2018-08-07: Social Media Postees

While Iran Braces For Sanctions, What Comes Next?
Derek Davison | iranian.com | 2018-08-07
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 […] | The post While Iran Braces For Sanctions, What Comes Next? appeared first on The Iranian.
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On Anniversary of Nuclear Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Black Alliance for Peace Supports Demand for Immediate Global Denuclearization
BAFP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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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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North Korea and The Washington Trap
PJHC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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The Slow March Toward a World Without Nuclear Weapons
Jerry Merriman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Today Is the Deadline to Save the Census
NationAction | thenation.com | 2018-08-07
Today Is the Deadline to Save the Census appeared first on The Nation.
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SPLC releases new Intelligence Report, including special section on 'Confronting Hate'
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Trump's Privatization Plan Would Destroy the Postal Service
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-08-07
Trump's Privatization Plan Would Destroy the Postal Service appeared first on The Nation.
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Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Is Under Investigation for Tax Fraud: Wall Street Journal
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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. . .
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More Lies About Syria's "White Helmets"
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | When is a terrorist group not a terrorist group? Apparently the answer is that it ceases to be terrorist when it terrorizes someone who is an enemy of the United States. …
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Three Reasons Why 'Fire and Fury' Won't Work with Iran
Scott Ritter | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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, …
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US War Machine Seeks New Pretext in Syria
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Bankruptcies Soar Among Elder Americans, Study Reveals
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
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…
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"Anything to Avoid a Scandal": How Colleges Sideline Sexual Abuse
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Updated: 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 …

Updated: Army Abducts Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

Trump Digs Himself Into Deeper Trouble — and His Voters Are Finally Noticing
candice | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
This past weekend, President Donald Trump tweeted a confession to the world that his top campaign operatives, Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, had knowingly met with emissaries of the Russian government to receive information on his opponent, which he characterized as perfectly legal and routine, while also insisting that he knew nothing about it. In a previous era, this would have been a shocking development that would likely lead to impeachment. Regardless of the legality (and plenty of experts say it was indeed illegal) it was certainly unethical and unpatriotic. | There have been other cases in which campaigns were given stolen information. They went to the authorities with the information. They didn't respond "I love it," and then gather the campaign's top guns to hear the pitch. (The one exception that we know of is that paragon of virtue…
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Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2018-08-07
As part of an attempt to withhold records about the controversial practice in a FOIA lawsuit, the FBI made an astonishing admission. | The post Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work appeared first on The Intercept.
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D.C. transit union: No special subway cars for white supremacists!
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Venezuela's Maduro To Present Evidence Incriminating Colombia in Failed Attack
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
"I am going to show evidence and testimony. Our people want justice against terrorism. Justice," Maduro said concluding his statement.
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Shredding of Safety Net Blamed as Bankruptcies Soar for Older Americans
candice | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Georgia C-SPAN Caller Rips Trump's GOP As Modern-Day KKK: We Have a 'Grand Wizard in the White House'
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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. . .
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The Largest Wildfire in California History Is Still Growing
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
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…
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When Will the Real Journalists at Fox News Step Up to Denounce the Trump Propaganda Machine?
Nancy Levine, RanttMedia | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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. . .
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Research Shows Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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"The Non-University" and the Manager
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | We have been seeing over the last few decades the birth of the non-university, an institution hollowed out of its seminal functions: teaching and scholarship. Such an institution emphasises the functions …
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Pilger Excoriates Media on Assange Silence
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-07
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and investigative reporter John Pilger takes the gloves off on the continuing attempts to upend WikiLeaks and arrest its founding publisher, Julian Assange, in this interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico. Pilger talks about Assange's deteriorating… Read more ?…
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Despite resistance, women of color aim for political power in 2018 and beyond
Chauncey K. Robinson | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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The US as the Nation State of the Protestant Christian People
Ian Berman | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
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…
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Venezuela's Monetary Revolution Vis-à-vis Economic Sanctions
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-07
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 …

