2018-09-04: Social Media Postees

Brazil: Setback for Lula's presidential candidacy
Emile Schepers | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
On Saturday, September 1, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Brazil voted six to one that former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the presidential candidate of the Workers' Party (Partido do Trabalho) in the October elections this year, must be barred from running because of a dubious conviction earlier…
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The Paranoid Drive for Military Intervention in Venezuela
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
"Bomb, invade, occupy a country to see it flourish." Such is the logic of the absurd philosophy of imperialist interventionism that has been applied by the United States throughout the world in the name of the defense of freedom and western culture. But war is the worst human calamity and, despite the feverish hopes and…
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Video: Syria War Report. Iran Provides Popular Mobilization Units in Iraq with Ballistic Missiles
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has repelled an attack by the Lions of the East Army militant group on the ancient city of Palmyra from the direction of the US-occupied area …
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Former Senator Jon Kyle Has Been Named McCain's Replacement — And He Was Kavanaugh's 'Sherpa' Through Confirmation Process
Laura Clawson, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
McCain's wife Cindy tweeted her support. | The next senator from Arizona, replacing the late Sen. John McCain, will be former Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to announce Tuesday. Even before the formal announcement, Ducey was out with a statement saying that "I am de. . .
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The Battle of Idlib: Whose battle, Who is Fighting Who And Where?
IGK | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
The only thing that is clear about this seemingly upcoming battle is the fact that Idlib has been "used" as a sink hole and dumping ground for all anti-government/anti-Syria terrorists | The post The Battle of Idlib: Whose battle, Who is Fighting Who And Where? appeared first on MintPress News.
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The Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Are Part of a Much Deeper Plot
Jimmy Tobias | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
The Attacks on the Endangered Species Act Are Part of a Much Deeper Plot appeared first on The Nation.
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Here Are the Best Zingers in Contemporary Political History
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
The ability to deliver a response that leaves an opponent speechless can be a potent weapon. | Labor Day marks the beginning of the decisive, final stretch of the U. S. political campaign season, when candidates prepare to debate one another by practicing their ad-libs or "zingers," as they're called, hoping to have the last word with voters. I dedicated my book, " I'll Be Sobe. . .
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New Yorker Editor Disinvites Steve Bannon, Issues Defensive Statement
Naomi LaChance | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
David Remnick, the editor of the New Yorker, revealed on Twitter on Monday he will no longer be interviewing Steve Bannon at the magazine's annual ideas festival. After the withdrawal of several festival speakers–including director Judd Apatow, television host Jimmy Fallon, comedian John Mulaney, comedian and actor Patton Oswalt and actor Jim Carrey–Remnick announced Bannon had been disinvited and will no longer receive a speaker's fee, free lodging or travel. He added he would still be interested in interviewing Bannon "in a more traditionally journalistic setting." | t.co/ZLIA6zQJdE | — Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) September 4, 2018 | The New Yorker has been my holy grail for the whole of my writing life. There is no publishing credit I want more. I was writing an essay for them (online) about one of my favorite TV shows, but…
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There Is No Grassroots Energy Rallying for Brett Kavanaugh. None
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-09-04
Last Sunday, several hundred protesters rallied in Civic Center Park in Denver, Colorado, against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh. Local reporters were on hand, and the protest earned a two-minute segment on that night's local CBS broadcast. The "Unite for Justice" rally in Denver was just one of dozens held across the country that same day, and viewers of that evening's news learned that the rally-goers were taking a stand against confirming a justice who would be the fifth vote to repeal Roe v. Wade. | The network's attempt at balance, however, was foiled by advocates of Kavanaugh — or, more precisely, the lack of them. The anchor, at the end of the segment, deadpanned to the Denver metro viewership and said, "A pro-life rally was scheduled to run in opposition to the protest, but no one attended."pic.twitter.com/LZfe6dRoiw…
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Show Jumping in Gaza: Riding Brings Hope (VIDEO)
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
For more than 10 years, the headlines coming out of Gaza have been relentlessly grim: three wars, a worsening humanitarian crisis, and political division — all playing out under the restrictive Israeli siege. But, there are pockets of normal life where people, especially children, can escape the chaos.

