2018-08-12: News Headlines

Sputnik News (2018-08-12). Iran To Receive Second Batch Of Enriched Uranium For Tehran Nuclear Reactor. iranian.com Iran will soon receive a second batch of 20 percent-enriched uranium which has been kept in Russia under the nuclear deal and now will be used at the Tehran nuclear reactor, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman, said on Saturday. [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nder the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) […]

Catherine Shakdam (2018-08-12). Nuclear Deal: Is The MEK Playing Into Anti-Iranian Sentiments? iranian.com Speaking at the Ronald Reagan Library in July, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a scathing critique of Iran and its policies — a knee-jerk reaction, one could argue, to Washington's debacle in both Iraq and Syria. If America's distaste for the Islamic Republic has always run deep, Washington's grandstanding on national security and […]

Merula Furtado (2018-08-12). Psychological Resources in Latinx Struggle Against Systemic Oppression. truthout.org The Trump administration's latest attempt to further restrict the number of refugees admitted into the United States is just the most recent example of this country's longtime practice of using undocumented immigrants as political pawns. | The opportunities afforded to undocumented immigrants have historically been tied to the whims of the US government and the economic prosperity of the country. For instance, immigration laws tend to become more flexible when a need for cheap labor arises and is not fulfilled by US citizens (e.g., during World War II). On the other hand, when the US experiences economic hardship, undocumented immigrants are scapegoated and blamed for the economic conditions of the country and immigration laws become stricter. | As a result, undocumented immigrants are susceptible to exploitation and abuse by their employers and experience traumatic stress related to home and…

Daniel A. Medina (2018-08-12). He Grew Up Thinking He Was American — Until He Was Deported. theintercept.com Mauricio Cappelli, with his thick Wisconsin accent, was deported to his birth country after learning as an adult that he did not have citizenship.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Are Hamas and Israel Headed to War or to a Ceasefire? therealnews.com Prof. As'ad Abukhalil on the dangerous game that both Hamas and Israel are playing. Hamas succeeded in challenging the power relations, but the lives of two million Palestinians in Gaza are put at risk in the process

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-12). Nobel Prize-Winning Trinidad Author VS Naipaul Dies Aged 85. telesurtv.net Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary awards during his career.

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). Danny Glover on New Film "Sorry to Bother You" and the Myth of a Postracial US. truthout.org Boots Riley's debut film, Sorry to Bother You, offers a renewed sense of urgency in how we respond to the racist and capitalist divides that impact us all. Satirical, dystopian, part sci-fi. Emotionally and intellectually, it's everything we didn't know we needed. | Cassius "Cash" Green represents many unemployed young Black males looking for work and their subsequent climb to the top after they finally land a job. After getting a low-level telemarketing position, Cash learns the secret to how many people of color get ahead — assimilation. His "White voice" talent propels him to success, and after being struck in the head by a soda can thrown by a protestor, he eventually becomes a viral sensation for Coca-Cola. But his success means leaving behind his multicultural group of co-workers who are organizing a strike for higher pay. He must choose between individual…

Sarah Rankin (2018-08-12). Un año después del mitin letal de Charlottesville: heridas abiertas. peoplesworld.org (AP) La manifestación de nacionalistas blancos hace casi un año en Virginia, que dejó a una mujer muerta y decenas de heridos, resultó ser un momento decisivo, tanto para el movimiento de extrema derecha como para la propia ciudad. Desde entonces, muchos residentes dicen que las heridas no se han curado y otros creen que la violencia evidenció diferencias sobre cuestiones más profundas, de raza y desigualdad económica, y que es necesario resolverlas. | James Alex Fields Jr., un residente de Ohio, fue acusado de embestir con su automóvil a una multitud que protestaba contra una marcha de supremacistas blancos en la ciudad de Charlottesville, Virginia. En el atropello murió a Heather Heyer, una asistente legal de 32 años. | "Una de mis mayores quejas con la gente de este pueblo el año pasado fue que la gente, en su mayoría blanca, seguía…

INA (2018-08-12). Friday Demonstration Violently Repressed in Hebron. imemc.org 08/11/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Al-Khalil Team Yesterday, on the 10th of August, the Friday demonstration in the city of Hebron (Al-Khalil) was violently repressed by Israeli forces. Unarmed protestors gathered after Friday prayers, around 13: 30, to protest against the occupation and in solidarity with Gaza.

