2018-09-03: News Headlines

Middle East Monitor (2018-09-03). Warmongering Netanyahu Threatens To Use Nuclear Weapons To 'Wipe Out' Its Enemies. iranian.com Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has broken a long silence over his country's assumed nuclear arsenal by warning it can wipe out its hostile enemies. [dropcap]S[/dropcap]tanding next to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor earlier last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to "wipe out" his enemies. In a speech that many will see as the […]

teleSUR/mrs-MH (2018-09-03). Cristina Fernandez: 'Brazil's Elites Blocking Lula's Candidacy Because They Know He'd Win'. telesurtv.net The former Argentine president expressed her solidarity with Lula after the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) voted to ban the ex-president from participating in the October elections.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-09-03). 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.

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-09-03). President Macri To Tax Farmers To Pay IMF. telesurtv.net The administration under Argentine President Mauricio Macri is expected to announce export taxes on corn and soy…

Lee Ballinger (2018-09-03). Fre Ballesteros, Visionary. counterpunch.org Fre Ballesteros was a significant part of the documentary The Ultimate Song, which explored the role of music in the struggle to end poverty. The film also featured Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Sara Hickman, Wayne Kramer, Brian Blade, Warren Haynes, Ice T, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, and many other great artists. More

Staff (2018-09-03). Fire Engulfs National Museum in Rio; 'Sad Day' for Brazil, Says President Temer. truthdig.com Firefighters and museum workers race to save historical relics. President Michel Temer laments, "Two hundred years of work, investigation and knowledge have been lost."

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-03). How Bannon Bought Brexit. therealnews.com Journalist and author Peter Jukes talks Cambridge Analytica, Hybrid Warfare, Brexit, Trump, Tax Havens, and Russia

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-03). California Climate Assessment: Heat Waves, Forest Fires, and Floods to Increase Dramatically due to Climate Change. therealnews.com The state of California released a climate assessment that points to "apocalyptic" conditions if climate change is not halted or mitigated in the next 30 years. We discuss the report with one of the co-authors and a California EPA deputy director

teleSUR (2018-09-03). 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.

IMEMC News (2018-09-03). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Nine Palestinians In The West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least nine Palestinians, and injured many others, during military invasions into communities and homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem. Media sources in Jenin, in northern West Bank, said several army jeeps invaded Jenin refugee camp, before […]…

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-09-03). Brazil Mourns Loss Of Its National Museum. telesurtv.net Brazil's National Museum is burning to the ground as rescue workers try to salvage what they can of the building that housed a large collection of Amazonian history.

Jake Johnson (2018-09-03). Finally, Growing Calls For US To Stop Fueling Atrocities. iranian.com After the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition issued a statement on Saturday calling its deadly bombing of a Yemeni school bus "unjustified" and claiming it was the result of mere "mistakes," human rights groups and progressive lawmakers ramped up calls for the U.S. to immediately halt all arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which has been viciously bombing Yemen for years. "We must end […]

teleSUR/mrs-MH (2018-09-03). Ancient Amazonian Funeral Urns Found in Brazil: Archaelogists. telesurtv.net Elaborately decorated in shades of red and black, the nine funeral urns are thought to be at least 500 years old.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJ (2018-09-03). 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.

teleSUR/mrs-MH (2018-09-03). Peru: Insecurities Rise in Lima Amid High Crime Rates. telesurtv.net The city's crime rate puts Peru second in the topmost perceivably dangerous countries in Latin America.

Arkady Savitsky (2018-09-03). US Orders WTO To Shape Up Or Else. iranian.com The US mulls leaving the World Trade Organization. "If they don't shape up, I would withdraw from the WTO," said President Donald Trump in an interview with Bloomberg News on Aug.30. The president wants the organization to adopt rules more favorable to America. He believes the US is not treated fairly though it's Washington who is pressing challenges against other states, […]

teleSUR / MH (2018-09-03). Colombia: Two More Social Leaders Killed, 158 Murdered So Far in 2018. telesurtv.net Amid the growing murder of social leaders, the Patriotic Union Party on Saturday requested an emergency meeting with President Iván Duque to address the issue.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-03). Can Environmentalists and Labor Unions Unite? therealnews.com Baltimore union organizers and environmentalists team up to examine policies that would promote a sustainable future for workers and the planet

