2018-08-05: Social Media Postees

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European Heat Wave Forces Brief Shutdowns of 4 French Nuclear Reactors
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-05
The French energy company EDF says the actions were taken to avoid overheating rivers and harming aquatic life. | The post European Heat Wave Forces Brief Shutdowns of 4 French Nuclear Reactors appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Many Palestinians, Injure One, In The West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-05
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, many Palestinians, during violent invasions and searches of homes, and shot one, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. In addition, the soldiers invaded Abu Shkheidim and Kobar villages, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and attacked protesters with …
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World Extends Solidarity To Venezuela's Maduro After Attack
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Bolivia's Evo Morales was among the first to comment, posting on Twitter: "Now the empire and its servants threaten his life."
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Venezuela's Constituent Assembly Marks One-Year Anniversary
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Constituent member Darío Vivas acknowledged the efforts of President Nicolás Maduro to impose a peace agenda, after months of violence promoted by opposition sectors.
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Reflecting on the Legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums: A True People's Warrior
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-05
Ron Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1971, when he stood with the Panthers. Then the Marine veteran launched a Vietnam war crimes investigation and was singularly responsible for legal sanctions against South Africa. We are joined by Bob Scheer to reflect on the legacy of Congressman Ron Dellums, a true people's warrior | The post Reflecting on t…
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Death Toll From Riots in Nicaragua Climbs to 270: Report
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
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Brazil's Supreme Court Holds Public Hearings on Legal Abortion
teleSUR / vc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Women in Brazil are demanding legal abortions to safeguard the lives of over a million women who undergo the procedure every year.
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Haiti, The Government-run Narco-state. Country at the Mercy of Drug-Dealers
Joël Léon | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-05
First published by GR on March 13, 2018 | The notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was elected in 1982 "as an alternate member of Colombia's Congress". In 1984, he was forced to resign after two years because of his direct …
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AngloZionist Attack Options Against Iran
The Saker | iranian.com | 2018-08-05
In the past few days, the Internet has been flooded with a frankly silly rumor about the US soliciting Australia's assistance in preparing an attack on Iran. Needless to say, that report does not explain what capabilities Australia would possess which the USA would lack, but never-mind that. Still, the report was picked up in too […] | The post AngloZionist Attack Options Against Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
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Chile: Archbishop Foregoes Ceremony Amid Sex Abuse Scandal
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Archbishop of Santiago Ricardo Ezzati said he thought it "prudent that he not lead the traditional Te Deum" given the "profound crisis that the Church is undergoing."
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Maduro Survives Drone Attack, Says Suspects Captured
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
"They have tried to assassinate me today, and everything points to the Venezuelan ultra-right and the Colombian ultra-right," President Nicolas Maduro said.
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Mexico Accused of Medical Discrimination Against Indigenous
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
The death of three newborns in a marginalized community in Chihuahua state has brought to light systemic failures in the medical system.
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What Is The Real Threat to Democracy? Q&A (Pt 1/5)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-05
Watch Part 1 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers about the controversy over Trump's visit to Helsinki — From a live recording on July 18th, 2018 | The post What Is The Real Threat to Democracy? Q&A (Pt 1/5) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Brazil: PT Confirms Lula's Candidacy, Gives 8-Point Gov't Plan
teleSUR/jc-MH-rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Combined, the eight-point program seeks to rescue the national achievements made by left-wing former presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.
