Daily Archives: August 4, 2018

2018-08-04: News Headlines

INA (2018-08-04). Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel. imemc.org Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians' non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice […]…

Staff (2018-08-04). Pompeo Warns Russia, China to Heed Sanctions Against North Korea. truthdig.com The U.S. secretary of state speaks out after the United Nations reports that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil and in other ways.

Staff (2018-08-04). All Eyes on Rick Gates, 'Right-Hand Man' in Manafort Trial. truthdig.com The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will likely arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate, whom defense attorneys are looking to blame for any crimes.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-04). The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 2/2). therealnews.com What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery

INA (2018-08-04). Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike. imemc.org 30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners' Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The […]…

IMEMC News (2018-08-04). Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday. imemc.org The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a child died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the child, identified as Moath Ziad Soori, 15, died from serious wounds he suffered during the […]…

teleSUR/rfpl (2018-08-04). Mexico: 12-Year-Old Boy to Study Biomedical Physics at UNAM. telesurtv.net "I just want to study. If they close the doors to me, I'll come in by the windows," said Carlos Antonio Santamaria Diaz, the young genius.

teleSUR (2018-08-04). Death Toll From Riots in Nicaragua Climbs to 270: Report. telesurtv.net

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-08-04). Argentina: Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Find Grandson #128. telesurtv.net The organization convened the press conference to provide details of the meeting "and celebrate with his family."

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-04). Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters. therealnews.com Indigenous leader Larry Commodore returns to Canada after being released from an Israeli prison

Rick Shenkman, History News Network (2018-08-04). Historian Manisha Sinha Got Death Threats After Writing an Article Comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Johnson. alternet.org The article had been published on Friday at 6: 37 in the morning. At 10: 17 went out the tweet indicating she'd received death threats from someone who knew where she lived. | On Friday this stark The tweet was written by Manisha Sinha, a professor of history at the University. . .

Robert Scheer, Truthdig (2018-08-04). Generation Wealth: Will America Ever Cure Its Obsession With Bling, and Celebrity and Narcissism? alternet.org "The American Dream had really become corrupted, going from values of hard work and frugality and discipline—that being a means of social mobility that was accessible to anyone—to a culture that elevated bling, and celebrity and narcissism. " | Photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is an expert in Americans' yearning for material wealth. Since the early '90s, her work has documented our hunger for it in photography books, multiple traveling e. . .

teleSUR/jc-LJS (2018-08-04). Brazil: Bolsonaro Says He 'Owes No Debt' To Black People. telesurtv.net Right-wing presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman for Rio de Janeiro, asked: "What debt do I owe? I never enslaved anybody in my life."

The Conversation (2018-08-04). Universal Basic Income Is a No-Brainer. alternet.org One of the best proxies that we have for understanding the effects of a basic income policy from an economic perspective in Canada is the guaranteed income received by seniors. | Ontario's minister of children, community and social services just announced that the Canadian province's landmark basic income pilot project would be terminated. Lisa MacLeod did not offer. . .

The Conversation (2018-08-04). Can You Be a Good Christian and Still Support the Death Penalty? alternet.org At issue in Christian considerations of the death penalty is whether the state has the obligation to punish criminals and defend its citizens. | Pope Francis has declared the death penalty " inadmissible. " This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance. It also alters the Catholic Catec. . .

Staff (2018-08-04). 'Right-to-Work' Battle Lines Drawn in Key Missouri Vote. truthdig.com Labor's clout is being put to a critical test in Tuesday's referendum over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-04). Can A Veteran Teacher Bring The Fight Back to Maryland's Biggest Teachers Union? therealnews.com On the Marc Steiner Show, new Maryland State Teachers Association President Cheryl Bost speaks about her roots in the labor movement and in schools, and about the challenges she'll face with funding

teleSUR / vc-MH (2018-08-04). Mexico: AMLO's Gov't to Review Security Agreements with US. telesurtv.net Alfonso Durazo, top security advisor, confirmed Mexico will refocus foreign aid on economic and social development.

Aeon (2018-08-04). Opposition to Galileo Was Scientific — Not Just Religious. alternet.org Science's history matters. | In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun<. . .

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams (2018-08-04). After Spending Big to Reinstate Death Penalty, Nebraska Gov. Brushes Aside Pope's Call to Push Forward With Plan for 'Experimental Execution'. alternet.org "Will Catholic [Gov. Pete Ricketts], who spends a lot of time talking about his 'pro-life values,' heed the words of Pope Francis by cancelling the experimental execution scheduled for August 14 in Nebraska? " asks Sister Helen Prejean | Nebraska's Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts confirmed Thurs. . .

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-04). Uruguay: Pepe Mujica Quits Senate, Considers Presidential Bid. telesurtv.net Far from heralding Mujica's withdrawal from public life, the Broad Front (FA) senator insisted: "I will participate in the battle of ideas…. There are always pending issues."

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-04). Chile: Catholic Church Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Abuse. telesurtv.net The Episcopal Conference of Chile announced measures to repair the victims and help in investigations.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-04). Ecuador: Court Cancels Rio Blanco Mine To Protect Waterways. telesurtv.net The mine has proved highly controversial: it's located in the buffer zone of the El Cajas National Park and residents claim it would pollute watersheds and lagoons.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-04). Venezuela Changes Currency Exchange Law. telesurtv.net The measure seeks to promote investments in the country and fight against currency speculation.

John Nichols (2018-08-04). The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump. thenation.com The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-04). The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 1/2). therealnews.com What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-04). Bolivia: Evo Morales 'First President To Publish Bank Accounts'. telesurtv.net The State Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) confirmed Thursday that all of the president's accounts had been made public online.

RT (2018-08-04). Judge orders to restore DACA, says Trump admin failed to provide reasons for ending it. rt.com A US federal judge has sided with the plaintiffs in a case filed against the Trump administration's move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which had sparked a wave of protests in September.

RT (2018-08-04). NRA says it may no longer exist as non-profit due to Cuomo's onslaught, Twitter erupts. rt.com A recent lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Organization (NRA) argues that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crusade may force it to cease to exist as a nonprofit. The news sparked a frenzy on Twitter.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Class exploitation and the market: The secret of the $1 trillion corporation. wsws.org Apple, awash in profits extracted from workers all over the world, has become the first corporation to officially reach the $1 trillion milestone.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Appeal to neo-fascists on police scandal exposes reactionary role of Unsubmissive France. wsws.org Unsubmissive France is advancing out a populist, anti-worker policy compatible with police repression.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Smearing of Corbyn as an anti-Semite prepares right-wing breakaway from Labour. wsws.org The Blairite right wing is openly discussing a "declaration of independence from Corbyn's Labour" by much of the Parliamentary Labour Party.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US). wsws.org This report was delivered by David North, the national chairperson of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to open the Fifth National Congress of the SEP, held July 22-27, 2018.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Head of German secret service advised far-right Alternative for Germany. wsws.org The president of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution met with then-AfD Chairperson Frauke Petry in 2015 to advise her on how to avoid surveillance by the state.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers kept in dark by UAW following strike vote. wsws.org The UAW local is seeking to prevent a struggle over accumulated grievances and deteriorating conditions.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Ontario's Tory government slashes welfare benefits, vows further cuts. wsws.org The Ford government has vowed to bring forward a plan to make welfare "sustainable" by further reducing benefits and restricting eligibility.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). NHS trade unions' "best deal in eight years" revealed as a fraud. wsws.org Health workers are expressing outrage as the truth about the latest union sellout comes to light.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). US immigration nightmare continues amid media blackout. wsws.org Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump's ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing "foreign interference" laws. wsws.org The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Some 10,000 footwear workers in south Africa are in the third week of a bitter strike over wage demands.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). China threatens tariffs on $60 billion of US goods. wsws.org Coming on top of the tariffs already imposed on $34 billion worth of US goods, the new measures would mean that around 85 percent of US exports to China would be covered.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Hundreds of asylum seekers face imminent eviction in Glasgow. wsws.org Serco has already issued six "lock change notices," giving asylum seekers just seven days to vacate its property.

