2018-08-06: Social Media Postees

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Rouhani Says "Open To Negotiations"
Tyler Durden | iranian.com | 2018-08-07
Hours before renewed sanctions on Iran are set to snap back tonight at 12: 01 a.m. US Eastern time, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced his country is "open to negotiations" while also calling on the European Union to urgently step up with practical action to save the 2015 nuclear deal. His words, however, were generally […] | The post Rouhani Says "Open To Negotiations" appeared first on The Iranian.
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Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Emerges From Israeli Prison an International Activist
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
The young woman who captured international attention last year with a viral video clip has emerged from prison with a clear sense of purpose. | The post Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Emerges From Israeli Prison an International Activist appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In The West Bank
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-07
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent searches of homes and property. The soldiers searched and ransacked at least seven homes Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank, and interrogated many …

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Trump Administration's Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Exposes Its Racism
Bill Boyarsky | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
It's not just the "bad dudes" and others the president has maligned–Trump's administration does not welcome vast numbers of those looking to gain entry to the U.S. for a particular reason. | The post The Trump Administration's Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Exposes Its Racism appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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VIPS Pleas for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-07
Memorandum for: The US Embassies of Ecuador and the United Kingdom, and the U.S. State Department From: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Subject: Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange For six years, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has been effectively imprisoned without… Read more ?…
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Ultra-Right Group Behind Assassination Attempt on Venezuela's President Maduro
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
The failed drone attack on President Maduro could lead to a "closing of ranks" behind Maduro, which would complicate internal dialogue and the overcoming of Venezuela's economic problems. We speak with Venezuelanalysis.com's Paul Dobson
| The post Ultra-Right Group Behind Assassination Attempt on Venezuela's President Maduro appeared first on
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Israeli Soldiers Invade Ya'bad Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-07
Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Monday evening, Ya'bad town, southwest of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and fired gas bombs in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets at local youngsters, protesting the invasion. Media sources in Jenin said the soldiers drove provocatively in the town, leading to …

Israeli Soldiers Invade Ya’bad Near Jenin

Raging Mendocino Complex fire becomes largest in California history (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-07
The raging Mendocino Complex fire has officially become the largest wildfire in California's history, authorities have confirmed. Firefighters continue to battle the blaze, which is currently only 30 percent contained.
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Trump and the Russian Hand
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
The 2016 presidential election was the first one since 1965 where non-white voters were not under the protection of the VRA. The VRA was used effectively against a long history of anti-democratic means employed to suppress the Black, Asian, Native America and Latino vote. Just after the election, the Election Protection Coalition reported that it had logged 35,000 complaints for voter intimidation, changes of voting sites without notice and long lines. This was the tip of the iceberg.
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Trump Wants to Make America Great Again on Earth and Also in Space
Jonathan Marshall | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
When Donald Trump declared it was time to Make America Great Again, he didn't just mean here on Earth. As he directed the Pentagon in June to create a new branch of the armed services devoted just to space warfare, Trump declared, "It is not enough to have an American presence in space.We must have American dominance in space." | Not waiting for an ambivalent Congress to act, the Defense Department reportedly plans in coming months to create a new U.S. Space Command, Space Operations Force, and Space Development Agency to manage everything from war-fighting in outer space to developing and launching military satellites. | A draft of a Pentagon planning document states that the capabilities unleashed by this new structure will help "deter, and if necessary degrade, deny, disrupt, destroy and manipulate adversary capabilities to…
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Hiroshima Mayor, Survivors, and Activists Call for Nuclear Weapons Ban 73 Years After US Bombing
Jessica Corbett | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
"World leaders should gather in the A-bombed cities, encounter our tragedy, and, at a minimum, set a course toward freedom from nuclear weapons." | The post Hiroshima Mayor, Survivors, and Activists Call for Nuclear Weapons Ban 73 Years After US Bombing appeared first on MintPress News.
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Why New US Sanctions On Iran, Russia, Will Fail
The Conversation | iranian.com | 2018-08-06
Sanctions are much in demand these days as a tool of American foreign policy. Members of Congress want tough new sanctions against Russia for its interference in American elections. Sanctions will remain in place against North Korea, the White House says, until Pyongyang shows progress toward denuclearization. After tearing up the Iran nuclear accord, the Trump administration is imposing what […] | The post Why New US Sanctions On Iran, Russia, Will Fail appeared first on The…
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The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives. But most of the top American military officials at the time said otherwise.
