2018-08-07: News Headlines

BAFP (2018-08-07). On Anniversary of Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Black Alliance for Peace Supports Demand for Immediate Global Denuclearization. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, followed three days later by an attack on Nagasaki. Tens of thousands perished within seconds. For some …

Derek Davison (2018-08-07). While Iran Braces For Sanctions, What Comes Next? iranian.com Consistent with his decision in May to breach the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA), Donald Trump issued an executive order on Monday re-imposing the first group of U.S. nuclear-related sanctions on Iran. Those include prohibitions on: the purchase or acquisition of United States bank notes by the Government of Iran; Iran's […]

Tyler Durden (2018-08-07). Rouhani Says "Open To Negotiations" iranian.com 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 […]

Jerry Merriman (2018-08-07). The Slow March Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | A little over a year ago, 122 countries – nearly two-thirds of the world's total – made history by adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Between 20 …

PJHC (2018-08-07). North Korea and The Washington Trap. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | North Korea claims that it has shown, by concrete actions, its sincere desire to get rid of nuclear bombs and related facilities. But, the U.S. has done little in return; it …

Prof. Alex Wellerstein (2018-08-07). A "Purely Military" Target? Truman's Changing Language About Hiroshima. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about a hypothesis I had regarding President Truman and the decision to use the atomic bomb. My basic thesis then (and continues to …

Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-07). Trillion Dollar Companies: the Apple Empire and Concentrated Markets. counterpunch.org It seems a distant reality, or nightmare now: a company that was near defunct in 1996, now finding itself at the imperial pinnacle of the corporate ladder. Then, publications were mournful and reflective about the corporation that gave us the Apple Computer. An icon had fallen into disrepair. Then came the renovations, the Steve Jobs More

Julia Payne (2018-08-07). The Rights of Children: Morocco Provides Safe Spaces for Youth. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: Students in Marrakech, Morocco, planning change for their university community (photo by the High Atlas Foundation, 2018). | As a society, we have hopes and dreams for the future; for …

The Conversation (2018-08-07). Here's Why Trump Should Stop Bragging About America's GDP. alternet.org While it is convenient to focus on one number, GDP isn't telling the whole story. | GDP — or gross domestic product — is the rate at which the total value of goods and services produced in the U. S. grew. Together with unemployment and inflation, it usually receives a lot of attention as an indicator of economic performance in the U. S. There was much celebration over the 4. 1 percent rate, as this is higher than that experien. . .

Chris Sosa, AlterNet (2018-08-07). Republican Governor of Texas Tweets — Then Deletes — Fake Churchill Quote Criticizing Anti-Fascists. alternet.org This is part of a pattern for the right-wing governor. | Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) tweeted a Winston Churchill meme on Tuesday morning with the caption, "Some insights are timeless. "Unfortunately for Abbott, the meme pictured below was a total fake.

Staff (2018-08-07). Earth Could Be Less than 2 Degrees From Catastrophe, New Study Finds. truthdig.com Warning of a possible domino effect as multiple climate feedback loops are triggered within a dynamic cascade of rising temperatures and warming oceans, scientists behind a frightening new study say that for the sake of humanity's future they hope scenarios explored in their new models do not come to pass. | "I do hope we are wrong, but as scientists we have a responsibility to explore whether this is real," Johan Rockstrà∂m, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre, where the research was done, told the Guardian. "We need to know now. It's so urgent. This is one of the most existential questions in science." | Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new study, while not conclusive in its findings, warns that humanity may be just 1 ∞C [1.8 F] away from creating a series…

Scott Ritter (2018-08-07). Three Reasons Why 'Fire and Fury' Won't Work with Iran. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: The crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado performs a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg missile off Southern California. (Naval Warriors / Flickr Creative Commons) | On July 22, …

INA (2018-08-07). Palestinian Flats Demolished by Israeli Forces. imemc.org Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished, on Tuesday morning, two flats in a building located in the Shu'fat neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext of improper licensing. Palestinian resident Suliman al-Muhtaseb said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that he was surprised by Israeli soldiers who surrounded the five-story […]…

James Goodman (2018-08-07). New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled. progressive.org U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. "She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive," her teacher says.

splcenter.org (2018-08-07). SPLC releases new Intelligence Report, including special section on 'Confronting Hate'. splcenter.org In this issue of the Intelligence Report, we shine a light on those facing hate who are often overlooked, in our special section Confronting Hate. We also share stories to help our readers understand the scope of the hate problem and provide actionable suggestions for how to address it.