RFE/RL (2018-09-03). Japanese Oil Wholesalers 'Prepare To Suspend' Iranian Imports. iranian.com Japanese news media are reporting that the country's major oil wholesalers are preparing to suspend Iranian crude imports next month. Jiji Press agency and Kyodo on September 3 reported that the action comes in response to U.S. sanctions against Tehran and threats they could be extended to companies doing business with Iran. U.S. President Donald […]

bloomberg (2018-09-03). Iran's Oil Exports Slump to 2 1/2 Year Low Before U.S. Sanctions. iranian.com Iran's oil exports are tumbling again as the country's key buyers in Asia take fewer cargoes in the weeks before U.S. sanctions take full effect. The Persian Gulf nation shipped just under 2.1 million barrels a day of crude and condensates in August, ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg show. That's the lowest since March 2016. […]

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-09-03). Chile Begins 'Coffee With A Cop' At Starbucks To Build Trust. telesurtv.net Chile's national police force and Starbucks are partnering with the hope that people regain the trust of the state security agency found guilty of embezzling millions.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-03). Economic Update: Capitalism's Problems Provoke Opposition. therealnews.com This week: Updates on Missouri vote for union position; the irrationality of student debt; economic sanction of Iran isolates and costs U.S. for Trump political gains; Monsanto puts profits over cancer risks; Louisiana legislature punishes big banks for lending to assault rifle producers; special guest: Troy Walcott, a Spectrum Cable technician on strike in New…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Media smears family of victims of Chicago house fire. wsws.org The press continues to demonize the victims of the Chicago house fire in the Little Village neighborhood, deflecting blame from the political establishment.

Greenpeace USA (2018-09-03). Rise for Climate: Greenpeace Ship hosts Art & Sign Build for SF March. indybay.org Pier 19, San Francisco, CA 94111…

Karen P. (2018-09-03). 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.

David Rubio (2018-09-03). 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.

ESCJ (2018-09-03). 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.

GSDBH (2018-09-03). Fighting Gentrification: A Conversation on Direct Action. indybay.org 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). As union seeks to wrap up strikes, Washington teachers rally and call for statewide walkout. wsws.org Educators demand statewide strike action in Washington state, while the union seeks to quash walkouts and prevent new ones.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Father of Mollie Tibbetts tells Trump administration: Stop using my daughter's death in racist attack on immigrants. wsws.org There have been numerous studies by academics and think tanks in recent years that have clearly shown that there is no correlation between immigration and crime.

Dan Bacher (2018-09-03). California Senate denies vote on bill to cede California electricity grid to Trump. indybay.org "The Senate leadership was wise to not subject California to another deregulation scheme that would have empowered the Trump administration to stick California with more coal and fracked gas," said Adam Scow, California Director of Food & Water Watch…

amnesty.org (2018-09-03). Where are they? Their loved ones deserve to know. amnesty.org

Greenpeace (2018-09-03). Tours of Greenpeace Activist Ship at Pier 19 in San Francisco (FREE). indybay.org Pier 19, San Francisco, CA 94111…

Isabelle Bourboulon (2018-09-03). 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.

Lynda Carson (2018-09-03). Investing in corruption pays off for PG&E and other utility companies backing SB 901. indybay.org SB 901 next goes before the corrupt Governor Jerry Brown for his signature, and it is up to the ratepayers of PG&E and other utility companies to speak out in opposition to the multi-billion dollar swindle being orchestrated by the corrupt lawmakers of California!

wsws.org (2018-09-03). US and Japan increase efforts to undercut Chinese influence in Sri Lanka. wsws.org The US, Japan and India are continuing to publicly voice their concerns over Colombo's relations with Beijing.

PASMC (2018-09-03). Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Satellite Event in San Mateo. indybay.org Corner of Third and So. El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402…

Green Arcade (2018-09-03). 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…

No Arpaio. (2018-09-03). No Arpaio. indybay.org Palo Corona Regional Park | Highway 1, Carmel, California 93923…

Revolution Books (2018-09-03). STOP Capitalism-Imperialism from Destroying Our Planet! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Tens of thousands protest across Germany against neo-Nazi violence in Chemnitz. wsws.org Following a neo-Nazi rampage in Chemnitz last Sunday and Monday, tens of thousands have demonstrated across Germany against the far right.

CFBD (2018-09-03). 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…

PFPSC (2018-09-03). Community Pie Potluck to Support NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch. indybay.org Homeless Garden Project Farm | Shaffer Road at Delaware Avenue | Santa Cruz…

SCCAN (2018-09-03). Santa Cruz Climate Emergency Resolution. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street…

amnesty.org (2018-09-03). Idleb: Millions in Need of Protection. The World Must Act Now. amnesty.org

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2018-09-03). 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.