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'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-08-06
Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as …
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Remembering the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Perilous Times
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
The consensus among US historians is that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — in addition to being moral abominations against civilians — were also opposed by senior military leaders, including General (later President) Eisenhower, who did not see them as politically necessary. | While making no excuses for Japanese militarism and imperial aggressions, we should remember that in the months prior to the US's atomic bombings, the Japanese government attempted to surrender on terms the US ultimately accepted after the atomic bombings: unconditional surrender with the exception of the emperor remaining on his throne. According to my own research for my book, most senior US military leaders thought that the bombings were unnecessary and wrong. | Craven domestic political calculations, racism and bureaucratic momentum contributed to former President Harry Truman's decision to usher in the nuclear age with the annihilation…
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"Earth Will Be Annihilated": On 73rd Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing, a Warning Against Nuclear War
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-06
Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the United States' atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, which killed 140,000 people and seriously injured another 100,000. In remembrance, we turn to the words of a Hiroshima survivor, or hibakusha. Koji Hosokawa was 17 years old when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. His 13-year-old sister Yoko died in the bombing. He gave us a tour of the city when Democracy Now! was in Japan in 2014. He spoke to us near the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few structures in the city that survived the atomic blast.
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Iran: From Theocracy To Regional Superpower?
Deutsche Welle | iranian.com | 2018-08-06
Following years in isolation, Iran has reentered the international stage — which for some is cause for alarm. Tehran is now engaging in dialogue and has agreed to curb its nuclear program. But it is also involved in wars in Syria and Yemen – running the risk of upsetting the sensibilities of old enemies such […] | The post Iran: From Theocracy To Regional Superpower? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Europe Fears Instability As Iran Scrambles To Ready Economy For US Sanctions
Jason Ditz | iranian.com | 2018-08-06
European nations expressed concern on Sunday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the US is set to start reimposing sanctions on Iran lifted under the P5+1 nuclear deal. Pompeo says the sanctions will be "rigorously enforced." The US withdrew from the P5+1 deal earlier this year, but all other parties remain, and intend to […] | The post Europe Fears Instability As Iran Scrambles To Ready Economy For US Sanctions appeared first on The Iranian.
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Federal Judge Issues Game-Changing Ruling on Dark Money
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
An ethics watchdog has claimed a "major court victory" after a federal judge issued a ruling invalidating a Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation that allowed contributors to so-called dark money organizations avoid disclosure. | "This ruling looks like a major game changer," said Noah Bookbinder, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). "Based on this ruling, the public should know a whole lot more about who is giving money for the purpose of influencing an election, and it will be much harder for donors to anonymously contribute to groups that advertise in elections." | t.co/wWwar2zRZb | — Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) August 4, 2018 | CREW was a plaintiff in the case, and had challenged in 2012 Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS — a "not-political committee" — over its failure to disclose who donated $6 million in the…
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A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
The story of how an iconic sculpture in Southern California was saved leads our commemoration of the 73rd anniversary of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan. | The post A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is QAnon an Elaborate Leftist Prank Targeting Right-Wing Boomers?
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
The whole movement may be a trolling mission that's spun out of control. | A lengthy BuzzFeed piece on the origin of QAnon has come to the conclusion that the entire group may have been started as an elaborate prank on the alt-right by leftists and anarchists. Members of QAnon claim that President Donald Trump was recr. . .
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Who the Hell Are We?
Uri Avnery | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
Years ago, I had a friendly discussion with Ariel Sharon. I told him: "I am first of all an Israeli. After that I am a Jew." He responded heatedly: "I am first of all a Jew, and only after that an Israeli!" That may look like an abstract debate. But in reality, this is the…
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Israel's New "Impenetrable" Underwater Sea Barrier Blockading Gaza Is Just as Absurd as It Sounds
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
The barrier will consist of three layers: an underwater base level; a 50-metre-wide platform made of armored stone, and a six-metre-high barbed wire fence. | The post Israel's New "Impenetrable" Underwater Sea Barrier Blockading Gaza Is Just as Absurd as It Sounds appeared first on MintPress News.
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A Michigan Cop Jailed This 80-Year-Old Grandma Over Her Expired Medical Marijuana Card
Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
Police officers have discretion. It's a shame this one didn't use it. | A Clare County, Michigan, sheriff's deputy arrested an 80-year-old grandmother for small-time pot possession after going to her home on an unrelated matter and smelling weed. The grandma, Delores Saltzman, is a medical marijuana patient whose card had expired. She spent a night in jail and had to deal with a court case because the deputy's zero-tolerance appro. . .
