2018-09-02: News Headlines

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-09-02). Honduras: Assailants Wearing Police Uniforms Kill 2 Students. telesurtv.net The two students were taken to La Montanita where their bodies, blindfolded and hands tied, were later discovered.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-02). Guatemalans, International Community Condemn Expulsion of CICIG. telesurtv.net On Friday President Morales announced Guatemala would expel the United Nations-backed CICIG a move, which has been widely condemned.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-02). Argentine Government Fires Over 500 Agroindustrial Workers. telesurtv.net Over 500 state workers have lost their jobs in a new wave of dismissals ahead of a series of economic measures to be announced Monday.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-09-02). Mexico Drops Corruption Case Against Former PRI Official. telesurtv.net Alejandro Gutierrez, a onetime PRI finance official, was arrested late last year in connection with the diversion of US$13 million in education funds to campaign coffers in 2016.

Zaynab H (2018-09-02). Women's Bodies Have Become A Battleground In The Fight For Iran's Future. iranian.com In the early 1990s, Iran had one of best family planning programmes in the developing world. From 1980 to 2010, it managed to cut the average number of children each woman bore from six and a half to two. But these gains have since been reversed and all Iranian women are suffering under regressive legislation passed […]

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-02). ELN Ready to Release 'Prisoners,' But Demands International Observers. telesurtv.net According to the ELN, the only obstacle to the release is president Duque's unwillingness to accept international third parties during the exchange.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-09-02). One Woman Denounced For Abortion Every Day in Mexico: Report. telesurtv.net In Mexico City, abortion is legal until the 12th week of pregnancy. It is banned throughout the rest of the country, except in cases of rape.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-02). New Climate Study Warns of Dangerous 'Hothouse Earth' Scenario. therealnews.com Climate scientist Will Steffen explains that continued warming of the atmosphere could trigger a cascade of tipping points

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-02). The Syrian-Iranian Military Deal Strengthens Russia's "Balancing" Strategy. iranian.com No real details were publicly revealed about the new military deal that was clinched after the Iranian Defense Minister's trip to Damascus but the Islamic Republic's top military representative earlier told reporters that "No third party can affect the presence of Iranian advisers in Syria", in what was clearly a response to aggressive American and Israeli demands that Tehran […]

teleSUR (2018-09-02). Testimonies of Venezuelan Migrants Who Returned to the Homeland. telesurtv.net Nicolas Maduro's government implemented the "Back to the Homeland" plan to help bring Venezuelan migrants back to their home country.

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-09-02). Brazil: Group Detained Selling 'Sold' State Issued Weapons. telesurtv.net The public prosecutor's office said the weapons, which included handguns and assault rifles, were possibly sold by a military policeman.

RFE/RL (2018-09-02). Iran Rejects Reuters Report Of Tehran Moving Missiles To Iraq As "False" iranian.com Iran on Saturday rejected a Reuters report of Tehran moving missiles to Iraq as "false", saying it aimed to hurt Iran's ties with neighbours, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported. "Such false and ridiculous news have no purpose other than affecting Iran's foreign relations, especially with its neighbours," Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, […]

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-02). Colombia: Chiquita Brands Charged With Financing, Supporting Paramilitaries. telesurtv.net In 2007, the company was fined US$25 million in the United States after admitting it had financed paramilitary groups in Colombia.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-02). Working Class Family Issues Could Unseat A Republican Powerhouse. therealnews.com Long Island Democratic candidate Liuba Gretchen Shirley forced the FEC to allow her to use funds for child care. Working class family issues become central to the race & threatens reign of 12-term Republican congressman Peter King

Staff (2018-09-02). Vicious Feud Seemingly Forgotten, Trump Will Campaign for Cruz. truthdig.com The president's announcement that he will go to Texas is seen as a sign that the senator is nervous about the strong challenge being mounted by Rep. Beto O'Rouke.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-02). How is Russia Being Used to Undermine the Left? Q&A (Pt 6/6). therealnews.com Part 6 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers addresses the ways in which Russia's alleged intervention in US politics is increasingly being used to undermine progressive organizing and advocacy — From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018

teleSUR/rfpl-LJ (2018-09-02). Colombia: Indigenous Wayuu Film Festival 'Reclaims Narratives'. telesurtv.net The aim is to give visibility to audiovisual projects from the Colombian Guajira in order to preserve the stories of the Wayuu people on the big screen.

