2018-09-05: Social Media Postees

Chris Hedges, "America: The Farewell Tour"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
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US Navy Plane Begins Flyovers in Ecuador
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
Detractors of president Lenin Moreno claim the arrival of the United States Navy plane represents a threat to Ecuador's sovereignty.
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Bill Would Force NASA Cooperation with Israel Despite History of Israeli Espionage
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-05
A new Senate bill would bind NASA to cooperate with Israel's Space Agency, despite the latter's history of espionage against the United States. | The post Bill Would Force NASA Cooperation with Israel Despite History of Israeli Espionage appeared first on MintPress News.
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Ayanna Pressley Wins a Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Ayanna Pressley Wins a Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party appeared first on The Nation.
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AFL-CIO president: Call your senators now!
Richard Trumka | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
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Do Some Americans Actually Prefer Gridlock When It Comes to Federal Governance?
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
Not all Americans believe gridlock is a bad thing. | Nixon/Kennedy health plan, had it not been derailed by Watergate, would have been more comprehensive than the Affordable Care Act of 2010, a. k. a. Obamacare. But the type of bipartisan cooperation that Nixon and Kennedy showed in the 1970s is a rarity in 2018, when the U. S. ' partisan divide is angrier, nastier and more bitter than ever. If Democrats retake the House of Representatives. . .
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Financial + Technology: Fintech, Hotbed of Offshore Deregulation and Crime
Nick Shaxson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Reuters has just published an article titled Swiss watchdog to propose looser anti-money laundering rules for fintechs. (Fintech is short for "financial + technology" and it is about bringing technology …
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Bernie Sanders Introduces New Bill to Kick Billionaires Off Welfare
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-05
The Stop BEZOS Act aims to cut off federal subsidies to employers who refuse to pay their workers a living wage. | The post Bernie Sanders Introduces New Bill to Kick Billionaires Off Welfare appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Weaponizing Space Means Opening the Heavens to War
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-05