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I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! Observations from a Week in the Philippines
Kim Scipes | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
The news from the Philippines has been horrific over the last couple of years, especially worsening since the installation into office of President Rodrigo Duterte in July 2016. Duterte, initially seen as a progressive hope, instead initiated a "War on Drugs," in which somewhere over 20,000 people–some as young as 14–have been killed. Jerome Adonis,…
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Trouble in Sport Paradise: Can Qatar Overcome the Diplomatic Crisis?
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | A Different Demography | The UAE?-Saudi?-led economic and diplomatic boycott of Qatar complicates the Gulf state's preparations to host the 2022 World Cup, but in no way has the event been derailed. …
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A 'Summer of Workers' Win in Missouri Could Be a Pivot Point for American Labor
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-08-06
A 'Summer of Workers' Win in Missouri Could Be a Pivot Point for American Labor appeared first on The Nation.
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Baltimore Organizers Say Climate Justice Is Also Health, Housing, and Transit Justice
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-06
The Baltimore People's Climate Movement says that climate isn't just an issue for our natural world; it also impacts our infrastructure and most vulnerable communities | The post Baltimore Organizers Say Climate Justice Is Also Health, Housing, and Transit Justice appeared first on The Real News…
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Fascists wearing Trump masks attack socialist bookstore
Peter Lazenby | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-06
LONDON–Fascist thugs rampaged through socialist bookstore Bookmarks in central London in broad daylight Saturday. | The gang trashed the left-wing store on Bloomsbury Street, which stocks socialist publications and is also the bookseller for the Trades Union Congress, Britain's main labor federation. | About a dozen fascists stormed into the bookstore close to closing time, attempting to intimidate staff and customers as they destroyed books and materials. | Staff member Noel Halifax had just left but saw the gang approaching the premises. He called the remaining member of staff, Senan Mortell, warning him to close the store, but it was too late–the thugs were already piling in. | Mortell told the Star: "There were 12 or 13 of them. One of them was wearing a Donald Trump mask. | "They were chanting stuff about Muslims. Then they smashed our book displays. We…
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Colombia's Uribe To US Business Leaders: Help Take Out Maduro
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe is recorded telling US business leaders that Venezuela's military should 'remove' Maduro; Uribe later tweets the same message.
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Remember All Victims of the Atomic Bombing in Hiroshima
Will Griffin | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
Every person on this planet should know about the American atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945 which supposedlyended the second world war (The Soviets never get any credit from the West for their vital contribution in WW2). Being that this bombing occurred in Japan, most people tend to think…
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Marching for Peace: From Helmand to Hiroshima
Maya Evans | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
I have just arrived in Hiroshima with a group of Japanese "Okinawa to Hiroshima peace walkers" who had spent nearly two months walking Japanese roads protesting U.S. militarism. At the same time that we were walking, an Afghan peace march that had set off in May was enduring 700km of Afghan roadsides, poorly shod, from…
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Venezuela Rejects Colombia's Position on Attack Against Maduro
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
The statement further asserted the previous accusations by the Venezuelan government towards President Santos and his involvement in the attack.
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Selected Articles: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …
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Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-06
Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs has reported that the health condition of Yasser Rabi'a, aged 44, from the Bethlehem city, in the southern occupied West Bank, is very critical and needs medical attention. The lawyer of the organization explained, according to Al Ray, that Rabi'a suffers from several health problems. He has …

Health Status of Bethlehem Detainee Deteriorating

Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testifies that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman. | The post Longtime Manafort Deputy Rick Gates Admits Embezzlement appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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'Don't Be a Coward!': GOP Candidate Runs and Hides when Pressed on Allegations Against Jim Jordan
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
Troy Balderson fled rather than answer whether he would back Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. | The special election for Ohio's 12th Congressional District takes place Tuesday. And Republicans are increasingly terrified about the prospect of losing yet another reliably conservative seat in a race that is now a tossup. GOP candidate Troy Balderson, however, also appea. . .