David Dayen (2018-08-07). Trump Administration Siding With Former Obama Aide at U.N. to Protect Industry Profits. theintercept.com Trump's team is working with a former Obama adviser to hinder the U.N.'s tuberculosis declaration to license low-cost medicines to developing countries.

JP Sottile (2018-08-07). Why the INFOWARS Purge is Nothing to Celebrate. counterpunch.org I am a free speech absolutist by nature. Short of purposefully screaming fire in a crowded theater with the intent of causing mayhem … I just like having it all out there … from the wackiest religious tripe to the most virulent racist poison. For me, it's better to see it exposed in the sunlight More

teleSUR / MH (2018-08-07). Venezuela's Maduro To Present Evidence Incriminating Colombia in Failed Attack. telesurtv.net "I am going to show evidence and testimony. Our people want justice against terrorism. Justice," Maduro said concluding his statement.

INA (2018-08-07). Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law. imemc.org Israeli Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, warned of an "earthquake" that would occur, in the case that the Israeli High Court of Justice decides to overturn the controversial Jewish Nation-State law. Ma'an reported that, according to the Times of Israel, during an interview with the official Israeli Army Radio, Shaked […]…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Documenting Hate: New Doc Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy that Exploded in Charlottesville. democracynow.org This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. It became the biggest and deadliest white supremacist rally in the United States in decades. We look back at the deadly rally in Charlottesville with a new documentary by Frontline PBS and ProPublica titled "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville." We speak with A.C. Thompson, the reporter who produced the investigation, which premieres tonight on PBS.

Fars News Agency (2018-08-07). The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Was a "Human Experiment for Developing Nukes" globalresearch.ca In commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This interview with Yuki Oikawa was first published in August 2016. | The mantra that the bombings were conducted to force Japan into surrender and prevent further killing and destruction, and that …

teleSUR/CM (2018-08-07). UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting Venezuela's Maduro. telesurtv.net The drone attack occurred at an outdoor event Saturday when Maduro was making a speech to national guard troops.

Patrick Cockburn (2018-08-07). Fool on the Hill: the Bombast of Boris Johnson. counterpunch.org Self-absorption is the dominant theme of contemporary British and American politics. In Britain, the focus is exclusively on Brexit and other developments are marginalised or ignored. In the US, political battles revolve around Donald Trump who gets wall-to-wall coverage in the US media —ferociously hostile though much of it is towards him — which previous More

Ryan Grim (2018-08-07). EMILY's List Backs Letitia James, Andrew Cuomo's Candidate for New York Attorney General. theintercept.com The move is unusual for the women's group, which tends to shy away from races with more than one viable woman in the primary.

Bill Boyarsky (2018-08-07). The Trump Administration's Crackdown on Legal Immigrants Exposes Its Racism. truthdig.com 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.

Staff (2018-08-07). Palestinian Teen Ahed Tamimi Emerges From Israeli Prison a Determined Activist. truthdig.com The young woman captured international attention last year when she was filmed striking Israeli military members after learning that her 15-year-old cousin had been shot by soldiers.

Michelle Chen (2018-08-07). Republicans Want to Force People to Work for Their Health Care—What Could Go Wrong? thenation.com Republicans Want to Force People to Work for Their Health Care—What Could Go Wrong? appeared first on The Nation.