IMEMC News (2018-08-12). Health Ministry: "%80 Of Cancer Medications Depleted In Gaza Hospitals" imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry is Gaza has reported that %80 of cancer medications in the besieged coastal region have depleted, an issue that poses imminent threats to the lives of the patients. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the Rantisi specialized hospital, […]…

Trevor Aaronson (2018-08-12). Inside a Sleazy FBI Sting Involving Diet Clinics, Fitness Models, Money Laundering, and a Supposed Plot to Hire a Hitman. theintercept.com Emile Bouari was an unprincipled businessman who'd been accused of ripping people off. But it would take Operation Bo-Tox to get him to launder money.

INA (2018-08-12). Israel's Siege of Gaza is Anything But Legal. imemc.org On Sunday, 29 July, Israeli commandos boarded a boat taking part in a Freedom Flotilla which was taking humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boat — Al-Awda (The Return) — was captured by Israel while sailing in international waters. If anyone else had conducted the raid, it would […]…

Alternative Information Center (2018-08-12). Settlers Inaugurate 'Tourist Center' in Silwan. imemc.org Israeli settlers attend an inauguration ceremony for a tourist center in Silwan, August 1, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

IMEMC News (2018-08-12). Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, two young Palestinian men from their homes in Halhoul town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and abducted the two Palestinians. The Palestinian Prisoners' […]…

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-12). Dominica: Single-Use Plastic Ban to Go Into Effect January 2019. telesurtv.net Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the nation must protect its environment if it ever hopes to rebuild and "reset" the island's society and economy.

Staff (2018-08-12). Turkey's President: U.S. Waging Economic War Against Turkey. truthdig.com Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames his country's economic downturn on the United States and other nations that he claims are waging "war" against his country.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2018-08-12). Russia, China Nearing Alliance Conditions. iranian.com The Chinese Communist Party Politburo member Yang Jiechi is visiting Moscow on August 14-17 at the invitation of the secretary of the Russian national security council, Nikolai Patrushev to participate in the 14th round of Russian-Chinese consultations on strategic stability. The forthcoming event in Moscow will be closely watched since the two countries are fast nearing a situation […]

INA (2018-08-12). Palestinian Shepherds Chased Off Land by Occupation Forces. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces, on Saturday, chased Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near the town of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Separation Wall and […]…

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). Thriving Wildlife Benefits People Enormously. truthout.org

| Janine Jackson: Like Social Security, the Endangered Species Act is historically and presently very popular. People, in the main, get the idea that trying not to wipe species off the face of the earth is a meaningful way to reflect the recognition that human life is sustained and enriched by a healthy and diverse environment. And as with Social Security, there are some who see the Endangered Species Act as primarily an obstacle keeping them and their friends from making the maximum amount of money possible. | The trouble is, too often media seem to balance those perspectives in reporting on the Act. Now the Trump administration is…

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-12). Costa Rica: Murder of Mexican Singer Prompts Anti-Femicide Demo. telesurtv.net Maria Trinidad Matus, a 25-year-old singer whose first album had just been released, was murdered on the Santa Teresa de Cobano beach.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-12). Watch: Rev. Al Sharpton Corners Confederate-Loving Senate Candidate Who Calls Him a 'Race-Hustler'. alternet.org "Do you consider yourself the candidate for white nationalists in the state of Virginia? " Sharpton asked. | Corey Stewart, the Virginia Republican nominee for Senate who once praised southern succession, on Sunday spoke with Reverend Al Sharpton on MSNBC's "Politics Nation" — and repeatedly deflected when asked. . .

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-08-12). Uruguay's Mujica: Fight for Democracy is a Fight 'for Civilization'. telesurtv.net "Fighting for democracy is not only to fight to vote from time to time and choose a ruler," said former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica.