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Israeli Soldiers Install Many Roadblocks Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-05
Israeli soldiers installed, overnight until early morning hours Sunday, many roadblocks in various areas in the southern part of Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. Media sources said the soldiers installed roadblocks at the entrances of Zababda and Qabatia towns, also near the Arab American University and the bypass road …
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Venezuela's Maduro Unharmed in Drone Attack, Government Says
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-05
Explosives detonate as the socialist president gives a speech to hundreds of soldiers; seven people have been injured, officials say. | The post Venezuela's Maduro Unharmed in Drone Attack, Government Says appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Battle for Control of the Democratic Party Heats up in Arizona (Pt 1/3)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-05
Progressive grassroots candidates battle with Corporate Democrats for control of the party in Arizona | The post The Battle for Control of the Democratic Party Heats up in Arizona (Pt 1/3) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 "Victim Nations" Since World War II
James A. Lucas | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-05
First published in November 2015 | After the catastrophic attacks of September 11 2001 monumental sorrow and a feeling of desperate and understandable anger began to permeate the American psyche. A few people at that time attempted to promote a balanced …
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D.C. Metro Considers Separate Trains for 'Unite the Right' White Nationalist Rally
Clara Romeo | truthdig.com | 2018-08-05
Transit agency seeks to head off clashes as the event moves to the nation's capital from Charlottesville, Va., but critics and union officials are angry at any plan that accommodates white supremacists. | The post D.C. Metro Considers Separate Trains for 'Unite the Right' White Nationalist Rally appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Venezuela's Maduro Survives Assassination Attempt, Suspects Captured
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-05
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has survived an apparent attack on his life during a military parade celebrating the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard in the capital, Caracas. | In a televised national address late Saturday, Maduro said he was fine and laid blame for the attack firmly at the feet of "right-wing imperial forces" who he said had hired the would-be assassins. | "They have tried to assassinate me today, and everything points to the Venezuelan ultra-right and the Colombian ultra-right, and the name of Juan Manuel Santos is behind this attack," he said. | "I must inform that they have been captured — those who attempted to take my life — and they are being processed. I won't say more, but the investigation is very advanced. | "I tell the Venezuelan opposition that I guarantee you can live in this…
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Mexico: 12-Year-Old Boy to Study Biomedical Physics at UNAM
teleSUR/rfpl | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
"I just want to study. If they close the doors to me, I'll come in by the windows," said Carlos Antonio Santamaria Diaz, the young genius.
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Détente? Iran To Open Interests Office In Saudi Arabia
Xinhua | iranian.com | 2018-08-05
Iran plans to open an interests office in Saudi Arabia to undertake diplomatic affairs, Tasnim news agency reported Saturday. Bahram Qasemi, spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, pointed to the existing problems between Iran and Saudi Arabia, while voicing Iran's readiness for negotiations with its main Gulf rival. Tehran welcomes mediations by the third countries […] | The post Détente? Iran To Open Interests Office In Saudi Arabia appeared first on The Iranian.
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Mexico: AMLO's Gov't to Review Security Agreements with US
teleSUR / vc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-05
Alfonso Durazo, top security advisor, confirmed Mexico will refocus foreign aid on economic and social development.
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Kushner wants 'honest effort to disrupt' Palestinian refugee agency, Abbas up in arms
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-05
The Palestinian authorities have slammed a reported plan by the US President's special adviser Jared Kushner to dismantle the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, saying it's a plot to take a key issue off any future negotiations.
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Untangling the Left's Cynthia Nixon Debates
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
Cynthia Nixon's Democratic Party primary campaign against despised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is generating enthusiasm and intense discussion on the left. After weeks of debate, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in New York endorsed her campaign last weekend. | The primary election will take place on September 13. Cuomo is far ahead in opinion polls, but a long-shot upset can't be ruled out. Nixon is giving progressives and leftists inside the Democrats a positive alternative to Cuomo, a committed servant of corporate and establishment interests and a ruthless opponent of any genuine left challenge. | If Cuomo does win, this raises the question of whether Nixon would run against him in the November election as an independent, using the ballot line of the Working Families Party (WFP) — which is nominally independent and dedicated to progressive politics, but has typically…
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Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians' non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice …
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Pompeo Warns Russia, China to Heed Sanctions Against North Korea
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
The U.S. secretary of state speaks out after the United Nations reports that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil and in other ways. | The post Pompeo Warns Russia, China to Heed Sanctions Against North Korea appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Opposition to Galileo Was Scientific — Not Just Religious
Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
Science's history matters. | In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun
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After Spending Big to Reinstate Death Penalty, Nebraska Gov. Brushes Aside Pope's Call to Push Forward With Plan for 'Experimental Execution'
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
"Will Catholic [Gov. Pete Ricketts], who spends a lot of time talking about his 'pro-life values,' heed the words of Pope Francis by cancelling the experimental execution scheduled for August 14 in Nebraska? " asks Sister Helen Prejean | Nebraska's Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts confirmed Thurs. . .
