2018-08-18: Social Media Postees

District of Columbia Shoots Back in Tiff on Parade Cancellation
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Mayor Muriel Bowser answers a presidential tweet with one of her own, and her irritation is clear. | The post District of Columbia Shoots Back in Tiff on Parade Cancellation appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Brazil: Temer's Austerity Blocks Construction of 79,500 Houses
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
Social organizations said the lack of public investment confirms the government's "lack of commitment to the poorest."
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The People on Trump's List Aren't Enemies, They Are Witnesses
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
The secrets they have aren't secrets anymore. They're evidence. | Have a gander at Trump's enemies list: John Brennan — 25 years in the CIA. Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004. Director of Central Intelligence, 2013-2017. James Clapper — 32 years in the Air Force, retired as a three-star general with three Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and two Air Medals. Flew 73 combat support missions over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Di. . .
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AMLO Opens Future of New Mexico City Airport to Public Debate
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
The controversial project is currently being build in a lacustrine area, while there are other viable options.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/A…

Argentina: Maradona Backs Messi's Decision On Temporary Leave
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
"I would tell him to play in Europe, not to travel more and not to let himself be used any more," soccer star Diego Maradona said of Lionel Messi.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/A…

The People vs. the Parliament in Argentina
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Hundreds of thousands of people calling for legal, safe and free abortion on demand in Argentina showed their outrage on August 9 when they gathered in the early morning in the pouring rain after the Senate voted down a bill that would have both decriminalized abortion and allowed free access to the procedure in public and private hospitals. | Despite this disappointing blow to reproductive rights, the headway made in Latin America to legalize safe and accessible abortion — dubbed the "green tide" after the bandannas worn by women's rights activists around the continent — will be invaluable to future struggles. | The Senate vote against the bill came a few months after the lower house of Congress voted in favor by a 129-to-125 margin–and after years of campaigning for the issue, led largely by Ni Una Menos, a grassroots anti gender-based violence…
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Peru: Remains of 14 Disappeared Persons Returned to Families
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
The humanitarian effort was done in the framework of a 2016 law that allows the exhumation, identification, and return of the remains the disappeared.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/P…

"There's an Alternative to the Hierarchical, Top-Down Capitalist Corporation"
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18

| JANINE JACKSON: When we spoke with Richard Wolff earlier this year, I noted that news media don't even present economics as a contested realm. Richard, it's as if there's only the system as we currently have it, so it's very difficult to think about making changes in that system. | Richard Wolff: No, you know, it's always struck me as bizarre, even if you are a great lover of capitalism, our system, and you just think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Even if you're like that, if that's your point of view, the fact is that places, like, I don't know, let's pick one: the People's Republic of China–for the last 25 years, that…
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Why Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act Will Be Good for Shareholders
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Elizabeth Warren introduced her Accountable Capitalism Act in the Senate on Wednesday and set forth the logic of her bill in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Massachusetts senator described how as recently as the early 1980s, even conservative groups acknowledged publicly that corporations were responsible to employees and communities as well as to shareholders. And as we've written, and is implicit in the Warren article, there is no such thing as a legal obligation to "maximize shareholder value." It's simply an ideology that has become widely accepted, even as some of its most prominent advocates, such as Harvard's Michael Jensen, have since renounced it. But this practice has become so deeply embedded and so damaging that it will apparently take a change in rules, or at least a credible and live threat to do so, to change behavior in boardrooms and the…
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Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-18
Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed at 76. She leaves a legacy of music, commitment to Black and human liberation and defined America's DNA | The post Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman appeared first on The Real News Network.
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'Mini-Maduro': RNC Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Compares Her to Venezuelan Dictator
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
The New York congressional candidate has been criticized by conservatives like Tomi Lahren and Ben Shapiro | Even though she's running in a solidly blue district that has no chance of flipping to the GOP, it seems that Republican just can't quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latest example of this phenomenon, which could be aptly dubbed Ocasio-Cortez Derangement Syndrome, was demonstrated by the Republican National Committee when. . .
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170 Dead, Thousands of Flood Victims Await Rescue in India
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Monsoon waters in the southern state of Kerala force more than 300,000 people into over 1,500 state-run relief camps. | The post 170 Dead, Thousands of Flood Victims Await Rescue in India appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mexico: Anonymous Tip Hints At Mass Grave With 500 Victims
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
"They sent us a map in which they indicated that there were more than 500 bodies," said Solicito Spokeswoman Rosalia Castro Toss.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/M…

Honduras: Indigenous Groups Reject New Consultation Law
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
The bill gives the government the right to ignore the outcome of local consultations for extractive projects in Indigenous territories.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/H…