SUSC (2018-09-02). Rally for Community Resilience in the face of Climate Disasters and Militarization. indybay.org Alameda County Sheriff's Office | 1401 Lakeside Dr | Oakland, CA 94612…

Lava Mae (2018-09-02). Coming Home Community Day. indybay.org PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

David Rubio (2018-09-02). Be wary of large-scale disinformation campaign regarding Nicaragua. indybay.org Various programs on KPFA and also regime-change minded liberals in the once-alternative media are amplifying the voices of self-anointed spokespersons for astro-turf protesters in Nicaragua who advocate for a violent coup. It's a scam with potentially massive death and other devastating consequences.

PASMC (2018-09-02). Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Satellite Event in San Mateo. indybay.org Corner of Third and So. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2018-09-02). 2018 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week. indybay.org September is African Heritage Month from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Washington DC to San Francisco, CA join us to highlight focused weeklong activities targeting increasing Califorina-Pan African Global Trade and Investment. | Everyone is invited to join our positive new way forward.

CFBD (2018-09-02). California Lawmakers Act to Protect Whales, Turtles From Entanglement. indybay.org Approved Bill Requires Stronger Rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery…

Revolution Books (2018-09-02). STOP Capitalism-Imperialism from Destroying Our Planet! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

ESCJ (2018-09-02). Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh. indybay.org Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.

Dan Roberts (2018-09-02). The Shortwave Report 08/31/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

YMSCFRC (2018-09-02). YES on Measure M signs are now available! indybay.org YES on Measure M signs are now available! Get 'em while they're hot – and they are SIZZLING!

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-02). Yemen: Coalition Bus Bombing Apparent War Crime. hrw.org People are seen near a bus destroyed by an airstrike that killed dozens of children, in a photograph taken on August 12, 2018 in Saada, Yemen. | © 2018 Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images | (Beirut) — A Saudi-led coaliti…

GSDBH (2018-09-02). Fighting Gentrification: A Conversation on Direct Action. indybay.org 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA…

amnesty.org (2018-09-02). Idleb: Millions in Need of Protection. The World Must Act Now. amnesty.org

Impeach Ryan Zinke (2018-09-02). Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council. indybay.org Trophy hunters rarely hunt for meat but because they love to stalk terrorized animals, murder them, see them | gutted, arrange for their stuffing by taxidermists and nail their heads to a wall.

No Arpaio. (2018-09-02). No Arpaio. indybay.org Palo Corona Regional Park | Highway 1, Carmel, California 93923…

Michael Steinberg (2018-09-02). More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre. indybay.org During August more scandals rocked Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant, resulting in an upcoming special federal investigation.

SCCPPC (2018-09-02). Poor People's Town Hall: Watsonville. indybay.org Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust | 85 Nielson St., Watsonville, California 95076…

IWOC (2018-09-02). Prison Strike Statement, August 28. indybay.org This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era. However, it is important that in recognizing that success that we not lose sight of the demands that prisoners have laid out. Each of them is crucial.

CGAC (2018-09-02). Creative Growth Magazine Issue 3 Release. indybay.org Creative Growth, 355 24th Street, Oakland 94612…

RT (2018-09-02). US strips Pakistan of $300mn in anti-terrorism aid. rt.com The Pentagon has recalled $300 million of aid earmarked to support Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts, accusing Islamabad of going soft on extremists and providing them with safe havens, Reuters reports.