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The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-08-04
The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump appeared first on The Nation.
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Trump Administration Opens National Wildlife Refuges to Pollinator Poisons and Harmful GMOs
Defenders of Wildlife | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The Trump administration's approval to use toxic pesticides and genetically modified crops is an insult to our national wildlife refuges and the wildlife that rely on them. — Jamie Rappaport Clark…
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She Got Her Baby Back From Immigration Foster Care. Now What?
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
Houston, Texas — Sendy Karina Ferrera Amaya clutched a stuffed unicorn outside the airport arrival gate Saturday morning, as her fiancé Juan Barrera Bucio paced back and forth. | He spotted the baby first. | "There's someone coming with a little girl," he said. "Yes, it's her." | It had been 103 days since Ferrera's 1-year-old daughter Liah landed in foster care for immigrant children, separated under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy after crossing the border with her uncle. Ferrera had left Honduras months earlier, when Liah was too small to travel. Ferrera made it into the US undetected, and the plan was for her brother to do the same with Liah, but he was caught and deported. Then the Department of Health and Human Services had to be convinced to give the baby back to Ferrera. | The department has…
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Historian Manisha Sinha Got Death Threats After Writing an Article Comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Johnson
Rick Shenkman, History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
The article had been published on Friday at 6: 37 in the morning. At 10: 17 went out the tweet indicating she'd received death threats from someone who knew where she lived. | On Friday this stark The tweet was written by Manisha Sinha, a professor of history at the University. . .
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Video: Mehdi Hasan Interviews Abdul El-Sayed, Progressive Candidate in Michigan's Democratic Primary
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2018-08-04
Will Abdul El-Sayed pull off a shock primary victory and provide further evidence that the Democratic Party is shifting more and more to the left? | The post Video: Mehdi Hasan Interviews Abdul El-Sayed, Progressive Candidate in Michigan's Democratic Primary appeared first on The Intercept.
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Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
Indigenous leader Larry Commodore returns to Canada after being released from an Israeli prison | The post Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Afghanistan: The Taliban Have Fought the U.S. to the Negotiating Table
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | "Attempting to control rural areas in Afghanistan always eventually ends up boiling down to personal survival." — Evan McAllister, former Marine staff sergeant, New York Times, July 28, 2018…
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Soldiers Attack, Injure, A Young Man In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
Israeli soldiers attacked, Saturday, a young Palestinian man, driving a bus, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, causing various cuts and bruises. The soldiers stopped a bus, driven by Jihad Ali Zawahra, 28, from the al-Ma'sara village south of Bethlehem, and forced him out. They then continuously struck …
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Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys met by hundreds of counter-protesters in Portland
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-04
Protesters numbering at least 500 have shown up in Portland, Oregon today to counter a rally being held by far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys.
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Journalists Are All Julian Assange
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-04
As Ecuador threatens to expel Julian Assange, CN Ed. Joe Lauria will speak in a 50-hr. online vigil for Assange on Sat., 8pm EDT. In 2010, Bob Parry, late CN founder & editor, wrote this incisive essay on Assange's vital work. … Read more ?…
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Fighting for a Way of Life in the Arctic
Debbie S. Miller | progressive.org | 2018-08-04
The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump Administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd, and land that the Gwich'in call, "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins."
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Americans Live in a World of Economic Lies
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The US government and the presstitutes that serve it continue to lie to us about everything. Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics told us that the unemployment rate was 3.9%. How …
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The Super-Rich and the Rabbit Hole of Military Spending. The Two 500 lb. Gorillas in the Room
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | I don't know about you out there, but whenever I drive around my city and surrounding area of perhaps 250k people, I notice the increased congestion and near crazy drivers. It …
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Staff at Portland brew pub plans to shelter in basement during today's far-right march
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-04
Rental car agents are way too friendly in Portland, Oregon, but they mean it. They are happy to see visitors and accommodating with a sincere niceness that seems almost Canadian.