Colombia: New Bill Denies Investigators Military Intelligence
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
The Truth Commission had already requested information from the Ministry of Defense archives regarding the nation's historic more than 50-year armed conflict.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Palestinian Killed After Attempted Stabbing of Israeli Police Officer
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
Local sources in Jerusalem and Israeli sources reported Friday afternoon that a Palestinian was shot dead in occupied Jerusalem, after attempting to stab an Israeli police officer. The Palestinian man, from the town of Umm al-Fahm in Israel, was shot and killed by Israeli police after attempting to stab an …

Palestinian Killed After Attempted Stabbing of Israeli Police Officer

UN Chief: New Force Could Protect Palestinians
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Israeli Ambassador Danny Damon responds to Antonio Guterres' report by saying that "the only protection the Palestinian people need is from their own leadership." | The post UN Chief: New Force Could Protect Palestinians appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Over Half a Million Dollars From Trump-Related Donors has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo go way back. They have both been big players on the New York political scene for years and it's hardly a surprise that they share financial connections. | Early this month Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo's rival in the Democratic primary race for governor, criticized him for accepting $64,000 in donations from Trump between 2001 and 2009. | "Governor Cuomo cannot serve as a defense against Donald Trump when he's accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Donald Trump," read Nixon's Facebook ad. | In response, Cuomo said he would not return the donations. "I'm going to be deeply critical of him and keep the contributions," he said. Cuomo spokesperson Abby Fashouer later called Nixon's critique "a cheap distraction from a campaign gasping for air," and added, "No governor has fought harder against Donald Trump than Gov.
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How Emotional Abuse Takes Its Toll
Geri Spieler | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
The effects of intimate-partner violence are a factor in more than a quarter of female suicides or suicide attempts, one study shows. They are also a leading cause of substance abuse in women. | The post How Emotional Abuse Takes Its Toll appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Sunrise, Sunset
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
The post Sunrise, Sunset appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska Dodik Support of Vucic's Kosovo Partition Plan, Promoting Self interest
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
The President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska recently signaled his support for Vucic's plan to partition Kosovo, but while he may try to clothe his arguments in pragmatism, Dodik is really only …
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Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440 Percent in Half Decade
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the US pumped out record-breaking amounts of new Duke University study concludes The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period. | Science Advances
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Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2018-08-18
Ryan Zinke worked to gut forest protections as Montana's U.S. representative. Now, as interior secretary, he's pushing the same timber-friendly policies. | The post Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time appeared first on The Intercept.
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Child Abuse, the Catholic Church and the Justice of Real Consequences
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
I was born Boston Irish Catholic, did First Communion and Confession (but balked at Confirmation, I am pleased to note), went to a Catholic junior high and a Jesuit college, and taught at a Catholic high school. The first and only CCD (think "Sunday School") teacher I ever had was the now-notorious rapist of children, Father Paul Shanley. Suffice it to say, I know the Church, and can still recite the "Our Father" prayer in Latin. Pater noster, qui est en chaelis, etc. etc. etc. | I abandoned the Church years before the pedophilia scandals erupted into public consciousness, but when the pedophilia scandals exploded two blocks from my house on the doorstep of the cardinal's residence in Boston, I realized who Shanley was, and how close I had come to danger (I very specifically remember him looking like an animated cadaver…
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Venezuela Rejects US Response To Maduro Assassination Attempt
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
The Venezuelan government accused U.S. President Donald Trump's administration of bias, and said Trump himself had publicly advocated the use of torture.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

US Defense Chief Signs Agreement With Chile, Heads to Colombia
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced he would talk to Colombian president Ivan Duque about Venezuela's "tragic situation."
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/U…

Ecuador Launches Second National Census of Andean Condors
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-18
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Activists With Diabetes Take on the Global Insulin Crisis
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Yaa is struggling to keep a reliable Wi-Fi signal from Ghana, but Mohammad logs in on time from Kuwait. Anna had to relocate to a café in Austria to get connected. Johnpeter was hoping to call in, too. But he is in a rural part of Tanzania today, and an internet connection is nowhere to be found. The group Skype call has gotten off to a bumpy start. But no one ever said that building a global human rights movement would be easy. | Finally, Yaa and Mohammad link up with Apoorva from India, Anna from Austria and Karyn from the US. The call's agenda is all about activism, but as the conversation winds down, the host, Elizabeth Pfiester in the UK, pivots to a personal farewell: "I hope everyone is having a smooth blood sugar day today. Mine has been kind of…
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Trump Targets Security Clearance of Justice Department Official
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
The president says he's likely to "very quickly" revoke the security clearance of Bruce Ohr, whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing a dossier on Trump's ties to Russia. | The post Trump Targets Security Clearance of Justice Department Official appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Illegal Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
A group of illegal Israeli colonizers cut, on Saturday at dawn, dozens of Palestinian olive trees in 'Arraba town, south of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said the assailants invaded an orchard, owned by a local resident identified as Nathmi Dheidi, near the …