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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 3, 2018
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-06
Khalilah and Eze discuss LeBron James' new school, Sanders' bail elimination plan, Baltimore suing big oil, renewable energy in Maryland, and the power of teachers unions | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 3, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Winning an Arms Race in Space Remains a Futile Fight
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-06
Donald Trump is not the first U.S. president to want to militarize life beyond Earth. But that is a bankrupt approach, believes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Special to Consortium News When Donald Trump declared it was time to Make… Read more ?…
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One year after Charlottesville
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-06
A year ago this coming Saturday, hundreds of racists marched through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving death in their wake and a stunned nation seeking answers and leadership.
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Fox News Judicial Analyst Blows Up Right-Wing Claim Mueller Should Investigate Hillary Clinton for Colluding with Russia
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
He wasn't buying into the conservative propaganda line. | Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano explained during a Fox News discussion on Monday that President Donald Trump is in serious trouble with special prosecutor Robert Mueller but Hillary Clinton can breathe easy. Napolitano cleared up a common right-wing misstatement that "collusion is not a crime. ""The legal term is conspiracy," he said. "Conspiracy doesn't require. . .
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The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Un-Censored Version
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
This article was first published on Global Research in August 2013 as a commemoration of the egregious lie on the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. See article below. (minor updates) | 73 years ago, at 11: 02 am on August 9th…
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How Fair Is That Fair Trade Label?
Valerie Vande Panne | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | If you consider yourself a conscious consumer, you might have stood before the chocolate section at your Whole Foods, reading label after label of "fair trade" logos, and wondered, what the heck do all these different certifications mean? | If you asked yourself that–you're correct to wonder. There are dozens of "fair trade" logos slapped on products, and some are as empty as you might suspect. | But there are some certifications that do mean something, like no child labor was used in the creation of the product ( ahem, fast fashion brands like Adidas and H&M). | Here's a basic primer on "fair trade" to help you shop smarter, and bring more meaning to your purchases. | What "Fair Trade" Usually Means | We…
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Republicans Who Oppose Net Neutrality Could Pay the Price in November, According to New Poll
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-08-06
A new poll suggests independent and undecided voters in key battleground districts support net neutrality, putting pressure on Republicans who oppose it. | The post Republicans Who Oppose Net Neutrality Could Pay the Price in November, According to New Poll appeared first on The Intercept.
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Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
Saying his policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country, the president also warns nations that don't wind down their economic ties to Iran "risk severe consequences." European foreign ministers express regret over the U.S. move. | The post Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Colombia's Uribe to US Business Leaders: Help Take Out Maduro
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | A video was revealed on Sunday showing former Colombian president, Alvaro Uribe, telling a group of listeners that Venezuelan soldiers need to "remove" President Nicolas Maduro from office. | The recording was …
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When It Comes to War, Words Matter
Gayle Morrow | progressive.org | 2018-08-06
An unheralded word change to Trump's Department of Defense mission statement is unsettling–to say the least.
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Here's Why the Texas Senate Race Is More Nuanced and Complex Than You Think
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
The demographics are not what one would expect in a red state. | When Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke decided to challenge far-right incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his seat in the U. S. Senate, he knew he would be fighting an uphill battle. Texas has a reputation for being deeply Republican, and Cruz had defeated Democrat Paul Sadler by 16% when he was elected to the Senate in 2012. Last week, however, a Texas Lyceum poll showed Cruz ahead o. . .
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The Legacy of Infinite War
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
Raids by US commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) | A US drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about 2002 or 2018.) | Missions by Green Berets in Iraq. (I could be talking about 2003 or 2018.) | While so much about the War on Terror turned Global War on Terrorism turned World War IV turned the Long War turned " generational struggle" turned " infinite war" seems repetitious, the troops most associated with this conflict — the US Special Operations forces — have seen changes galore. As Representative Jim Saxton (R-NJ), chairman of the Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, pointed out in 2006, referring to Special Operations Command…
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The Satanic Nature of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Prof. Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | "Ahab is forever Ahab, man. This whole act's immutably decreed. 'Twas rehearsed by thee and me billion years before this ocean rolled. Fool! I am the Fates' lieutenant; I act under …
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Parents sue judge who refuses to approve transgender teens' new names
Mark Gillispie | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-06
CLEVELAND (AP)–An attorney for the mothers of three transgender teens in Ohio said in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that a county judge has shown a disturbing pattern and practice of not allowing transgender children to legally change their names, refusals that can prove harmful and v…
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Donald Trump Has America's Gravest Threats Exactly Backward
Robert Reich | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
What's the most worrisome foreign intrusion into the United States — unauthorized immigrants, Chinese imports, or interference in our democracy? | For Trump, it's immigrants and imports. He doesn't care much about the third. | "Border security is national security," Trump said last week, as he threatened a government shutdown if Congress didn't come up with money to build a wall along the Mexican border (at an estimated cost at least $25 billion). | Meanwhile, Trump has ordered his administration to consider raising tariff rates on $200 billion of Chinese goods, prompting China to threaten higher tariffs on $60 billion more of American goods. | Yet Trump continues to assert that talk of Russian meddling in American elections is "a big hoax." And his White House still has no coordinated plan for dealing with it. | Trump has it backward. | Illegal…
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Here Are 4 Prominent Right-Wingers Who Have Officially Left the Republican Party Because of President Trump
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
Long-time conservatives have expressed their disdain for the president by exiting. | Nicolle Wallace, former White House communications director under President George W. Bush and now one of the right-wing voices at the Democratic-leaning MSNBC, has not only been vehemently critical of President Donald Trump
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Is LeBron James Writing the Playbook for Quality Public Schools?