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-12). Listen: Omarosa Reveals Secretly-Recorded Tape of John Kelly 'Threatening' Her Prior to West Wing Departure. alternet.org "That's downright criminal," Omarosa Manigault-Newman claimed. | Omarosa Manigault-Newman on Sunday released a tape of a conversation she surreptitiously recorded in the Situation Room between herself and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as he informed her she would be leaving the administration. Manigualt-Newman told NBC's Chuck Todd she recorded conversations to protect herself in a White House known for throwing people under the bus. She claimed if she did not. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Facebook Taps Militarist Think Tank Atlantic Council to Police its Content (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com From Alex Jones to alleged Russian trolls, major internet companies are increasingly policing content on their platforms. Max Blumenthal of the Grayzone Project says the partnership between Facebook and the Atlantic Council highlights "the merger of the national security state and Silicon Valley."

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). What Is Insider Trading, the Crime Rep. Chris Collins Was Charged With? truthout.org The arrest of Congressman Chris Collins shines light on one of the sexier crimes that the securities laws has to offer: insider trading. | It's the subject of many iconic movies like "Wall Street," television shows like "Billions" and real-life scandals involving celebrities, politicians and others. | But despite all the media attention, very few people actually know what insider trading is under the law and how it gets people into trouble. As finance experts, we are here to fill that gap. | What Is Insider Trading?: | As its most basic, insider trading is when someone — usually a corporate insider — buys or sells securities such as a stock or bond based on "non-public information." | For instance, Martha is a board member at Company X and learns of an incredible breakthrough at her company that…

Robert Reich (2018-08-12). The Biggest Threat to Our Democracy That You Haven't Heard Of. truthdig.com There is a very real possibility of a rogue Constitutional convention—empowering extremists to radically reshape the Constitution, our laws, and our country.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-12). . telesurtv.net "In a health law like this, religion has nothing to do with it," said Nora Cortiñas after the Argentine Senate rejected the Abortion Bill.

IMEMC News (2018-08-12). Detainee From Hebron Continues Hunger Strike. imemc.org The Palestinian Detainees' Committee has reported that a political prisoner from the southern West Bank city of Hebron is ongoing with a hunger strike, for the fourteenth consecutive day, protesting his continued Administrative Detention, without charges or trial. The Committee said the detainee Dirar Abu Minshar, 39, is currently held […]…

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-12). Colombia: Soldiers Ask for 'Forgiveness' in First Peace Court Hearings. telesurtv.net The soldiers are being investigated for participating in the extrajudicial killing of scores of young Colombian men and later present them as guerrilla fighters.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Progressive Democrat Mike Siegel Challenges Wealthy Right-Wing Rep. Mike McCaul in Texas. therealnews.com We speak to Austin City attorney Mike Siegel, who took Texas to court to stop the "anti-immigrant" show me your papers law. He is running a strong campaign against Republican incumbent Mike McCaul in 10th Congressional district

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). Want to Create More Jobs? Reduce Fossil Fuel Use. truthout.org We've all heard claims that fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas are major job creators. President Trump says so all the time. | But it turns out that developing and installing the technology to reduce fossil fuel use — known in the industry as "energy efficiency" — creates many more jobs than fossil fuels. | Energy efficiency jobs in the United States totaled 2.18 million in 2016, more than double the total of fossil fuel production and fossil-fuel based electricity generation combined. | They're growing at a much faster rate, too. From 2015 to 2016, there was 53 percent employment growth in advanced and recycled building materials, and 59 percent employment growth in Energy Star appliances. Compare that to just 9 percent growth in fossil fuel-based electricity generation.

IMEMC News (2018-08-12). Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted five fishermen from the same family. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, and abducted Nasser Fadel Bakr, and his sons Fadel Nasser Bakr, Ahmad Nasser […]…

Michael Nigro (2018-08-12). Dispatches From D.C.: Capital Braces for 'Unite the Right 2' Rally. truthdig.com On the anniversary of the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro reports from Washington, D.C. where preparations are already underway for the second iteration of the white nationalist event and a counterprotest.