StrikeDebtBayArea (2018-09-02). Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA…

CFBD (2018-09-02). California's Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes. indybay.org Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore…

Dave (2018-09-02). 2020 or Bust! Stop Climate Change NOW! indybay.org Opera Plaza Community Room | 601 Van Ness, San Francisco | San Francisco, California 94102…

amnesty.org (2018-09-02). Where are they? Their loved ones deserve to know. amnesty.org

The Green Arcade (2018-09-02). Robert Kennedy Jr. in Conversation About His New Book, the CIA, Kennedy assassinations. indybay.org McRoskey Mattress Factory – 3rd Floor | 1687 Market Street | SF, CA 94103…

David R. Kimball (2018-09-02). First Amendment Rights Under Attack. indybay.org Popular platforms, websites, and a radio show were arbitrarily removed from the internet and airwaves in August of 2018 — an attack on the First Amendment rights of us all. If only "approved-of" content will be allowed to remain online or spoken over the airwaves, what sort of society are we becoming?>

SCCAN (2018-09-02). Santa Cruz Climate Emergency Resolution. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street…

Karen P. (2018-09-02). Log Truck Rams Through Protesters at Mattole Forest Rally at Scotia Log Mill. indybay.org The Week of Action for the Mattole forest wrapped up with demonstrations at corporate offices and at Humboldt Redwood Company's lumber mill in Scotia, CA. Activists played music, danced in the road, conversed with HRC employees and log truck drivers until suddenly a big rig truck drove through the protest line without warning, ripping the banner in half and causing a number of people to leap out of the way as they yelled for the truck to stop. The truck kept moving through as a large piece of the banner clung to the truck's front grill.

RT (2018-09-02). 13yo New Mexico compound victim says he was trained to wage jihad — court papers. rt.com The chief suspect in the case of the New Mexico compound, where 11 children were kept in slum-like conditions, sought to build an army of child recruits to carry out jihad, according to an FBI interview with one of the victims.

Lava Mae (2018-09-02). Coming Home. indybay.org PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

PFPSC (2018-09-02). Community Pie Potluck to Support NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch. indybay.org Homeless Garden Project Farm | Shaffer Road at Delaware Avenue | Santa Cruz…

Paul Cobb, Oakland Post (2018-09-02). Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate. indybay.org Last Thursday evening, the first debate of the 2018 Oakland Mayor's race took place, hosted by the Democratic Party and multiple co-sponsors, and held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland.

Isabelle Bourboulon (2018-09-02). Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? indybay.org Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. The European states mobilized 4.5 trillion euros to prevent their banking system from collapsing. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.

Dan Bacher (2018-09-02). Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA. indybay.org As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, "Brown's administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls."

Green Arcade (2018-09-02). What White Supremacists Want and How to Stop Them – New Book by Matthew Lyons. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94102…

amnesty.org (2018-09-02). Neither Dead Nor Alive. amnesty.org

RFE/RL (2018-09-01). Pakistan Stands With Iran As US Re-Imposes Sanctions. iranian.com Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has assured visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif that his country's fully supports Iran's stance regarding its nuclear deal with major world powers. Zarif's visit to Pakistan Friday comes as both Tehran and Islamabad are struggling with fraught relationships with Washington, which withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord in […]

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-01). Fighting Fascism and White Supremacy by Understanding History. truthout.org

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| In a time of upheaval, historian Gerald Horne's latest book The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean exposes the origins of many forms of oppression that continue to define contemporary social conflict and political struggles around the world. Horne explains that the history of white supremacy is illusive but can be traced back to the Crusades when it wound its way into philosophy, Christendom, colonialism and capitalism. | Conjuring the ghosts…

CP Editor (2018-09-01). Luna — Live on KEXP. counterpunch.org

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-01). Kaepernick NFL Collusion Case Moving Ahead; Trump at the Center. therealnews.com Arbitrator ruled that collusion hearing on NFL keeping Colin Kaepernick from playing can move ahead. Trump's divisive fingerprints are all over this case

Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-09-01). Watch: Mormon Missionary Gets Brutal Lesson on His Church's Racism from Black Father. alternet.org Having taught that black people are cursed and subhuman for 100-plus years, in accordance with its founder's sternly held beliefs, has kept the church overwhelmingly white. | As anyone who's seen The Book of Mormon knows, in 1978 God changed his mind about black people. Or at least that's what the Church of Latter Day Saints teaches, according to the song sang b. . .

