2018-09-06: Social Media Postees

Mexican Students Protest Against Shock Groups
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
The shock groups known as 'porros,' paid by politicians and university authorities, have been breaking up protests since decades.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/M…

Palestinian Policeman Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-06
A Palestinian policeman was killed, on Wednesday evening, in an accidental explosion at a police station in Gaza city. The Palestinian Interior Ministry has reported that Lieutenant Abdul-Rahim Abbas, 42, a member of the Explosives Unit, was killed while inspecting explosive materials. It added that the explosives detonated during the …

Palestinian Policeman Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Gaza

BirdLife International Declares Brazil's Spix Macaw Extinct
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
The world says goodbye to the beautiful, Brazilian Spix Macaw after BirdLife International announced its extinction Wednesday.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

US Forces Anti-Nicaragua Agenda On UN Security Council
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
The United States is trying to strong-arm the Security Council into discussing Nicaragua and Venezuela despite overwhelming lack of consensus.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/U…

Brazil: Police Seek Charges Against President Temer
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
Federal Police say Temer received US$2.41 million in bribes from the national construction company Odebrecht, meaning the Supreme Court could hear his case.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

UN: Honduran Gov't, Opposition Showing Maturity in Crisis
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
This was a result of the endeavor of government and opposition to seek solutions to help overcome the crisis post the 2017 elections.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/U…

Army Demolishes Another Home In Occupied Jerusalem, Abducts Two Palestinians
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-06
Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, rendering the family homeless despite a pending appeal with an Israeli court. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said dozens of soldiers, and officers, invaded Beit Hanina, and forcibly removed the …

Army Demolishes Another Home In Occupied Jerusalem, Abducts Two Palestinians

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Three, In Bethlehem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-06
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot one Palestinian and abducted two others, in addition to abducting another Palestinian in Marah Rabah village, also south of Bethlehem. Media sources in Deheishe said the soldiers invaded …

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Three, In Bethlehem

"Covert Coup" Revealed in Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Is a Threat, Much Like Trump
Jon Queally | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-06
"Trump may be a threat," notes journalist Glenn Greenwald, "but so is this covert coup" that seeks to impose its "own ideology with zero democratic accountability, mandate or transparency." | The post "Covert Coup" Revealed in Anonymous NYT Op-Ed Is a Threat, Much Like Trump appeared first on MintPress News.
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"Dammam" Workshop In Khuzestan
Mehr News | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
"Dammam" Workshop In Khuzestan Dammam is a percussive instrument from the southern parts of Iran which is played on both ends with sticks or hands. Dammam is mainly used in Muharram mourning rituals in southern parts of Iran.
| The post "Dammam" Workshop In Khuzestan appeared first on The Iranian.
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India, Russia And The Post-American Century
M. K. Bhadrakumar | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
India's impending purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system has come to be the leitmotif of the "2+2" dialogue of the foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States due to take place in New Delhi on September 6. However, the issue here is not about a single defence transaction, either. There are […] | The post India, Russia And The Post-American Century appeared first on The Iranian.
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Palestine To Open Embassy In Paraguay
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-06
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has reported that President Mahmoud Abbas has instructed the ministry to immediately inaugurate the Palestinian Embassy in the capital of Paraguay, Asunción. Al-Maliki said that President Abbas issued a statement of gratitude to Paraguay after it rescinded its previous decision of opening its Embassy in …