DJMD (2018-08-07). Will the UAE Join China and the EU in Helping Iran Deflect US Sanctions? mintpressnews.com The UAE's potential role in helping Iran deflect US sanctions may not be surprising given the fact that Dubai has long functioned as a key transshipment point for Iran with trade in the year ending at the end of March topping US$16.8 billion

Ian Berman (2018-08-07). The US as the Nation State of the Protestant Christian People. mintpressnews.com WASHINGTON — In honor of the shared values between the State of Israel and the United States of America, and the recently passed " Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People" Basic Law, the following bill has been proposed to the U.S. House of Representatives (with an identical bill proposed in the U.S. Senate). Since an overwhelming number of Senators and Representatives, and the White House, strongly support Israel and have not objected to its new Nation State Law, we expect overwhelming support for this proposed bill as it is applied to the United States of America. In addition, we expect no objections from American supporters of Israel who have also been silent about Israel's Nation State Law. | Bill: The U.S. as the Nation-State of the Protestant Christian People | Whereas the United States of America was founded as…

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-07). Even Under Federal Monitoring, American Police Ignore the Law. therealnews.com A scathing report from the monitors tasked with reporting on the Baltimore Police Department's compliance with a federal consent decree found the dysfunctional agency violated the law after the shooting of homicide detective Sean Suiter

Mary Bottari, Ann Pearson (2018-08-07). ALEC scheme to have lawmakers pick their own voters exposed. peoplesworld.org When the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) convenes its 45th annual meeting of legislators and corporate lobbyists at the swank Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel on August 8, it will serve up a veritable banquet of union-busting, gerrymandering, pro-fossil fuel, and school pri…

INA (2018-08-07). Israeli Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Teen Promoted. imemc.org An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade. Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomer's vehicle, near the […]…

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-08-07). Arizona GOP Candidate Freaks Out And Accuses Newspaper of 'Fake News' After It Endorses Her Republican Opponent. alternet.org "The Fake News media balks at the notion that they're the enemy of the people all while continuing to oppose the America First agenda. " | A contender for the GOP nomination to fill an open U. S. Senate seat representing Arizona had a full-fledged freak-out after one of the state's leading newspapers endorsed one of her Republican rivals. She then accused the paper of publishing "fake news. "According to Nino Pagliccia (2018-08-07). Venezuela's Monetary Revolution Vis-à-vis Economic Sanctions. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Monetary revolution in Venezuela | Venezuela has undergone many challenges in the last twenty years since Hugo Chavez was elected president and continued after his death in 2013. The main reason is …

Tom Tomorrow (2018-08-07). How Low Can We Go? thenation.com How Low Can We Go? appeared first on The Nation.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-07). Mexico: AMLO Tells US 'We Will Not Be Threatened' on Migration. telesurtv.net Mexico's president-elect is betting on job creation to curb migration and said the country would not be threatened with militarized borders.

Staff (2018-08-07). How a Far-Right Supreme Court Could Haunt the GOP. truthdig.com History suggests that Republicans may face a reckoning at the ballot box if Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in.

candice (2018-08-07). Mother of Heather Heyer: Everyone Needs to Stand Against Hate. truthout.org It has been nearly a year since anti-racist activist Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacist James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Charger into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. As white supremacists plan to mark the first anniversary of Charlottesville by holding another "Unite the Right" rally in Washington, DC, we speak with Heyer's mother Susan Bro about Heather Heyer's legacy and what activists can do to combat racism. | Transcript: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: We continue to look back at last year's deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. At the rally, a neo-Nazi named James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Charger into a crowd of counterdemonstrators, killing 32-year-old anti-racist activist Heather Heyer. Nineteen other people were injured. Fields has since been charged with first-degree murder, as well…

Richard Eskow (2018-08-07). House Democrats Launch a Challenge to Big Pharma. thenation.com New legislation could mark a significant advance in the fight to bring down drug prices.

ZeroHedge.com (2018-08-07). Here Are 410 Movies Made Under the Direct Influence and Supervision of the Pentagon. mintpressnews.com The average movie watcher might be in for a shock at what films are actually included, garnering the military industrial complex's propaganda touch, like Earnest Saves Christmas, Karate Kid 2, The Silence of the Lambs, Twister, the Iron Man movies, and more recently Pitch Perfect 3.