RT (2018-08-04). Can't be racist against whites! Andrew Sullivan booed over criticising 'racism' at NY Times. rt.com Andrew Sullivan, a self-styled conservative writer who backed Barack Obama and same-sex-marriage, ran afoul of the social justice crowd for criticizing New York Times' hiring of an Asian-American reporter who wrote racist tweets.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Chinese president under pressure over trade war with US. wsws.org Just months after constitutional changes enabling him to stay in office indefinitely, Xi Jinping is reportedly facing internal criticism from party elders and factional rivals.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Sixty dead, over 100 wounded in Saudi air strikes on Yemeni port city. wsws.org The willful bombing of a Hodeidah fish market and hospital by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition is the latest war crime in the near-genocidal onslaught on Yemen.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan's 12th congressional district. wsws.org The campaign of Niles Niemuth for Congress established its first election committee in Ann Arbor this week and announced its first round of public meetings across the district.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Australia: Youth protest racist "African gangs" campaign. wsws.org African-Australian youth rally to denounce divisive hysteria whipped up by the political and media establishment.

wsws.org (2018-08-04). Hepatitis A outbreak worsens in West Virginia, Kentucky. wsws.org Over 1,900 people across West Virginia and Kentucky have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A in the past few months, and at least 10 people have died. Hepatitis C and HIV are likewise on the rise.

Louis Proyect (2018-08-03). Young Marxist Intellectuals and the Democratic Party. counterpunch.org The "democratic socialist" movement spawned by Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign has led to an interesting development. Highly educated and self-described socialists in the academy have written erudite articles making the Marxist case for voting Democratic. Even if they are wrong, I am impressed with the scholarly prowess deployed on behalf of obvious casuistry. These articles More

Jon Schwarz (2018-08-03). Ron Dellums's Life Holds Lessons for Every Progressive in America. theintercept.com Ron Dellums, one of the most significant and radical members of Congress in U.S. history, died on Monday at age 82. Liberals, progressives, social democrats, or democratic socialists interested in fostering the left-wing political movement that emerged following Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2016 primary loss should study how Dellums managed to get and hold the power of elected office for decades, and use it to make America better in numberless ways — most famously by overturning U.S. support for apartheid South Africa. | Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1970 as a 35-year-old Democrat from a California district that included Berkeley and Oakland. | He didn't do this by challenging a Republican. Nor did he wait patiently for an open seat. Instead, he ran against a six-term Democrat named Jeffery Cohelan in that year's primary. | Cohelan was a standard Cold War…

C.J. Atkins (2018-08-03). Democratic Party factional struggles on hold for midterm elections? peoplesworld.org NEW ORLEANS—Stories of Democratic civil war and intra-party factional intrigue are all the rage these days, with commentators parsing the latest Democratic Socialists of America candidate's primary win or centrist Third Way conference for a signal as to which side is winning the battle of ideas. | At the Netroots Nation conference meeting in New Orleans this week, there is certainly plenty of evidence of ongoing tension between progressive grassroots activists and the Democratic Party "establishment," but there are also concerted efforts to showcase attempts at left-center unity. | Local activist group leaders appeared on stage with DNC and state party officials at one opening panel of the annual Netroots meeting—the 13th and largest ever—in an attempt to demonstrate that the Bernie-Hillary battles of 2016 are, at least partially, on hold so as to ensure Republicans are turned out of office…

Roger Harris (2018-08-03). Chomsky on Regime Change in Nicaragua. counterpunch.org With patented angst, Noam Chomsky opined on President Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua to an agreeing Amy Goodman: "But there's been a lot of corruption, a lot of repression. It's autocratic, undoubtedly." Earlier in their DemocracyNow! interview, the main talking points were established via a video clip of a dissident former official from Ortega's Sandinista Party: Ortega's More

pacbi (2018-08-03). Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel: Update Cultural BoycottPalestinians urge participating artists to withdraw from the festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice and equality. | August 3, 2018 | By: | Rita Jacobs, Wesson Gaige (2018-08-03). Bipartisan Dysfunctionality Puts The World At Risk. counterpunch.org All of humanity is being put at risk by the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans opposition to dialogue with Russia. The combination of Russophobia and the Democratic Party's compulsion to criticize Trump's every action, even when he accidentally does something sensible, is preventing the two largest nuclear powers, with the two most advanced militaries in the world, More

Manuel E. Yepe (2018-08-03). Trump Rules Out Europe as an Ally. counterpunch.org Many observers and U.S. allies calculated that in Helsinki President Trump had intended to achieve the re-establishment of a triangulation between the United States, Russia and China. And there were good reasons for that hypothesis. At a 2015 press conference, Trump advocated the Hanry Kissinger line: keep Russia and China divided so that they can never More

Ed Rampell (2018-08-03). Infiltrate Hate: Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" progressive.org The movie is Lee's best, and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well.

Elliott Gabriel (2018-08-03). US Hegemony Declines As Southeast Asian Nations Pledge Integration With China. mintpressnews.com Southeast Asian elites have expressed doubts over the United States' ability to retain its regional dominance, especially given the erratic leadership of President Donald Trump and his administration's stubborn "America First" agenda.

Hervé Do Alto (2018-08-03). How Evo Morales Stays in Power. thenation.com How Evo Morales Stays in Power appeared first on The Nation.