Palestine To Open Embassy In Paraguay

Spain Cancels Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia Over War Crimes In Yemen
The Anti Media | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
Though the United States and the United Kingdom receive the most widespread criticism for supplying weapons to the Saudi government, which has been condemned for causing thousands of civilian deaths in Yemen, other Western governments are also complicit. In 2015, the Spanish government sold the Kingdom 400 bombs in exchange for $10.6 million and in […] | The post Spain Cancels Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia Over War Crimes In Yemen appeared first on The Iranian.
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Criminalizing Homeless for Sleeping Outside Is Cruel, Federal Appeals Court Rules
Kevin Gosztola | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-06
A federal appeals court ruled the Eighth Amendment against cruel and inhuman punishment prohibits the city of Boise from prosecuting homeless individuals who sleep outside on public property when they have no home or bed in a shelter. | Six current and former residents of Boise, Idaho, sued the city over two ordinances that were used to criminalize them between 2007 and 2009. | The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized sitting, lying, or sleeping are all "universal and unavoidable consequences of being human." The city is not permitted to criminalize sleeping on outside property, especially if there are no beds available at homeless shelters. | According to the decision [ PDF], "Boise has a significant and increasing homeless population." | The count conducted by the Idaho Housing and Finance Association put the number of homeless individuals in Ada County, where Boise…
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Colombia: ELN Frees 3 Soldiers in Effort to Restart Peace Talks
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
The three military soldiers were detained by the ELN early last month.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Colombia Justifies Use of Drones in Glyphosate Fumigations
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
Colombian defense minister told senators they would continue aerial fumigation of illegal crops.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Donald Trump Comes Out In Support Of Islamic Terrorists
Eric Zuesse | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
On September 4th, U.S. President Donald Trump came out publicly in support of Islamic terrorists. He clearly stated that he is against eliminating the people who live in, and who have sought refuge in, the region of Syria that has the highest concentration — almost 100% of the people there — either supporting or being […] | The post Donald Trump Comes Out In Support Of Islamic Terrorists appeared first on The Iranian.
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Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-06
LA teachers voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, should contract negotiations fail. Each side accusing the other of illegal tactics. However, teachers say this is not mainly about wages, but about improving children's education. Jane McAlevey explains | The post Los Angeles Teachers Prepare to Strike: An Organizing Drive Long in the Making ap…
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US Forces Anti-Nicaragua Agenda On UN Security Council
teleSUR | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-06
The U.N. Security Council meeting will move forward with a controversial decision to discuss Nicaragua and Venezuela, even without the consensus of all 15 members. | On Tuesday, China, Russia, Bolivia and Ethiopia rejected the U.S. proposal to include Nicaragua and Venezuela on the council agenda, saying the two Latin American countries pose no international security threat and that doing so could jeopardize peace efforts. | Equatorial Guinea and Kuwait were also hesitant to convene the conversation. | Despite the opposition, the United States proceeded to include Nicaragua and Venezuela on the agenda for the Security Council meeting, being presided over by the United States. | Last week, President Daniel Ortega dismissed a lengthy U.N. High Commission for Human Rights report regarding protests that took place between April 18 and August 18, calling its conclusions biased. | According to the Ortega…
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Iran Intensifies Crackdown On Rights Defenders
Human Rights Watch | iranian.com | 2018-09-06
Iranian authorities have ramped up their crackdown against human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch said today. Since August 31, 2018, they have arrested four more human rights defenders, as well as Reza Khandan, husband of the prominent imprisoned human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, all in Tehran. The authorities should immediately release these human rights defenders, who […] | The post Iran Intensifies Crackdown On Rights Defenders appeared first on The I…
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Spain Cancels Saudi Arms Sale Over Yemen War Crime Concerns
The Anti-Media | mintpressnews.com | 2018-09-06
Though the United States and the United Kingdom receive the most widespread criticism for supplying weapons to the Saudi government, which has been condemned for causing thousands of civilian deaths in Yemen, other Western governments are also complicit. | In 2015, the Spanish government sold the Kingdom 400 bombs in exchange for $10.6 million and in April, signed a much larger, nearly two billion dollar deal for warships. | This week, the country' defense ministry announced it was canceling the 2015 deal and returning the funds it had already received. | The Independent reported Wednesday that last month, Spain's defense ministry said "it had never sold arms that could be used against a civilian population, while condemning the killing of non-combatants in Yemen." | It also said it was reviewing sales that had not yet been closed and "could be involved…
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Abandoning US, Paraguay To Move Embassy in Israel Back to Tel Aviv
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
Israel responded to Paraguay's decision by recalling its ambassador to Paraguay and closing its embassy in the Latin American country's capital, Asuncion.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/A…

Bolivia: Morales Welcomes Another 'Indigenous Face' to Foreign Policy
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Honduras Struggles With Student Violence in Education Sectors
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-06
Between 2010 and 2016, there were roughly 26,714 murders inside the walls of educational institutions.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/H…

Mounting turmoil in emerging markets
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The plunge in emerging market currencies is a product of the strengthening of the dollar and the increase in US interest rates, which is sucking capital back into American markets.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Unanswered questions surround the suicide of Australian paramedic Tony Jenkins
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
On April 9, the 28-year veteran paramedic took his own life within two hours of being called into a meeting with New South Wales Ambulance senior managers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Retreat by Corbynites on anti-Semitism definition emboldens UK right wing
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Once again, Corbyn and his immediate coterie have capitulated in the hope of appeasing their critics and maintaining party unity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

BMW auto worker describes conditions at Spartanburg, South Carolina manufacturing plant
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
A young worker at the giant BMW sport utility vehicle plant described oppressive conditions, including the widespread use of contract workers and the general neglect of safety.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