Show Jumping in Gaza: Riding Brings Hope (VIDEO)

Venezuela Fights On!
Jeanette Charles | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Jeanette Charles is the international solidarity liaison with Venezuelanalysis. In May 2018, she organized a delegation with Venezuelanalysis and The Intrepid News Fund to observe the presidential elections. During their trip, journalists, activists, lawyers and other participants met with representatives from community-based organizations, revolutionary collectives and Bolivarian government officials as well as interacting with people on the street from taxi drivers, street vendors and students. In order to provide a more balanced and deeper understanding of Venezuela's reality that corporate mainstream media fails to cover, we interviewed her to hear her thoughts and observations from Venezuela's migration, currency revaluation, the assassination attempt, and the presidential election. The interview is set in two parts. | Dae-Han (DH): Recently, the international media and consequently the Korean media (even its progressive elements such as JTBC news) have reported on migration from Venezuela as resulting from…
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EPA Watchdog Faults Agency for Pruitt's 24/7 Security Costs
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
The agency failed to prove the need to spend more than $3.5 million, including travel costs, to protect the former chief in "an inefficient use of agency resources," the report finds. | The post EPA Watchdog Faults Agency for Pruitt's 24/7 Security Costs appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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VIDEO — Un'Italia sovranista senza sovranità
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Il polverone politico-mediatico sollevato dallo scontro tra «europeisti» e «sovranisti» nasconde quella che invece è la realtà: un europeismo senza Europa e un sovranismo senza sovranità. | A innalzare strumentalmente la bandiera dell'europeismo è in questo momento il presidente Macron, per …
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Trump's UNRWA Funding Cuts Part of a New Formula to Erase Most Palestinians
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
It is puzzling that the state of Israel claims its own legitimacy derives from the right of Jewish people to "return" to their biblical homeland after 2,000 years of exile — but demands that Palestinian refugees drop their claim to return after 70 years and forget their homeland. | The post Trump's UNRWA Funding Cuts Part of a New Formula to Erase Most Palestinians appeared first on MintPress News.
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Israel Evacuates 3 Families in Jordan Valley
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Israeli authorities, on Tuesday, delivered evacuation notices to three Palestinian families from the al-Burj area, in the northern Jordan Valley of the West Bank. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Jordan Valley's settlement file with the Palestinian Authority (PA), said that the Israeli authorities delivered the evacuation orders …

Israel Evacuates 3 Families in Jordan Valley

Will the Trump Regime Clash with Russia and Iran Over Syria's Offensive to Liberate Idlib?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Idlib province, Syria is controlled by US-supported Al-Nusra and other Al Qaeda affiliated terrorists. | So-called "rebels" or "opposition forces" are mercenary hired guns — used by Washington, NATO, Israel and regional …
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On Colin Kaepernick's Nike Ad: Will the Revolution Be Branded?
Dave Zirin | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
On Colin Kaepernick's Nike Ad: Will the Revolution Be Branded? appeared first on The Nation.
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VIDEO — Eingestürzte Brücken und bombardierte Brücken
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
« Das Bild ist wirklich apokalyptisch. Es sieht so aus, als sei eine Bombe auf diesen Straßenabschnitt gefallen, der eine Hauptschlagader ist" — so beschrieb ein Journalist die Morandi-Brücke in Genua kurz nach ihrem Einsturz, der das Leben von Dutzenden …
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Trump Regime Aiding Kiev Plot, Escalated War on Donbass?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Something is brewing after a relatively quiet period. According to a Kiev military source named Karapinka on Ukrainian television last month, the country's forces are planning to attack Donbass at an …
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As the School Year Begins, More Teachers Across the Country Could Soon Strike
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
As teachers, school employees, and students head back to school, what's ahead for the #RedforEd movement? | This spring, teachers mobilized on an unprecedented scale in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, North Carolina, and Colorado. They protested, walked out, and even held statewide strikes — in states with limited to no collective bargaining rights, where school unions have traditionally focused on state politics. | The springtime actions, led by rank and filers, inspired educators and unionists across the country. It looks like the cusp of a labor upsurge that could spread beyond schools. | The mobilizers met with varying degrees of support or resistance from their own state union leaders. The militancy made leaders anxious, but many were also savvy enough to see that the uprisings were effective — and that they'd better not get in the way. | Teachers saw just how…
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US or Russia? The Mystery Airstrikes Against Tajikistan
Joseph Fitsanakis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Featured image: Bridge along Afghan- Tajik border (Source: TruePublica) | Russia, the United States and Tajikistan have all denied that they were behind a series of mystery airstrikes that took place along …
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Planet Has Been Heating Up for Almost Two Centuries
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
The Irish scientist John Tyndall, one of the most distinguished physicists in modern history, provided evidence in 1861 that human-generated gases such as carbon dioxide and ethylene transmit enormous volumes …
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Kaepernick Has New Deal With Nike Though He's Not in NFL
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
Nike reportedly will feature the athlete and civil rights figure in billboard, TV and online ads, create a Kaepernick apparel line and contribute to his charity. The deal is said to put the ex-quarterback in the top bracket of NFL players with Nike. | The post Kaepernick Has New Deal With Nike Though He's Not in NFL appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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A Mathematician Decodes the First 'Twitter President' Through His Tweets
Chauncey DeVega, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
There is a clear strategy to Donald Trump's use of Twitter. | Donald Trump is a master of chaos, waging his own personal war on truth and reality. Primarily using Twitter, his favored mode of communication, Trump bestows praise and condemnation as a way of leaving both his friends and enemies unbalanced and in fear. This is a means of extending his influence and power. Trump is undeniably a master communicator. His style may be unconv. . .
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The Russian Revolution through the eyes of the Global South
Lowell B. Denny, III | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
In Walter Rodney Speaks: The Making of an African Intellectual (African World Press), the Marxist historian (1942-1980) reflects on activism: "I've always made the point that one's political contribution should come out of one's principal work activity, whatever that happens to be, insofar as that is possible. Presumably, if one is a factory worker, it is on the factory floor that one's politicization, one's consciousness, comes out in day-to-day struggle. And if I am an academic, and so long as I remain an academic, I must attempt to make the most important political input during those very many hours that I spend contributing to teaching and researching or whatever other aspects of academic life may come into play." | Rodney's mission was always to effect radical change in whatever capacity. As a young scholarship student in Guyana, he was warned off writing about…
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Army Injures Several Journalists Near Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Israeli soldiers resorted, Tuesday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian journalists, holding a nonviolent protest near Ofer military base and prison, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, demanding the release of their colleague Ali Dar Ali. The soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at …