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). Trump Administration Delays Texas "Tent City" for Migrant Children Closure Again. truthout.org The Trump administration is delaying closure of a Texas "tent city" that houses migrant boys who crossed the US-Mexico border without a parent or were separated from their families under the president's cruel "zero tolerance" policy, according to a CBS News report published early Saturday. | Located at the Tornillo Port of Entry south of El Paso, the facility was opened June 14 because of overcrowded shelters and was initially set to close a month later. However, with hundreds of children still separated from their parents — thanks to the administration's immigration policies and prolonged failure to reunite families by a federal court's July 26 deadline — its closure has been repeatedly delayed. | After the first delay, officials had planned to close down the facility this weekend, but the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — which…

Merula Furtado (2018-08-12). "Exhaling a Low Freedom Song": Jackie Wang on Carceral Capitalism. truthout.org I can't quite remember an intellectual journey as complicated, engaging and justice-inspired as my trip through Carceral Capitalism. A warning: Author Jackie Wang is not for the faint-hearted. Whether she is delving deep into the tragedy and outrage of her brother's 40-year prison sentence, picking apart economic crisis theory or changing gears altogether with a few poems, this book demands total engagement. It's not exactly an academic study of carceral capitalism, yet it is one of the most rigorous studies of carceral capitalism you will encounter. It's not exactly a chronicling of the debate between Afro-Pessimism and capitalist crisis-centered analysis, but it is. At times, I felt like I was reading parts of the literature review of a Ph.D. dissertation (the exciting parts) and at other moments she was baring her soul, her anger, her love, her solidarity. | So, let…

Carl Pope, Salon (2018-08-12). Trump Tweets Nonsense as California Burns. alternet.org The Trump Administration is not even thinking seriously about the Great Burning. | The Dust Bowl made its way into American culture through the songs of Woodie Guthrie, the novels of John Steinbeck, and most recently Timothy Egan's magisterial, The Worst Hard Time. But its hold on our historic imagination was triggered by millions of "dust bowl" refugees who clogged the entrance s. . .

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-12). Venezuela: Maduro 'Will Let FBI Investigate Murder Attempt'. telesurtv.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro claims Colombia's former President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the assassination.

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-12). Peru: Thousands March For Justice, Equality, Women's Rights. telesurtv.net At least 20 social organizations united on Saturday in marches across Lima, the capital, to demand gender equality and an end to femicide.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-12). Guatemala: Hydroelectric Plant Under Fire For Ignoring Locals. telesurtv.net The Santa Eulalia municipality claims the project was granted a license without the required consultation of the local Mayan Q'anjob' people.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-12). CNN's Jake Tapper Exposes Giuliani's Lie After He Bizarrely Claims Trump Never Asked Comey to 'Go Easy' on Flynn. alternet.org Tapper pointed out that Giuliani had told ABC News that Trump asked Comey to "give the man a break" when speaking about Flynn. | Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that President Donald Trump cannot be charged with obstruction of justice because he never told former FBI Director James Comey to go easy on disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. During an interview on CNN, Giuliani denied an earlier admission that Trump told Comey to. . .

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-12). Three More Colombian Social Leaders Murdered in 48 Hours. telesurtv.net Violence continues to spread, with reports of three social leaders being murdered despite government assurances to Indigenous communities.

INA (2018-08-12). Syrian Air Force Intercepts Israeli Jet. imemc.org Syrian air defenses allegedly intercepted an Israeli warplane, to west of the Syrian capital of Damascus, predawn, Saturday. The SANA Syrian news agency reported, according to Ma'an, that Syrian air defenses were used against a "hostile" warplane penetrating the Syrian airspace. Sources said that the Syrians allegedly intercepted an Israeli […]…

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-08-12). Ivanka Trump Offers Statement on Charlottesville A Year After Her Dad Blamed 'Both Sides' — And Gets Immediately Owned. alternet.org "Can't clean up daddy's racism. " | First daughter Ivanka Trump received a rude reception Saturday night after she posted a three-tweet statement about the violence in Charlottesville — almost one year to the day after the white-nationalist "Unite the Right" rally that left one woman dead. According to Ivanka, who also serves as a White House adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, "One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly displ. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-12). Russiagate Frenzy Targets Leftist Sites (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com Russiagate has deepened the partnership between Washington and Silicon Valley, and leftist websites are among the first casualties. After falsely accusing an anti-white supremacist rally event page of being a fake, Facebook shut down the page of VenezuelaAnalysis.com for several hours without explanation. We speak to VA founder and TRNN host Greg Wilpert, as well…