070 French government minsters resign
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
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Only three percent of students have received Governor Cuomo's "free tuition" scholarship for New York public universities
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Despite the fact that the SUNY and CUNY systems are the second and third largest public higher education systems in the United States, with about 700,000 students in all, fewer than 21,000 Excelsior Scholarships were awarded last academic year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Bulgaria Stands up for the Rights of People With Disabilities
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-09-06
Restrains on a bed in a seclusion room in a psychiatric hospital in southwest Croatia. | © 2014 Emina ƒÜerimoviƒá/Human Rights Watch | This is the story of how a key political body within the Counc…
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Pentagon has 'zero intelligence' on Syrian militants' chemical weapons capabilities — Mattis
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Despite having a "fairly good penetration" of the Syrian opposition groups, the US has not seen any evidence suggesting that the militants in Idlib are capable of staging a chemical attack, the US defense secretary claimed.
rt.com/usa/437734-mattis-evidenc…

Nick Beams to lecture at Australian universities on the contemporary significance of Karl Marx
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The lectures will make clear that Marx's theoretical breakthroughs were inextricably linked to his political work as a revolutionary determined to arm the emerging working class with a program that advanced its independent interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Vote "no" on the UPS-Teamsters sellout contract! Form rank-and-file committees to organize opposition!
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
On Tuesday, the Teamsters union announced that the contract vote will be counted on October 5, more than two months after the expiration of the current agreement.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Report by Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media undermines claims of chemical attack in Douma
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
In the face of the orchestrated attack on the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media as "Apologists for Assad," the careful work by Paul McKeigue, Jake Mason, David Miller and Piers Robinson is all the more noteworthy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Leave No Trace: An Iraq War veteran looks to leave the world behind
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
From director Debra Granik (Winter's Bone, 2010) comes the story of an Iraq War veteran with PTSD living in the woods near Portland, Oregon with his teenage daughter.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Arizona Supreme Court strikes down "Invest in Ed" ballot initiative
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The court's removal of the school funding initiative from the November ballot underscores the fact that America's billionaires and millionaires will not tolerate the slightest encroachment on their personal fortunes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Tacoma teachers strike as walkouts spread across Washington
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
School officials in three districts threatened disciplinary action against striking teachers while educators in Tacoma joined walkouts in 10 other districts Thursday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

090 Rahm Emanuel not seeking reelection/police killing trial
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
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India: Police charge pro-Dalit activists under anti-terrorism laws
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
With the aim of muzzling opposition to the BJP government and its noxious Hindu supremacist ideology, police arrested five left-wing activists after conducting warrantless searches of their homes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

SEP Australia public meeting in Sydney: The key political issues behind the coup against Turnbull
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
As international relations and parliamentary forms of rule break down, the ruling elite is terrified of the growing left-wing sentiment among workers and young people.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

New York Times op-ed by anonymous Trump official gives implicit support for palace coup
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The official wrote that "we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until–one way or another–it's over."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

'Treason or fake news?' Trump urges NYT to reveal its White House 'resistance' insider
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Furious over an article allegedly penned by a senior official who claims to be a part of the White House resistance working against Trump, the US leader has urged the New York Times to reveal its "phony" anonymous source.
rt.com/usa/437735-trump-nyt-trea…

Australian unions exploit childcare strike to promote Labor
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The Sydney protest was effectively an election rally for the Labor Party, which has spearheaded the privatisation of childcare.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Idleb: Millions in Need of Protection. The World Must Act Now
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-09-06
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Ayanna Pressley upsets 10-term Massachusetts congressman in Democratic primary
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Sending the African-American councilwoman to Washington will result in no meaningful shift in the pro-business policies of the Democratic Party or improvement in the conditions of workers in her constituency.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Neither Dead Nor Alive
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-09-06
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Alcoa workers in Canada and Australia confront the same employer offensive
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Alcoa has forced 1,500 workers at five facilities in Western Australia out on strike, even as it issues fresh threats against workers at its Bécancour, Quebec, aluminum smelter who have been locked out since January.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

British Conservatives Should Stand Up for Democracy in Europe
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-09-06
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters | It can't be easy being a British Conservative member of the European…
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In Senate hearing, Facebook pledges to replace "bad speech" with "alternative facts"
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Wednesday's hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee made one thing clear: there is not an inch of daylight between Facebook and the spy agencies in the drive to censor the internet.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Kavanaugh hearings highlight corporate control of US Supreme Court
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
The Senate hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court have shed light on the domination not only of the courts, but of every branch of government by the corporate oligarchy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

China denies establishing military base in Afghanistan
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
Afghanistan is another key strategic arena for intensifying geo-political rivalry between the major powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Qatar: End All Migrant Worker Exit Visas
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-09-06
Migrant laborers work at a construction site at Aspire Zone in Doha, March 26, 2016. | © 2016 Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters | (Beirut) — The bill that Qatar's emir signed on September 4, 2018 n…
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Where are they? Their loved ones deserve to know
amnesty | amnesty.org | 2018-09-06
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Psychic Haley knows 'exactly' who's responsible for the next chemical attack in Syria
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-06
Nikki Haley has stated that she knows "exactly" who is going to use chemical weapons in Syria's Idlib. The prophecy comes amid warnings that the terrorists are preparing a false flag attack to trigger a US-coalition intervention.
rt.com/usa/437737-haley-idlib-ch…