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-06
Khalilah Harris discusses LeBron James' I Promise School opening with Jose Vilson, National Board-certified teacher and founder of EduColor. She also visits a Baltimore area community school and makes connections to the purpose of education in a democracy facing deep economic inequality | The post Is LeBron James Writing the Playbook for Quality Public Schools? app…
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Trump Administration and California Will Collide Over Vehicle Emissions Rules
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
The Trump administration on Aug. 2 formally announced a proposal to freeze fuel economy standards and tailpipe emission standards for new cars. In addition, it is proposing to revoke California's authority to set more stringent rules. | This move by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while expected for months, is the most significant action yet in rolling back efforts by the Obama administration and California to cut greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. It also sets up an unprecedented legal battle between California and the federal government while breaking with decades of practice on regulating tailpipe pollution. | In fact, only hours after the announcement California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has indicated he intends to file a lawsuit in conjunction with 19 other state attorneys general to challenge the proposal. | Taking Aim…
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Argentina's Fight for Abortion: Latin American Feminism Has Won
Valerie Carmel | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
On Aug. 8 Argentina's Senate will decide the fate of free abortion. Whatever they decide, feminism in Latin America has already won.
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Expert on Nazi Germany Explains How 'Average' Citizens Enabled Hitler — Just Like Trump: 'Ordinary People Will Do Horrible Things'
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
Historian Richard Frankel, an expert on Nazi Germany, says history doesn't have to repeat itself — if we stop it. | President Donald Trump is a symptom of a much larger problem. New research suggests that Trump's supporters are so motivated by racism and bigotry that they may willing to overturn American democracy so that w. . .
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Answering "What Should I Do?" Is Easier When You Know the Roles of Social Movements
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The United States is going in the wrong direction on a wide range of social, economic and foreign policy issues and people are justifiably upset and angry. One question we are …
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Did Trump Break the Law by Ordering Sessions to End the Mueller Probe?
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
Since the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, Donald Trump's fury has steadily mounted. Trump has railed against Mueller's investigation, repeatedly calling it a "witch hunt." But last week, as Paul Manafort's trial got underway and Trump expressed fear that his son, Donald Trump Jr., may be criminally implicated, the president's rage boiled over. | Was Trump's tweeted order that Attorney General Jeff Sessions "should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further" permissible under the "unitary executive" doctrine, or is it evidence of obstruction of justice by the president? | On March 2, 2017, after consultation with Justice Department officials, Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation because of contacts he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States…
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Toxic Silence: Public Officials, Monsanto and the Media
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
Are you being lied to or misled? Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason certainly thinks so and has provided much supporting evidence. She has been campaigning against the agrochemical industry for many years (all her work can be accessed here) and has borne witness to the destruction of her own nature reserve in South Wales, which she argues is due…
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Meet Ahed Tamimi, 17-Year-Old West Bank Activist Jailed for 8 Months for Slapping Israeli Soldier
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-06
Seventeen-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been freed from Israeli prison after eight months behind bars. Known to some as the Rosa Parks of Palestine, Tamimi became a hero to Palestinians and people around the world last year after a viral video showed her slapping a heavily armed Israeli soldier near her family's home in the occupied West Bank. The incident came just after Tamimi learned her cousin had been gravely wounded by an Israeli soldier who shot him in the head using a rubber-coated steel bullet. Video of Tamimi confronting the soldier went viral, elevating her into a symbol of Palestinian…
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Kosovo at Delicate Crossroads Between East and West
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The people of Kosovo were and still are cheering for joy. The European Commission (EC) recently decided that Kosovars won't need visas any more to visit EU countries. Up to now, …
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Venezuelans March in Support of Maduro After Failed Attack
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
The march started at the center of Caracas and end at the Miraflores government palace, where President Maduro will give a speech.