INA (2018-08-07). Child Detainee Testimonies Point to Torture by Israeli Forces. imemc.org Affidavits, from a number of Palestinian children, for the Prisoners' Affairs Commission reveal that they were subjected to systematic beating and torture, during and after detention by Israeli forces, the commission said on Tuesday. Commission attorney Hiba Ighbarieh documented testimonies from three children held at Majido prison, regarding what they […]…

Peter Koenig (2018-08-07). New US Sanctions on Iran – and Their Impact. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | PressTV – referring to the New Sanctions regime imposed by the US, as of 7 August 2018. | PressTV: How do you see this? | Peter Koenig: Thank you. First of all …

Paul Craig Roberts (2018-08-07). "If The EU Sticks To Its Guns, The Only Victim Of Washington's Sanctions Will Be Americans" iranian.com Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, and even India are targets of the US sanctions; what practical measures should these countries employ to counter US sanctions? Paul Craig Roberts: The sanctions only work because the governments and companies of the sanctioned countries and Washington's vassal governments in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan permit them to work. Foreign companies […]

Dan Siegel (2018-08-07). Ron Dellums as I Knew Him. counterpunch.org I first met Ron in fall 1967, soon after I arrived in Berkeley for law school. He had been elected as the radical member of the Berkeley City Council in 1966 and was already well known for his progressive politics, charisma and passionate rhetoric. We were both members of a group of student, faculty, and community activists More

Samantha Borek (2018-08-07). The Rollback of EPA Clean Car Standards Will Cost You at Least $500 a Year. truthout.org

| On August 2, the Trump administration proposed rolling back the clean car standards, Obama-era regulations that require new cars for model years 2017-2025 to average more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025. In addition to the environmental impact that has already been reported by the New York Times and the Washington Post — which could be massive, since cars and trucks account for 45 percent of US oil consumption and 20 percent of US greenhouse gas emissions — this rollback will be expensive for the American public. | Today's announcement, published in the Wall Street Journal by Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Acting Administrator of the EPA Andrew Wheeler, is part of a plan that was set in motion by Wheeler's predecessor, Scott Pruitt. In just over a…

The Conversation (2018-08-07). Where's the Outrage Over Racist Pioneer Monuments? alternet.org Few Americans realize that Confederate monuments are only part of the problem. | In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the "pioneer monument" was c. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-07). Citizenship Questions in the 2020 Census Designed to Intimidate Latino Communities. therealnews.com Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross approved a late request from the Justice Department for a citizenship question to be added to the 2020 census. Trump officials who supported the Supreme Court's evisceration of the Voting Rights Act used it to justify their move by claiming it reinforced protections against voting discrimination. Marc Steiner talks with Eduardo…

Nino Pagliccia (2018-08-07). Venezuela's Monetary Revolution Vis-à -Vis Economic Sanctions. counterpunch.org Venezuela has undergone many challenges in the last twenty years since Hugo Chavez was elected president and continued after his death in 2013. The main reason is that Venezuela has taken seriously the internationally recognized right to be sovereign and establish its own social model. Violence has never been part of the model. However, violence More

teleSUR / md-MS (2018-08-07). Lula Drops Release Petition to Avoid Ruling on Eligibility. telesurtv.net Lula governed Brazil for two terms from 2003-2010 and left office with a record approval rating of 87 percent thanks to a booming economy and social programs that lifted millions of Brazilians from poverty.

Bruce Dixon (2018-08-07). Flawed WWII History Underlies the Bipartisan Hostility Toward Russia. mintpressnews.com For over 70 years, politicians from both parties have built their politics on this fake history. US troops are still in Germany, still in Japan more than two generations after the war, and the US maintains an empire of a thousand military bases on six continents and fleets in every ocean.

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-08-07). Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Is Under Investigation for Tax Fraud: Wall Street Journal. alternet.org His taxi medallion business reportedly brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last five years — much of it in cash. | The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Michael D. Cohen, former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, is under investigation for possible tax fraud. According to the Wall Street. . .

Merula Furtado (2018-08-07). "Anything to Avoid a Scandal": How Colleges Sideline Sexual Abuse. truthout.org When Maura G. was an undergraduate at American University in Washington, DC, she was thrilled to enroll in a screenwriting class with Arnošt Lustig (1926-2011), a Holocaust survivor whose writings had been turned into a movie titled "He groped the women students while talking to us after class and made it clear that we had to do more than just write well in order to get a good grade," Maura recalls. "I was incredibly angry and went to an associate dean to complain. She told me that the school was aware that Lustig sexually harassed female students and then went on to tell me that the university depended on him to bring in funding. She literally told me that point blank.