CounterSpin (2018-08-03). Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts. fair.org Media…

Robert Hunziker (2018-08-03). The End of the Line — A Climate in Crisis. counterpunch.org The world of academia is starting to pick up on the concept that humanity is unknowingly cruising on a train ride to doomsday, a surefire encounter with collapse of society based upon climate crises brought on by exponential climate change. The depth of the problem: It's inevitable and inescapable. Nonetheless, people do not want to More

Howard Lisnoff (2018-08-03). The Resegregation of New York City Schools. counterpunch.org It's no surprise that the public schools of New York City have become resegregated. It's happening all over the U.S., so why should the Big Apple be any different? Read Jonathan Kozol's The Shame of the Nation for a superior assessment of where public schooling is headed in the U.S. in terms of equality and access. Kozol More

Jack Rasmus (2018-08-03). Will Trump's Trade War Precipitate a Currency War? counterpunch.org Last week, mid-July, Trump threatened $500 billion in tariffs on China imports, escalating his prior threat to impose $200 billion on China. He then threatened hundreds of billion in tariffs on world auto parts imports, targeting Europe. But Trump's threats and announcements do not constitute a trade war. Threats and even announcements of tariffs are More

Lawrence Wittner (2018-08-03). Trump's Foreign Policy Is Awful, But There's a Better Alternative than the Establishment's Version. counterpunch.org Since the advent of the Trump administration, large numbers of Americans have been aghast at its narrow nationalist approach to world affairs. But many of them are also uneasy about the alternative championed by the foreign policy Establishment. The Trump "America First" approach has largely dispensed with American-led alliances of the past and, instead, emphasized More

Hiroyuki Hamada (2018-08-03). 1500 Rakan Statues of Mount Nokogiri. counterpunch.org People sometimes ask me what religion Japanese people practice. I usually end up saying that Japanese people aren't very religious at all. But paradoxically, if you go to Japan, you encounter huge shrines at tourists' spots and there are numerous smaller ones across the country in many forms. You visit a Japanese household, you might More

Chauncey K. Robinson (2018-08-03). Netroots: Leadership of Black women seen as key to 2018 Midterms. peoplesworld.org

Justin Vest (2018-08-03). Rural America Stands Up for Immigrants. counterpunch.org This summer, people gathered in cities throughout the country to protest our government's separation and incarceration of immigrant families. In Alabama, hundreds of local residents came together in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Dothan. It was only the Huntsville rally that made national news — after an armed counter-protester attempted to disrupt the event. Whether explicitly stated More

Joseph Hogan (2018-08-03). 'We've Got to Stop Apologizing for What We Believe In': A Q&A With Abdul El-Sayed. thenation.com 'We've Got to Stop Apologizing for What We Believe In': A Q&A With Abdul El-Sayed appeared first on The Nation.

Staff (2018-08-03). Texas Plant, 2 Top Staffers Indicted for Toxic Release After Hurricane. truthdig.com In a rare move, Arkema North America, its CEO and a plant manager are charged in an explosion at a Crosby, Texas, plant that sent harmful chemicals into the air after Hurricane Harvey . The company vows to fight charges.

Matthew Stevenson (2018-08-03). Going Home Again to Trump's America: Gettysburg to Newark. counterpunch.org In which the writer travels from New York and Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. The Road Not Taken in Vietnam My plan for the afternoon was to interview Mrs. Dorothy Fall, the widow of Dr. Bernard Fall, the great French-American historian of the French and American wars in Vietnam. I had More

IMEMC News (2018-08-03). Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, one Palestinian with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. The Palestinians, […]…

Samantha Borek (2018-08-03). Trump Takes on the Fed. truthout.org For nearly half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the "independent" Federal Reserve; but that was before Donald Trump. In response to a question about Fed interest rate policy in a CNBC interview on July 19, 2018, he shocked commentators by stating, "I'm not thrilled. Because we go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. . . . I am not happy about it. . . . I don't like all of this work that we're putting into the economy and then I see rates going up." He acknowledged the central bank's independence, but the point was made: the Fed was hurting the economy with its "Quantitative Tightening" policies and needed to watch its step. | In commentary on CNBC.com, Richard Bove contended that the president was positioning himself to take control of the…

Rob Urie (2018-08-03). Donald Trump and the American Left. counterpunch.org The election of Donald Trump fractured the American Left. The abandonment of class analysis in response to Mr. Trump's racialized nationalism left identity politics to fill the void. This has facilitated the rise of neoliberal nationalism, an embrace of the national security state combined with neoliberal economic analysis put forward as a liberal / Left response to Mr. Trump's program. The result has been profoundly reactionary. More

Middle East Eye (2018-08-03). War on Yemen: Dozens Dead After Saudi Air Strike Hits Hospital and Market in Hodeidah. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Air strikes thought to be conducted by the Saudi-led coalition have hit a hospital's entrance, fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, killing scores. | A source at …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-03). Video: First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S "Intelligence" Copied and Pasted Off the Internet. globalresearch.ca Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq's WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. This was the report used …

Mr. Fish (2018-08-03). Falling Star. truthdig.com

Samantha Borek (2018-08-03). This Ohio Bill Will Make Transgender Youth Suffer. truthout.org A bill that will be taken up by the Ohio legislature this fall would require teachers and school counselors to "out" transgender students to their parents, or risk felony charges. | Ohio's HB 658, which applies to all school personnel as well as public children services agency employees, would also outlaw the distribution of "educational materials" about gender identity without express parental consent. The bill also stipulates that parental refusal to permit treatment for gender dysphoria cannot be used as grounds for removal of custody. | Particularly controversial is the bill's mandate that school and agency employees "immediately notify" the parents of any child who has "exhibited symptoms of gender dysphoria or otherwise demonstrates a desire to be treated in a manner opposite of the child's biological sex." | Not only students who are openly trans, but any student whose expression of gender…

Samantha Borek (2018-08-03). Trump Urges Lawmakers to Push 1 Million Americans Off Food Stamp Program. truthout.org With both houses of Congress preparing to merge their two versions of the farm bill, President Donald Trump announced his hope on Thursday that lawmakers will reach an agreement that kicks one million Americans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. | August 2, 2018 | Critics on social media shared their distress — but not surprise — at Trump's enthusiasm for making it more difficult for lower-income families to receive help buying groceries. | The President has not hurt enough families this summer by separating families physically. He wants to now separate more families from food they need….. t.co/R52annmdyL | — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 2, 2018 | Trump screwed over farmers and is now trying to leverage their pain and suffering to cut food stamps for America's poorest citizens. This guy is the…

IMEMC News (2018-08-03). Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 220, In Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Friday, that Israel soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent "Great Return Match" in Gaza, on its nineteenth consecutive week, killing a young man, and wounding 220 Palestinians, including 90 who were shot with live fire. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the […]…

Staff (2018-08-03). Judge Says Government Is Solely Responsible for Reuniting Families. truthdig.com A federal judge in San Diego rejects the Trump administration's plan to put the onus on the American Civil Liberties Union. The government must choose someone to lead the effort to reunite hundreds separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.

IMEMC News (2018-08-03). Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers injured, on Friday evening, several Palestinians in Toura village, southwest of Jenin, in northern West Bank. Media sources in Jenin said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and fired many gas bombs at locals, and their homes, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. They added […]…

Katha Pollitt (2018-08-03). Why Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories. thenation.com Why Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories appeared first on The Nation.

Lauren Walker (2018-08-03). Statue of Infamy. truthout.org

Michael K. Schuessler (2018-08-03). Mexico's Tlatelolco Massacre, and Its Echoes Today. thenation.com Mexico's Tlatelolco Massacre, and Its Echoes Today appeared first on The Nation.