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Washington Increases Funding for Israel's Killing Machine
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Israel is Washington's largest recipient of foreign aid. It's mostly for militarism and belligerence — billions of dollars annually, far more than to any other nation. | The Jewish state's imperial wars, …
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Action Alert: Tell the U.S. Department of Commerce that the citizenship question in the 2020 Census must go
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-06
The U.S. Department of Commerce wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It serves no useful purpose. In fact, it will skew the data by depressing response rates — while increasing the cost to taxpayers.
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China May Join Government of Syria in Idlib Offensive Against US-backed Rebels
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
Were China to join the Idlib offensive it would allow Beijing to secure the destruction of the Uyghur presence that Turkey helped to foment, while also pressuring Turkey to relinquish the portion of Syrian territory that it is currently occupying. | The post China May Join Government of Syria in Idlib Offensive Against US-backed Rebels appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuelan President Maduro Targeted in Alleged Drone Assassination Attempt
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro survived an apparent assassination attempt Saturday. Officials say two drones loaded with explosives detonated above Maduro as he gave a nationally televised speech at a military event in Caracas. It was the first known attempted assassination by drone strike against a sitting head of state. We get response from Alejandro Velasco, executive editor for NACLA Report on the Americas; Gabriel Hetland, assistant professor of Latin American studies at SUNY Albany; and Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and president of Just Foreign Policy. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, as we turn to Venezuela, where President Nicolás Maduro has survived an apparent assassination attempt Saturday. Officials say two drones loaded with explosives detonated above Maduro as he gave a nationally televised…
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Meet Ahed Tamimi, the 17-Year-Old West Bank Activist Jailed for Eight Months
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
Seventeen-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi has been freed from Israeli prison after eight months behind bars. Known to some as the Rosa Parks of Palestine, Tamimi became a hero to Palestinians and people around the world last year after a viral video showed her slapping a heavily armed Israeli soldier near her family's home in the occupied West Bank. The incident came just after Tamimi learned her cousin had been gravely wounded by an Israeli soldier who shot him in the head using a rubber-coated steel bullet. Video of Tamimi confronting the soldier went viral, elevating her into a symbol of Palestinian resistance. Ahed was soon arrested in the middle of the night and charged with assault in an Israeli military court. She was sentenced to eight months in an Israeli prison and celebrated her 17th birthday behind bars. Her mother was…
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Back to School (Shootings)
Melinda Beck | thenation.com | 2018-08-06
Back to School (Shootings) appeared first on The Nation.
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Fought to the Table: Talks with the Taliban
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
"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 It genuinely doesn't matter how the security boffins within the Pentagon frame it: the Taliban have fought the United States, through sheer will of force and mania,…
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Massive Protests Erupt in Tel Aviv Over Israel's Jewish Nation-State Law
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
Arab Israelis make up around 20 per cent of the country's 9 million citizens. Israeli law guarantees them full equal rights, but many say they face constant discrimination, citing inferior services and unfair allocations for education, health and housing. | The post Massive Protests Erupt in Tel Aviv Over Israel's Jewish Nation-State Law appeared first on MintPress News.
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Attempted assassination targets Venezuelan President Maduro
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-06
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The US Military Is Grinding Away on Its 'Infinity War' — And the Results Are Absolutely Horrifying
Nick Turse, TomDispatch | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
The number of terror groups aligned against the U. S. has markedly increased, and the number of special ops battle fronts has only grown. | Raids by U. S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018. )A U. S. drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about
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Michigan Dem primary pits progressives vs establishment — again
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-06
DETROIT–Once again, the Democratic Party's progressives, allied with and inheritors of the mantle of Bernie Sanders, are pitted against the party's establishment, including all but one union, in a gubernatorial primary. This time, the contest is in Michigan, where voters will go to the po…
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PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank"
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-06
The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians, including one woman and a journalist, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS said the soldiers said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the …

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank”

Minnesota Attorney General — Now Democratic Frontrunner for Governor — Relied on Government Employees for Campaign Work, They Say
Rachel M. Cohen | theintercept.com | 2018-08-06
Eight people who worked for Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said they felt their career success was linked to their willingness to do campaign work. | The post Minnesota Attorney General — Now Democratic Frontrunner for Governor — Relied on Government Employees for Campaign Work, They Say appeared first on The Intercept.