| Janine Jackson: While the internet treated it largely as a kind of painful joke, corporate news media reported the Trump White House's plans to establish a "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the US military as almost an inevitability: A Los Angeles Times story slips from saying the force "would be" responsible for training military personnel to saying the space command "will centralize planning for space war-fighting." The pushback reported is from those concerned about "bureaucracy," or changes in the "roles and budgets" of existing military branches. There are details to be worked out — even such "basic" ones, says a Washington Post front-pager, as "what uniforms" the space force would…
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New Midterm Election Polls Have Bad News for Trump and the GOP
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
A pair of recent polls reveal that President Donald Trump's approval ratings are dangerously low for the Republican Party… and that this is having a measurable impact on their prospects in the upcoming midterm elections. | Democrats are currently ahead of Republicans by an average of six points in major congressional districts that are considered to be toss ups, according to a recent poll by Morning Consult. While Republicans have an edge over Democrats in districts that lean Republican, this amounts to a mere two point advantage. | Perhaps more ominously, Trump's approval rating is underwater in a number of states where Republicans need to perform well in November, including North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Ohio and Wisconsin. He is also on average underwater in districts that are regarded as toss-ups (42 percent approve of him in those districts, compared to 55 percent…
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The Suspected Hate Crime That Changed Her Life
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-05
As the wife of a Muslim religious leader, Minara Akonjee came to America with uncertainty and hope. All of that was dashed in an instant. | The post The Suspected Hate Crime That Changed Her Life appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Milking Trump's Trade Dispute With Canada
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
The other 49 states have a massive trade deficit with Michigan in cars because of the terrible trade deals that our stupid trade negotiators signed with Michigan. Thankfully, Trump is going to impose a 25 percent tariff on cars from Michigan going into the other 49 states to set things right. That is pretty much…
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The Invasion of Afghanistan, October 7, 2001: Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?
David Ray Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Will the war in Afghanistan turn out to be "Obama's Vietnam"?>…
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Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Defend Against Foreign Intrusion
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-05
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey tell a Senate panel that their platforms plan to use new technologies to combat abuses ahead of the November midterm elections. | The post Facebook, Twitter Pledge to Defend Against Foreign Intrusion appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Cyber Risks, the Achilles' Heel of Cashless Economies
William Davis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Newspapers around the globe are telling us that contactless payments are thriving, cash is rapidly disappearing and cashless society is practically around the corner. | You don't need cash to pay for …
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As Amazon Hits $1 Trillion in Value, Its Warehouse Workers Denounce "Slavery" Conditions
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Amazon made headlines Tuesday when it became the second American company, after Apple, to reach $1 trillion in value. Amazon's founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, is the richest man in the world, with a net worth of more than $167 billion. But what's behind that wealth? What about its workers? The working conditions in Amazon's warehouses have been the focus of protests, union drives and several investigations–including by student reporters. As students throughout the country head back to class, we feature an investigative report by students at the Rutgers University Department of Journalism and Media…
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Campaign Season Is Moving Into High Gear — But Your vote May Not Count As Much As You Think
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
The more undemocratic tendencies of the US electoral system are growing stronger. As the midterm campaign season enters its final stage, it turns out that some votes count more than others. | As we enter the traditional, post-Labor Day sprint in the campaign season, voters may want to consider how much their vote really counts. In the United States, the difference between the popular will and political representation is growing and some votes count. . .
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Democrats Find Their Spine at the Kavanaugh Hearings–but Will It Last?
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Democrats Find Their Spine at the Kavanaugh Hearings–but Will It Last? appeared first on The Nation.
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Anti-Kavanaugh protesters say he'd push High Court farther to the right
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
WASHINGTON–Sophia Marjanovic already knows something about unequal justice for women, minorities and people of color. And she declares Brett Kavanaugh would only make things worse. | And that's what brought her — and several hundred more people — to the U.S. Capitol lawn late in the afternoon on Sept. 4 to send U.S. senators a clear message: Don't put Kavanaugh, GOP President Donald Trump's pick for a vacant seat, on the U.S. Supreme Court. | "This won't be justice," says Marjanovic, who, belying her name, is a Lakota Sioux from the Fort Peck reservation in Montana. "We already know the Supreme Court is far to the right. Kavanaugh would push it further," she told People's World. | That threat to indigenous people — the subject of her handmade sign — women, minorities, undocumented people, workers' rights, civil rights, and freedom of reproductive choice…
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'The Proclamation Came and Set Us All Free'
Bill Sizemore | progressive.org | 2018-09-05
An excerpt from a new book about history, and reconciliation.
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Catalina Cruz Dreams Big in Queens
Raina Lipsitz | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Catalina Cruz Dreams Big in Queens appeared first on The Nation.
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China's "Influence Ops" in the USA. "Long March through US Institutions"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission alleged that Beijing is running a massive influence operation inside of America's institutions. | The recently released report raises the alarm about what its …
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Brazil: Haddad Accused of Corruption as Right-Wing Lawfare Continues to Smear Lula, Workers Party
teleSUR/jc-CM-ml | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
Haddad's legal defense team released a public statement saying that there is no basis for charges.
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This week in history: Women's Liberation goes public at Miss America protest
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
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Bolivia: Morales Welcomes Another 'Indigenous Face' to Foreign Policy
teleSUR/mrs-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
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Army Demolishes A Home In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded, Wednesday, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian home. Media sources said the soldiers imposed a tight siege the as-Sal'a neighborhood in Silwan, and prevented the Palestinians from entering or leaving it. They added that …