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-07). Ireland Urges Argentina To Vote 'Yes' On Abortion. telesurtv.net The Argentine Senate is set to vote on an abortion bill that would decriminalize the operation for women until 14 weeks of inception; Irish lawmakers want it to pass.

Dave Zirin (2018-08-07). How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL? thenation.com How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL? appeared first on The Nation.

Trevor Aaronson (2018-08-07). Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work. theintercept.com As part of an attempt to withhold records about the controversial practice in a FOIA lawsuit, the FBI made an astonishing admission.

Staff (2018-08-07). Tech Companies Put Brakes on InfoWars Owner Over Hate Speech. truthdig.com In recent days, Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify have removed material published by Alex Jones, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of hate speech policies in the wake of social media protests.

teleSUR / vc-MH (2018-08-07). Argentina: Church, Activists Spar Ahead of Senate Abortion Vote. telesurtv.net The Argentine Senate will vote on the bill to legalize abortions on Aug. 8.

Chauncey K. Robinson (2018-08-07). Despite resistance, women of color aim for political power in 2018 and beyond. peoplesworld.org NEW ORLEANS—"Women of color are leading a multiracial democratic coalition that will win in swing states and beyond this year and in 2020. And these victories are not simply about electing Democrats. We, women of color, have bigger plans for the nation." Those were the opening words of a speech by Aimee Allison, found…

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-07). D.C. transit union: No special subway cars for white supremacists! peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, the biggest union among the Washington Metro system's bus and subway workers, has blown the whistle on — and stopped — a scheme to provide three separate Metro subway cars for the white supremacists and racists descending on D.C. on April 12. B…

Ilana Novick (2018-08-07). Stephen Miller's Sinister New Immigration Proposal. truthdig.com The Trump administration's latest plan would penalize users of health care and food stamp programs, potentially affecting an estimated 20 million immigrants.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-07). Obama on Globalization: A Success Story. therealnews.com Barack Obama's Nelson Mandela speech praised globalization and market-based solutions for their role in lifting one billion people out of poverty. But is this true? For example, half of this poverty reduction is traceable to China's economic growth. And inequality has only grown, as Obama even admits. Paul Jay and Heiner Flassbeck take apart Obama's…

Chris Wright (2018-08-07). Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist? counterpunch.org Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary as big business has a virtual monopoly over government and the media, the kinds of information, entertainment, commentary, ideologies, and educational policies on offer will not conduce to rationality or social understanding. What you'll end More

Staff (2018-08-07). Bankruptcies Soar Among Elder Americans, Study Reveals. truthdig.com A study of rising bankruptcy rates among older Americans places blame squarely at the feet of a hollowed-out safety net and policy changes that have left people without adequate retirement savings, paying huge out-of-pocket medical expenses, and seeing their funds dwindle due to the student loan crisis that many people mistakenly believe affects only younger generations. | When comparing the rate of bankruptcy filing among Americans 65 and older now versus in 1991, "the only explanation that makes any sense are structural shifts," Deborah Thorne, lead author of the Consumer Bankruptcy Project's recent study, told the New York Times. | Entitled "Graying of U.S. Bankruptcy: Fallout from Life in a Risk Society," the group's report found that older Americans filed for bankruptcy three times as often from 2013 to 2016 as they did a quarter of a century before. | Those…

Tony Cartalucci (2018-08-07). US War Machine Seeks New Pretext in Syria. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | US designs in Syria were made crystal clear by US Army General Joseph Votel – head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) – during a July 19th press briefing. | General Votel would …

candice (2018-08-07). New Film Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy That Exploded in Charlottesville. truthout.org This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. It became the biggest and deadliest white supremacist rally in the United States in decades. We look back at the deadly rally in Charlottesville with a new documentary by Frontline PBS and ProPublica titled Documenting Hate: Charlottesville. We speak with A.C. Thompson, the reporter who produced the investigation, which premieres tonight on PBS. | Transcript: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of…

Aída Chávez (2018-08-07). Insurgent Candidate Cori Bush Wants to End the Dynastic Rule of a Missouri Congressional District. theintercept.com Missouri's 1st Congressional District has been represented by a member of the Clay family for a half-century. Cori Bush is trying to change that.