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Brazil: Far-Right Bolsonaro Picks Pro-Coup Army General for VP
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
General Antonio Hamilton Mourão warned last September that the military could seize power if Brazil's courts do not punish corrupt politicians.
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UN Accuses China and Russia of Violating North Korea Sanctions
James Carey | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-06
Besides the alleged violations of the UNSC restrictions on the DPRK's arms development, Korea has also been accused of violating economic sanctions. | The post UN Accuses China and Russia of Violating North Korea Sanctions appeared first on MintPress News.
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US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In an event largely overlooked by the U.S. media, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would provide Israel with $3.3 billion in military aid along with over $500 million …
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How Medicare Was Won
Natalie Shure | thenation.com | 2018-08-06
How Medicare Was Won appeared first on The Nation.
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World Extends Solidarity to Venezuela's Maduro After Attack
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Bolivia's Evo Morales was among the first to comment, posting on Twitter: "Now the empire and its servants threaten his life." | Messages and statements of support and solidarity from World leaders, …
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Republicans Say They'll Target Obamacare if GOP Wins the Midterms
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
Taking a page from a Chuck Palahniuk novel, Republicans are eyeing another effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act if they win the midterm elections — even as candidates on the campaign trail keep those plans under wraps. | As Axios reports, "many Republicans" believe they will once again try to repeal and replace the ACA, colloquially referred to as "Obamacare" — despite the party's previous failed efforts to overturn the legislation and polling that shows support for Obamacare at an all-time high. | "Repeal is like Fight Club," one GOP operative told Axios' Caitlin Owens. "First rule is not to talk about it." | Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted against last year's repeal of ACA, said future efforts are "all in the numbers." | "If you had a significant enough shift in the Senate and you came up…
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An Afternoon With Portland's 'Multiracial' Far Right
Brendan O'Connor | thenation.com | 2018-08-06
An Afternoon With Portland's 'Multiracial' Far Right appeared first on The Nation.
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Chinese State Oil Major Suspends U.S. Oil Imports Amid Trade War
Tsvetana Paraskova | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Due to the rising trade tension between China and the United States, the trading arm of Chinese state oil major Sinopec has suspended imports of crude oil from the United States, …
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Rise in PA Standing following Rejection of U.S. "Deal"
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-06
A public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, showed that out of the majority of Palestinians polled, 60.6% support the Palestinian Authority leadership's position not to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the peace process. However, 28.

Rise in PA Standing following Rejection of U.S. "Deal"

China and the United States: Who Has More Innovation to "Steal?"
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
One of the truly amazing aspects of Donald Trump's trade war with China is how all the pundits agree that we have a legitimate beef with China over stealing "our" intellectual property. This is true pretty much across the board, even among the harshest critics of Trump and his tariffs. As I have argued almost…
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Reports: Kidnappers Of Killed Ecuadorean Journalists Arrested
teleSUR / mv-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
From the authorities reports, "Roberto" would have been the person who intercepted the three members of the journalist team in the rural community of Mataje, in Ecuador.
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Coffee and the "Shock Doctrine" in Puerto Rico
John Vandermeer | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In Naomi Klein's framework, The Shock Doctrine is the well-worn strategy of capitalist development in the "shock" mode. Part of this framework contends that in the aftermath of disasters, capitalists will …
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When Israel Backers Claim to be Anti-racist, One Needs to Ask Questions
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | What to call someone who claims to oppose racism, except for that directed against Palestinians? | Judge someone by what they have done and continue to do. Consider the source. These thoughts …
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Dominicano Vladimir Guerrero, último latino en sumarse a Cooperstown
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-06
El último exjugador latinoamericano y caribeño de las Grandes Ligas de béisbol estadounidense en acceder al Salón de la Fama de Cooperstown, Nueva York, responde al nombre de Vladimir Guerrero, de República Dominicana. | La ceremonia de exaltación en el recinto sagrado se produjo el 29 de julio y estuvieron presentes centenares de aficionados dominicanos. | Guerrero se convirtió en el tercer quisqueyano con el anhelado reconocimiento, sueño de casi todos y realidad de muy pocos, y en el primer otrora pelotero de su país en el llamado Templo de los Inmortales que no se desempeñó como lanzador. | Durante 16 temporadas en el 'Big Show' desde 1996 hasta 2011, las primeras ocho con el desaparecido club canadiense Expos de Montreal, el toletero disparó 449 jonrones, impulsó mil 496 carreras y su promedio ofensivo fue de .318. | Conectó dos mil 590 hits,…
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Bolivian President Evo Morales: The Sea Is In Sight
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-06
During the country's 193 independence day ceremony, Morales announced that public investments will go up by US$5 billion in 2019; the country is close to the Pacific Ocean.