Merula Furtado (2018-08-12). Black Lives Matter in Our Schools: Developing an Anti-Racist Pedagogy. truthout.org Empowering Black students to become change makers is a key goal of the book, Teaching for Black Lives. Editors Dyan Watson, Jesse Hagopian and Wayne Au have assembled a cogent group of essays that offer the opportunity for developing an anti-racist pedagogy. | Truthout interviewed one of the editors, Jesse Hagopian, who is also a Truthout contributing writer. | Mark Karlin: You note in your introduction that "We must teach for black lives in our classrooms." How did you and your fellow editors come up with the idea for a textbook that can also be used as a reader by adults? | Co-editor Jesse Hagopian.Rethinking Schools | Jesse Hagopian: As I answer these questions, white supremacists and neo-Nazis are readying plans to march on Washington, DC. Hate crimes are on the rise around the country. Police violence against Black people continues unabated and…

IMEMC News (2018-08-12). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In Ramallah And Hebron" imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Sunday, nine Palestinians from their homes in the West Bank governorates of Ramallah and Hebron, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS office in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted seven Palestinians from several parts of the governorate. The abducte…

RT (2018-08-12). 'Trigger-happy' US cop tells suspects he'll get a 'ton of money' if he shoots someone (VIDEO). rt.com A Connecticut police officer has been suspended after a video emerged of him warning suspected trespassers not to do anything stupid, because he is "trigger-happy" and will be paid for overtime if someone gets shot.

RT (2018-08-12). Baltimore police repeatedly punch man in the head in shocking VIDEO. rt.com Shocking footage of a Baltimore City police officer repeatedly punching a man in the head has whipped up outrage and resulted in the officer being swiftly suspended.

RT (2018-08-12). Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com Besides some verbal confrontations between riot police and demonstrators, a rally in Charlottesville marking the anniversary of last year's deadly clash between right- and left-wing activists passed without any major incident.

RT (2018-08-12). Police brutally smash window and drag man from car for seat belt violation (VIDEO). rt.com A viral video showing New Mexico State Police smashing a car window and pulling a man from the vehicle sparked outrage online. Officers have responded by releasing their own video of the incident.

RT (2018-08-12). Drug-addicted pet owners may abuse their animals to secure opioid fix, study warns US vets. rt.com Some opioid addicts have been known to injure their pets to get their hands on powerful prescription drugs to satisfy their cravings, a new survey in Colorado has revealed, calling for more oversight on drug prescription by vets.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? therealnews.com Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). 'Serious Consequences' to Trump's Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran and Gutting the Nuclear Deal. therealnews.com Trita Parsi to examines the complexities of Trump's attempt to end the Iran nuclear deal with US and EU. Could we be heading towards war? What's happening in Iran and could the fallout be of increased tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz?

Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-11). Efforts to Undermine Iran Nuclear Deal Warrant Greater Public Outcry. truthout.org Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as absolute truths, ignoring countervailing evidence and opening the floodgates for the bloody escalation of the war, and the deaths of millions of Southeast Asians and over 50,000 Americans. The Johnson administration was able to use media, and their credulity when it comes to official enemies, to put through a plan they intended anyway. | Donald Trump is not obscuring—successfully—that he wants what is blithely referred to as "regime change" in Iran. And media aren't really hiding that drive either. But is that the same thing as challenging it, or interrogating the premises the White House is lining up—the talk of Iran's maligned behavior, support for terrorists, pursuit of…

Rachel Leah, Salon (2018-08-11). 'BlacKkKlansman' and White Women: Spike Lee's New Film Indicts Their Investment in White Supremacy. alternet.org From legal slavery to now, white women have always participated in white nationalist violence in many forms | The new Spike Lee-directed film "BlacKkKlansman" begins with a scene from the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind. " In it, Scarlett O'Hara discovers the rows and rows of injured and slaughtered bodies at a train yard following the Battle of Atlanta. As the camera pans out, a battered Confederate flag buckles a. . .