Merula Furtado (2018-08-07). Lawsuits Challenge Republican Power Grab in North Carolina. truthout.org Democracy is "under siege" in North Carolina, according to a legal brief filed by the NAACP alongside a lawsuit against the state's top Republican lawmakers on Monday. A federal court ruled in 2016 that Republicans unconstitutionally redrew North Carolina voting districts along partisan and racial lines back in 2011, and now Democrats and progressive groups say the GOP is using the legislative supermajority it gained as a result of that illegal gerrymandering to make a boldfaced power grab ahead of the November elections. | The new lawsuit filed Monday by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on behalf of a coalition of civil rights and environmental groups targets four constitutional amendments that the Republican-controlled legislature has placed on the November ballot. | One measure would reinstate voter ID requirements in state where a strict voter ID law was struck down in…

Nancy Levine, RanttMedia (2018-08-07). When Will the Real Journalists at Fox News Step Up to Denounce the Trump Propaganda Machine? alternet.org The network is using its "hard news" team as a firewall against criticism of propaganda. | This article originally appeared on rantt. com. Early Sunday morning, President Trump again recklessly dubbed the media "enemy of the people. " This time, he suggested journalists could spark war. Trump tweeted: The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of th. . .

Kenneth Surin (2018-08-07). The UK's Labour Party and Its "Anti-Semitism" Crisis. counterpunch.org The Labour is in the midst of an "antisemitism crisis" orchestrated by the media, pro-Zionist Jewish groups, and the party's Blairite faction bent on ousting Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. The UK's media is overwhelmingly rightwing and pro-Israel. Even the BBC, terrified of being donated to Rupert Murdoch in a Tory privatization, is pro-Tory and More

Jesse Jackson (2018-08-07). As Trump distorts NFL players' messages, let's instead join together. peoplesworld.org As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it by unilaterally declaring that players who do not want to stand during the national anthem should stay in the locker room. The NFL…

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Mother of Heather Heyer, Killed 1 Year Ago: Everyone Needs to Pick Up the Baton & Stand Against Hate. democracynow.org It has been nearly a year since anti-racist activist Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacist James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Charger into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. As white supremacists plan to mark the first anniversary of Charlottesville by holding another "Unite the Right" rally in Washington, D.C., we speak with Heyer's mother Susan Bro about Heather Heyer's legacy and what activists can do to combat racism.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-07). VIPS Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com 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 →

CBC (2018-08-07). Four Years Ago: Who was Behind the Downing of MH17? OSCE Monitor Mentions Machine Gun "Bullet Holes" in MH17, No Evidence of Missile. globalresearch.ca This was one of the first reports revealing machine gun like holes in the fuselage | OSCE monitor Michael Bociurkiw mentions bullet holes in #MH17, not able to find any missile so far. According to the WSJ: | Monitors from the Organization …

Chris Sosa, AlterNet (2018-08-07). Georgia C-SPAN Caller Rips Trump's GOP As Modern-Day KKK: We Have a 'Grand Wizard in the White House'. alternet.org She reportedly even made t-shirts. | A Georgia C-SPAN caller identified as Michelle compared President Donald Trump to a KKK leader during a Tuesday morning segment. She began by criticizing a GOP candidate for governor. "I want to tell you that here in Georgia, we have a candidate by the name of Brian Kemp who we know is a klansman," Michelle said. "He has been touting what he is going to do to blacks and Latinos in the district. "Kemp is be. . .

Staff (2018-08-07). Texas Democrat Closes In on Ted Cruz's Senate Seat. truthdig.com Beto O'Rourke, a state representative from El Paso, raised an astonishing $1.2 million from 39,000 grassroots contributions, despite a negative ad blitz by the incumbent, and polls suggest a surprisingly tight race.