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Settlers Demolish Palestinian Homes Built on Church Grounds Despite Court Order
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-06
The Samara home in Beit al-Baraka after it was destroyed by Israel settlers. (WAFA Images / Samar Badr) Israeli settlers, escorting a bulldozer, on Monday, demolished two Palestinian homes at Beit al-Baraka church compound at the Hebron-Jerusalem road, despite the presence of a court order allowing the owners to stay …

Settlers Demolish Palestinian Homes Built on Church Grounds Despite Court Order

"Medical Skepticism" Regarding Alternative and Traditional Medical Systems
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | It is not skepticism that is at fault for science's lack of movement into the future… It is fear, conservatism, and dogmatism. It is pseudoskepticism which clings to a scientifically disproved …
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11 Dead, Nearly 70 Wounded in Weekend Violence in Chicago
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-06
A weekend burst of violence becomes a political issue when President Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, blames the carnage on longtime Democratic rule in the city. | The post 11 Dead, Nearly 70 Wounded in Weekend Violence in Chicago appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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3-Year Old Report on Fracking Risks Quietly Published This Week After Cuadrilla Permit Awarded
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-06
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | In 2015, the UK Government's Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) wrote a report citing the increase of national pollution emissions that would be caused by proposed shale development in Britain. | Before …
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Lancaster Shows How to Say No to For-Profit Prison Company
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-06
What's the best way to push profit-seeking corporations out of the public sphere? Don't let them take over in the first place. Residents of Lancaster County, Penn. were thrilled to learn this lesson with their recent victory against GEO Group, a giant of the private prison industry. | GEO Group has gained notoriety for its shady practices, with a rap sheet as varied as the so-called services it provides. GEO has turned into a household name in recent weeks for profiting off the youth and family detention centers that have become hallmarks of President Donald Trump's inhumane immigration policies. But the company's heinous practices predate Trump — though their highly suspect lobbying relationship with the current administration is well-documented. | The private prison profiteers have misspent millions in federal funds, only to manage facilities that one federal judge called "a…
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Hatewatch Headlines 8/6/2018
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2018-08-06
Anti-Muslim groups overlap with extremists; Survivors tell the tale of bias crimes; Kobach's documents cast doubt on Trump's claims; and…
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Watching Reality Luxury TV is Killing America's Economic Drive — And Maybe Its Soul
Bob Hennelly, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-06
There is a psycho-social link between regularly watching reality-based shows and being in favor of draconian cuts to social welfare benefits. | In both Britain and the United States conservative lawmakers are trying to radically reduce the social safety net for the poor by adding conditions and requirements to programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. Proposals include adding work requirements and drug testing. Their voting base is loving it: "Finally, something is getting done. . . . "A lot has been written about how the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump reflected the ascendancy of anti-immigrant sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic. Both votes, coming in the first quarter of the 21st century, illustrate that there is a psychology of scarcity that has made deep inroads into our political bloodstream. Of course there's a surreal irony here when. . .
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The Hammer and the Net: Two Faces of Totalitarianism
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-06
Historically, there have been two types of totalitarianism. The earliest versions (most notably Soviet, Nazi, and Chinese) would psychologically and physically relentlessly "hammer" their subjects into submission with a mix of maximum terror of all kinds, ubiquitous public and private propaganda, and mass surveillance. Particularly in the Soviet case, this ruthless technique of power was…
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Does the Russiagate Narrative Protect Those with Power and Influence? Q&A (Pt 2/5)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-06
Watch Part 2 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 Does the Russiagate Narrative Protect Those with Power and Influence? Q&A (Pt 2/5) appeared first on The Real News Networ…
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