Shaked Warns High Court against Revoking Jewish Nation-State Law

Four Years Ago: Who was Behind the Downing of MH17? OSCE Monitor Mentions Machine Gun "Bullet Holes" in MH17, No Evidence of Missile
CBC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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How a Far-Right Supreme Court Could Haunt the GOP
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
History suggests that Republicans may face a reckoning at the ballot box if Brett Kavanaugh is sworn in. | The post How a Far-Right Supreme Court Could Haunt the GOP appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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A "Purely Military" Target? Truman's Changing Language About Hiroshima
Prof. Alex Wellerstein | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist?
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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The Rollback of EPA Clean Car Standards Will Cost You at Least $500 a Year
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-07

| 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…
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Flawed WWII History Underlies the Bipartisan Hostility Toward Russia
Bruce Dixon | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
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. | The post Flawed WWII History Underlies the Bipartisan Hostility Toward Russia appeared first on MintPress News.
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Fool on the Hill: the Bombast of Boris Johnson
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Give and Let Die
Jared | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
With so much health care to crowdfund, it's almost like there should be a simpler approach. | The post Give and Let Die appeared first on Truthout.
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How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL?
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-08-07
How Do So Many Samoans Make it to the NFL? appeared first on The Nation.
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Texas Democrat Closes In on Ted Cruz's Senate Seat
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
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. | The post Texas Democrat Closes In on Ted Cruz's Senate Seat appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Present Perverse Priorities Will Undermine the United Nations Even Further!
Jan Oberg | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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The Kurt Cobain Donald Trump Hoax
Danny Goldberg | thenation.com | 2018-08-07
The Kurt Cobain Donald Trump Hoax appeared first on The Nation.
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Republican Governor of Texas Tweets — Then Deletes — Fake Churchill Quote Criticizing Anti-Fascists
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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The Fight for the Future of the Democratic Party Comes to Missouri
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
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 | The post The Fight for th…
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Silence on US Political Meddling Abroad
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Among the most fascinating aspects of the brouhaha over supposed Russian meddling in America's electoral system is the total silence in the U.S. mainstream press about U.S. meddling in the political …
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New Charlottesville Doc Exposes Neo-Nazi Leaders & Their Ties to U.S. Military & Weapons Contractors
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-07
When hundreds of white supremacists arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a deadly "Unite the Right" protest last August, local authorities were unprepared for the violence that terrorized the city, largely standing back during bloody encounters between white supremacists and counterprotesters. One year later, we speak with investigative reporter A.C. Thompson on his work to track down and identify white supremacists from Charlottesville and other extremist rallies across the country. His investigation, "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville," premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on PBS.
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Saudi Coalition Kidnappings and Deadly Airstrikes in Yemen Spark Mass Mobilization of Tribal Fighters
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
Recent Saudi-coalition airstrikes on civilian targets and allegations of kidnappings by coalition mercenaries have whipped up a hornet's nest among Yemeni tribes. | The post Saudi Coalition Kidnappings and Deadly Airstrikes in Yemen Spark Mass Mobilization of Tribal Fighters appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Legacy of Infinite War
Nick Turse | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Colombia's New Right-Wing President Raises Risk of US-Led War With Venezuela
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
As the U.S. seeks to topple the elected government of Venezuela, few doubt that Colombia's President Duque and the regional elites standing behind him will prove extremely loyal to their traditional masters in Washington. | The post Colombia's New Right-Wing President Raises Risk of US-Led War With Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuela's Monetary Revolution Vis-à -Vis Economic Sanctions
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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American Fiction and Russian Realism: 'The Magnitsky Act. Behind the Scenes'
Elizabeth Altschull | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Mexico: AMLO Tells US 'We Will Not Be Threatened' on Migration
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
Mexico's president-elect is betting on job creation to curb migration and said the country would not be threatened with militarized borders.
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The Gig Economy Workers are Organizing
Nithin Coca | progressive.org | 2018-08-07
Are the days of venture-capital-backed platforms exploiting mostly silent workers over?
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Brazil: One Inmate Dies Ever 48 Hours in Rio de Janeiro Prisons
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
The state of Rio de Janeiro has seen frequent outbreaks of tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, and scabies among its prison population.
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Neocons Demand 'Crushing' Sanctions on Russia
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | You can always count on the neocons in Congress to ignore reality, ignore evidence, and ignore common sense in their endless drive to get us involved in another war. Last week, …
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Bullies Win and Freedom Suffers When We Can't Agree to Disagree
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to–or even allow for the existence of–other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can't get along. | The post Bullies Win and Freedom Suffers When We Can't Agree to Disagree appeared first on MintPress News.
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Is Trump Being Tough on Russia? Q&A (Pt 3/5)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
Watch Part 3 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 Is Trump Being Tough on Russia? Q&A (Pt 3/5) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Civil Rights | James Baldwin Interview
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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Brazil's Bolsonaro: 'No Doubt' Military Men Will Serve in Gov't
teleSUR / jc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
"To leave no doubt, there will be a bunch of military ministers" in my government if elected president, said Jair Bolsonaro.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Intelligence Veterans Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange
VIPFS | mintpressnews.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 | The post Intelligence Veterans Plead for Humanitarian Asylum for Julian Assange appeared first on MintPress News.
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Palestinian Flats Demolished by Israeli Forces
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-07
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 …