Army Demolishes A Home In Jerusalem

Indigenous Women Demand Equality, Inclusion in Mexican Society
teleSUR/mrs-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
The nine-point document demanded the state recognize indigenous women as "subjects of the law."
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Meet Fred Guttenberg, the Grieving Parkland Father Who Says Kavanaugh Rebuffed Him at Senate Hearing
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
When Fred Guttenberg approached Judge Brett Kavanaugh during Tuesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings to talk about his daughter Jaime, who was shot and killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre on Valentine's Day, he hoped to shake the nominee's hand and start a conversation. Instead, Kavanaugh turned his back and walked away. We speak with Fred Guttenberg about Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing and his record on the Second Amendment.
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Selected Articles: Terrorism and Genocide
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the …
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Why is Argentina Entering into a New Economic Crisis?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-05
CEPR co-director Mark Weisbrot lays out the roots of Argentina's latest economic crisis, which have to do with the government's massive foreign borrowing spree, deepening austerity measures, and rising Federal Reserve interest rates | The post Why is Argentina Entering into a New Economic Crisis? appeared first on The Real…
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'It's Pretty Stunning': John Kerry Tells The View That Woodward's Explosive Book 'Confirms' What Washington Insiders 'Have Known' About Trump
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
The former secretary confirmed the author's bleak picture of the current White House. | Former Secretary of State John Kerry appeared Wednesday on The View to promote his new book and was asked about his take on the claims about President Donald Trump's administration in an upcoming book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward. '[I]t confirms to us that most of us who talk to people Washingtongton have known," Kerry said. "But now it's ac. . .
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Chemically Induced Frankenstein-Humans
Robert Hunziker | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
One of the biggest open questions of the 21st century is whether 144,000 different chemicals swirling throughout the world are properly tested and analyzed for toxicity. By almost all accounts, the …
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US Cuts to UNRWA Point to the Dark Future Being Readied for the Palestinians
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
Photo Source Abel CAINE | CC BY 2.0 Young school boys at a Refugee School | Nazareth. | The Trump administration's decision to scrap all future aid payments to the main agency helping Palestinian refugees marks a new — and most likely disastrous — chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. | The US State Department said on Friday it would no longer continue its $360 million annual contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), depriving it of a third of its budget. US officials described the organisation as "irredeemably flawed". | The move follows an announcement last week that Washington had slashed $200 million from other aid programmes for the Palestinians. | About five million Palestinians — many languishing for decades in refugee camps across the Middle East — rely on the agency for essential food, healthcare…
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All in Your Head
Mr. Fish | truthdig.com | 2018-09-05
The post All in Your Head appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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UK Complicity in Post-9/11 Torture and Rendition, We're Still Waiting for the Truth
Gracie Bradley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
The prohibition on torture is one of the few absolute rights. Its use can never be justified, regardless of the circumstances. | After 9/11, the USA engaged in an appalling programme of …
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More Than $300,000 Has Been Pledged Against Susan Collins If She Votes for Brett Kavanaugh
Zaid Jilani | theintercept.com | 2018-09-05
As hearings on Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh are underway, activists have raised $330,000 and counting of pledged money for a future challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a critical swing vote. | Progressive activist Ady Barkan, who has the impairing condition of Lou Gehrig's disease, spent the last five months crisscrossing the United States to campaign against Republicans who supported Donald Trump's tax law. | In mid-August, he announced an innovative tactic for pressuring Maine's Collins to vote "no" on Kavanaugh's confirmation. Using the website CrowdPac — which allows users to pledge a certain amount of campaign funding should certain conditions be met — the campaign announced that it would be collecting pledges for a future Democratic challenger to Collins. | The pledges only activate (and then users are charged) if Collins votes in favor of…
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Israel Plans to Sell Freedom Flotilla Boats, Give Money to Illegal Settlers
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-05
Israel plans to sell four boats seized while sailing towards the besieged Gaza Strip and distribute the funds among two settlers families. | Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported yesterday that the move came in response to the Israeli Central Court's decision following a request filed by the families. | Israel has in recent weeks confiscated four boats coming from Europe in an effort to break the Israeli navy blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip. | According to the paper, the court has heard the opinion of senior navy and intelligence officials who said the boats' ownership would have been transferred to Hamas if it had reached Gaza. | The Israeli army announced that it is holding the boats in the port of Ashdod in central Israel. | One of the two families, the Gavish family says three of its members were killed in a…
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Trump to Chair UN Security Council Meeting on Iran
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-05
US President Donald Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting on Iran this month to spotlight its "violations of international law" during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. | The United States, which holds the council presidency for September, has unsuccessfully pushed the Security Council to call out Iran. Haley has regularly attacked Iran, accusing it of meddling in the wars in Syria and Yemen. | Haley told reporters Trump was chairing the meeting "to address Iran's violations of international law and the general instability Iran sows throughout the entire Middle East region." | Diplomats said Iran could request to speak at the Sept. 26 meeting, the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to address the assembly on Sept. 25. The Iranian…
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Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer These Questions
Jon Wiener | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Brett Kavanaugh Must Answer These Questions appeared first on The Nation.
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US to Drastically Expand Military Assistance to Ukraine. "They Need Lethal Assistance" according to US Envoy Kurt Volker
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
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 …
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Video: Trump Warns Syria Against Combating Terrorists in Idlib. The "Opposition" are Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
The Turkish military has boosted its naval group in the Eastern Mediterranean as the battle of Idlib is looming in Syria, Turkey's pro-government daily Yeni Safak reported on September 2. According …
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Forum: What's the Matter With the Supreme Court?
Michael Klarman, Nadine Strossen, Eli Noam, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Michael Klarman, Nadine Strossen, Eli Noam, Sanford Levinson, Mark Tushnet Forum: What's the Matter With the Supreme Court? appeared first on The Nation.
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Two Cows Killed during Israeli Army Exercise
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Two cows belonging to Palestinian herders in Kirbat Umm Jimal, in the northern Jordan Valley, were killed during Israeli army exercises in the area, a local official said on Wednesday. Mutaz Bisharat, from the Tubas governor's office, told WAFA that the two cows were apparently killed while army units were …