Eric Ortiz (2018-09-01). An Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange With Daniel Ellsberg, Craig Murray, Bill Binney and Ray McGovern. consortiumnews.com Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday helped moderate a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange, including a discussion with Daniel Ellsberg. A #Unity4J online vigil was held on Saturday to defend the WikiLeaks… Read more →

INA (2018-09-01). Jordan to Host New York Fundraiser for UNRWA. imemc.org Jordan will host a fundraiser at the United Nations headquarters in New York, next month, to keep UNRWA afloat, the kingdom's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said, on Thursday. Jordan, in collaboration with UNRWA, Sweden, Japan and Turkey, will organize a conference in support of the agency on the sidelines of […]…

Consortiumnews.com (2018-09-01). The Unlikely Force Behind US Prison Reform. consortiumnews.com While serious prison reform in the United States has long failed there is a new force to be reckoned with from an unlikely source that should be taken seriously, says John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Prison… Read more →

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-01). Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6). therealnews.com Part 5 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers about the real reasons Trump should be considered a traitor by the American people — From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018

IMEMC News (2018-09-01). US Cuts All Funding to UNRWA. imemc.org Following the recent announcement by Donald Trump that he did not consider the majority of Palestinian refugees to be refugees, the Trump administration announced Friday that they would cut all U.S. funding to the United Nations Refugee Works Agency, which provides food aid, schools and support to millions of Pales…

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-01). UN Investigation Finds "Genocidal Intent" in Myanmar. truthout.org After 10,000 Rohingya deaths and hundreds of thousands of exiles, a new United Nations report has found signs of "genocidal intent" in Myanmar, where the military has been persecuting the Rohingya Muslim minority. | The UN is calling for trials in the case of the prime offenders, including a group of generals — Soe Win, Aung Kyaw Zaw, Maung Maung Soe, Aung Aung and Than Oo — as well as the commander-in-chief. | Advocates have been warning that the situation in Myanmar appears to be approaching "ethnic cleansing" or "genocide," but this report codifies the work of an independent fact-finding commission for the international community. | The members of the team have worked for over a year to document activities…

Jacob Sugarman (2018-09-01). Bank of America Freezing Accounts of Suspected Non-Citizens, Report Finds. truthdig.com A spokeswoman says company policy has gone unchanged for at least a decade. Customers tell a different story.

IMEMC News (2018-09-01). Israeli Colonizers Cut Twenty Olive Trees Near Nablus. imemc.org A number of extremist Israeli colonizers, from Yitzhar illegal colony which was built on private Palestinian lands, invaded an olive orchard and cut at least twenty trees. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said a large number of colonizers invaded the orchard, […]…

IMEMC News (2018-09-01). Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure A Female Palestinian Medic In Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian female medic, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, during their excessive use of force against the Great Return March in the coastal region. The Health Ministry said […]…

INA (2018-09-01). Shattered Limbs, Broken Dreams: Life for Gaza Athletes after Surviving Israeli Bullets. imemc.org Maha Hussaini & Mohammed A Alhajjar When Raed Jadallah rode the waves of the Mediterranean sea on his surfboard, he was able to transcend the limitations placed on his life forced upon him, as he is a Palestinian living in the besieged Gaza Strip. During some stolen moments of time, […]…

Murtaza Hussain (2018-09-01). Donald Trump's Former ICE Chief to Be Honored at Notorious Anti-Muslim Convention. theintercept.com ACT for America, which is run by an infamous anti-Islam activist, will be honoring former ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan at an event next week.