Alison Weir (2018-08-07). Why Is the Head of the Teacher's Union Pushing for Support of Israel? mintpressnews.com While teachers care about schools & salaries, teachers union head Randi Weingarten is positioning the teacher's union to support the state of Israel.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-07). Sarah Smith Takes on 21-Year Incumbent Adam Smith in Washington's 9th Congressional District. therealnews.com Sarah Smith worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign. She is a young working class woman who was asked by Brand New Congress to run the Washington's 9th Congressional district seat against a long time liberal incumbent. She has knocked on 13,000 doors with her message of health care for all and making the Democrats the…

Dean Baker (2018-08-07). The Deficit That Will Eat the Budget and Other Ever-Popular Scare Stories. fair.org Will interest payments take up the entire federal budget? A Wall Street Journal column by Greg Ip (3/28/18) gave us another rendition of this old scare story. The argument is that the interest paid on US government debt will soon impose an enormous burden on the federal government, choking off spending on important government programs. […]…

Ricardo Vaz (2018-08-07). Venezuela Assassination Attempt: Maduro Survives but Journalism Doesn't. mintpressnews.com Venezuela was rocked this past Sunday by an attempted assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, during a public event, using drones armed with explosives. But as more details started to become available, the coverage of the mainstream media actually moved in the opposite direction: one after the other they have looked to sow doubt on the events, using words such as " apparent" or " alleged", focusing instead on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression. In the end, it is hard to tell apart the media coverage from the statements of John Bolton, one of the more hawkish advisers to the US president. | Although there are plenty of examples to choose from, we are going to focus on our personal champion of dishonest Venezuelan coverage — The Guardian. A quick search of…

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-08-07). Trump Administration Sets Its Sights on Legal Immigrants with Plan to Limit Number of New US Citizens. alternet.org The proposal is expected to be issues within weeks. | Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller is reportedly finalizing a plan that would allow the Trump administration to make it harder for legal immigrants in the United States to become U. S. citizens. It could affect up to 20 million current legal residents and it would not require Congressiona. . .

Associated Press (2018-08-07). Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows. peoplesworld.org LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The places and names change, but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. Twin fires in Northern California being treated as one are…

Dean Baker (2018-08-07). The Story of Stagnant Wage Growth. counterpunch.org This recovery has not been great for workers. They have seen modest real wage gains over the last five years, but these gains have not come close to making up the ground lost in the recession and the first years of the recovery. Nonetheless, real wages have been growing for most of the last five More

Dominique Paul Noth (2018-08-07). Laughter and apprehension as Wisconsin's Walker seeks third term. peoplesworld.org MADISON, Wisc. — As he seeks a third term as Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker's campaign strategy has evoked laughter and apprehension — laughter because he is so shamelessly contradicts his own past in seeking to make nice with the progressive forces lined up against him, yet apprehension because his 10-1…

Jan Oberg (2018-08-07). Present Perverse Priorities Will Undermine the United Nations Even Further! globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The news came a few days ago: "UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned member states that the organization is facing "troubling funding issues as a result of delayed dues payments that will …

teleSUR/GB (2018-08-07). Freelance Photojournalist Killed in Mexico. telesurtv.net Garcia Gonzalez was a freelancer who contributed to the Dia7 and Nuevo Milenio publications. The 47-year-old covered social and religious events for the weeklies.

David Rosen (2018-08-07). Trump Politics: Power, Powerlessness and the Perfect Target. counterpunch.org Now a year-and-a-half into the Trump presidency, it's become a truism that the president's support is anchored in a deep sense of social and political powerlessness felt by many Americans, especially older, white men. An early 2016 Rand pollcomparing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz supporters found that those who agreed with the statement "people like me don't have any say about what the government does" preferred Trump — and by a whopping 86.5 percent majority. More

Harry Wagner (2018-08-07). Same Strategy, Different War, Same Failed Results. counterpunch.org In brief, you will find that the illogical direction the Pentagon and Department of State have directed this nation's foreign affairs and military has its roots in the defeat of the United States Military in Vietnam. The Vietnamese used terrain and guerrilla (insurgency) strategy to oppose the US tactical deployment which was organized to fight More