Two Cows Killed during Israeli Army Exercise

'Brazil in Tears': 90% of 20 Million Items at National Museum Destroyed by Fire
teleSUR/jc-CM-ml | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
Novelist Paulo Coelho wrote that "Brazil is in tears."
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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 31, 2018
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-05
Eze, Dharna, Khalilah, and guest host Ricarra Jones, Deputy Political Director of 1199 SEIU MD/DC, discuss the Fight for $15, renewable energy, Governor Hogan's Trumpian rhetoric, Det. Sean Suiter's death, and new schools in Baltimore | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 31, 2018 appeared first on The Real News Netwo…
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Turkish Media Slam Washington Over "Exploiting Christianity Against Ankara"
Gizem Akbash | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Last week, several Turkish news sites published an article called "Washington Exploiting Christianity against Turkey" written by Adnan Cavusoglu. The author's attention was drawn by the site christianpersecution.com, which covers …
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Lifting the Darkness: American and Vietnamese War Poets
Lorrie Goldensohn | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-09-05
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The Old Need Not Apply
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
Employment discrimination is as old as this nation. In their turn, blacks, Latinos, Jews, women and others have all seen employment opportunities that needed to have been somewhat buttressed by the strength of their resumes and experience given short shrift. With older workers, unemployment is no mere chimera. The Center on Aging and Work at Boston College…
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How Views on Celibacy in the Catholic Priesthood Changed Throughout Christian History
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
The church has long wrestled with the subject. | The recent report of widespread sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania has fueled increasing turmoil within the leadership of the Catholic Church. In July this year, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick,. . .
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Black Police Group Supports Nike Deal with Colin Kaepernick Despite Police Unions' Boycott
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-09-05
The black police group's support came after a national police association called for a boycott of Nike for signing an endorsement deal with Colin Kaepernick. | The post Black Police Group Supports Nike Deal with Colin Kaepernick Despite Police Unions' Boycott appeared first on The Intercept.
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Here's How Trump Will Rig His Own Case
Joe Conason, Creators Syndicate | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
He has shown every sign of being a president with authoritarian or even dictatorial ambitions. | Nothing that Brett Kavanaugh said on his first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings relieves the most profound suspicion: that President Donald Trump nominated him to front a legalistic coup against the rule of law. Of course, he uttered all the expected platitudes. "I am a pro-law judge," he promised, nonpartisan and neutral, "committe. . .
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9/11 Attacks: Thousands of 9/11 First Responders Have Cancer
Derrick Broze | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
As Americans prepare for the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and New York City residents have reported 9/11-related cancers. | In early August the New York Post…
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The New Yorker Dropped Steve Bannon, but Misses the Point of Why the Invite Was a Mistake in the First Place
Natasha Lennard | theintercept.com | 2018-09-05
The New Yorker withdrew its invitation to Steve Bannon, but missed the point about why giving the white nationalist a platform is so dangerous. | The post The New Yorker Dropped Steve Bannon, but Misses the Point of Why the Invite Was a Mistake in the First Place appeared first on The Intercept.
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The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook
Sarah Posner | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Does Brett Kavanaugh think abortion should be illegal? A secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions attacking such questions as anti-religious bigotry. | The post The 'Anti-Catholic' Playbook appeared first on The Nation.
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So Glad The Grown-Ups are Back in Charge in Argentina
Thomas S. Harrington | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
If you've followed Latin American politics at all in the mainstream press, I am sure you've heard and read about how the Kirchners (2003-2015) mismanaged the Argentine economy and how, with the election of Mauricio Macri, the adults were back in the room and the economy was on its way to a more healthy and…