Staff (2018-09-01). At Gaza Protests, Medical Workers Face Great Danger. truthdig.com In the last five months, three emergency workers treating wounded protesters have been killed by Israeli army fire, while dozens more have been hurt by live fire or tear gas.

Nora Fernandez (2018-09-01). The Monster in the Mirror… The US Network of Military Bases. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 3, 2018 | In 2007, the late Prof. Jules Dufour raised concerns about US global deployment of military personnel and its network of military bases. The US views the world, he said, "as a …

Juan Cole (2018-09-01). China Defies Trump On Iran, Creating New Benchmark Crude Market In Yuan. iranian.com China's new futures market in Shanghai is trading in the Chinese currency, the Yuan, rather than dollars. One reason for dumping the dollar in this regard is that the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control is trying to stop countries from buying Iranian petroleum. The Dept of Treasury, however, only has control of dollar […]

Staff (2018-09-01). McCain Tributes at D.C. Service Echo With Criticism of Trump. truthdig.com Meghan McCain opens the memorial by casting her father's legacy as a direct challenge to President Trump, whom she did not name. Eulogies by former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush invoke the senator's fighting spirit.

Rory Cormac, History News Network (2018-09-01). What a New Study of British Spies Reveals About the CIA. alternet.org The tables turned in the early 1960s. | Historians know a great deal about CIA history. The US government has acknowledged some 50 Cold War covert actions, from fiddling with Italian elections in the late 1940s to undermining Marxist influence in Yemen in the 1980s. Spy chiefs, practitioners, journalists, and academics have written enough Terhan Times (2018-09-01). 'India Will Not Completely Halt Iranian Oil Imports'. iranian.com India will not completely halt Iranian oil imports and will finalize its strategy on crude purchases from Tehran after a meeting with top U.S. officials next week, a senior government official said. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will hold high-level talks with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-01). Will the Democrats Catch a "Blue Wave"? truthout.org Within of the Andrew Gillum's upset Democratic primary win to become the first-ever African American candidate for Florida governor, his Trumpite Republican opponent Ron DeSantis warned Florida voters not to "monkey up" the state by voting for Gillum. | The Trump Republicans don't even try to hide their racism behind so-called "dog whistles" (meaning when politicians use coded language that their supporters understand as racism). | Instead, they reach for the bullhorn. | Championing Medicare for All and supporting calls to abolish ICE, Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, defeated a field of "centrist" favorites to win the Democratic nomination. He had the endorsement of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. | Gillum will face a tough fight with DeSantis, who has already shown that he's willing to go into the gutter to defeat him. But his victory on…

Colin Todhunter (2018-09-01). The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits? globalresearch.ca Firsr published by Global Research on April 3, 2016 | The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death …

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-01). Millions of Afghans Face Risks of Drought Related Displacement. truthout.org Amid a precarious security situation in Afghanistan, the worst drought in recent history, that hit two out of three provinces in Afghanistan in July, has destabilized the lives of tens of thousands of civilians, some of whom have already been displaced. | The United Nations has predicted that over two million people are expected to become severely food insecure in the coming period. | The West Region of conflict-stricken Afghanistan has been hardest hit by the drought, and over 60,000 people have been displaced to Herat and Badghis provinces, as a result. | Families that fled to Herat are living in dire conditions in makeshift shelters, where they are exposed to the scorching sun and summer temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius. Many families are subsisting on a single meal a day. Many get by on just bread and water. | Herat has…

al jazeera (2018-09-01). Iran Doctors: US Sanctions Endangering Patients' Lives. iranian.com Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients as banking restrictions and the fear of doing business with Tehran makes it more difficult to get supplies. Doctors in Iran say US sanctions are endangering lives. Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients. Foreign companies can sell […]

Staff (2018-09-01). Trump's Leaked Comment: Zero Concessions to Canada on Trade. truthdig.com The president denounces the use of his off-the-record remarks but says that "t least Canada knows where I stand!"

