citizen with interests in several Chinese businesses — some state-funded — has been charged with stealing troves of General Electric data using sophisticated encryption. He faces up to 10 years in jail.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Washington, D.C. metro union seeks to bury members' strike vote. wsws.org After an overwhelming vote by its members to strike in July, ATU Local 689, with a membership of over 8,000 public transit workers, has sought to drag out discussions between it and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Immigration police launch political attack on Portland mayor for backing anti-ICE protests. wsws.org Based on the absurd claim that anti-ICE protesters threatened the lives of federal immigration agents, ICE employees sent a cease and desist letter to the mayor.

RT (2018-08-02). Gag order: Judge literally orders prisoner's mouth to be taped shut in court (VIDEO). rt.com A Ohio judge ordered a prisoner's mouth be taped shut in court because the defendant wouldn't stop talking. Disturbing video shows six deputies surrounding the man before gagging him.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Financial parasitism and the American oligarchy. wsws.org Behind the incessant claims of no money for urgent social needs is the drive by the top 0.1 percent to monopolize all the wealth created by the working class.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Amid trial of former campaign chairman, Trump urges attorney general to end Russia probe "right now" wsws.org The Manafort trial is one of several recent developments pointing to an escalation by Special Counsel Mueller of his campaign against Trump.

INA (2018-08-02). Amnesty International Targeted with Israeli NSO Cyberweapons. imemc.org An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said, Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to spy on human rights workers and opposition figures, in the Middle East and beyond. In a 20-page report, Amnesty outlined […]…

wsws.org (2018-08-02). British Navy evacuated Manchester bomber Salman Abedi from Libya in 2014. wsws.org It was known at top levels of the British state that Abedi had travelled on the ship, but the public, including the families of his victims, was kept in the dark for over a year.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Teamsters union keeps 240,000 UPS workers on the job as contract expires. wsws.org The union is aware that there is widespread opposition to the deal and is seeking to buy time to wear down the workers and impose a contract demanded by the company.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Ryanair's mass sacking threat raises need for globally coordinated struggle of airline workers. wsws.org The role of the unions in the airline and other industries is to isolate any struggle, impose the demands of the companies and prevent a unified fight of the entire working class.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Autoworkers speak out against UAW corruption, voice support for Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter spoke with autoworkers in Chicago and Kokomo, Indiana about the corruption scandal which has wracked the United Auto Workers.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Trump set to hike tariff threat against China. wsws.org The US is actively considering escalating proposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent up from the initial level of 10 percent.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Preface to the Russian edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky. wsws.org Understanding the role Leon Trotsky played in the twentieth century is fundamental to the revival of the heritage of Marxism in the countries of the former Soviet Union, and to the fight to build the International Committee of the Fourth International.

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Australian government promises changes to My Health Records following widespread opposition. wsws.org The "opt out" health database faces mounting public concern over official and corporate surveillance.

RT (2018-08-02). Paul Manafort 'guilty of crimes against fashion' — but still no Russian collusion. rt.com With US mainstream media desperately trying to present Paul Manafort's trial through the prism of 'Russia collusion,' one would expect evidence. But so far, the prosecution has proved only the lobbyist's questionable taste. |

wsws.org (2018-08-02). Facebook censors anti-fascist rally in Washington. wsws.org The campaign to censor the internet, initially presented as a response to alleged Russian "meddling," is increasingly targeting left-wing political viewpoints.

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