Alex Henderson, AlterNet (2018-08-03). Here Are 4 of the Most Shocking Revelations So Far from Paul Manafort's Trial. alternet.org The president's former campaign chairman is the defendant in the first trial of Rober Mueller's investigation. | Paul Manafort's trial entered Day 4 this morning in Alexandria, Virginia, with the former Trump campaign manager continuing to battle multiple federal counts of bank fraud and tax evasion. So far, Manafort's Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-08-03). Did the NRA Change Leadership Because of Russian Spy Scandal? alternet.org Weeks after being raided by federal agents, the gun organization named new leadership. | Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina started her move on U. S. politics by forming the pro-gun group "Right to Bear Arms" in Russia. That the group didn't exist, wouldn't have been permitted by Russian law, and that even the name shows the whole thing was created for an American (not Russian) audience doesn't seem to have bothered anyone. Republican politica. . .

Ruth Conniff (2018-08-03). The Fight for Wisconsin Schools is a Fight for Democracy. progressive.org Might a "consensus of pain" unite resistance to Governor Scott Walker's politics of divide-and-conquer?

splcenter.org (2018-08-03). SPLC: Citizenship question in 2020 Census will chill responses, incite fear. splcenter.org Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form will serve no useful purpose, but will trigger mistrust, depress response rates, debase the quality of the information gathered, and increase the cost to taxpayers, the SPLC said in comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-03). Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change. therealnews.com Even though studies show that human-caused climate change is doubling the likelihood of heat waves, major news outlets consistently fail to make the link, which makes dealing with the problem far more difficult than it should be

Zaid Jilani (2018-08-03). New Polls Show a Progressive Win in Michigan Governor's Race Is Within Arm's Reach, but Can Abdul El-Sayed Pull It Off? theintercept.com In Michigan, insurgent candidate Abdul El-Sayed wants to pull off the next Bernie Sanders-style upset to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-03). Hidden in Plain View in Belgrade. consortiumnews.com Why did NATO attack Yugoslavia in 1999, killing perhaps as many as 2,500 civilians? Here are some possible answers as Vladimir Golstein reflects back on that ugly episode. By Vladimir Golstein in Belgrade Special to Consortium News Right across the… Read more →

INA (2018-08-03). Ban on Entry of Foreign Academics Hindering Palestinian Education says Rights Group. imemc.org The Campaign for the Right to Enter the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Thursday, expressed deep concern at the rise in Israeli denial, of work or stay visa applications, for foreign nationals seeking to enter the occupied territories, saying this measure is hurting Palestinian education. The group said, in a press release, […]…

Richard Rubenstein (2018-08-03). The Empire-Lovers Strike Back: Trump, Putin and the Post-Helsinki Uproar. counterpunch.org Q: What do the following wildly diverse people and institutions have in common: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News' Shepard Smith, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, The New York Times and The Weekly Standard, The National Review and the Daily Kos? A: All agree that Donald Trump's July 16 meeting More

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-08-03). Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals. counterpunch.org In the spring of 1457, a gruesome murder took place in the French village of Savigny-sur-Etang. A five-year-old boy had been killed and his body partially consumed. A local family was accused of this frightful crime by local residents who claimed to have witnessed the murder. The seven suspects, a mother and her six children, were soon tracked down by local authorities, who discovered them still stained by the boy's blood. They were arrested, indicted on charges of infanticide and held in the local jail for trial. More

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2018-08-03). Saudi Coalition Bombs Fish Market & Hospital in Hodeida Killing Scores of Civilians. mintpressnews.com The coalition launched its initial salvo of Thursday's airstrikes on a fish market known as "fishing harbor," killing tens of fishermen and wounding others who were later transferred to al-Thawrah hospital, which would be targeted by coalition bombs a short time later.

Samantha Borek (2018-08-03). Unemployment Rate for Workers Without High School Degrees Hits Record Low. truthout.org The unemployment rate for workers without a high school degree fell to 5.1 percent in July, the lowest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics adjusted its education measures in 1992. This is 1.9 percentage points below its year-ago rate. | Less educated workers have been the big gainers in terms of employment in the last few years of the recovery. While the unemployment rate for workers with less than a high school degree is well below the prerecession level and even its 2000 low, the unemployment rate for workers with a college degree, at 2.2 percent, is still above its prerecession low of 1.8 percent and well above its 2000 low of 1.5 percent. | Workers with only a high school degree also seem to be doing relatively better, with a 4.0 percent unemployment rate matching the prerecession low (it had been…

Richard Stevens, Aeon (2018-08-03). LED Lighting Has Become a Global Threat to Public Health. alternet.org Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. | Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at night constitutes a massive assault on the ecology of the planet, including us. It also has indirect impacts because, while Brian Saady (2018-08-03). Malaysia's Top Intelligence Official Sought Support From the CIA Before Election. counterpunch.org Last month, a letter sent to CIA Director, Gina Haspel, was leaked publicly and spread across social media. The letter was written by the former leader of the Malaysian External Intelligence Organization (MEIO), Datuk Hasanah Ab Hamid. She wrote the letter on May 4th, which was five days before the national election that resulted in defeat for More

Andrew Levine (2018-08-03). Perils of Ineptitude. counterpunch.org When Donald Trump flubs through ignorance, incompetence, or poor judgment — that would be nearly all the time — he insists that he has not flubbed at all; that, quite to the contrary, he accomplished wonders. Whoever questions his words is spreading "fake news" and is an "enemy of the people." Who knows if he More

Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-08-03). Entire Construction Crew Walks Off the Job After Racist Boss Fires Latino Coworkers. alternet.org "We rise together, homie. " | In a video that has gone viral, construction workers building out a UPS facility in Indianapolis walked off the job after a boss was accused of racism — prompting him to fire some Latino workers. According to Jacobin, the video was filmed by welder Antoine Dangerfield, who posted it online, explaining that a small number of Latino worke. . .