Alexandra Tempus (2018-08-11). Five Questions For: 'Documenting Hate: Charlottesville' Producer Karim Hajj. progressive.org 'I was most surprised by their reluctance to admit to their politics.'

Jason Ditz (2018-08-11). Saudi Airstrike on Yemen School Bus Kills at Least 50, Mostly Children. globalresearch.ca Saudi warplanes attacked a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, hitting the bus just as it was passing through a crowded marketplace. At least 50 civilians were killed in the

Prof. James Petras (2018-08-11). A Decalogue: The Ten Theses of American Empire-Building: A Dialogue. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Few, if any, believe what they hear and read from leaders and media publicists. Most people choose to ignore the cacophony of voices, vices and virtues. | This paper provides a …

Staff (2018-08-11). Nobel Prize-Winning Author V.S. Naipaul Dies at 85. truthdig.com The Trinidad-born author's books explored colonialism and decolonization, exile and the struggles of the everyman in the developing world—themes that mirrored his personal background and trajectory.

Staff (2018-08-11). Wildfire Victims Among Those Stung by Trump's Trade War. truthdig.com The Trump administration's tariffs are raising the cost of imported construction materials, squeezing homeowners seeking to rebuild after losing their homes to natural disasters, including the wildfires scorching parts of California.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Baltimore After Freddie Gray. therealnews.com On the Marc Steiner Show, Sean Yoes discusses his new book of stories from his hometown since it was shaken by Freddie Gray's death in police custody, and the new movements trying to foster change

Peter Phillips (2018-08-11). Giants: The Global Power Elite. globalresearch.ca My new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, follows in the tradition of C. Wright Mills' work the Power Elite, which was published in 1956. Like Mills, I am …

Staff (2018-08-11). How 'Suicidal' Employee Could Steal Plane at Sea-Tac Airport Probed. truthdig.com The Horizon Air worker, who is believed to have been killed when the craft crashed, was "doing stunts in air" and other dangerous maneuvers. The turboprop went down on a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets.

Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon (2018-08-11). You Know Who's Paying Very, Very Close Attention to the Manafort Trial? President Trump. alternet.org It may not be the trial of the century, but Mueller & Trump, the stake-holders outside the courtroom, are watching | Do you remember the first job you ever had? I'm not talking about cutting lawns, or babysitting the neighbor's kids, or lifeguarding at the municipal pool. I'm talking about the job you probably got after you graduated from college or finished your military service. A job you had to apply and interview for. A job at a company downtown in a. . .

Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-11). Hegemony Is Never Complete: Using Gramsci to Understand the Arab Uprisings. truthout.org

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| Nadim Mirshak: In this current period of post-uprising Egypt, civil society seems to be one of the few spaces left where hegemony is challenged in ways that are different from protests, sit-ins or violent demonstrations. In your book, Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education: Possibilities for Transformative…

Staff (2018-08-11). Security Heightened for Charlottesville Anniversary Weekend. truthdig.com Police block off streets and mobilize hundreds of officers one year after white supremacist violence roiled the Virginia city. Some activists fear the heavy police presence could be counterproductive.

Claudrena N. Harold, Salon (2018-08-11). A Timeline of Racism in Charlottesville: From 1607 Through 2017's 'Unite the Right' Rally. alternet.org University of Virginia faculty examine the history and legacy of white supremacy on and around UVA's campus | Universities are complex networks of buildings and organizations that pro ≠vide education and jobs and health care and cultural enrichment. They take form in classrooms, dorms, dining halls, and hospitals. They field sports teams and community volunteers. They possess histories that include shameful compromises with the inequaliti. . .