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Back to School and Straight to the Picket Line
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
Teachers in six school districts in southern Washington state were on strike in late August and early September to demand wage increases needed to bring their pay up to the level of other educators nationally. | Predictably, school officials are claiming that giving teachers a raise would force them to cut important programs for students. | But this stock response is particularly absurd because a recent Washington Supreme Court ruling in the McCleary case — which was the result of the state's failure to live up to its obligation to provide quality public schools under the state's constitution — has triggered extra funding in the state budget, including $2 billion specifically earmarked for teachers' salaries. | Instead of agreeing to the wage increases, however, district administrators have been hoarding the cash, which sits in a bank account accruing interest. | In addition…
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Roger Waters on Lionel Messi, Lana Del Rey and the BDS Movement
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-05
Pink Floyd Co-Founder Roger Waters called on Ms Lana Rey to "do the right thing." Coincidentally, she did. Waters says such victories by the BDS Movement have the potential to be a game-changer | The post Roger Waters on Lionel Messi, Lana Del Rey and the BDS Movement appeared first on The Real News Network.
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With Saudi Airstrikes and Blockades Spawning Medieval Conditions, A New Wave of Cholera in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-05
A third wave of cholera is sneaking into the hungry intestines of thousands of already starving Yemenis after the Saudi-led coalition systematically carried out a bombing campaign on the country's water and sewage-treatment infrastructure. | The post With Saudi Airstrikes and Blockades Spawning Medieval Conditions, A New Wave of Cholera in Yemen appeared first on MintPress News.
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LeBron James Stands with Nike in Nod to Kaepernick
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-05
The NBA superstar voices his support for the brand's latest ad campaign while accepting an award from Harlem's Fashion Row. | The post LeBron James Stands with Nike in Nod to Kaepernick appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Chaos Greets the First Day of the Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
Protests, arrests and repeated calls from Democratic senators to adjourn the proceedings. That's how confirmation hearings began Tuesday for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. We begin our look at the hearings with Heidi Sieck, co-founder of the national organization VoteProChoice, who was the first member of the public to enter the Kavanaugh hearings on Tuesday and was removed after she protested, along with dozens of others who interrupted the proceedings. | Transcript: | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: Protests, arrests and repeated calls from Democratic senators to adjourn the proceedings. That's how confirmation hearings began Tuesday for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's pick to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy's seat on the Supreme Court. As the meeting got underway, demonstrators immediately stood up and interrupted Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley. | LINDA SARSOUR: This…
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Venezuela Modifies Fuel Subsidies in Effort to Counter Extraction Smuggling
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-09-05
Homeland Card holders will continue to receive subsidies for gasoline, whilst others will have to pay "international prices."
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Texas Lawsuit Could Mean Life or Death for the Affordable Care Act
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
Wednesday is looking like yet another pivotal day in the life-or-death saga that has marked the history of the Affordable Care Act. | In a Texas courtroom, a group of Republican attorneys general, led by Texas' Ken Paxton, are set to face off against a group of Democratic attorneys general, led by California's Xavier Becerra, in a lawsuit aimed at striking down the federal health law. The Republicans say that when Congress eliminated the penalty for not having health insurance as part of last year's tax bill, lawmakers rendered the entire health law unconstitutional. The Democrats argue that's not the case. | But first, the sides will argue before U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth, Texas, whether the health law should be put on hold while the case is litigated. The GOP plaintiffs are seeking a "preliminary injunction" on the law.
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'Sustainable Socialism' Takes Focus as National Consultation on Cuban Constitution Enters Fourth Week
teleSUR /us-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
The fourth week of consultation will witness discussions in universities and schools about the Draft Constitution.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/S…