PGU (2018-09-03). Protect the Protest: Speaker Event on Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise Ship in San Francisco. indybay.org The Arctic Sunrise, Pier 19, San Francisco, CA 94111…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Trump administration ends funding for Palestinian refugees. wsws.org The cutoff of funding is meant to punish Palestinians for protesting Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Washington and Tehran trade threats over the Strait of Hormuz. wsws.org The latest IAEA findings expose the Trump administration's provocative policy, which threatens to plunge the entire region into military conflict.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Nashville's shuttering of women's health clinic leaves only one abortion facility in the city. wsws.org Despite the billions invested in healthcare, and dozens of Nashville area hospitals, poor and working class women are limited to one small clinic for elective abortions.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Amazon Nightmare: Grandmother injured on the job goes homeless, suffers pneumonia. wsws.org Carol's story exposes the nightmarish conditions and brutal exploitation that has fueled the growth of online retailers like Amazon.

SCCPPC (2018-09-03). Poor People's Town Hall: Watsonville. indybay.org Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust | 85 Nielson St., Watsonville, California 95076…

The Green Arcade (2018-09-03). 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…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Labor Day 2018: The growth of the class struggle and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org This year, Labor Day takes place amid a resurgence of class struggle in the US, bringing workers into direct conflict with the corporatist and anti-working class trade unions.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Line-up of reaction and militarism at McCain memorial. wsws.org Assembled in the National Cathedral were a "who's who" of imperialist war criminals, with a bloody record stretching back more than half a century.

Dan Bacher (2018-09-03). 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."

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Trump hits out at China over North Korea. wsws.org Trump's criticism of China comes amid growing signs that talks over Pyongyang's nuclear programs, following his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, have stalled.

Impeach Ryan Zinke (2018-09-03). 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.

Paul Cobb, Oakland Post (2018-09-03). 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.

YMSCFRC (2018-09-03). 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!

StrikeDebtBayArea (2018-09-03). Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! indybay.org Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA…

Dr. Eric (2018-09-03). RED ALERT: ELECTION TAMPERING ASSESSMENT 100% CERTAIN FOR 2018 ELECTIONS (THEY'RE ALREADY. indybay.org The question is not "if our elections are being tampered with", but, as Diane Neal in N.Y.'s case exemplifies, "are there any elections that aren't being tampered with via Communist entities or efforts, past and present?"…The answer doesn't look good….EVERY ELECTION THAT WILL NOT WITHSTAND A GRAND/TRIAL JURY'S SCRUTINY IN ANY RESPECT, HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH (INCLUDING ALL JURISDICTIONS WHERE GRAND JURIES AREN'T FUNCTIONING PROPERLY)..

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-03). Myanmar: 7 Years for Reporting the Truth. hrw.org Wa Lone arrives for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, June 18, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | (Bangkok) — A Myanmar court's conviction of two Reuters journalists on politically motivated charge…

David R. Kimball (2018-09-03). 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?>

CFBD (2018-09-03). California Lawmakers Act to Protect Whales, Turtles From Entanglement. indybay.org Approved Bill Requires Stronger Rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). On the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International. wsws.org The founding of the Fourth International on September 3, 1938, was an event of great historical significance and contemporary relevance.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Australian government rushes to deport Vietnamese refugees. wsws.org After a manhunt in a Queensland rainforest, 17 Vietnamese men were rounded up for deportation "at the first available opportunity."

Pat Wynne (2018-09-03). SF Rockin' Solidarity Labor Chorus final performance of No Human is Illegal. indybay.org Bethany Center | 580 Capp Street at 21st Street | San Francisco…

Dave (2018-09-03). 2020 or Bust! Stop Climate Change NOW! indybay.org Opera Plaza Community Room | 601 Van Ness, San Francisco | San Francisco, California 94102…

wsws.org (2018-09-03). IMF pushes for more social cuts in Ukraine. wsws.org Amid growing strikes of miners and other workers, the IMF is using the corruption of the Ukrainian oligarchy to push for social cuts.

RT (2018-09-03). US police arrest 'China's Jeff Bezos' over suspected sexual misconduct. rt.com Minnesota police briefly arrested the CEO of e-commerce giant JD.com, and one of China's richest men, on suspicion of sexual misconduct. The businessman has been released pending complaint.

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Memorial service held for six of ten children killed in Chicago Little Village house fire. wsws.org About 200 people attended the funeral, with many traveling long distances from throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

amnesty.org (2018-09-03). Neither Dead Nor Alive. amnesty.org

wsws.org (2018-09-03). Young Euro Classic 2018—a display of boundless musical virtuosity and symphonic poetry. wsws.org The 20 nearly sold-out concerts by international youth orchestras struck a clear musical counterpoint to the xenophobic and nationalist policies of the global political elites.