Palestinian Flats Demolished by Israeli Forces

The Story of Stagnant Wage Growth
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Venezuela Assassination Attempt: Maduro Survives but Journalism Doesn't
Ricardo Vaz | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
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…
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Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinian Fighters In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-07
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 …

Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinian Fighters In Gaza

Trump Politics: Power, Powerlessness and the Perfect Target
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Documenting Hate: New Doc Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy that Exploded in Charlottesville
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Video: The Syrian Army Preparing for Operation in Northern Latakia
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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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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Ireland Urges Argentina To Vote 'Yes' On Abortion
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
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.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/I…

Laughter and apprehension as Wisconsin's Walker seeks third term
Dominique Paul Noth | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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The Deficit That Will Eat the Budget and Other Ever-Popular Scare Stories
Dean Baker | fair.org | 2018-08-07
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. …
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Argentina: Church, Activists Spar Ahead of Senate Abortion Vote
teleSUR / vc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
The Argentine Senate will vote on the bill to legalize abortions on Aug. 8.
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Trillion Dollar Companies: the Apple Empire and Concentrated Markets
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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New US Sanctions on Iran – and Their Impact
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Here Are 410 Movies Made Under the Direct Influence and Supervision of the Pentagon
ZeroHedge.com | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
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. | The post Here Are 410 Movies Made Under the Direct Influence and Supervision of the Pentagon appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump Administration Siding With Former Obama Aide at U.N. to Protect Industry Profits
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-08-07
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. | The post Trump Administration Siding With Former Obama Aide at U.N. to Protect Industry Profits appeared first on The Intercept.
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Still raging: Largest wildfire in California history grows
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
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…
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Mother of Heather Heyer, Killed 1 Year Ago: Everyone Needs to Pick Up the Baton & Stand Against Hate
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Here's How Trump Will Convince Supporters to Stick With Him — Even As He Admits to Collusion
Chauncey DeVega, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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. . .
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The Rights of Children: Morocco Provides Safe Spaces for Youth
Julia Payne | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-07
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 …
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Senate Democrats, with Few Exceptions, are a Gang of War-Mongers
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
Democrats in the US Senate showed themselves to be just another war party this week, with 40 of their number out of 47 voting to pass a record $717-billion military budget for FY 2019. Only seven Democrats (Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-MA, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-OR, Kamala Harris, D-CA, Dick Durbin, D-IL,…
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Sarah Smith Takes on 21-Year Incumbent Adam Smith in Washington's 9th Congressional District
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
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… | The post Sarah Smith…
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Brazil's ex-President Lula in jail; Workers Party nominates him anyway
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
party president Gleisi Hoffmann. Seen from one angle, it makes perfect political sense. Lula is by far the most popular of the multiplicity of possible candidates. A steel worker by training, he was an effective labor leader and then president of Brazil from 2003 to 2011. His policies helped to lift millions of poor working class and rural Brazilians out of poverty, greatly strengthened the social safety net, and improved the rights of workers, women, minorities, and LGBTQ Brazilians. | But he was "term limited out" in 2011 and succeeded by another PT president, Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff continued most of Lula's policies, but had the misfortune that on her watch there was an economic downturn coupled with massive corruption scandals. Even though Rousseff was not accused of corruption, she was impeached and removed from power in a farcical " constitutional coup"
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Britain Tightens NATO's Noose Around Russia
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
Britain appears to be selling itself to Europe as the EU's "security" guarantor so that when the UK finally leaves the EU, it can retain a pretext for maintaining a close military relationship. This is extremely dangerous because the US-British policy toward Russia is provocative.
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VIPS Plead 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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Insurgent Candidate Cori Bush Wants to End the Dynastic Rule of a Missouri Congressional District
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-08-07
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. | The post Insurgent Candidate Cori Bush Wants to End the Dynastic Rule of a Missouri Congressional District appeared first on The Intercept.
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Earth Could Be Less than 2 Degrees From Catastrophe, New Study Finds
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
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…
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Lula Drops Release Petition to Avoid Ruling on Eligibility
teleSUR / md-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
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.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/L…