Illegal Colonizers Cut Dozens Of Olive Trees Near Jenin

US-Made Bomb Hit School Bus in Attack That Killed 40 Yemeni Children
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
The United States carries direct responsibility for the school bus bombing that killed 40 children in Yemen last week, according to munitions experts who found that the bomb used was sold to Saudi Arabia by the State Department. | t.co/IfRrOXgmeU pic.twitter.com/b02l1R7w6a | — CNN (@CNN) August 17, 2018 | CNN reported late Friday that experts and Yemeni journalists had found that the bus exploded after being hit by a Lockheed Martin-produced laser-guided MK 82 bomb. | "This American-made bomb killed them, killed the innocent children," journalist Ahmad Algohbary said this week, even before CNN verified the report. "Most of these victims were children. Your bombs are killing victims here, are killing children." | Right from the attack scene in Dahian town #Saada, I got remnants of a guided bomb used in attacking the school bus, with #US…
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New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-18
Shir Hever discusses the Intercept report, revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham | The post New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza appeared first on
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200 Olive Trees Cut Down by Illegal Settlers
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
Extremist Israeli settlers, early Friday, chopped down 200 fruitful olive trees belonging to Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya village, south of Nablus, said a local activist, according to WAFA. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that settlers from the illegal settlement of Eli broke into Wadi …

200 Olive Trees Cut Down by Illegal Settlers

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
Shir Hever discusses the recent Intercept report revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham. While the interview was recorded, Israeli authorities announced the result of a separate …

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

QAnon, Tampa and Trump: Not All Conspiracy Theories Are the Same
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
Conspiracy theories motivate voters on both sides of the aisle — but with strikingly different results | On Aug. 3, two days after Trump's Tampa rally served as a kind of "coming out" party for enthusiasts of the QAnon conspiracy ( according to which Trump is totally in control, working secretly with Robert Mueller to put the entire. . .
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Why Won't the Mainstream Media Tell the Truth About 'Medicare for All'?
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
A "fact-check" that challenged Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's claims about "Medicare for all" is misleading at best and willfully dishonest at worst. | The post Why Won't the Mainstream Media Tell the Truth About 'Medicare for All'? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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One of the Strongest Progressives in Congress Is Facing a Primary Challenger Invoking Identity and Change. Will She Unseat Him?
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2018-08-18
Rep. Mike Capuano is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley. | The post One of the Strongest Progressives in Congress Is Facing a Primary Challenger Invoking Identity and Change. Will She Unseat Him? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Bad Actor Takeout Cafe…8-14-18 Mouse Report
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
we look at the issues around last week's censorship of Guns and Butter…after Vannessa Beeley on the Last American Vagabond break down our crimes in Yemen and our hypocritical alliance w/ the CIA army of medieval head choppers there…no I don't mean the Saudi Royals…the other head choppers… (69 min.)…
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Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in San Jose
David L. | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
San Jose/Santa Clara border: sidewalk protest @ intersection of Winchester Blvd. & Stevens Creek Blvd. (nick name: Peace Corner) in front of the Santa Row shopping center.
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Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)–A tribute to the Queen of Soul
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died August 16 at the age of 76. She was a major figure, one of the great performers of the second half of the twentieth century.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Rise for Climate Charter Buses: Ride & Join SF March from Cities in Bay Area & California
VAGS | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Cities around Bay Area & throughout California | Check your city or nearest city for the EXACT departure time of your location's charter bus. Departure times are based on driving distance from San Francisco. For example, the bus from Santa Barbara is scheduled for as early as 12 a.m.
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Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Judge denies media request to publish names of Manafort jurors
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
As a Virginia jury continues deliberations in the tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the judge said he received threats over the case and refused media demands to reveal the jurors' identities.
rt.com/usa/436247-manafort-juror…

Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – September 7
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
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Access for All in Activism and Organizing
SPJCT | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th St, San Jose, California 95112…
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US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.
rt.com/usa/436250-trump-cuts-syr…

Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
First Congregational Church of Oakland | 2501 Harrison St | Oakland, CA 94612…
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119 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees Water
ARC | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
From taking his trophy hunter son Don's request that he nominate trophy hunter Ryan Zinke to head DOI to his bombing of animals, Trump kills and harms animals many ways.
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Art & Music Party: Climate March Labor Contingent
Labor for Climate, Jobs & Justice | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | SEIU 1021 Office, enter on Kansas and 17th…
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Art & Music Party for SF Climate Marh: Rise for Art Gathering in San Jose (free)
350.org Silicon Valley | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N Third St San Jose 95112…
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Australian police killed mentally ill young woman seconds after arriving at scene
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The Coroner's Court was told that 42 percent of those shot by police in Australia between 1989 and 2011 were suffering from a mental illness.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Film & Discussion: Documenting Hate: Charlottesville
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
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National Prison Strike Awareness March
PHRCC | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Start at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 | March to San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

African-American support of Trump at 36%, almost double from last year — poll
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.
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UK: Westminster "terror incident" remains unclear
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
While the authorities are not yet able to confirm that the incident was a terrorist attack, it will be used to intensify policing powers and surveillance across the capital.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests?
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.
rt.com/usa/436277-experiment-sup…

Miko Peled: The General's Son: Journal of an Israeli in Palestine
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…
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Should the United States Keep Giving Israel $10 Million Per Day?
Maureen Smith | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Ave | Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
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Two Cows can undermine Trump: the walking tour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
the American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…
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Alcoa workers strike in Western Australia
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The stoppage expresses growing opposition to the corporate giant's global cost-cutting operation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…
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Pentagon chief promotes anti-China agenda in Latin America
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Mattis' four-nation tour was aimed at countering China's influence and building up ties between the US and Latin American military commands.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

The Torah's National Structure in the Jewish Nation-State of Israel
Ariel Natan Pasko | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
This article explains Judaism's national structure for political and spiritual independence in the Land of Israel.
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The Shortwave Report 08/17/18 Listen Globally!
Dan Roberts | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
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SF Mayor Breed & DPH Garcia Still Pushing Lennar Hunters Point Project "It's Safe"
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
At a community meeting on August 15, 2018, San Francisco Department of Public Health "Environmental Engineer" Amy Brownell told community residents that the Hunters Point Shipyard is safe and can be further developed. | Brownell whose salary is funded by the developer Lennar has been involved in the criminal cover-up of the falsification of testing in the billion dollar eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. Mayor London Breed and DPH director Barbara Garcia are also aware of the criminal retaliation of OSHA health and safety whistleblowers and have colluded with the developers to cover up the m…
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Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – August 24
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
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Sebastopol: Cultura y Cambio & Change Fundraiser for Rise Arts Tour (Climate March) & More
NBOP | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Fellowship Hall @ Community Church of Sebastopol UCC | 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472…
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Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."
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Post-capitalist Perspectives
Raul Zelik | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
For the first time in the history of humanity, we are living in a genuine world system, capitalism. It is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater social equality be achieved without changing property relations?>…
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Amidst Turkish crisis Indian rupee falls to all-time low
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The decline of Indian rupee is a part of a global rush by investors away from so-called emerging markets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Google employees protest plans to build censored search engine in China
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed Thursday that the company has worked to develop a censored version of its search engine in collaboration with the Chinese state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Dwayne "Lee" Johnson & The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko
KPFA WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent court victory by Beneica Unified school district groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. Johnson sued the Monsanto corporation for causing cancer with the use of their product Roundup. He was drenched in the chemical and now has terminal cancer.
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Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change.
rt.com/news/436253-iran-action-g…

Mexican farmers blame Volkswagen for drought near assembly plant
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
To guarantee their demands for high wages and fully funded social services, autoworkers and farmers are each other's most natural allies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

CEO pay up 17 percent while US workers' wages stagnate
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The typical CEO of a large firm in the US makes in a single day almost as much as the typical worker earns in an entire year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe 'frustrating as hell'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-18
After 19 months of a "frustrating as hell' probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found "no factual evidence" of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says.
rt.com/usa/436280-intelligence-b…

Sensible Cinema: Union Time: Fighting For Worker's Right
M. STARKS | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CENTER | 1187 Franklin Street | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's sellout: Build rank-and-file committees! Unite the working class against the Labour government!
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The sellout of the nurses' struggle by the union bureaucracy raises the need for rank-and-file committees and a fight to unite the working class against austerity and for socialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
If forced out, Assange faces arrest by British police and imprisonment on bail infringement charges relating to a case dropped by Sweden over a year ago.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Sixty-one-year-old worker dies in horrific fall into vat of oil near Disney World
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
John Korody was killed shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning when he slipped on a grate and fell into a vat of oil.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Eyewitness Report from Lebanon – Palestine Will Be Free!
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Stop Abe Government Repression at August 6th Hiroshima Action by Fukushima Evacuees
WCWANE | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
At a rally on August 6, 2018 at Hiroshima, the police tried to intimidate the rally by a false arrest of one of the participants. Supporters of the rally are calling for international solidarity against the increasing police repression in Japan by the Abe government.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Does Marx's idealism speak to our "post-truth" world?
News & Letters | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