Army Injures Several Journalists Near Ramallah

Why Putin Is an Ally for American Evangelicals
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Once upon a time, American evangelicals saw the Soviet Union and other communist countries as the world's greatest threat to their faith. | The close relationship between American evangelicals and Russia has lately been discussed widely in the news media. In particular, the Justice Department unsealed a criminal complaint in July against a Russian woman, Maria Butina, for trying to use the National Prayer Breakfast, a star-studded affair, as a "back channel of communication" with prominent American religious and political leaders. Among them is Franklin Graham, son of the well-known evangelist, Billy Graham, and head of the influential Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In 2015, Graham famously visited Russia, where he had a warm meeting with President Vladimir Putin. On that trip, Putin reportedly explained that his mother had kept her Christian faith even under communist rule. Graham. . .
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Devo — (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
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Taliban Say Founder of Haqqani Network Has Died in Afghanistan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
The fierce enemy President Ronald Reagan once praised as a freedom fighter had been paralyzed for the past 10 years. | The post Taliban Say Founder of Haqqani Network Has Died in Afghanistan appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Berry Farmers Break Free From Big Agriculture
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
For the first time, Ramon Torres maintains control over his livelihood. He chooses what to farm and how to farm it, free from pesticides that harm workers, under working conditions he helps set. | The 22 acres of juicy strawberries and blueberries he farms belong to him and three others under Cooperativa Tierra y Libertad ("Land and Liberty Cooperative"), a farm co-op founded in 2013 to meet consumer demand for berries farmed under nonexploitative conditions and worker demand for a fair paycheck and safe working conditions. The co-op prides itself on organic farming and livable wages for its workers. | When Torres worked at Sakuma Brothers berry farms in Skagit County, Washington, several years ago, he and his fellow farmworkers endured low wages, unpaid breaks, and exposure to pesticides. | A co-worker, Federico Lopez, was fired immediately after requesting a raise, and,…
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Here's How TV's First Interracial Kiss Launched a Lifelong Career in Activism
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Nervous about how southern television viewers would react, NBC executives closely monitored the filming of the kiss between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner. | On Nov. 22, 1968, an episode of "Star Trek" titled " Plato's Stepchildren" broadcast the first interracial kiss on American television. The episode's plot is bizarre: Aliens who worship the Greek philosopher Plato use telekinetic. . .
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The US Military Sees Endless War as a "Victory"
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
4,000,000,029,057. Remember that number. It's going to come up again later. | But let's begin with another number entirely: 145,000 — as in, 145,000 uniformed soldiers striding down Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue. That's the number of troops who marched down that very street in May 1865 after the United States defeated the Confederate States of America. Similar legions of rifle-toting troops did the same after World War I ended with the defeat of Germany and its allies in 1918. And Sherman tanks rolling through the urban canyons of midtown Manhattan? That followed the triumph over the Axis in 1945. That's what winning used to look like in America — star-spangled, soldier-clogged streets and victory parades. | Enthralled by a martial Bastille Day celebration while visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in July 2017, President Trump…
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What Are They Thinking?
Shared by Jared | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
SCOTUS nominee Kavanaugh wants to expand executive power, yet half of Senate Democrats are undecided about him. | The post What Are They Thinking? appeared first on Truthout.
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Venezuela Rejects False News on 'Humanitarian Crisis,' Migration
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
The Venezuelan Vice president and the minister of communication presented data debunking the alarmist coverage of Venezuelan migration in the region.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