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The Mythology of Erdogan and the Kurds. The Reorientation of the World Order
Junaid S. Ahmad | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | "Turkey's Erdogan Wants to Crush the Kurds and Recreate the Ottoman World" | It's true, with Western propagandistic headlines like this, who needs NATO, who really needs them as even friends. Perhaps …
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The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 2/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery | The post The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump…
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Zimbabwe Incumbent President, ZANU-PF Re-elected in Historic Poll
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: Zimbabwe MDC-A instigated violence on August 1, 2018 in Harare | National harmonized parliamentary and presidential elections in the Southern African state of Zimbabwe were held on July 30. | Over …
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Russia's International Army Games Might Bring Iran and Israel Together
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | For what could be the first time ever, post-revolutionary Iran might not back out of competing against "Israel" in an international sporting event because of the serious damage that this stunt …
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Universal Basic Income Is a No-Brainer
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
One of the best proxies that we have for understanding the effects of a basic income policy from an economic perspective in Canada is the guaranteed income received by seniors. | Ontario's minister of children, community and social services just announced that the Canadian province's landmark basic income pilot project would be terminated. Lisa MacLeod did not offer. . .
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Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a child died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the child, identified as Moath Ziad Soori, 15, died from serious wounds he suffered during the …
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Israeli Drone Targets Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
An Israeli drone fired at least one missile, targeting a group of Palestinian youth in eastern Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, on Saturday. A Ma'an reporter confirmed the incident, saying that no injuries were reported. On Friday, one Palestinian youth was killed and at least 220 others …
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Brown Asks Trump for Help as California Battles 17 Blazes
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
Gov. Jerry Brown tours neighborhoods wiped out by wildfire near Redding in Northern California and says the "president has been pretty good on helping us in disasters so I'm hopeful." | The post Brown Asks Trump for Help as California Battles 17 Blazes appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is Russia Facilitating Trump's Strangulation Of Iran?
Dan Glazebrook | iranian.com | 2018-08-04
Since the earliest days on the campaign trail, it has never been in doubt who Trump and his team have had in their sights. "Iran is the biggest destabilizing force in the Middle East and its policies are contrary to our interests," Defence Secretary Mattis told his Senate confirmation hearing, having previously claimed the country […] | The post Is Russia Facilitating Trump's Strangulation Of Iran? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Why Trump's "Sloppy" Policies Get Stuck in Court
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's latest shots across President Trump's bow were heard around the country. Backed by other Democratic attorneys general, Ferguson sued the administration on Tuesday for abruptly ditching a legal effort to prevent a Libertarian developer from posting blueprints for 3-D printing lethal guns on his website, allowing a federal judge in Seattle to issue an injunction blocking their release just hours before the gun schematics were scheduled to go online. Alarming headlines about homemade guns thrust Ferguson into the national spotlight. | That same day, Ferguson and attorneys general from three other states warned the Trump administration that a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood would undermine reproductive health care guaranteed by federal law and therefore never hold up in court. Their lengthy letter to Trump's health czar foreshadows a high-profile legal battle as the debate…
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Portland police suspend some services citywide because of Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys rally
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-04
Police in Portland, Oregon announced this afternoon that they were suspending some services citywide because of tensions surrounding a rally being held by far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys.
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Lawmakers Pressure Google Over "Deeply Troubling" China Censorship Project
Ryan Gallagher | theintercept.com | 2018-08-04
A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators is demanding that Google CEO Sundar Pichai explain the company's plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China. | Since spring 2017, the internet giant has been developing a censored Android search app to launch in the country as part of a secretive project code-named Dragonfly, The Intercept revealed on Wednesday. The app would manipulate search results in accordance with strict censorship rules in China that are mandated by the ruling Communist Party regime, which restricts people's access to information about political opponents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. The censored Google search has been designed to "blacklist sensitive queries" so that "no results will be shown" at all when people enter certain words or phrases, according to internal Google documents. | In a letter sent to Pichai…
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Injuries and arrests amid clashes at Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys rally in Portland
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-04
Multiple people, including a journalist, were injured and at least two people were arrested this afternoon in Portland, Oregon during clashes between police, counter-protesters and the far-right groups Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys.