Presidential slates chosen for Brazil's general elections: a warning to the working class
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
Whatever the result of the elections, the Brazilian political system will swing violently to the right, deepening the class war austerity measures initiated by the Workers Party's (PT).
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Report from Texas Border Delegation by John Parker
Workers World Party | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Workers World Party | 1305 Franklin St #411 | Oakland, CA 94612 | use intercom at entrance to get buzzed in | one block from City Center BART at 13th & Broadway…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Former CIA Director John Brennan's brief for dismantling democracy
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-18
The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: "It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08…

Unite for Justice: Protest to #StopKavanaugh in Santa Rosa
Dana B. | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Santa Rosa: Old Courthouse Square, between 4th street, Mendocino Ave., 3rd Street, Santa Rosa Ave., | Santa Rosa 95401 | From north or south, take 101 to the College Ave. exit (409), turn east onto College, right onto Mendocino, then left onto Fourth. | From east or west, take 12 to downtown Santa Rosa exit (7A), turn north onto Santa Rosa, then right onto Third.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience/Optional Glamping – September 21
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-18
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Sex Workers Are Rallying Behind a Democratic Socialist Running for New York Senate
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-08-17
New York state Senate candidate Julia Salazar is one of the few political candidates to consult the sex work community and prioritize their concerns. | The post Sex Workers Are Rallying Behind a Democratic Socialist Running for New York Senate appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/08/17/juli…

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/oppo…

Tiger Woods, Donald Trump and Crime and Punishment
Daniel Warner | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment raises the complex problem of guilt. The hero, Rodion Raskolnikov, commits what seems to be the perfect crime but is torn by moral dilemmas. A poor student, he murders a pawnbroker for her money, a crime for which he could potentially justify his action. Luckily for him, the objective facts…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/tige…

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Republicans Should Be Worried About the 2018 Midterms
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-17
Data shows that "a midterm election is a referendum on the incumbent president. " | Congressional midterms can deal a major blow to a president, from Ronald Reagan in 1982 to Barack Obama in 2010 to Bill Clinton in 1994. Two years after being elected president, Reagan, Obama and Clinton all watched their parties suffer significant losses in Congress. And according to professional pollster G. Terry Madonna–director of the Franklin & Mar. . .
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This Is the Devastating Human Cost of War for Afghan Children
Samira Abrar, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-08-17
Youth growing up in Afghanistan today never have known peace. | War has had a terrible impact on children in Afghanistan. After almost two decades of United States development efforts, with the hopes of helping the war-weary country take a path to stability and self-reliance, little has changed on the ground for children growing up today in Afghanistan. They are not safer. They do not have more rights. And they have never known peace. The truth is, living conditions. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/h…

Video: U.S. Aggression and Militarization in Korea and the Asia-Pacific Region
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-17
The U.S. wants to sabotage the inter-Korean dialogue. The U.S. is waging a war against peace. These are few of the highlights in the presentation shared by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky on …
globalresearch.ca/video-u-s-aggr…

Where Have All the Nazis Gone?
CJ Hopkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
So it appears Antifa has scared Trump's army of emboldened Nazis back into their hidey holes, or at least that's the spin the Resistance is putting on the deeply weird events of last Sunday. In case you missed it, what happened was, thousands of "anti-fascist" protestors converged on the streets of the nation's capitol to deny a platform to (or just beat the snot out of) twenty or thirty racist idiots who were trying to assemble in Lafayette Square and stand around shouting racist slogans at each other. The organizer of this idiotic fiasco (i.e., the racist fiasco, not the protest thereof) was the same attention-…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/wher…

The Historic Responsibility of the Catholic Church
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-17
I grew up with an agnostic father and a Catholic mother. In my family we followed many Catholic rites and holidays. That explains why the recent revelations of children's molestation by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses dismay and horrify me. My distress is compounded by realizing that this is only the…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/17/the-…

Is Capitalism Killing Us? Monsanto's Glyphosate
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-17
Ecological economists, such as Herman E. Daly, stress that as the external costs of pollution and resource exhaustion are not included in Gross Domestic Product, we do not know whether an …
globalresearch.ca/is-capitalism-…

In DeVos's Home State, Students Push for their Right to Literacy
Rann Miller | progressive.org | 2018-08-17
Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation.
progressive.org/public-school-sh…

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