Army Injures Several Schoolchildren In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, the Schools Area in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests before the army fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Medical sources in Hebron said …

Army Injures Several Schoolchildren In Hebron

Venezuelan President Offers Airlift for Migrants to Return
teleSUR/vc-CM-ml | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
President Maduro announced the airlift after Venezuelan migrants in Peru gathered in front of the embassy asking for help to return home.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

China's Workers Aren't Fighting a Trade War–They're Fighting a Labor War
Michelle Chen | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
China's Workers Aren't Fighting a Trade War–They're Fighting a Labor War appeared first on The Nation.
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India Continues With Iran Oil Deliveries
RFE/RL | iranian.com | 2018-09-04
India is allowing state refiners to import Iranian oil with Tehran arranging tankers and insurance after firms including the country's top shipper Shipping Corp of India (SCI) halted voyages to Iran due to U.S. sanctions, Reuters cited sources as saying on August 3. According to Reuters, "New Delhi's attempt to keep Iranian oil flowing mirrors […] | The post India Continues With Iran Oil Deliveries appeared first on The Iranian.
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Kushner's Ongoing Assault on Palestinian Refugees
Al-Shabaka | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Originally published by Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha on September 4, 2018 The US administration is waging an assault against Palestinian refugees. Diplomatic, legal, and financial measures — mainly engineered by President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner — aim to take the Palestinian refugee question "off the …