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Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
Via BNC official: We, Palestinian cultural organizations, municipalities and human rights campaigns, call for the boycott of Meteor Festival in Israel, scheduled for September 6-8, 2018. We urge all participating artists to respect Palestinians' non-violent resistance and withdraw from this complicit festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice …
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Pompeo Warns Russia, China to Heed Sanctions Against North Korea
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
The U.S. secretary of state speaks out after the United Nations reports that North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil and in other ways. | The post Pompeo Warns Russia, China to Heed Sanctions Against North Korea appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a child died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered a day earlier, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the child, identified as Moath Ziad Soori, 15, died from serious wounds he suffered during the …
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Opposition to Galileo Was Scientific — Not Just Religious
Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
Science's history matters. | In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun
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Chile: Catholic Church Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Abuse
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
The Episcopal Conference of Chile announced measures to repair the victims and help in investigations.
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Bolivia: Evo Morales 'First President To Publish Bank Accounts'
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
The State Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) confirmed Thursday that all of the president's accounts had been made public online.
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Uruguay: Pepe Mujica Quits Senate, Considers Presidential Bid
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
Far from heralding Mujica's withdrawal from public life, the Broad Front (FA) senator insisted: "I will participate in the battle of ideas…. There are always pending issues."
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Shokeh Suspends 60-day Hunger Strike
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-04
30-year-old Hassan Hassanin Shokeh has reportedly suspended his open hunger strike at the Israeli Kaplan Medical Center, on Friday. According to a report by the Prisoners and Former Prisoners' Affairs Committee, Shokeh suspended his two-month hunger strike after his lawyer, Ahlam Haddad, reached an agreement with the Israeli prosecution. The …
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The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 1/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery | The post The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's…
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Can You Be a Good Christian and Still Support the Death Penalty?
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
At issue in Christian considerations of the death penalty is whether the state has the obligation to punish criminals and defend its citizens. | Pope Francis has declared the death penalty " inadmissible. " This means that the death penalty should not be used in any circumstance. It also alters the Catholic Catec. . .
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Mexico: 12-Year-Old Boy to Study Biomedical Physics at UNAM
teleSUR/rfpl | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
"I just want to study. If they close the doors to me, I'll come in by the windows," said Carlos Antonio Santamaria Diaz, the young genius.
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Argentina: Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Find Grandson #128
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
The organization convened the press conference to provide details of the meeting "and celebrate with his family."
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The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-08-04
The Right Way to Talk About Impeaching Donald Trump appeared first on The Nation.
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Generation Wealth: Will America Ever Cure Its Obsession With Bling, and Celebrity and Narcissism?
Robert Scheer, Truthdig | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
"The American Dream had really become corrupted, going from values of hard work and frugality and discipline–that being a means of social mobility that was accessible to anyone–to a culture that elevated bling, and celebrity and narcissism. " | Photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield is an expert in Americans' yearning for material wealth. Since the early '90s, her work has documented our hunger for it in photography books, multiple traveling e. . .
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All Eyes on Rick Gates, 'Right-Hand Man' in Manafort Trial
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
The most critical moment in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will likely arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate, whom defense attorneys are looking to blame for any crimes. | The post All Eyes on Rick Gates, 'Right-Hand Man' in Manafort Trial appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
Indigenous leader Larry Commodore returns to Canada after being released from an Israeli prison | The post Israeli Commandos Brutally Attack Freedom Flotilla Activists in International Waters appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Death Toll From Riots in Nicaragua Climbs to 270: Report
teleSUR | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
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Universal Basic Income Is a No-Brainer
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
One of the best proxies that we have for understanding the effects of a basic income policy from an economic perspective in Canada is the guaranteed income received by seniors. | Ontario's minister of children, community and social services just announced that the Canadian province's landmark basic income pilot project would be terminated. Lisa MacLeod did not offer. . .
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Historian Manisha Sinha Got Death Threats After Writing an Article Comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Johnson
Rick Shenkman, History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
The article had been published on Friday at 6: 37 in the morning. At 10: 17 went out the tweet indicating she'd received death threats from someone who knew where she lived. | On Friday this stark The tweet was written by Manisha Sinha, a professor of history at the University. . .
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Venezuela Changes Currency Exchange Law
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
The measure seeks to promote investments in the country and fight against currency speculation.
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Brazil: Bolsonaro Says He 'Owes No Debt' To Black People
teleSUR/jc-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
Right-wing presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro, a seven-term congressman for Rio de Janeiro, asked: "What debt do I owe? I never enslaved anybody in my life."
telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazi…

The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump's Rise (Pt 2/2)
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-04
What is the truth behind the 2008 Financial Collapse, why was no one prosecuted and how did Obama's not prosecuting the "banksters" and strengthening Glass Steagal lead to Trump in the White House? Economist Bill Black joins us bring clarity to this mystery | The post The Truth About the 2008 Financial Meltdown and How it Contributed to Trump…
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Mexico: AMLO's Gov't to Review Security Agreements with US
teleSUR / vc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
Alfonso Durazo, top security advisor, confirmed Mexico will refocus foreign aid on economic and social development.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexic…

'Right-to-Work' Battle Lines Drawn in Key Missouri Vote
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-04
Labor's clout is being put to a critical test in Tuesday's referendum over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. | The post 'Right-to-Work' Battle Lines Drawn in Key Missouri Vote appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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After Spending Big to Reinstate Death Penalty, Nebraska Gov. Brushes Aside Pope's Call to Push Forward With Plan for 'Experimental Execution'
Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams | alternet.org | 2018-08-04
"Will Catholic [Gov. Pete Ricketts], who spends a lot of time talking about his 'pro-life values,' heed the words of Pope Francis by cancelling the experimental execution scheduled for August 14 in Nebraska? " asks Sister Helen Prejean | Nebraska's Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts confirmed Thurs. . .
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Ecuador: Court Cancels Rio Blanco Mine To Protect Waterways
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-04
The mine has proved highly controversial: it's located in the buffer zone of the El Cajas National Park and residents claim it would pollute watersheds and lagoons.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Ecuad…

SEP establishes Ann Arbor election campaign committee for Michigan's 12th congressional district
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The campaign of Niles Niemuth for Congress established its first election committee in Ann Arbor this week and announced its first round of public meetings across the district.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

NRA says it may no longer exist as non-profit due to Cuomo's onslaught, Twitter erupts
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
A recent lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Organization (NRA) argues that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's crusade may force it to cease to exist as a nonprofit. The news sparked a frenzy on Twitter.
rt.com/usa/435095-nra-cuomo-laws…

Ontario's Tory government slashes welfare benefits, vows further cuts
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The Ford government has vowed to bring forward a plan to make welfare "sustainable" by further reducing benefits and restricting eligibility.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

NHS trade unions' "best deal in eight years" revealed as a fraud
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Health workers are expressing outrage as the truth about the latest union sellout comes to light.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Appeal to neo-fascists on police scandal exposes reactionary role of Unsubmissive France
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Unsubmissive France is advancing out a populist, anti-worker policy compatible with police repression.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Chinese president under pressure over trade war with US
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Just months after constitutional changes enabling him to stay in office indefinitely, Xi Jinping is reportedly facing internal criticism from party elders and factional rivals.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Kokomo Fiat Chrysler workers kept in dark by UAW following strike vote
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The UAW local is seeking to prevent a struggle over accumulated grievances and deteriorating conditions.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Judge orders to restore DACA, says Trump admin failed to provide reasons for ending it
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
A US federal judge has sided with the plaintiffs in a case filed against the Trump administration's move to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which had sparked a wave of protests in September.
rt.com/usa/435082-daca-judge-res…

Sixty dead, over 100 wounded in Saudi air strikes on Yemeni port city
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The willful bombing of a Hodeidah fish market and hospital by the US-backed Saudi-led coalition is the latest war crime in the near-genocidal onslaught on Yemen.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Smearing of Corbyn as an anti-Semite prepares right-wing breakaway from Labour
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The Blairite right wing is openly discussing a "declaration of independence from Corbyn's Labour" by much of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Head of German secret service advised far-right Alternative for Germany
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The president of Germany's Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution met with then-AfD Chairperson Frauke Petry in 2015 to advise her on how to avoid surveillance by the state.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