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A Treason Worth Its Weight in Gold: Helsinki
Luciana Bohne | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The Third World War lasted 26 years. It was launched by a class of transnational financial capital in the 1990s against states unwilling to surrender sovereignty to globalization. It was, therefore, …
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This Idea Helped Rescue a City of 3.8 Million From a Water Crisis
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
July 10, 2018 — Twenty-five years ago, Chennai, a city on the southeastern coast of India, could barely supply enough water to its 3.8 million citizens. Many of its families depended on water drawn into plastic pots from public stand pipes and pumps. There was not enough water to go around, and municipal supply was unpredictable, with the taps running only intermittently. | People who could afford to do so began to hire private water tankers. Others drilled deep boreholes that tapped discontinuous and unsustainable aquifers in the bedrock of the soil — over 60 meters (200 feet) under the surface. A very small proportion of the population had access to freshwater in subsurface aquifers close to ground level. Today the population of Chennai has more than doubled. The city gets water from four large suburban reservoirs and two desalination plants. River-water &ne…
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Comic Details Saga of Escaped Slaves Who Formed Autonomous Communities
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
Maroon Comix: Origins and Destinie s is a remarkable comic book, and it will be especially useful for young readers because it makes a little-known piece of history more vividly understood. Furthermore, its illustrators have produced an altogether memorable artistic creation. | Who are the "Maroons"? Most simply put, they were escapees from slave circumstances who were able to run far enough, and protect their collective lives long enough, to create communities in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. Greatly feared by slavers but also, too often, by most of the white (or even creole) populations, they were pursued vigorously and when recaptured, tortured in ways too horrible even to describe. In short, these communities have rarely survived long, with exceptions mostly deep in jungles or high in mountain passes — places too remote for easy pursuit.
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Israel Rejects Travel for Hundreds of Gaza Patients in 2018
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
At least 769 Palestinian patients have been denied exit from the blockaded Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities, since January, Israeli media reported this week. The applicants included Palestinians who sought medical treatment for diseases such as cancer. Israeli authorities cited first-degree relations between the applicants and Hamas members, for denying …
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Grassroots Movements Aim to #AbolishIce and Block Deportations
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
Maru Villalpando, of North West Detention Center Resistance, says she was targeted for deportation for demanding humane immigration policies | The post Grassroots Movements Aim to #AbolishIce and Block Deportations appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Can You Be a Good Christian and Still Support the Death Penalty?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
At issue in Christian considerations of the death penalty is whether the state has the obligation to punish criminals and defend its citizens. | Pope Francis has declared the death penalty " inadmissible. " This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance. It also alters the Catholic Catec. . .
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U.S. Foments Regime Change in Nicaragua
Roger Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The US has targeted Nicaragua for regime change. Some former supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his Sandinista party echo the US talking points: Ortega's "entire government has been, …
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Generation Wealth: Will America Ever Cure Its Obsession With Bling, and Celebrity and Narcissism?
Robert Scheer, Truthdig | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
"The American Dream had really become corrupted, going from values of hard work and frugality and discipline–that being a means of social mobility that was accessible to anyone–to a culture that elevated bling, and celebrity and narcissism. " | Photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is an expert in Americans' yearning for material wealth. Since the early '90s, her work has documented our hunger for it in photography books, multiple traveling e. . .