Kushner’s Ongoing Assault on Palestinian Refugees

'This Is Not a Drill': Democrats Told to 'Go for the Jugular' to Stop Kavanaugh As Hearings Begins
Jake Johnson, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
"We're going to make sure our senators hear us. " | As President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his first confirmation hearing Tuesday morning, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up what has been described as the "biggest. . .
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The Government Said the Air Was Safe, Now Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Have Cancer
Derrick Broze | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
The plight of the men and women who rushed into "Ground Zero" on September 11, 2001 and the following months is often forgotten in the public conversation. Seventeen years after the attacks the first responders are still fighting for their lives. | The post The Government Said the Air Was Safe, Now Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Have Cancer appeared first on MintPress News.
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Hidden Victims: How the American Criminal Justice System Abuses Women of Color
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-04
In this series, TRNN explores the myriad of ways law enforcement marginalizes women of color in Baltimore and beyond | The post Hidden Victims: How the American Criminal Justice System Abuses Women of Color appeared first on The Real News Network.
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The "We The World" Campaign, The Word War Is No Longer Mentioned
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Today we received a PRESS RELEASE from We the World, announcing a Worldwide campaign "calling for Unity, Peace and Justice in Response to Global Tensions". | "We, The World and organizations worldwide are taking part in programs and calls to …
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What Kavanaugh Will Say Today, and What He'll Actually Mean
Nan Aron | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
What Kavanaugh Will Say Today, and What He'll Actually Mean appeared first on The Nation.
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Trump Accuses Cuba of "Sonic Attacks" against US Diplomats: Havana's "Sonic Incidents" and the University of Edinburgh: The "40%" Mystery
Arnold August | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
On August 15, 2018, the U.S. State Department announced yet another measure toward reducing its Havana embassy staff and its effectiveness by limiting the diplomats' stays to one year. This extremely …
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The Trump Administration Is Putting Immigrant Babies at Risk, Experts Warn
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
Fearing retribution from the federal government, fewer and fewer families who immigrated to the U.S. are enrolling in nutrition assistance programs. | The post The Trump Administration Is Putting Immigrant Babies at Risk, Experts Warn appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Iran Considers Rationing, Distributing Food Coupons, As Sanctions Bite Harder
RFE/RL | iranian.com | 2018-09-04
Iran may be considering a plan to ration foodstuffs and other essential commodities, according to reports of developments at the Iranian Parliament. On September 2, the parliament approved the double-urgency of a bill that calls on the government to import essential commodities and sell the goods to the nation at subsidized prices at cooperatives and […] | The post Iran Considers Rationing, Distributing Food Coupons, As Sanctions Bite Harder appeared first on
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Brazil Court Lifts Ban on Monsanto's Glyphosate Weedkiller
teleSUR / md-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
The ban also was to have extended to products containing the chemicals thiram and abamectin.
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Trump trashes Trumka on Labor Day
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
WASHINGTON—In an unusual way to mark Labor Day, the president of the United States trashed the president of the AFL-CIO. | The exchange started when AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka evaluated GOP President Donald Trump's record in an appearance on Fox News Sunday aired by the pro-Trump Fox News Network. | Mixed, but on balance, negative was Trumka's verdict. | Trump made it political in a nasty responding tweet at 8: 28 a.m. Eastern Time on Labor Day. And then some tweeters jumped on him. | The discussion started with Trumka's exchange with questioner Chris Wallace over NAFTA, the controversial 25-year-old U.S.-Canada-Mexico "free trade" treaty which organized labor strongly opposed because it would cost U.S. workers jobs. Economists calculate companies have shifted 700,000 to one million U.S. jobs, most of them in factories, to Mexico due to lower wages, no worker rights and weak environmental…
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United States to Drastically Expand Military Assistance to Ukraine
Peter Korzun | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Washington is upping the ante in Ukraine. Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, said in an interview with the Guardian published on September 1 that "Washington is ready to expand arms supplies to Ukraine in order to build up the country's naval and air defense forces in the face of continuing Russian support for eastern separatists." According to him, the Trump administration was "absolutely" prepared to go further in supplying lethal weaponry to Ukrainian forces than the anti-tank missiles it delivered in April. " They need lethal assistance," he emphasized. Mr. Volker explained that "[t]hey need to rebuild a navy and they have very limited air capability as well. I think we'll have to look at air defense." The diplomat believes Ukraine needs unmanned aerial vehicles, counter-battery…
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Are All Politicians Liars? I Don't Know
Patrick Bobilin | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
After over a year in electoral politics, twice a candidate, I get asked a lot of left field questions about my policies or stances. Running for New York City Council, I got asked all the time how I was going to stop Donald Trump. Running for New York State Committee, a much smaller unpaid position,…