China threatens tariffs on $60 billion of US goods
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Coming on top of the tariffs already imposed on $34 billion worth of US goods, the new measures would mean that around 85 percent of US exports to China would be covered.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Can't be racist against whites! Andrew Sullivan booed over criticising 'racism' at NY Times
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-04
Andrew Sullivan, a self-styled conservative writer who backed Barack Obama and same-sex-marriage, ran afoul of the social justice crowd for criticizing New York Times' hiring of an Asian-American reporter who wrote racist tweets.
rt.com/usa/435080-andrew-sulliva…

Australia: Youth protest racist "African gangs" campaign
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
African-Australian youth rally to denounce divisive hysteria whipped up by the political and media establishment.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Class exploitation and the market: The secret of the $1 trillion corporation
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Apple, awash in profits extracted from workers all over the world, has become the first corporation to officially reach the $1 trillion milestone.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Some 10,000 footwear workers in south Africa are in the third week of a bitter strike over wage demands.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Hundreds of asylum seekers face imminent eviction in Glasgow
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Serco has already issued six "lock change notices," giving asylum seekers just seven days to vacate its property.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

SEP (Australia) holds public meetings opposing "foreign interference" laws
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
The meetings were the only events to warn of the anti-democratic implications of the legislation, and place it in the context of the preparations for war with China.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

US immigration nightmare continues amid media blackout
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Since the beginning of August, the New York Times opinion page has published eight opinion pieces or editorial board statements relating to allegations of Trump's ties to Russia or the #MeToo hysteria, but none about the conditions facing immigrants.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Hepatitis A outbreak worsens in West Virginia, Kentucky
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
Over 1,900 people across West Virginia and Kentucky have been diagnosed with Hepatitis A in the past few months, and at least 10 people have died. Hepatitis C and HIV are likewise on the rise.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Opening report to the Fifth National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US)
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-04
This report was delivered by David North, the national chairperson of the Socialist Equality Party (US), to open the Fifth National Congress of the SEP, held July 22-27, 2018.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/04/…

Ron Dellums's Life Holds Lessons for Every Progressive in America
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2018-08-03
Ron Dellums, one of the most significant and radical members of Congress in U.S. history, died on Monday at age 82. Liberals, progressives, social democrats, or democratic socialists interested in fostering the left-wing political movement that emerged following Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders's 2016 primary loss should study how Dellums managed to get and hold the power of elected office for decades, and use it to make America better in numberless ways — most famously by overturning U.S. support for apartheid South Africa. | Dellums was first elected to Congress in 1970 as a 35-year-old Democrat from a California district that included Berkeley and Oakland. | He didn't do this by challenging a Republican. Nor did he wait patiently for an open seat. Instead, he ran against a six-term Democrat named Jeffery Cohelan in that year's primary. | Cohelan was a standard Cold War…
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Democratic Party factional struggles on hold for midterm elections?
C.J. Atkins | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-03
NEW ORLEANS–Stories of Democratic civil war and intra-party factional intrigue are all the rage these days, with commentators parsing the latest Democratic Socialists of America candidate's primary win or centrist Third Way conference for a signal as to which side is winning the battle of ideas. | At the Netroots Nation conference meeting in New Orleans this week, there is certainly plenty of evidence of ongoing tension between progressive grassroots activists and the Democratic Party "establishment," but there are also concerted efforts to showcase attempts at left-center unity. | Local activist group leaders appeared on stage with DNC and state party officials at one opening panel of the annual Netroots meeting–the 13th and largest ever–in an attempt to demonstrate that the Bernie-Hillary battles of 2016 are, at least partially, on hold so as to ensure Republicans are turned out of office…
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Young Marxist Intellectuals and the Democratic Party
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
The "democratic socialist" movement spawned by Bernie Sanders's 2016 campaign has led to an interesting development. Highly educated and self-described socialists in the academy have written erudite articles making the Marxist case for voting Democratic. Even if they are wrong, I am impressed with the scholarly prowess deployed on behalf of obvious casuistry. These articles…
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Chomsky on Regime Change in Nicaragua
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
With patented angst, Noam Chomsky opined on President Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua to an agreeing Amy Goodman: "But there's been a lot of corruption, a lot of repression. It's autocratic, undoubtedly." Earlier in their DemocracyNow! interview, the main talking points were established via a video clip of a dissident former official from Ortega's Sandinista Party: Ortega's…
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Bipartisan Dysfunctionality Puts The World At Risk
Rita Jacobs, Wesson Gaige | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
All of humanity is being put at risk by the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans opposition to dialogue with Russia. The combination of Russophobia and the Democratic Party's compulsion to criticize Trump's every action, even when he accidentally does something sensible, is preventing the two largest nuclear powers, with the two most advanced militaries in the world,…
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Trump Officials Were Warned That Family Separations Would Traumatize Children
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2018-08-03
A former official from the Office of Refugee Resettlement warned that family separations had "significant potential for psychological injury to the child." | The post Trump Officials Were Warned That Family Separations Would Traumatize Children appeared first on The Intercept.
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Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In the spring of 1457, a gruesome murder took place in the French village of Savigny-sur-Etang. A five-year-old boy had been killed and his body partially consumed. A local family was accused of this frightful crime by local residents who claimed to have witnessed the murder. The seven suspects, a mother and her six children, were soon tracked down by local authorities, who discovered them still stained by the boy's blood. They were arrested, indicted on charges of infanticide and held in the local jail for trial.
counterpunch.org/2018/08/03/let-…

Trump Urges Lawmakers to Push 1 Million Americans Off Food Stamp Program
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-03
With both houses of Congress preparing to merge their two versions of the farm bill, President Donald Trump announced his hope on Thursday that lawmakers will reach an agreement that kicks one million Americans off the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. | August 2, 2018 | Critics on social media shared their distress — but not surprise — at Trump's enthusiasm for making it more difficult for lower-income families to receive help buying groceries. | The President has not hurt enough families this summer by separating families physically. He wants to now separate more families from food they need….. t.co/R52annmdyL | — Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) August 2, 2018 | Trump screwed over farmers and is now trying to leverage their pain and suffering to cut food stamps for America's poorest citizens. This guy is the…
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Questions From QAnon
Tom Clark | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
So… The 64 Million Shekel Question(s): Is Jared Q? Is Q about to Pull off the Able Baker Both-Thumbs #Walkaway? And if not, why not? And if not now, when? And who is going to Empsplain it to Th'Emp? And this New Up-Ratcheted Extreme Weirdness of Hatespectacle zo Nurembergian und Up-Ratcheted, vas is los? Wilkes Barre? Tampa? Jim Acosta? Burning Milestones in the Final Days Before The Storm?
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Video: First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S "Intelligence" Copied and Pasted Off the Internet
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-03
Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq's WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. This was the report used …
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Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist. Homo Sapiens is the Cause
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-03
On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.
globalresearch.ca/life-on-earth-…