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-09-01). With Airport Closed by Saudis, Yemeni Patients Face Death from Untreated Wounds and Disease. mintpressnews.com According to a group of NGOs, including the International Rescue Committee and the Norwegian Refugee Council, over 10,000 people seeking life-saving treatment abroad have died from critical health conditions since the Sana'a airport was closed.

Sara Flounders (2018-09-01). The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in June 2011 | Prisoners earning 23 cents an hour in U.S. federal prisons are manufacturing high-tech electronic components for Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles, launchers for TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank missiles, and other …

Travis Gettys, Raw Story (2018-09-01). Russia Aims to Help GOP in Midterms — And Warns It Would be 'Suicidal' for Republicans to Oppose Trump. alternet.org Russian media reports that sanctions proposed by Trump will never be enforced and were just for show before the elections | The Kremlin is rooting for Republicans to keep their congressional majorities, according to a Russian media analyst — and its state TV hosts are confident they'll win. President Donald Trump hasn't done much to counter foreign efforts to influence the midterm elections, and has even suggested the Kremlin will work to benefit Democ. . .

Shared by mike_6 (2018-09-01). After Roy Oliver's Verdict, What's Next for Police Reformers in Dallas County? truthout.org After deliberating for more than five hours Wednesday night, a Dallas jury sentenced former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver to 15 years behind bars and a $10,000 fine for fatally shooting 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last year. He was convicted of murder a day earlier. | The jury's murder conviction alone is remarkable for Dallas County and the nation at large. Police officers rarely face trial for shooting civilians, and convictions are even less common. Most police-perpetrated shooting deaths, including in other high-profile cases like Philando Castile's and Alton Sterling's, have ended without an indictment or eventually in an acquittal. Further, even other cases involving young boys like Michael Brown and Tamir Rice led to "no bills" from grand juries that refused to bring criminal charges against police. | "I think it's a just [conviction], but I think no…

IMEMC News (2018-09-01). PA To Head To General Assembly After U.S. Cut Aid To UNRWA. imemc.org After the United States announced cutting all aid to the United Nations Relief and Words Agency (UNRWA), the Palestinian Authority (P.A.) said it is weighing all options to counter the American move, including heading to the United Nations General Assembly and the Security Council.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-01). Major Legal Victory: Canada's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Stopped. therealnews.com Canada's Federal Court of Appeals completely halted work on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, scoring a major victory for environmentalists and Canada's First Nations. It is unlikely that the pipeline project, which would have increased tanker traffic seven-fold, will ever be built, say Eugene Kang and Clayton Thomas Muller

Zero Hedge (2018-09-01). Israeli Reports Claim New Images Confirm Iranian Surface-To-Surface Missile Facility In Syria. iranian.com At the end of a week where tensions with Iran and Syria have reached a high point of late, and as the final showdown between the Syrian Army and al-Qaeda insurgents in Idlib looms, multiple Israeli media reports claim Iran is constructing new surface-to-surface ballistic missile factories in Syria. What's more, the reports claim, Iran's military […]

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-01). Durham Leaders Investigate Conditions at For-Profit Immigrant Detention Center. truthout.org Earlier this month, US District Court Judge Clay Land denied a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that Wilhen Hill Barrientos, Margarito Velazquez Galicia, and Shoaib Ahmed filed back in April against CoreCivic. The Tennessee-based private prison company operates the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia — one of the largest immigrant detention centers in the nation with a capacity of about 2,000. | The lawsuit filed by the men, all either current or former Stewart detainees, details overcrowding at the facility, poor bathroom conditions, and a lack of access to basic hygiene products like toilet paper, soap, and toothpaste. While detainees are forced to work for just $1 to $4 a day, CoreCivic reported earnings of over $387 million last year and contributed $250,000 to President Trump's inaugural festivities. | Stewart detainees have also spoken out about