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Canada's "Progressive" Left and US Imperialism: Why on This Despoiled Earth Would NDP Leaders Praise John McCain?
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
The NDP hierarchy's response to noted war hawk John McCain's death is shameful. Even worse, it reflects a general hostility towards the victims of Western imperialism. | After the U.S. Senator …
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Populism Revisited
ADRIAN KUZMINSKI | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
Ever since the last presidential election the words "populist" and "populism" have been widely bandied about, mostly as pejorative terms. A populist politician, we often hear, is a demagogue who wins votes by inflaming the resentments and emotions of ordinary people at the expense of rational thought. Those who fall prey to populism are no…
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She's Not There
Jason Holland | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
"Our culture is now one of masculine triumphalism, in which transhistorically feminine expressions — empathy, sweetness, volubility, warmth — are seen as impediments to a woman's professional trajectory in many sectors." ‚Äï Antonella Gambotto-Burke, Mama: Dispatches from the Frontline of Love…
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Colombia Moves to Rescind Liberal Drug Possession Laws
teleSUR/jc-CM-ml | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
Colombian President Duque said he would empower authorities to "confiscate any dose of drugs or hallucinogens on the streets."
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Colombian President: Recognition of Palestine 'Irreversible'
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Colombia's new President, Ivan Duque Márquez, on Monday, told a local radio station that the decision to recognize Palestine, made by Juan Manuel Santos in the last few days, was "irreversible" because "the president of the republic is the person designated by the constitution to manage foreign relations." Any government …
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"What Are They Hiding?": Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Begin Despite Suppression of 100K Documents
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-04
Confirmation hearings begin for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, it would likely make the court the most conservative since the 1930s. Kavanaugh is 53 years old and could serve on the Supreme Court for decades to come. Critics warn his confirmation could lead to major rollbacks of civil rights, environmental regulations, gun control measures, voting rights and reproductive rights, including possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Last…
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We Need Everyone to Take Action to Keep Brett Kavanaugh Off the Supreme Court
NationAction | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
We Need Everyone to Take Action to Keep Brett Kavanaugh Off the Supreme Court appeared first on The Nation.
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Colombia: ELN to Release 'Prisoners' Without Government Assurances
teleSUR/mrs-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
The National Liberation Army says it will hold the state responsible for any harm that befalls the group of nine detainees.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Are We Making Elections Less Secure Just to Save Time?
Sam Biddle | theintercept.com | 2018-09-04
Something strange happens on election night. With polls closing, American supporters of both parties briefly, intensely align as one: We all want to know who's going to win, and we don't want to wait one more minute. The ravenous national appetite for an immediate victor, pumped up by frenzied cable news coverage and now Twitter, means delivering hyper-updated results and projections before any official tally is available. But the technologies that help ferry lightning-quick results out of polling places and onto CNN are also some of the riskiest, experts say. | It's been almost two years since Russian military hackers attempted to hijack computers used by both local election officials and VR Systems, an e-voting company that helps make Election Day possible in several key swing states. Since then, reports detailing the potent duo of inherent technical risk and abject negligence…
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As Hearings Begin, Democrats Told to "Go for the Jugular" to Stop Kavanaugh
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
With President Donald Trump's right-wing Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for his first confirmation hearing Tuesday morning, progressive lawmakers and advocacy groups are ramping up what has been described as the "biggest campaign against a Supreme Court nominee in US history" to stop a judge who poses a dire threat to the planet, workers, and the reproductive rights of women. | "This is not a drill," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declared on Twitter Monday night. "The Supreme Court, and the future of our country — are both on the line. If we're going to stop Kavanaugh, we need you to speak out now." | In addition to urging Americans to blow up the phone lines of Democratic senators who haven't committed to opposing Kavanaugh, activists also gathered outside the Senate in…
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The "Security Crisis" in Cameroon Aims to Destabilize the West-Central African CPEC
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
The multisided security crisis unfolding in Cameroon is intended to preemptively destabilize the West-Central African CPEC well in advance of its construction and might even catalyze another Migrant Crisis to Europe …
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NYT's Haberman Explains Why Trump Might Have Skipped Labor Day Golf Outing After Getting Dressed to Play
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
"It's very strange for him to do what he did. " | Donald Trump abruptly canceled his Labor Day plans on Monday, returning to the West Wing after he was dressed and ready to spend his holiday golfing. The Secret Service and press pool had been loaded into their motorcade, and were all send away after the president went back ins. . .