Freelance Photojournalist Killed in Mexico
teleSUR/GB | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-07
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.
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New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled
James Goodman | progressive.org | 2018-08-07
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.
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Why Is the Head of the Teacher's Union Pushing for Support of Israel?
Alison Weir | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
While teachers care about schools & salaries, teachers union head Randi Weingarten is positioning the teacher's union to support the state of Israel. | The post Why Is the Head of the Teacher's Union Pushing for Support of Israel? appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/why-is-the-hea…

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

Stephen Miller's Sinister New Immigration Proposal
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-08-07
The Trump administration's latest plan would penalize users of health care and food stamp programs, potentially affecting an estimated 20 million immigrants. | The post Stephen Miller's Sinister New Immigration Proposal appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/stephen-mi…

Will the UAE Join China and the EU in Helping Iran Deflect US Sanctions?
DJMD | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-07
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 | The post Will the UAE Join China and the EU in Helping Iran Deflect US Sanctions? appeared first on MintPress News.
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Trump Administration Sets Its Sights on Legal Immigrants with Plan to Limit Number of New US Citizens
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-08-07
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. . .
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Chicago's iconic HotHouse awarded grant for excellence in music programming
Special to PeoplesWorld.org | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
The Center for International Performance and Exhibition, dba HotHouse, announced that it is the recipient of a two-year $50,000 grant from The Reva and David Logan Foundation. | The award supports HotHouse's exciting programming for the 2018-19 season. "Marguerite Horberg's and HotHouse's long-term commitment to innovative programming and their excellent curatorial work and production have been a positive influence on the Chicago music scene for many years. We look forward to enjoying some fabulous events this coming year," commented Richard Logan, President of the Logan Foundation. | Now in its 31st year, HotHouse has been one of the city's leading presenters of multi-cultural and multidisciplinary partnerships and initiatives. Some of the organizations seminal and groundbreaking work includes foregrounding first voice narratives, artists of color, music without borders, and women — years before these became a feature in mainstream institutions. | For three…
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Obama on Globalization: A Success Story
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
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… | The post Obama on Globalization: A Su…
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The Brutal Personal Costs of the Philippines' Human Rights Abuses
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-07
In September 2017, Sheerah Escudero's world came crashing down. Her beloved younger brother Ephraim had been missing for five days and the Escudero family was growing increasingly desperate. Then the call came: His body had been found lying by an empty road more than 100 kilometres away in Angeles City, in Pampanga province in the Philippines, northwest of Manila. Ephraim had been shot in the head, his body wrapped in packing tape. | The 18-year-old had been a recreational drug user but as far as his family knew, hadn't used in a few years. Yet the father of two had still become ensnared in the increasingly brutal drug war of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose government has been killing suspected drug users and "drug pushers" since 2016. Duterte recently announced he was ramping up his efforts. | Sheerah and her family tried to…
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Selling the Myth of Greek Recovery
SCSM | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
In a recent article Marco Revelli published in Greek and Italian — a habitual guest in Greece of SYRIZA and its government — made a diatribe against what he called 'pseudo-left' for considering Tsipras a traitor and SYRIZA's economic policy a failure. In an uncalled-for polemic (that included one of the signatories of this reply,…
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Ed Sadlowski — Remembrance of a life even bigger than the man
Paul S. Kaczocha | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-07
I was barely 21 when I first met Ed Sadlowski. Al Samter, a U.S. Steel coke oven worker with a long history of struggle in the mill and the union, asked me if he could bring Ed over to talk to me about his campaign to run for director of District 31 of the Steelworkers. At that time, there were over a million steelworkers in the union. The district which covered the Gary-Chicago area, District 31, was the largest. | Workers were upset that the union leadership had signed an agreement with the steel companies giving up the right to strike. The workers were also upset by a then-recent dues increase that came along at the same time as this new contract, an agreement which was seen as a surrender of labor's basic right to withhold our labor. Most importantly, the voices of…
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