F. William Engdahl (2018-08-11). Washington Has Lured the EU into An Anti-China Trade Front. globalresearch.ca While many in the EU breathed a sign of relief at the apparent success of the recent Washington trade tariff talks between EU Commission President Juncker and the Trump Administration, in …

Mojmir Babacek (2018-08-11). Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on January 31, 2013. | In March 2012 the Russian defense minister Anatoli Serdjukov said: "The development of weaponry based on new physics principles; direct-energy weapons, geophysical …

Graham Vanbergen (2018-08-11). The Demise of Global Britain. "The Expected Economic Crash" globalresearch.ca The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time of real and perceived deepening uncertainties around the world. …

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-11). Yemen: Fake 'News' That's Mixed into America's Mainstream News — and Why. globalresearch.ca On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined "Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen" and reported as if the United States doesn't have any important role to …

Staff (2018-08-11). Tens of Thousands Attend Arab-Led Rally Against Israeli Bill. truthdig.com The rally marks further fallout from the explosive nation-state law that critics say marginalizes Israel's non-Jewish citizens. According to Israeli media, both Jews and Arabs attended the protest.

Alastair Sloan (2018-08-11). How Bin Salman's Attack On Canada Is Harming The Saudi Economy. iranian.com The Canada-Saudi spat looks set to accelerate as the Kingdom's central bank ordered its fund managers to withdraw hundreds of millions of dollars in equities, bonds and cash from Canadian financial markets yesterday. The Wall Street Journal quickly judged that "the relatively small selloff isn't expected to carry a major financial impact for Canada." Then […]

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-11). Farcical "Ceasefire" in Gaza. globalresearch.ca Israeli ceasefire terms are one-way, demanding everything, giving nothing in return but empty promises — breached every time made. | They're all about affording to itself the right to use indiscriminate, disproportionate …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-10). Listen: Man Hijacks Empty Horizon Airlines Plane from Sea-Tac Airport Before Crashing. alternet.org Ground control tried to assist the unidentified 29-year-old man as he flew erratically around Seattle. | An unidentified 29-year-old man on Friday hijacked a Horizon Air plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington, crashing near Ketron Island, ABC News reports. The official Twitter account of Alaska Airlines, which owns Horizon Air, conf. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Workers Picket Outside Baltimore's Waterfront Marriott Hotel (Livestream Replay). therealnews.com Watch TRNN's livestream of the picket and interviews with workers who say that working conditions are unacceptable—especially at a hotel that saves millions every year due to a city tax break

Ryan Grim (2018-08-11). Tom Carper Agrees to Debate Kerri Harris as Reinforcements Arrive for Insurgent Challenger. theintercept.com Delaware Senator Tom Carper has agreed to debate his Democratic challenger, Kerri Evelyn Harris, as the primary contest has heated up. | With most primaries across the country over, attention is now shifting to the remaining few challenges playing out, with a marquee race in Delaware that pits Carper, who has been in statewide elected office since the 1970s, against Harris, who was born three years after Carper first took office. | It will be Carper's first primary debate in a generation, and comes as reinforcements are arriving from Michigan and elsewhere around the country. Claire Sandberg, who was deputy campaign manager for Abdul El-Sayed's gubernatorial campaign and was a key digital player on the campaign of Bernie Sanders, is teaming up with Harris, as is Winnie Wong, founder of People for Bernie. | Sandberg and Wong will join Alexandra Rojas and…

Staff (2018-08-11). Facing Indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins Won't Seek Re-Election. truthdig.com The New York congressman says he will fill out his term but retracts his earlier vow to stay on the ballot. He faces charges of insider trading involving a biotechnology company.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-11). Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture. consortiumnews.com Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray McGovern Special to Consortium News… Read more →

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign? (Pt. 1/2). therealnews.com UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn's foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights

Michael Nigro (2018-08-11). Revisiting the Horror of Charlottesville 2017. truthdig.com On the eve of the first anniversary of the deadly violence in Virginia, and a day before a new white nationalist rally in Washington, D.C., Truthdig is reposting Michael Nigro's acclaimed photo essay of the 2017 demonstration. He was the first person struck by an automobile driven into the crowd there.