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Indigenous Activists Win "David vs. Goliath" Victory as Court Rejects $4.5B Trans Mountain Pipeline
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-04
Canada's Federal Court of Appeals has rejected the government's approval to triple the capacity of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in a major victory for indigenous groups and environmentalists. On Thursday, Justice Eleanor Dawson nullified licensing for the $7.4 billion project and brought construction to a halt until the National Energy Board and the federal government complete court-ordered fixes. Her ruling cited inadequate consultations with indigenous peoples affected by the project, and found the National Energy Board's assessment of the expansion was so flawed that the federal Cabinet should not…
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Hidden Victims: A Woman's Death Ignored
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-04
In this installment of our Hidden Victims series, the family of Tyra McClary talks about how police brushed aside the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death in 2006 after the medical examiner ruled it "manner undetermined." | The post Hidden Victims: A Woman's Death Ignored appeared first on The Real News Network.
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If the Troubles Return After Brexit, It Won't Just be Because of the Irish Border Issue
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
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Israel Signals It Could Attack Iranian Military Assets in Iraq
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Lieberman said: "I am saying that we will contend with any Iranian threat, and it doesn't matter from where it comes … Israel's freedom is total. We retain this freedom of action." | The post Israel Signals It Could Attack Iranian Military Assets in Iraq appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuela Launches New Gas Payment System Along Border
teleSUR/MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
The Venezuelan leader reported that the trial period will be extended by 15 days in eight border states of the country.
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Culture and Behavior May Clue Climate Change Response
Arshad Khan | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
Behavior acculturated to ancestral norms, originally necessitated by occupation, is the focus of a new study in China with interesting ramifications for climate change. In general, farming requires more stable relationships than, say, herding with the constant movement of animals. Now the authors have taken farming a step further: They observed that northerners were three times more likely…
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Ron Paul: Why Can't the United States Just Leave Syria Alone?
Ron Paul | iranian.com | 2018-09-04
Assad was supposed to be gone already. President Obama thought it would be just another "regime change" operation and perhaps Assad would end up like Saddam Hussein or Yanukovych. Or maybe even Gaddafi. But he was supposed to be gone. The US spent billions to get rid of him and even provided weapons and training […] | The post Ron Paul: Why Can't the United States Just Leave Syria Alone? appeared first on The Iranian.
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Lindsey Graham Had an Opportunity to Stand Up to Trump Following McCain's Death — And He Already Blew It
Heather Digby Parton, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
As the nation mourns his longtime hero and closest friend, he chooses to grovel before the president's throne. | During the long week of mourning for the late Sen. John McCain, perhaps the oddest side story was the one about what in the world was going on with his erstwhile best bud, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. At a time when one might have expected Graham to proudly take up McCain's maverick mantle, he was weakly backing t. . .
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Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Begin Despite Suppression of 100,000 Documents
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-04
Confirmation hearings begin for Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed, it would likely make the court the most conservative since the 1930s. Kavanaugh is 53 years old and could serve on the Supreme Court for decades to come. Critics warn his confirmation could lead to major rollbacks of civil rights, environmental regulations, gun control measures, voting rights and reproductive rights, including possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. We speak with Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Last week the committee released a damning report on Kavanaugh's record on cases and issued a statement opposing Kavanaugh's nomination. She will attend the Senate confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh this week. | TRANSCRIPT: | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: Confirmation hearings begin today for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to…
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Trump Called McCain a 'Coward' and Sessions a 'Dumb Southerner' According to New Book by Veteran Presidential Journalist
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
He also suggested killing the 'f*cking lot* of Syrian leaders. | Last week, Donald Trump had a new kind of media to rant against when he added "fake books" to his approved list of Things to Hate. That tweet set off warning bells even then, and as first copies of Bob Woodward's new book Fear start to leak to the press, it's clear those bells are going to become. . .
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Israeli Soldiers Demolishes A Home And A Shed In Anata
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-04
Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Anata town northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an inhabited Palestinian home. Media sources said dozens of soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, surrounded Fheidat neighborhood in Anata town, and completely isolated it, before invading it. They added that the soldiers then demolished a home, owned by …