Here's How Russian Propaganda Trolls Act Differently Online from Regular People
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
There are a number of tells. | As information warfare becomes more common, agents of various governments are manipulating social media — and therefore people's thinking, political actions and democracy. Regular people need to know a lot more about what information warriors are doing and how they exert their influence. One group, a Russian government-sponsored troll farm called the Internet Research Agency, was the subject of a federal indictment issued in February, stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian activities aimed at influencing the 2016 U. S. presidential election. Our recent study of that group's activities reveals that there are some behaviors that might help identify propaganda-spewing trolls and tell them apart from regular internet users. Targeted tweetingWe looked at 27,291 tweets posted by 1,024 Twitter accounts controlled by the Internet Research Agency, based on. . .
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No Wonder Jeremy Corbyn Is Reluctant to be Gagged by the Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) Lobby at Westminster
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
It is a sobering fact of reality to appreciate that 95% of all pro-Israel supporters either in Britain or elsewhere who complain about Jeremy Corbyn's concern for the Palestinian people, …
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Undercover Reporter at Amazon Warehouse Found Abusive Conditions
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has targeted Amazon for its role in widening the wage gap in the United States, and this week he is expected to unveil legislation requiring large employers like Amazon to cover the cost of federal assistance received by their employees. We speak with journalist James Bloodworth, who spent a month working undercover as a "picker" in an Amazon order fulfillment center and found workers were urinating in bottles because they were discouraged from taking bathroom breaks. His new book is Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMAN: And just as we watch that report, independent Senator Bernie Sanders has targeted Amazon for its role in widening the wage gap in the United States. Senator Sanders spoke Monday at an AFL–CIO Labor Day breakfast and called out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos by name.
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The House's Version of the Farm Bill is Loaded With Anti-Environmental Provisions
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
In the coming week or so, Congress will be considering the Farm Bill which has numerous inappropriate amendments for our public forests approved in the House but not in the Senate version.The bill's fate will be decided in a conference committee between the House and Senate. The House bill as written because of numerous anti-environmental…
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Do the Crime, Not the Time!
Shared by Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
The post Do the Crime, Not the Time! appeared first on Truthout.
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Trump To Chair UN Security Council Meeting On Iran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-05
US President Donald Trump will chair a UN Security Council meeting on Iran this month to spotlight its "violations of international law" during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, Reuters reports. The United States, which holds the council presidency for September, has unsuccessfully pushed the Security Council […] | The post Trump To Chair UN Security Council Meeting On Iran appeared first on The Ir…
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"Dear Vlad, Is It Something I Said?": The Fierce Rivalry Between John McCain and Vladimir Putin
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
The ferocious sense of enmity that existed between John McCain, the late US Senator, and Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, was quite palpable. While McCain was …
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Guatemala's President Escalates His Vendetta Against U.N. Backed Anti-Corruption Commission
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2018-09-05
An intense political crisis has led to dramatic intimidation tactics and condemnation from the international community.
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Surprise! Mohammad Is The Most Popular Boys Name In Israel
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-09-05
Israeli Population and Immigration Authority announced in a statement issued yesterday that Mohammad is the most common name for boys in Israel this year, Arab48 reported. The statement said the most popular name given to newborn boys was Mohammad, while Ariel was the most common Jewish name. According to the data issued by the Israeli authorities, 2018 […] | The post Surprise! Mohammad Is The Most Popular Boys Name In Israel appeared first on The Iranian.
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Israeli High Court Approves Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
The Israeli High Court of Justice, on Wednesday, has finally decided to demolish the West Bank Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar. The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim …

Israeli High Court Approves Demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar

Abandoning US, Paraguay To Move Embassy in Israel Back to Tel Aviv
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-05
Israel responded to Paraguay's decision by recalling its ambassador to Paraguay and closing its embassy in the Latin American country's capital, Asuncion.
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Britain's Labour Party Just Adopted an Internationally Accepted Definition of Anti-Semitism
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-05
Labour said it also backed a statement that this "will not in any way undermine freedom of expression on Israel or the rights of Palestinians." | The post Britain's Labour Party Just Adopted an Internationally Accepted Definition of Anti-Semitism appeared first on MintPress News.
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Glenn Greenwald Interviews Kerri Harris: Can the Insurgency Now Defeat a Centrist U.S. Senator?
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-09-05
Two months ago, Harris, running for the U.S. Senate in Delaware, barely had a campaign, and she only recently opened her first office. | The post Glenn Greenwald Interviews Kerri Harris: Can the Insurgency Now Defeat a Centrist U.S. Senator? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Buffoon Tycoon Baboon
Steve Brodner | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Buffoon Tycoon Baboon appeared first on The Nation.
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Idlib Will Be Among Key Topics At Talks Between Russian, Turkish And Iranian Presidents In Tehran
SouthFront | iranian.com | 2018-09-05
The situation in the Syrian province of Idlib will be among the key topics at talks between Iranian, Turkish and Russian presidents in Tehran later this week, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told media on September 4. "The situation in Idlib continues to be a subject of particular concern to Moscow, Damascus, Ankara, and Tehran. […] | The post Idlib Will Be Among Key Topics At Talks Between Russian, Turkish And Iranian Presidents In Tehran appeared fir…
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UN Says the Obvious: Al-Qaeda Able to Produce Chlorine Gas in Syria
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra terrorists have the resources and ability to produce chlorine gas to use against the population, UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura told a news conference on …
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Exposed: Undercover Reporter at Amazon Warehouse Found Abusive Conditions & No Bathroom Breaks
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has targeted Amazon for its role in widening the wage gap in the United States, and this week he is expected to unveil legislation requiring large employers like Amazon to cover the cost of federal assistance received by their employees. We speak with journalist James Bloodworth, who spent a month working undercover as a "picker" in an Amazon order fulfillment center and found workers were urinating in bottles because they were discouraged from taking bathroom breaks. His new book is "Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain."
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"I think that, today, I'm just going to cry": A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer
admin | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Kristin Foss, International Solidarity Movement | Ramallah: I woke up feeling sad today. I'm just so sad.

“I think that, today, I’m just going to cry”: A Journal Entry by an ISM Volunteer

Crazy Rich Imperialists?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
Spoiler alert for Crazy Rich Asians. Even as our culture becomes ever the more overtly pornographic, misogynistic, jingoistic and punitive, liberal identity politics movies continue to be made. I for one am pro-identity politics, just because I assume liberals will not change radically and therefore we should admit this is the best they're going to get.
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Why Childbirth and Abortion Are Not Separate Issues
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-09-05
Abortion could soon be a crime. That's not hyperbole, but a legitimate concern among advocates grappling with the possible appointment of Brett M. Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Public support for Kavanaugh is the lowest for a court nominee since 1987, according to a CNN poll. But even if he fails to be confirmed, a long line of other conservative judges are waiting to join the bench and overturn Roe v. Wade. | And by overturn, I mean begin the systematic dismantling of dire medical care for millions of women and gender-variant folks, resulting in more violence against them that is both direct, such as anti-abortion terrorism, and indirect, such as restriction to access and further criminalization of poverty. | But another experience of reproductive health has been missing from public debate. Like abortion, it also affects women of all ages, backgrounds,…
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This Is Why the Kavanaugh Nomination Matters — And His Confirmation Is Not Guaranteed
Julie Rikelman, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
It's not just about Roe v. Wade. That case connects to a whole range of other American rights and liberties. | As America's families send their children back to school, the U. S. Senate has begun its contentious hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U. S. Supreme Court. There are several important cases waiting on the Court's docket this fall, and whoever replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy will have tremendous power to imp. . .
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Ancient Persian Artifact Returned To Iran After U.S. Court Order
RFE/RL | iranian.com | 2018-09-05
An ancient Persian artifact has been handed back to Iran after a U.S. court ordered its return. The New York Supreme Court ordered the Achaemenid-era relief, dating approximately to 500 B.C., to be returned to Iran in a July 23 ruling. Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, Gholam-Ali Khoshrou, said on September 5 that the […] | The post Ancient Persian Artifact Returned To Iran After U.S. Court Order appeared first on The Iranian.
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Mayor of Jerusalem to Stop UNRWA's Operations
Middle East Monitor | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Featured image: Nir Barkat, the Israeli mayor of Jerusalem (Source: Wikimedia Commons) | Israel's Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat has threatened to end the work of the UN Refuge Agency for Palestine …
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'The FCC Chair Is Outright Lying to Reporters and Congress'
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2018-09-05
Janine Jackson interviewed Evan Greer about the FCC's net neutrality cyber fraud for the August 24, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Including Two Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, five Palestinians, including two siblings and their nephew, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has confirmed. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes in Hebron city, and abducted Ziad Mohammad …