Chemnitz and the call for a stronger state
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-09-06
After the recent right-wing extremist marches in Chemnitz, representatives of all Bundestag (parliamentary) parties are calling for the state to intervene.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Chris Hedges, "America: The Farewell Tour"
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
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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 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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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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Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether He'd Uphold Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
The nominee said he couldn't "give assurances on a hypothetical. " | While Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing is continuing, a court in Texas is hearing arguments to a challenge to the Affordable Care Act's basic constitutionality, and specifically its prot. . .
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Failed Senate Candidate Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For Waving Beeping 'Pedophile Detector' At Him
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
Moore's campaign for Senate in last year's Alabama special election was derailed largely by accusations he molested teenage girls. | On Wednesday, former GOP Senate candidate and ex-Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore sued comedian Sacha Baron Cohen over a prank he pulled on his show, "Who Is America? " The suit, filed in the U. S. District C. . .
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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.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/me…

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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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."
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/ex…

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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/turkish-and-us…

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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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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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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-to-drastica…

9/11 Truth: The Mysterious Collapse of WTC Seven
David Ray Griffin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
Why NIST's Final 9/11 Report is Unscientific and False…
globalresearch.ca/the-mysterious…

"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 …
globalresearch.ca/dear-vlad-is-i…

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, Kerri Harris, running for 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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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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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…
counterpunch.org/2018/09/05/us-c…

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.
thenation.com/article/the-anti-c…

Trump Launches White House 'Witch Hunt' to Identify Aides Who Talked to Watergate Journalist Woodward
Hunter, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-09-05
The president is on a mission to find the person or people who betrayed him. | Well, we knew this was coming: Bob Woodward's new book featuring lots and lots of unflattering descriptions of Trump is resulting in yet another Trump meltdown. And so the White House is now engaged in a new, ahem, search for witch-like creatures. President Donald. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/t…

'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.
progressive.org/dispatches/the-p…

Ellsberg Says Assange, as a Journalist, Can't Be Tried Under Espionage Act
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-05
In an interview with Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says the Espionage Act, under which he was indicted, cannot apply to Julian Assange because he is a journalist. Speaking during an online vigil for Assange… Read more ?…
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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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Why I Choose to Take a Stand, by Taking a Knee
Rich Whitney | counterpunch.org | 2018-09-05
The national controversy over those who choose to protest racial injustice in America by placing one knee on the ground during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner doesn't seem to be going away. The NFL announced a policy last May that any players who protest the anthem while on the field will be subject to…
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Nikki Haley: Trump's Middle East 'Peace Plan' Getting Close
INA | imemc.org | 2018-09-05
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said, on Tuesday, that she has read the Trump administration's much-anticipated Middle East peace plan.

Nikki Haley: Trump's Middle East 'Peace Plan' Getting Close

Buffoon Tycoon Baboon
Steve Brodner | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Buffoon Tycoon Baboon appeared first on The Nation.
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Genocide for Profit: How the Government, Big Pharma, Psychiatry, and Department of Social Services (DSS) Are Conspiring to Destroy Native American Culture
Brandon Turbeville | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-05
From the first moments Europeans landed on the shores of North America, a war was waged against the indigenous people who lived there. That war took the form of deceptive agreements, …
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Donald Trump Just Committed a Fully Impeachable Offense
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-09-05
Donald Trump Just Committed a Fully Impeachable Offense appeared first on The Nation.
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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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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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Dissident Arts Festival benefits families of political prisoners, celebrates free expression
Special to PeoplesWorld | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
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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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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

Why Rahm Emanuel decided not to run for re-election
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2018-09-05
For some Chicago residents who take only past practice as their guide Rahm Emanuel's announcement this week that he will not seek re-election comes as a surprise. City residents are used to having seemingly eternal dynasties running the city. In the early 60's the radio waves here carried jingles about then already-lo…
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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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Senator Fraser Anning and the Smugness of Australian "Values"
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-09-05
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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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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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Chaos Greets Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing as Protesters & Dems Demand Postponement
Democracy Now! | democracynow.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.
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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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Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-09-05
Even as records about Judge Brett Kavanaugh's time in the White House remain concealed, much can be learned from his judicial record. We speak with Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, about their analysis of Judge Kavanaugh's opinions in split-decision cases, which found that during his 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Kavanaugh decided or wrote an opinion against the public interest 87 percent of the time in split-decision cases dealing with consumer, environmental and worker rights.
www.democracynow.org/2018/9/5/re…

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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