Israeli Soldiers Demolishes A Home And A Shed In Anata

Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Named to Succeed John McCain
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
The long-time Republican stalwart may get to vote on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court he is currently helping guide through the Senate. He is not expected to run in 2020. | The post Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl Named to Succeed John McCain appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Beyond The DNC Leaks — Funding the Hacks and Sedition
George Eliason | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Any DNC server leak in 2016 could have been a patriotic act to counter Ukrainian Intel operators access inside the DNC and US Government servers at the State Department. | The big take away from the part 1 article is Ukrainian Intelligence was hired as opposition research by Alexandra Chalupa and they hacked the DNC. And they hacked the RNC. They were probably given the passwords to US Dept of State Top Secret information just as a matter of course to do their jobs. Clinton kept six State Department password slots from 2013 to 2016 for her researchers. Ukrainian Intel hackers included Russian traitors Shaltai Boltai. And they hacked. | If Chalupa didn't give the hackers access, getting it was as simple as doing your job using someone else's login. This means someone with the password physically typed it in and the…
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says He Won't Seek Third Term
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
The announcement comes the day before the start of one of the biggest police-shooting trials in the city's history. | The post Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says He Won't Seek Third Term appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Is the US Military Winning the War on Terror? Sure
Nick Turse | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
Is the US Military Winning the War on Terror? Sure. appeared first on The Nation.
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Mexico May Legalize Heroin: Fox News Says Send In the Air Force and Marines
Adam Dick | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Fox News host Tucker Carlson suggested the United States go to war with Mexico over rumors that Mexican legislators are mulling legalizing heroin. | The post Mexico May Legalize Heroin: Fox News Says Send In the Air Force and Marines appeared first on MintPress News.
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Misreporting the Climate
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-04
Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy explains the ways in which the Media spins the Climate Crisis | The post Misreporting the Climate appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Chemically Induced Frankenstein-Humans
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
One of the biggest open questions of this century is whether 144,000 different chemicals swirling throughout the world are properly tested and analyzed for toxicity. By almost all accounts, the scale of toxic risk is unknown. This may be the biggest tragedy of all time, a black eye of enormous proportions.
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The Incalculable Price of Austerity: Rio Museum Destroyed by Fire, Dry Hydrants
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
The museum fire has been described as a result of the meticulous dismantling of Brazilian society by a government in the pocket of multinational conglomerates. | The post The Incalculable Price of Austerity: Rio Museum Destroyed by Fire, Dry Hydrants appeared first on MintPress News.
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10 Races That Could Flip the House
Steve Phillips | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
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Brazil's National Museum burns, millions of artifacts reportedly destroyed
Peter Prengaman | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-04
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Smoke rose Monday from the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum, as recriminations flew over who was responsible for the loss of at least part of Latin America's largest archive of historical artifacts, objects and documents. | The museum's director said most of the collection was destroyed but that it was not possible yet to detail what was lost. | Local media were reporting that the blaze destroyed most of the items in the 200-year-old institution. | The museum had a collection of 20 million items — including Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts and the oldest human skull found in the Western hemisphere — and was once the home of the Portuguese royal family. | The fire quickly led to criticism over dilapidated infrastructure and budget deficits as Brazilians prepare to vote in national elections in October.
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Imran Khan, the Army's Choice
Christophe Jaffrelot | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
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Austerity, Corruption To Blame For Brazil National Museum Blaze
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-04
Politicians and citizens say that corrupt authorities and funding cuts to arts, education, and infrastructure are to blame for the destruction of the historical museum.
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The Chaos That Brett Kavanaugh Has Unleashed
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
The Chaos That Brett Kavanaugh Has Unleashed appeared first on The Nation.
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Evidence for "Informed Trading" on the Attacks of September 11, 2001
Kevin Ryan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Just after September 11th 2001, many governments began investigations into possible insider trading related to the terrorist attacks of that day. Such investigations were initiated by the governments of Belgium, …
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Basra Residents Reeling From Contaminated Drinking Water
Mustafa Saadoun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Human rights advocates and health officials estimate that 17,000 to 18,000 residents of Basra province have been poisoned by heavily polluted and salty drinking water. On Aug. 26, hundreds of residents …
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A Diabolic False Flag Empire
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
The past is not dead; it is people who are sleeping. The current night and daymares that we are having arise out of murders lodged deep in our past that have …
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'Biggest F*cking Mistake I've Made': Trump Reportedly Raged Against His Decision to Denounce Neo-Nazis After Charlottesville Violence
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
The president's administration is further exposed in a damning new book. | A new book about the administration of President Donald Trump written by veteran journalist Bob Woodward is filled with explosive new claims. Among the claims in "Fear: Inside the Trump White House" is that Trump was furious about being pressured to condemn violent racist extremists after the 2017 attack in Charlotteville attack that left Heather Heyer dead. The. . .
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Tangled in the Garden of Good and Evil
Norman Solomon | thenation.com | 2018-09-04
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The Myth of Rising Wages in America
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
This Labor Day 2018 marks yet another year of declining living standards for American workers. If one were to believe the media and press, rising wages belie that statement. The Wall …
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A Right-Wing Musician Cut Up His Nike Socks To Protest Kaepernick — And Was Immediately Mocked by the Internet
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
Country musician John Rich apparently does not understand how boycotts work. | In response to Nike's new ad campaign featuring NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for the 30th anniversary of their "Just Do It" campaign, Republicans opposed to his protest of police brutality and civil rights injustice are fu. . .
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Open letter From UNRWA Commissioner-General to Palestine Refugees and UNRWA Staff
Pierre Krähenbühl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-04
Background | UNRWA is confronted with an increased demand for services resulting from a growth in the number of registered Palestine refugees, the extent of their vulnerability and their deepening poverty. UNRWA …
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Protests Erupt as Hearings for Trump's Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Begin
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-09-04
Demonstrators, including activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale," target the nominee's anti-abortion views, among other objections. Democrats try but fail to adjourn hearing over documents. | The post Protests Erupt as Hearings for Trump's Supreme Court Pick Kavanaugh Begin appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Judicial Bias Blocks Justice for Abu-Jamal
Linn Washington Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-04
In July 1987 Philadelphia's then District Attorney lashed out at local judges in an unusual verbal assault where that DA castigated what he said was the "historic" practice of judges in Pennsylvania's largest city to acquit police officers in cases where evidence clearly showed officers engaged in "egregious" brutality. That DA, Ronald Castille, told a…
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Pompeo Pontificates on Idlib Offensive and Media Follows Suit
Eric Zuesse | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-04
Mike Pompeo can say things that pontificate 'morality to the portion of the world that's deceived by their national 'news'-media only because of what the US-and-allied 'news'-media have assiduously kept hidden from their respective publics. | The post Pompeo Pontificates on Idlib Offensive and Media Follows Suit appeared first on MintPress News.
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Here's Why Plant-Based Mosquito Repellents Are So Hard to Design
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
While DEET remains an effective contact repellent, many people dislike its feel and some experience skin irritation. | As humanity experiences relentless pressures from disease-carrying mosquitoes in many parts of the world, there is an urgent need for new tools to use against those beasts — because they keep getting scarier. | Even though DEET remains the most commonly used, a. . .
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Twitter Was Going to Ban Alex Jones — Until Its CEO Stepped in and Stopped It: Report
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-09-04
CEO Jack Dorsey says he stepped in to stop the social media giant he co-founded from banning the conspiracy theorist and fake news promoter | "Last month, after Twitter's controversial decision to allow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to remain on its platform, Mr. Dorsey told one person that he had overruled a decision by his staff to kick Mr. Jones off, according to a person familiar with the discussion," The Journal reports. The paper also says Dor. . .
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