Amazon's Worst Bargain Yet
Katie Parker | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
The billions in tax breaks cities are offering Amazon to host its "HQ2," Amazon's bare-knuckled push to squash a business tax in Seattle, and recent strikes for better working conditions in Amazon facilities have all fueled a growing conversation about the retail behemoth's toll on communities. But one element of Amazon's business strategy has fallen…
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Only Communism Will Protect Our Waters
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
PolyMet is trying the Donald Trump approach to mining here in Minnesota. Their philosophy: I've never mined before, I must be better than the other guys. PolyMet passed the longest environment review in Minnesota's history, according to their own website. Which begs two worrisome questions. 1. If the mining was safe, why did the review…
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Breast-Feeding, Donald Trump, Ice Cream and the Politics of Milk
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
"Where would a society be without good ice cream?" — Mark Kurlansky, 2018 The prodigious, versatile author, Mark Kurlansky–who has written fiction and non-fiction, as well books for children, young adults and adults, too– has a formula, or rather formulae. He has to in order to turn out the books that he has turned out ever…
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NATO is a Goldmine for the US/Military Industrial Complex
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump to increase their spending on weapons, and the reasons for his insistence they do so are becoming clearer. It's got nothing to do with any defense rationale, because the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, has admitted that…
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Entire Construction Crew Walks Off the Job After Racist Boss Fires Latino Coworkers
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-03
"We rise together, homie. " | In a video that has gone viral, construction workers building out a UPS facility in Indianapolis walked off the job after a boss was accused of racism — prompting him to fire some Latino workers. According to Jacobin, the video was filmed by welder Antoine Dangerfield, who posted it online, explaining that a small number of Latino worke. . .
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China Says Willing to Team with Syria's Assad in Push to Retake Territory
Asia Times | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-03
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | China's ambassador to Damascus has reportedly told Syrian media that Beijing is prepared to aid the government's push to retake territory throughout the country. | Speaking to Syrian pro-government daily Al-Watan, the …
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A Slaughter in Silence: How Trump's "America First" Policy Enabled Ethnic Cleansing in the DRC
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-03
The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world as a wave of extreme violence sweeps the country. Some 2 million Congolese fled their homes last year, nearly 7 million Congolese are now internally displaced, and another 500,000 have fled to other parts of Africa. According to the United Nations, 13 million Congolese are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. The international media has largely ignored what's happening, but this week Vice News published a shocking investigation into a recent case of ethnic cleansing. Hundreds of machete-wielding militiamen swept through ar…
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Ban on Entry of Foreign Academics Hindering Palestinian Education says Rights Group
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-03
The Campaign for the Right to Enter the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Thursday, expressed deep concern at the rise in Israeli denial, of work or stay visa applications, for foreign nationals seeking to enter the occupied territories, saying this measure is hurting Palestinian education. The group said, in a press release, …
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Did the NRA Change Leadership Because of Russian Spy Scandal?
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-08-03
Weeks after being raided by federal agents, the gun organization named new leadership. | Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina started her move on U. S. politics by forming the pro-gun group "Right to Bear Arms" in Russia. That the group didn't exist, wouldn't have been permitted by Russian law, and that even the name shows the whole thing was created for an American (not Russian) audience doesn't seem to have bothered anyone. Republican politica. . .
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Can America Ever Cure Its Obsession With Wealth?
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2018-08-03
Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield talks with Robert Scheer about her new film, "Generation Wealth," and how the decline of the American Dream has led us to worship money. | The post Can America Ever Cure Its Obsession With Wealth? appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Meet the Mysterious Fixer Who Negotiated Syria Out of Seven Years of War
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-03
How a nearly unknown businessman named Khaled al-Ahmad became Damascus' secret liaison to the West and is quietly bringing Syria's grinding war to a close. | The post Meet the Mysterious Fixer Who Negotiated Syria Out of Seven Years of War appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Mexican Journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, Freed from Detention, Denounces ICE "Concentration Camps"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-03
Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son Oscar have been released from ICE detention after being jailed for seven months. Gutiérrez first sought asylum in the United States in 2008 after receiving death threats for reporting on alleged corruption in the Mexican military. He was detained in December, only weeks after he criticized U.S. asylum policy during a speech at the National Press Club. A federal judge has questioned whether the Trump administration's detention of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son Oscar violated his First Amendment rights. We speak with Emilio Gutiérrez Soto in El Paso, Texas, sh…
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Why Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2018-08-03
Why Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories appeared first on The Nation.
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The Empire-Lovers Strike Back: Trump, Putin and the Post-Helsinki Uproar
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
Q: What do the following wildly diverse people and institutions have in common: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Fox News' Shepard Smith, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, The New York Times and The Weekly Standard, The National Review and the Daily Kos? A: All agree that Donald Trump's July 16 meeting…
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U.S.-Iran Tensions Move Beyond Tweets Into Concrete Actions and Shows of Military Force
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-03
Whether the White House's current roster of anti-Iranian hawks or their counterparts in Riyadh and Tel Aviv have any interest in maintaining stability in the Persian Gulf remains an open question. What is certain is that the status quo in the Middle East is bursting at the seams. | The post U.S.-Iran Tensions Move Beyond Tweets Into Concrete Actions and Shows of Military Force appeared first on MintPress New…
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The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out
Steven Sahiounie | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-03
One by one, all other areas in Syria under terrorist control have fallen, and now the final battle for Idlib looms large on the horizon. | The post The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out appeared first on MintPress News.
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'Queen of the Pool' Harasses Black Family in Latest Incident Revealing White People's Terror of Black People in Pools
Tana Ganeva, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-03
"I was made to feel like a criminal and a trespasser in my own neighborhood. " | Florida lawyer is the latest black person to have her family get harassed for using their pool by a white person who never got the desegregation memo. Nadia Policard and her kids were reportedly enjoying quiet time by the pool when a. . .
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A Letter to the Author of a Very Misguided Article About the Hacking of American Elections
Steven Rosenfeld, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-08-03
Don't reinforce the narrative that voting doesn't matter. It's the only hope that sane Americans have in 2018. | Your latest article in The Root–arguing that Russia hijacked the 2016 presidential vote count (that was taken down due to mistaken assumptions–such as that the computers with voter databases are the same as vote counters; they're n. . .
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Do Fair Trade Labels Actually Mean Anything?
Valerie Vande Panne, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-08-03
How to know if what you're purchasing helps that poor person of color in the brand's marketing. | If you consider yourself a conscious consumer, you might have stood before the chocolate section at your Whole Foods, reading label after label of "fair trade" logos, and wondered, what the heck do all these different certifications mean? If you asked yourself that–you're correct to wonder. There are dozens of "fair trade" logos slapped on products, and. . .
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Unemployment Rate for Workers Without High School Degrees Hits Record Low
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-03
The unemployment rate for workers without a high school degree fell to 5.1 percent in July, the lowest rate since the Bureau of Labor Statistics adjusted its education measures in 1992. This is 1.9 percentage points below its year-ago rate. | Less educated workers have been the big gainers in terms of employment in the last few years of the recovery. While the unemployment rate for workers with less than a high school degree is well below the prerecession level and even its 2000 low, the unemployment rate for workers with a college degree, at 2.2 percent, is still above its prerecession low of 1.8 percent and well above its 2000 low of 1.5 percent. | Workers with only a high school degree also seem to be doing relatively better, with a 4.0 percent unemployment rate matching the prerecession low (it had been…
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Kushner's Cynical "Deal of the Century" for Palestinians in Action
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
Hindsight is unfair — but it might tell the truth. First, Donald Trump proclaims Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, thus depriving the Palestinians of their capital in the east of the city. The Palestinians are appalled. Mahmoud Abbas says he will no longer talk to the United States. So Trump rages that…
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Body of Olivia Lone Bear Found in North Dakota as Native Women Face Crisis
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-03
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found Tuesday in a pickup truck submerged in a lake right by her house on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The mother of five went missing in late October in New Town, North Dakota. Her disappearance has sparked renewed attention to the disproportionately high rates of disappearance, rape and murder of Native American women across the United States. These already-alarming rates are particularly high in areas of oil extraction, like North Dakota's Bakken Shale, which is the origin point for the Dakota Access pipeline. We speak with Olivia Lone Bear's brother Matthew, who spent the last nine months searching for his sister. We also speak with Mary Kathryn Nagle, a citizen of Cherokee Nation and a partner at Pipestem Law, a law firm dedicated to the restoration of tribal sovereignty and…
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Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-03
Even though studies show that human-caused climate change is doubling the likelihood of heat waves, major news outlets consistently fail to make the link, which makes dealing with the problem far more difficult than it should be | The post Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change appeared first on The Real News…
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Tulsi Gabbard's Primary Opponents Want to Challenge Her Foreign Policy Positions. Why Won't She Debate Them?
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-08-03
Tulsi Gabbard has not debated a primary opponent since she was first elected to Congress in 2012. Hawaii voters are starting to take notice. | The post Tulsi Gabbard's Primary Opponents Want to Challenge Her Foreign Policy Positions. Why Won't She Debate Them? appeared first on The Intercept.
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Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-08-03
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The "Next" Financial Crisis
The Hudson Report | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In this episode of The Hudson Report, we speak with Michael Hudson about the implications of the flattening yield curve, the possibility of another global financial crisis, and public banking as an alternative to the current system. 'The Hudson Report' is a Left Out weekly series with the legendary economist Michael Hudson. Every week, we…
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If You Take a Charitable Tax Deduction, You Should at Least Contribute to a Charity
HFCC | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In every community, there are nonprofit charities that serve real needs: local food pantries, programs addressing the opioid crisis, the Red Cross chapters that come to our aid after a storm. Charities provide vital services to the people and places they serve. These organizations lean heavily on volunteers, fundraisers, and donors. And most ordinary donors…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/03/if-y…