Including Two Siblings, Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Hebron

Trump Is Elevating the Worst People to Power — And American Citizens Must Move Quickly to Protect the Nation
Michael Winship, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
A leader totally and completely without character can be weakened and removed. | Back in 2004, I was involved in giving John McCain an award for his stand against media consolidation. There were several times after that when something outrageous he said or voted for or against made me regret I'd ever been involved! But say what you will about him–and so much has been said and written this last couple of weeks–McCain had the cour. . .
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The Family-Separation Crisis Is Not Over
John Washington | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
The Family-Separation Crisis Is Not Over appeared first on The Nation.
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If You Don't Hate the Government You're Not Paying Attention
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
Imagine a store that makes its customers miserable. This interior is ugly and uncomfortable. At best the staff is indifferent and slow; at worst rude and incompetent. You pay sky-high prices for inferior goods. Often you pay full price yet leave the place empty-handed. You don't have to be a marketing expert to guess what…
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Trudeau Government Acknowledges Nazi Genocide Against Roma
Suzanne Weiss | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Featured image: A group of Romani prisoners in the Belzec concentration camp. | More then 50 people of all ages joined in Toronto August 2, 2018, in an international day of remembrance …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, including a former political prisoner, and summoned three others for interrogation, in Jenin governorate, in northern West Bank. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS), said the soldiers invaded and searched several homes before abducting a former …

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Jenin

Two anti-war plays in Los Angeles world premieres
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
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Extreme Heat Prompts 65 Baltimore School Closures, Student Protests
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-05
The closures sparked a debate between students and Republican Gov. Larry Hogan about who is to blame for the lack of air conditioning in city schools | The post Extreme Heat Prompts 65 Baltimore School Closures, Student Protests appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Senator Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian "Values"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-09-05
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Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services
OCHA | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
Jerusalem, 5 September 2018: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program.

Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services

Black Student Activists Face a Penalty in College Admissions
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
New research by sociologist Ted Thornhill shows that black students who indicate they plan to fight for racial justice are more likely to be ignored by white admissions counselors. | Back when I taught at a predominantly white, selective liberal arts college, I came across a book called "Acting White? Rethinking Race in 'Post-Racial' America. "In the book, legal scholars De. . .
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Turkish and US Regimes Allied Against Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Turkey's alliance of convenience with Russia and Iran on resolving conflict in Syria was always suspect. | Erdogan is a ruthless despot. Moscow and Tehran know the risks of dealing with a …
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Here Are 5 Things Democrats Must Consider About Impeaching President Trump
Alex Henderson, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
Impeachment, as Watergate-era veterans remember all too well, is not an easy matter. | In Judge Amy Berman Jackson's federal courtroom in Washington, DC, jury selection is now underway in the second trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort–who, on August 21, was convicted of eight criminal charges (including. . .
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