Nick Turse (2018-08-07). The Legacy of Infinite War. counterpunch.org Special Ops, Generational Struggle, and the Cooperstown of Commandos 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 2002 or 2018.) Missions by Green Berets in Iraq. (I could be talking about 2003 or 2018.) While so much about More

Samantha Borek (2018-08-07). Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings. truthout.org Following several nationally publicized police killings of unarmed Black Americans in the United States, Eva L., a fitness instructor who identifies as Black, started to experience what she describes as "immense paranoia." She would often call in sick, because she feared risking an encounter with police upon leaving her house. She also started to second-guess her and her husband's decision to have children. | "Seeing Black bodies murdered and physical/emotional violence online and on the news" was a trauma she could no longer bear, Eva says. "I was terrified of bringing a child into the world we live in and experience as Black people. I thought not having kids was a truer sign of love than risk them being harmed by this world." | A recent study sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania — released just before the anniversaries of the deaths…

teleSUR / jc-MH (2018-08-07). Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'No Doubt' Military Men Will Serve in Gov't. telesurtv.net "To leave no doubt, there will be a bunch of military ministers" in my government if elected president, said Jair Bolsonaro.

Elizabeth Altschull (2018-08-07). American Fiction and Russian Realism: 'The Magnitsky Act. Behind the Scenes'. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | I live in France where from the avenue of the Champs Elysées to the tractors covered with flags in the alfalfa fields of Normandy, the French celebrated their victory at the …

Staff (2018-08-07). The Largest Wildfire in California History Is Still Growing. truthdig.com LAKEPORT, Calif. — Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California. | On Monday, twin fires being treated as one incident north of San Francisco became the largest wildfire in state history, destroying 443 square miles (1,148 square kilometers) — nearly the size of the city of Los Angeles. | The Mendocino Complex was still growing as it broke the record set last December. The Thomas Fire killed two people, burned 440 square miles, and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings in Southern California before being fully contained Jan. 12. | The Mendocino Complex, which is 30 percent contained, has been less destructive to property than some of the other wildfires in the state because it is mostly raging in remote areas. But officials…

IMEMC News (2018-08-07). Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinian Fighters In Gaza. imemc.org The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, issued a statement denouncing the Israeli assassination of two of its fighters, in northern Gaza, and holding Israel accountable for any future escalation. Al-Qassam said the two fighters, Ahmad Abdullah Morjan, 23, and Abdul-Hafeth Mohammad Seelawi, 23, where killed in an Israeli […]…

South Front (2018-08-07). Video: The Syrian Army Preparing for Operation in Northern Latakia. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Overnight on August 5, Aziz Asbar, the head of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), died after an IED had hit his car in the village of Masyaf …

NationAction (2018-08-07). Today Is the Deadline to Save the Census. thenation.com Today Is the Deadline to Save the Census appeared first on The Nation.

Chauncey DeVega, Salon (2018-08-07). Here's How Trump Will Convince Supporters to Stick With Him — Even As He Admits to Collusion. alternet.org His shifting narrative is strategic. | Donald Trump's presidency is like a poorly written spy thriller turned into real life. The newest twist in this painful never-ending story? After many months of denying that his son and other campaign representatives met with a Russian agent to discuss receiving damaging information about Hillary Clinton — the cover story being that the meeting in Trump Tower was about the adoptions of Russian childr. . .

Zaid Jilani (2018-08-07). Cory Booker Claims He Didn't Know He Held a Pro-Palestine Sign. New Details Cast Doubt on His Denial. theintercept.com Pro-Palestinian activists say they spoke briefly with Booker about their advocacy work before taking a picture with him holding a pro-Palestinian sign.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-07). The Fight for the Future of the Democratic Party Comes to Missouri. therealnews.com Community activist, nurse, and minister Cori Bush is challenging 10-term Congressman William Lacy Clay, son of the Congressman who preceded him. Cori Bush, who is part of a wave of progressive challengers to the established Democratic Party became a major community presence and leader in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson

VIPFS (2018-08-07). Intelligence Veterans Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange. mintpressnews.com 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

IMEMC News (2018-08-07). Israeli Soldiers Invade Ya'bad Near Jenin. imemc.org 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 […]…

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