Saudi Coalition Bombs Fish Market & Hospital in Hodeida Killing Scores of Civilians
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-03
The coalition launched its initial salvo of Thursday's airstrikes on a fish market known as "fishing harbor," killing tens of fishermen and wounding others who were later transferred to al-Thawrah hospital, which would be targeted by coalition bombs a short time later. | The post Saudi Coalition Bombs Fish Market & Hospital in Hodeida Killing Scores of Civilians appeared first on MintPress News.
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1500 Rakan Statues of Mount Nokogiri
Hiroyuki Hamada | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
People sometimes ask me what religion Japanese people practice. I usually end up saying that Japanese people aren't very religious at all. But paradoxically, if you go to Japan, you encounter huge shrines at tourists' spots and there are numerous smaller ones across the country in many forms. You visit a Japanese household, you might…
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War on Yemen: Dozens Dead After Saudi Air Strike Hits Hospital and Market in Hodeidah
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-03
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Air strikes thought to be conducted by the Saudi-led coalition have hit a hospital's entrance, fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah, killing scores. | A source at …
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Going Home Again to Trump's America: Gettysburg to Newark
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In which the writer travels from New York and Washington, D.C. to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New England. The Road Not Taken in Vietnam My plan for the afternoon was to interview Mrs. Dorothy Fall, the widow of Dr. Bernard Fall, the great French-American historian of the French and American wars in Vietnam. I had…
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The Three Rs Of Iran's Future
Ghoncheh Tazmini | iranian.com | 2018-08-03
Three issues stand out when discussing Iran's future: revolution, regime change and reform. US President Donald Trump's volte face offering to speak with Iran suggests that the first two options are not likely. For a sound assessment of each trajectory, there is the need for theoretical and empirical synergy. In relation to the first option, there is […] | The post The Three Rs Of Iran's Future appeared first on The Iranian.
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Upset By The New York Times "Racist" Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.' "Paper of Record"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-03
Those criticizing the Times for Jeong's hire should be well aware that the paper has a history of hiring racist journalists and that the paper itself has even been sued for past racist policies. | The post Upset By The New York Times "Racist" Hire? A Brief History of Racism at the U.S.' "Paper of Record" appeared first on MintPress News.
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Resident Aliens: "The Brickeaters," a Novel by The Residents
Martin Billheimer | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
"No one to talk with, all by myself. No one to walk with, but I'm happy on the shelf." — Fats Waller The Residents, those spectacular eyeballs in tux, always seemed to suss that the 'underground' was a subsurface fraud running just under the mainstream. In a series of inscrutable projects with names like Duck…
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Body of Olivia Lone Bear Found in N. Dakota as Native Women Face Crisis of Murders, Disappearances
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-03
After an agonizing 9-month search, the body of Olivia Lone Bear was found Tuesday in a pickup truck submerged in a lake right by her house on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The mother of five went missing in late October in New Town, North Dakota. Her disappearance has sparked renewed attention to the disproportionately high rates of disappearance, rape and murder of Native American women across the United States. These already-alarming rates are particularly high in areas of oil extraction, like North Dakota's Bakken Shale, which is the origin point for the Dakota Access pipeline. We speak with Olivia Lone Bear'…
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US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-03
The massive funding for Israel's military is the result of the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding on security assistance between the Israeli and U.S. governments, which called for annual funding of $3.8 billion — or $23,000 per year for every Jewish family living in Israel — for the next 10 years. | The post US Military Aid to Israel Set to Exceed $3.8B, or $23,000 Per Year for Every Jewish Family Living in Israel appeared first on
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Why Not Tell Us Their Names?
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In elementary school they taught us the names of inventors. Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, Robert Fulton the steamboat, Alexander Graham Bell the telephone, and Thomas Alva Edison the electric light bulb. Nowadays we rarely know the names of the inventors of modern technology–think biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical technology, safety technology. Not every breakthrough is…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/03/twhy…

SPLC: Citizenship question in 2020 Census will chill responses, incite fear
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-03
Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form will serve no useful purpose, but will trigger mistrust, depress response rates, debase the quality of the information gathered, and increase the cost to taxpayers, the SPLC said in comments submitted today to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Statue of Infamy
Lauren Walker | truthout.org | 2018-08-03
The post Statue of Infamy appeared first on Truthout.
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Why Animals Loathe Zoos
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-03
In July, a 3-year-old male jaguar, Valerio, at New Orleans' Audubon Zoo escaped and fatally mauled four trapped alpacas, one emu and one fox who were held in other displays. Valerio bit a hole in steel fencing and zoo officials vowed to install stronger materials. The fact is, according to Fear of the Animal Plant:…
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How Evo Morales Stays in Power
Hervé Do Alto | thenation.com | 2018-08-03
How Evo Morales Stays in Power appeared first on The Nation.
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