Middle East Eye (2018-09-01). FATF deadline: Iran's banking system has 40 days to avoid isolation and sanctions. iranian.com Not too far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, at the headquarters of the 36-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is the secretariat of a powerful, influential, but little-known organization. Iran has less than 40 days to address nine incomplete action items or face blacklisting and counter-measures by the FATF. However, Iran faces […]

Alleen Brown (2018-09-01). The FBI Tried to Use the #MeToo Moment to Pressure an Environmental Activist Into Becoming an Informant. theintercept.com An FBI agent claimed she was moved by #MeToo to ask an activist about an alleged sexual assault. An audio recording shows she was interested in much more.

James Carey (2018-09-01). One-Time Top Turkish Journalist on the Coup, the Repression, and Turkey's Future. mintpressnews.com Erdoğan began moving against the press even before the coup, and one man who knows this all too well is Abdullah Bozkurt, an early target of AKP censorship who spoke to MintPress to explain how Erdoğan's imperial presidency came to be and what may come next.

Whitney Webb (2018-09-01). Civilian Death Toll from US Strikes in Syria and Iraq: 1,061 (Official); 6,575-26,224 (AirWars). mintpressnews.com Prominent human-rights groups like Amnesty International have rejected the U.S.-led coalition's reported figures on civilian deaths, stating that the coalition is "deeply in denial" about the "large number of civilians killed and injured by [coalition] strikes."

Alexandra Tempus (2018-09-01). Five Questions For: Prison Abolitionist Lauren Chief Elk on #PrisonStrike2018. progressive.org "The women's prison population is our fastest-growing. Who gets criminalized the most for gender-based violence is women of color."

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-09-01). American History for Truthdiggers: A Broken Union (1851-1861). truthdig.com Editor's note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to "make America great again," this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America's origins. When, exactly, were we "great"? | Below is the 16th installment of the "American History for Truthdiggers" series, a pull-no-punches appraisal of our shared, if flawed, past. The author of the series, Danny Sjursen, an active-duty major in the U.S. Army, served military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and taught the nation's checkered, often inspiring past when he was an assistant professor of history at West Point. His war experiences, his scholarship, his skill as a writer and his patriotism illuminate…

Staff (2018-09-01). 'Terrorist Motive' Alleged in Attack on Americans in Amsterdam. truthdig.com A 19-year-old Afghan citizen is in custody after he allegedly stabbed two U.S. tourists at the Dutch capital's main train station before being shot by police. The unidentified victims suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

INA (2018-09-01). Germany to Increase UNRWA Funding following US Decision. imemc.org The government of Germany pledged to increase funds for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as a response to the United States' decision to cut all funding to the agency. Reuters reported, according to Ma'an, that the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said that the funding crisis for […]…

Alternative Information Center (2018-09-01). Israel Targets Palestinian Homes in Jerusalem for Demolition (VIDEO). imemc.org Israeli forces demolish a printing house in East Jerusalem, August 29, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

Staff (2018-09-01). German Police End March Envisioned as Far-Right Springboard. truthdig.com Three nationalist groups attempt to hold separate rallies in the city of Chemnitz over the Aug. 26 killing of a German citizen, allegedly by migrants from Syria and Iraq.

INA (2018-09-01). ISM Speaks to Hakima Motlaq About a Recent Soldier and Settler Attack on the Village of Asira. imemc.org A photo of Hakima from 2013. | 08/26/18 | International Solidarity Movement | Asira al-Qibliya Asira al-Qibliya is a village near Nablus that has been terrorised by the illegal Ytzhar settlement since 1982. In any moment of the day or night, settlers can arrive in the village and make violent incursions against […]…

The Saker (2018-09-01). Is The Next US Aggression On Syria Already Scheduled? iranian.com The things that please are those that are asked for again and again Horace Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran John McCain President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… Donald Trump It is difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia Vladimir Putin Bis repetita […]

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