Brett Barrouquere (2018-08-11). Here's what Charlottesville is like one year to the day after infamous tiki torch march. splcenter.org Around downtown Charlottesville's brick-lined pedestrian walking mall, two things were in abundance on Saturday: heavily armed police and television cameras.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-11). Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US. consortiumnews.com The election of Imran Khan as Pakistan's new president further underscores America's futile military strategy in the region, argues Graham Fuller. By Graham Fuller A bold new political face has come to power in the recent Pakistani elections, possibly offering… Read more →

Gabriella Lima (2018-08-11). NATO's Actions Contradict Their Stated "Values" globalresearch.ca NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regularly confirms the alliance's commitment to strive for peace, safety and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN-Charter. …

Carla Stea (2018-08-11). UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Encouraging De Facto Biological Warfare. globalresearch.ca "UN sanctions announced last August stepped up the pressure by removing the parts of prior sanctions that had attempted to avoid humanitarian consequences." The Washington Post, July 20, 2018. | "Healthcare …

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign? (Pt. 2/2). therealnews.com UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn's foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights

Joshua Holland, Raw Story (2018-08-11). Here's Why Trump's Most Rabid Fans Need the Madness of the QAnon Conspiracy Theory. alternet.org Put yourself in their shoes (I know it's unpleasant). | If you want to really understand QAnon, the ludicrous mish-mash of conspiracy theories premised on the idea that Donald Trump has been working in cahoots with Robert Mueller and senior military officials — and also maybe JFK, Jr. , who faked his death in a 1999 plane crash to thwart. . .

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Turkish lira plunges as US trade war measures strangle Turkish economy. wsws.org President Trump is trying to use trade tariffs to compel Ankara to step up attacks on the working class and totally subordinate its foreign policy to US imperialism's demands.

RT (2018-08-11). 'It's abuse': School officer forces 10yo with autism to ground, handcuffs him (VIDEOS). rt.com Body cam footage has emerged showing the moment a school resource officer forced a 10-year-old boy with autism to the ground and handcuffed him. The child's mother says the entire incident amounts to "abuse."

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Southern California Amazon worker reports company forcing employees to work despite fire evacuation orders. wsws.org Brutal conditions at the Riverside County fulfillment center are compounded by the Southern California Holy Fire and Amazon's disregard for employees forced to evacuate.

RT (2018-08-11). Who's the boss? US officials work behind Trump's back to broker NATO deal — report. rt.com US President Donald Trump is deemed a hurdle to foreign policy by his own administration, the New York Times has alleged, in an explosive piece detailing the lengths high-level officials would go to to circumvent the POTUS. |

RT (2018-08-11). Trump blames 'clowns and losers' Comey & co for loss of FBI's 'stellar reputation'. rt.com US President Donald Trump branded ex-FBI executives James Comey and Andrew McCabe as "clowns and losers" in a tweet criticizing them and other officials for ruining the once "stellar reputation" of the FBI.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Striking Sri Lankan railway workers need a political perspective. wsws.org Over 4,000 workers, including engine drivers, guards, station masters and supervisory managers, walked out on Wednesday to demand higher pay.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Canada and Saudis in raucous diplomatic spat over Ottawa's posturing over human rights. wsws.org The events of the past week notwithstanding, Canada—as attested by its $15 billion arms deal with Riyadh—is a staunch ally of the absolutist Saudi regime.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). More deaths and maiming of Palestinians amid latest "ceasefire" wsws.org The latest round of fighting could torpedo a four-year truce between Israel and Hamas.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Amazon worker Shannon Allen opposes censorship of her video statement by Teamsters-linked Facebook page. wsws.org Shannon said the censorship of her video showed that the Teamsters union is fearful of workers from Amazon and UPS forming rank-and-file committees and linking up their struggles.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). South Korean government begins phony reform of military intelligence agency. wsws.org The basic framework of a police state will remain in place regardless of the cosmetic changes made by Moon Jae-in's administration.

RT (2018-08-11). Conservative Twitter voices say they are being attacked with malicious 'abusive speech' complaints. rt.com Several prominent journalists raised alarm at baseless complaints being sent to Twitter over stories on sensitive topics, such as the activities of British spy Christopher Steele, and links between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and China.

wsws.org (2018-08-11). America's unending reign of police terror. wsws.org Four years after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri by police officer Darren Wilson sparked popular outrage over police violence, the daily onslaught of police killings in the US continues.

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