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Video: Syrian Army's Operation in Southern Syria in Numbers
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On August 2, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that warplanes of the Israeli Air Force had bombed several fighters of the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army near the occupied Golan …
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US Senate "Sanctions Bill From Hell" Targeting Russia and Putin
Niels Lesniewski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | A bipartisan Senate contingent has introduced what Republican Lindsey Graham has called the "sanctions bill from hell," targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin. | The legislation, which was introduced just as …
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The New Mind Control. "Subliminal Stimulation", Controlling People without Their Knowledge
Robert Epstein | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
The internet has spawned subtle forms of influence that can flip elections and manipulate everything we say, think and do…
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The Rise and Continued Influence of the Neocons. The Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
The Neocons did not vanish with the departure of Bush and the rise of Obama. The Neocons from the Bush era who constructed the blueprints for the Iraq war were the early pioneers pushing this Russiagate Cold War 2.0 mentality…
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Sweden's 'Freedom' Vessel Under Attack as It Carries Medical Supplies to Gaza
Freedom Flotilla Coalition | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | At 20: 06 (CEST) we lost contact with the sailing vessel Freedom, sailing under a Swedish flag, which is on a mission to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the Palestinian people …
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Extreme Weather Is Exploding Around the World
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-04
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'Right-to-Work' Battle Lines Drawn in Key Missouri Vote
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
Labor's clout is being put to a critical test in Tuesday's referendum over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. | The post 'Right-to-Work' Battle Lines Drawn in Key Missouri Vote appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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KochPAC Rarely Gives Money to US House Democrats…Except to These Four
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
The Koch machine surprised some observers over the weekend when its political advocacy arm, Americans for Prosperity, announced that it will back Democrats in the 2018 elections who promote the Koch agenda. The move reflects a growing split between the Koch's political operation and the Trump Administration over trade and fiscal policies, and a willingness to punish Republicans who don't toe the Koch line. | Charles Koch confirmed that stance on Sunday, saying, "I don't care what initials are in front or after somebody's name." | But the fact is that the Kochs have already funded a handful of Democrats who support them on key issues. KochPAC, the political action committee of Koch Industries, has contributed to four Democrats in the 2018 election cycle to date, and gave the same four money in the 2016 elections. | Four Dems Bad for Environment,…
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Church Leaders Express Concern over Jewish Nation-State Law
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
Heads of churches in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have reacted with dismay and concern to the Israeli Knesset's adoption, on 19 July, 2018, of a new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People, which specifies that "The right to exercise national self-determination in the State …
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The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 1/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery | The post The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's…
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Speed-Tweeting Human 'Bots' Swept Up in Election Crackdown
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
Twitter and other social media companies are having trouble distinguishing legitimate political die-hards from computer robots that use nefarious tactics to interfere in U.S. elections. | The post Speed-Tweeting Human 'Bots' Swept Up in Election Crackdown appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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What It's Like Inside the Largest Immigrant Prison in the US
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
I hate hospitals. I watched my grandma die in a hospital and saw cancer take my best friend's father from her in a hospital. Today, I am in a place like a hospital, but it is not at all comforting. The walls and hallways are as silent and sterile as a hospital, but the orderlies are not here to care for people. No. This is an immigrant prison run by a publicly-traded corporation whose legal duty is to turn a profit for its shareholders. | "Men coming in," announces Officer V as he opens the heavy metal door into the women's module of this immigrant prison. V is a middle-aged Hispanic officer with US Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency responsible for imprisoning over 40,000 asylum seekers, victims of human trafficking and other immigrants across the country per day in places like…
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Swedish-flagged Flotilla Vessel Intercepted by Israel
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
The Israeli army Saturday morning said that it had taken over a European ship, the Swedish-flagged "Freedom," captained by John Turnbull of Vancouver, that was aimed at breaking the naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by the occupation forces 12 years ago. After the brutal violence and theft that …
imemc.org/article/swedish-flagge…

All Eyes on Rick Gates, 'Right-Hand Man' in Manafort Trial
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will likely arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate, whom defense attorneys are looking to blame for any crimes. | The post All Eyes on Rick Gates, 'Right-Hand Man' in Manafort Trial appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Earth's Carbon Concentrations Soar to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-04
As temperatures bust heat records across the globe and wildfires rage from California to the Arctic, a new report produced annually by more than 500 scientists worldwide found that last year, the carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere reached the highest levels "in the modern atmospheric measurement record and in ice core records dating back as far as 800,000 years." | While the most significant jump was the global average for carbon dioxide (CO2)–which, at 405.0 parts per million (ppm), saw a 2.2 ppm increase from the previous year–concentrations of other dominant planet-warming greenhouse gases, methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), also hit "record highs," according to State of the Climate in 2017 released Wednesday. | Considering those rates, Greg Johnson, an oceanographer at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle,