Shared by williampitt (2018-09-02). Capitalism Is Not the "Market System" truthout.org With the Democratic Socialists of America now counting 48,000 people within its membership and socialist candidates such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pushing for free universities and Medicare for All, Americans are once again discussing capitalism versus socialism. Fortunately, they are not doing so in the old Cold War manner of uncritically celebrating one while demonizing the other. Rather, it's a debate over the choice Americans must make now between keeping capitalism or changing the system to some form of socialism. As debates often do, this debate awakens us to problems and differences in how we understand its basic terms. For clarity and to make progress in this important debate, we need to stop conflating "capitalism" with the market. This is done far too often and on all sides of the debate. | Markets are a means of distributing resources and products, goods and services.

Emma Fiala (2018-09-02). Iran Continuing to Honor Its Side of Nuclear Deal Despite US Withdrawal. mintpressnews.com "[If preserving the nuclear deal is the goal], then there is no escape from mustering the courage to comply with commitment to normalize Iran's economic relations instead of making extraneous demands." — Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Marshall Allen, ProPublica (2018-09-02). From Ministry to Muckraking: The Biblical Basis for Investigative Reporting. alternet.org Some people say journalists are "godless. " But I spent five years in full-time Christian ministry, and my faith has made me a better reporter. | More than a dozen years ago I was a finalist for a reporting job at a small newspaper. All I needed to do was survive an interview with the top editor. The other editors warned me, saying their boss took perverse pleasure from smashing the hopes of naive reporters. I braced myself as he studied my resum. . .

Mark Taliano (2018-09-02). False Flag Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Monopoly media news fabricators would have us believe that false flags are conspiracy theories. In the real world, however, false flag terrorism is military doctrine. [1] | Western-supported al Qaeda terrorists [2] …

Dr. S Faizi (2018-09-02). The Kerala Deluge: Global Warming's Latest Act. asia-pacificresearch.com

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). Abuse Claims Raise Pressure to Reunite Migrant Families. truthdig.com As hundreds of children remain separated from their parents as a result of the Trump administration's immigration policy, El Salvador charges that three children, ages 12 to 17, were victimized at shelters in Arizona.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! (2018-09-02). Obit Omit: What Corporate Media Left Out of John McCain's Record of Militarism and Misogyny. alternet.org A roundtable discussion on the life and legacy of John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, six-term senator and two-time presidential candidate. | We host a roundtable discussion on the life and legacy of John McCain, the Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, six-term senator and two-time presidential candidate, who died Saturday at the age of 81 of brain cancer. We speak with Mehdi Hasan, columnist for The Intercept and host. . .

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-02). Here Are 10 Ways Workers Are Truly Screwed in the Trump Era. alternet.org America's embattled working class is seriously screwed in the Trump era. | Labor Day has been a national holiday in the U. S. since 1894. Many struggles for workers' rights that have occurred since then, from the labor movement and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal in the 1930s/early 1940s to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. And history not only teaches us that gains in economic justice are incremental—it is also demonstrates. . .

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-09-02). 'Tiger Woods Showed Great Class': Trump Tweets Names of Black Supporters After Poll Shows Him at 3 Percent Approval Among African-Americans. alternet.org A poll that shows Trump with a paltry 3 percent approval rating among African-Americans. | President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning and proceeded to list off the names of a few of his high-profile black supporters in the wake of a poll that shows him with a paltry 3 percent approval rating among A. . .

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-02). Mulvaney Student Fee Whitewash Benefits Bank of America, US Bank. truthout.org In December 2016, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau produced a study that was useful for the university administrators looking after millions of college students in the United States. | In an annual report to Congress, the agency published an analysis of agreements between credit and debit card issuers and institutes of higher learning—one that included warnings about boilerplate deals enabling banks to ply fees out of students. | "Many general marketing agreements contain features or lack protections that may make them inconsistent with the 'best financial interests' of students," the report warned in boldface text. The agency noted these deals "do not expressly prohibit certain fees," and stressed that "colleges may negotiate…to include additional key consumer protections." | Since the Trump administration took power, however—under the leadership of interim CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney—the tenor of the report changed drastically. Last year's…

The Conversation (2018-09-02). Here's Why Jewish Charitable Giving to Israel Is Losing Ground. alternet.org American Jews proved a major source of philanthropic support for the Israeli state and Israeli society throughout the 20th century. | American Jews donate at high levels to charity. One way they support causes in the U. S. , Israel and other places is collective, often through large grant-making organizations. In Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-09-02). The Himalayas: Literature Can Displace Anthropology. asia-pacificresearch.com

Peter Maass (2018-09-02). America's War Narrative Focuses on Its Heroes and Victims. Afghans and Iraqis Are Brushed Aside. theintercept.com American soldiers are at the center of a crop of new books about Iraq and Afghanistan. This contributes to an incomplete narrative of those wars.