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Two Knockout Blows to US Imperialism: De-Dollarization and Hypersonic Weapons
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In the current multipolar world in which we live, economic and military factors are decisive in guaranteeing countries their sovereignty. Russia and China seem to be taking this very seriously, committed …
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Video: Activists Stand in Solidarity with Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
Israeli and international protesters demonstrated at Gaza fence in solidarity with The Great Return March On Friday August 3rd, "Return", a group of Israeli and international anti-Zionist activists, including activists from the International Solidarity Movement, protested on the east side of the Gaza fence, in solidarity with the Great March of …
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The Mystery Fixer Who is Negotiating an End to the Syrian War
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-04
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Police Move to Clear Rowdy Protests in Portland, Ore
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
Demonstrators aligned with the right-wing Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys groups clash with self-described anti-fascist protesters in the third such incident in the city this summer. | The post Police Move to Clear Rowdy Protests in Portland, Ore. appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Geopolitics of Water in the Nile River Basin
PMAR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: Click the share buttons above | This incisive and carefully documented article was first published by Global Research in July 2011 | In Africa, access to water is one of the most critical aspects of human survival. Today, about …
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Israel's Policies in Gaza Are Genocidal
Haidar Eid | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-04
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: Razan al-Najjar, the 21 year old Gaza medic killed by an Israeli sniper on June 1, treating an injured man, undated photo from Palestine Live on twitter. | The 1948 …
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Australia: Youth protest racist "African gangs" campaign
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
African-Australian youth rally to denounce divisive hysteria whipped up by the political and media establishment.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers kept in dark by UAW following strike vote
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The UAW local is seeking to prevent a struggle over accumulated grievances and deteriorating conditions.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Tensions high as Patriot Prayer & Antifa protestors stage rival rallies in Portland
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
Hundreds of demonstrators from the right-wing Patriot Prayer group and Antifa activists have launched rivaling protests in Portland. There's heavy police presence on site after similar events earlier this year ending in violence.
rt.com/usa/435130-patriot-prayer…

China threatens tariffs on $60 billion of US goods
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Coming on top of the tariffs already imposed on $34 billion worth of US goods, the new measures would mean that around 85 percent of US exports to China would be covered.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

British Prime Minister May meets French President Macron for Brexit talks
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
It was widely reported that May's visit was an attempt to convince Macron to back the "soft Brexit" plan she presented last month at her country residence at Chequers.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

US immigration nightmare continues amid media blackout
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump's ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Head of German secret service advised far-right Alternative for Germany
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The president of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution met with then-AfD Chairperson Frauke Petry in 2015 to advise her on how to avoid surveillance by the state.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

NHS trade unions' "best deal in eight years" revealed as a fraud
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Health workers are expressing outrage as the truth about the latest union sellout comes to light.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Sixty dead, over 100 wounded in Saudi air strikes on Yemeni port city
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The willful bombing of a Hodeidah fish market and hospital by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition is the latest war crime in the near-genocidal onslaught on Yemen.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Class exploitation and the market: The secret of the $1 trillion corporation
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Apple, awash in profits extracted from workers all over the world, has become the first corporation to officially reach the $1 trillion milestone.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Appeal to neo-fascists on police scandal exposes reactionary role of Unsubmissive France
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Unsubmissive France is advancing out a populist, anti-worker policy compatible with police repression.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Smearing of Corbyn as an anti-Semite prepares right-wing breakaway from Labour
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The Blairite right wing is openly discussing a "declaration of independence from Corbyn's Labour" by much of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing "foreign interference" laws
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Judge orders to restore DACA, says Trump admin failed to provide reasons for ending it
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
A US federal judge has sided with the plaintiffs in a case filed against the Trump administration's move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which had sparked a wave of protests in September.
rt.com/usa/435082-daca-judge-res…

NRA says it may no longer exist as non-profit due to Cuomo's onslaught, Twitter erupts
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
A recent lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Organization (NRA) argues that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crusade may force it to cease to exist as a nonprofit. The news sparked a frenzy on Twitter.
rt.com/usa/435095-nra-cuomo-laws…

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