Daniel Borgstrom (2018-09-02). The Fallacy of Calling Senator McCain or Anyone Else a "War Hero": "How could killing humans have been fun? Can God forgive me?" globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note: | "How could killing humans have been fun? Can God forgive me?" is not a quote from John McCain, it is from a Vietnam War veteran (quoted by the …

Aeon (2018-09-02). Is Religion A Universal In Human Culture Or An Academic Invention? iranian.com If anything seems self-evident in human culture, it's the widespread presence of religion. People do 'religious' stuff all the time; a commitment to gods, myths and rituals has been present in all societies. These practices and beliefs are diverse, to be sure, from Aztec human sacrifice to Christian baptism, but they appear to share a […]

Robert L. Borosage (2018-09-02). Donald Trump Has Betrayed American Workers—Again and Again and Again. thenation.com Donald Trump Has Betrayed American Workers—Again and Again and Again appeared first on The Nation.

Stuart Littlewood (2018-09-02). Crucifying Jeremy Corbyn: Former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Joins In. globalresearch.ca The nasty slur campaign against Jeremy Corbyn has just plumbed new depths with a hark-back to 1968 and the Rivers of Blood speech by Enoch Powell. It seems to have been …

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

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-09-02). African-American Preachers Are Fed Up With Far-Right White Evangelicals — and They Have Every Reason to Be. alternet.org Many black ministers view the Christian Right as a perversion of Christianity. | In the Donald Trump era, far-right white evangelicals have been jumping for joy; as they see it, they now have a president who is on their side. Trump, despite allegations that he had extramarital affairs with an adult film star (Stormy Daniels) and a former Playboy model (Karen McDougal) and paid both of them hush money to keep quiet, continues to be on very friendly terms w. . .

Stephen Lendman (2018-09-02). Freezing Humanitarian Support to Palestine: Trump Administration Pressuring Nations to Stop Funding The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). globalresearch.ca Both Trump and Netanyahu want the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) eliminated — pretending millions of Palestinian refugees don't exist. | Established in 1949, it provides healthcare, education and other vital …

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-09-02). Land of Extraction: How Prison Industry Settled in Central Appalachia. truthout.org Driving the roads of any small coal town settled within the central Appalachian Mountains, it is easy to see the beauty of the landscape. However, this beauty is concealed by lasting embodiments of capitalist ideals, including rusting coal tipples or large swaths of mountains destroyed by mountain top removal mining, built on the bodies of the region's inhabitants who have been continually abandoned and exploited. Well documented is the level of destruction and exploitation residents continue to face following over a century of reliance on the coal industry. | Less evident is the alarming shift in the idea of "extraction" taking place. As mining operations in the area continue to fade, prisons now fill the void. This expansion furthers a level of labor exploitation documented since the earliest days of colonial practices in the United States. The mining industry capitalized on the…

Andrew Korybko (2018-09-02). India's Arrest of Leftist Activists. Fear of Social Revolution. asia-pacificresearch.com

Mary Elizabeth Williams, Salon (2018-09-02). Fake News and the 'Other White Meat': How Pork Became Poultry — and Why It Matters. alternet.org The iconic ad campaign changed what we thought we knew about meat, and set the stage for the age of spin | Back in the '90s, I spent an inordinate amount of time on two wildly unproductive pursuits: exploring the brave new world of the Internet, and arguing with people about the nature of pig meat. The more time that passes, the more I see how closely those two obsessions were related. Because whenever I hear someone parroting the phrase " Staff (2018-09-02). California Passes Nation's Strongest Net Neutrality Bill. truthdig.com In a major victory for the open internet that could have ripple effects throughout the United States, the Golden State thwarts aggressive lobbying by the telecom industry. Gov. Jerry Brown has 30 days to sign or veto the bill.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-09-02). First Nations Celebrate Win Against Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. truthout.org A Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday struck down the Canadian government's approval of the ‪Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, halting construction of the 1,150-kilometer project indefinitely. | The expansion would have tripled capacity of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline, allowing it to ship up to 890,000 barrels of bitumen oil every day from Alberta's tar sands to a terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia. | The court decision cited the Trudeau government's failure to consult with Canada's First Nations, specifically the government's insufficient treatment of oral traditional evidence, lack of sufficient time given in the consultation process for affected groups to inform themselves well enough to participate, and failure to consult about the environmental assessment. | The decision comes after months of indigenous-led opposition to the pipeline. Efforts suffered a big blow back in May, when the Canadian government

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