Daily Archives: August 19, 2018

2018-08-19: News Headlines

Staff (2018-08-19). Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal. truthdig.com The last hope of the nuclear industry for competing with renewables is small modular reactors, but despite political support their future looks bleak.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-19). Honduras: Congress Approves Ban on LGBTI Adoptions. telesurtv.net The Honduran Congress approved modifications to the Adoption Law to prohibit adoptions by same-sex couples.

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-08-19). Brazil: Dilma Leads Polls Ahead of Congressional Election. telesurtv.net DataTempo/CP2 conducted the survey poll for the senate race between August 8 and 11.

Staff (2018-08-19). Mueller Probe Looks at Trump Fundraiser Pay-to-Play With China, Malaysia. truthdig.com The special counsel's team is looking into whether Elliott Broidy, former vice chair of the Trump Victory Committee, has been involved in using his connections in the Trump administration to engage in influence peddling and to seek kickbacks from abroad.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Law Students Fighting Trump Agenda Won't Find Support at Their Schools. truthout.org In the days after Donald Trump issued his first travel ban, pro bono attorneys across the country were celebrated " like superheroes," and the number of people applying to law school is increasing. Many of these applicants are seeking to arm themselves with a Juris Doctor degree to resist Trump's agenda. | Unbeknownst to them, though, law schools are ruthlessly efficient at systematically changing the disposition of even the most passionate civil rights activists into apathetic and institutionalized corporate attorneys. | Over the past year, I have watched this phenomenon unfold firsthand. The majority of students I met at my law school orientation seemed genuinely interested in wanting to learn how to use their legal education to make the world a better place. From environmental protection to antiwar advocacy, there was hardly a social justice cause left unrepresented by my incoming…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount. truthout.org When President Trump took office just over a year and a half ago, activists could only make educated guesses about whether his promised onslaught against reproductive health care would truly come to pass. The current picture is worse than expected due to attacks from rogue agency heads throughout the Trump-Pence administration who are collaborating to deny access to care to people across the country. | These agency heads include Betsy Devos at the Department of Education, who is working in tandem with the new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights to reduce access to contraception; Scott Lloyd, who has directed the Office of Refugee Resettlement to deny abortion care to immigrant minors; and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has announced a " religious liberty task force" to shore up already…

IMEMC News (2018-08-19). Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus. imemc.org A number of Israeli colonizers from Yitzhar colony, illegally built on Palestinian lands south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, hurled stones at several Palestinian cars, wounding four residents, and caused damage to many cars. Media sources in Nablus said the attacks took place on the main road […]…

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-08-19). Cuba: Havana Carnival Kicks Off With Music, Dances, Floats. telesurtv.net "We hope this year's carnival is better serviced because of better supplies," said Eugenio Blanch.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-19). Colombia: Supreme Court Denies Santrich's 3rd Habeas Corpus. telesurtv.net Colombia's high court argued the office of the general attorney could keep Santrich in detention until the peace court rules on his extradition process.

IMEMC Agencies (2018-08-19). Army Invades Hebron, Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Hebron city and Ethna town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and searched many homes. on Saturday at night, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian near Nablus. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, and […]…

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-19). Bolivia's Morales Condemns US' 'Covert Invasion,' Aggression Against Venezuela. telesurtv.net Evo Morales' remarks came after James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, finished his South American tour.

teleSUR/GB (2018-08-19). Ecuadorean City Names Kim Jong-un Honorary Citizen. telesurtv.net North Korea's Independence Day or Day of the Foundation of the Republic is celebrated on September 9, also known as 9/9.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-19). 'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press. alternet.org During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .

Oriental Review (2018-08-19). What Do The Winners In Syria Want? iranian.com After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it […]

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-19). The Bizarro World of Steven Seagal — Putin's Special Diplomatic Envoy to President Trump. alternet.org Both Seagal and Trump fight for causes that enrich themselves and harm innocent people, even as they hypocritically put on populist airs. | Hopefully there will someday be a filmmaker out there who will tell the story of Steven Seagal, the Hollywood action star who spent his life either acting like or fighting for the villainous characters he beat up in his movies. Considering that he was just appointed to be a special diplomatic envoy to the United States. . .

Shaun King (2018-08-19). When Will the Democratic Party Get Involved in Local and State Law Enforcement Races? theintercept.com Protesters hold signs during a rally calling for criminal justice reform outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2018. | . Eighty percent of Democrats want to see the whole justice system reformed. | But when the rubber meets the road on actually making criminal justice reform happen, Democrats are ghosts. I'm not talking about the senators who are likely going to run for president. They have a lot to say about criminal justice reform. And I'm not throwing shade, but it's easy to talk about bold reforms and game-changing policies when you aren't in power — Republicans did it every year when Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. What I'm talking about is the Democratic Party machinery on the local, state, and federal level.If the Democratic Party was smart, they would be out front leading and…

IMEMC News (2018-08-19). Israeli Colonists Uproot 70 Olive Saplings Near Ramallah. imemc.org Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonizers uprooted, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian olive saplings, and cut trees, in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants invaded lands, owned by Khaled Samhan, in the northern part of the village, and […]…

INA (2018-08-19). Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report. imemc.org Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman's surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while […]…

INA (2018-08-19). Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour. imemc.org A town in Ireland has completed the first step towards twinning with Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district of the occupied West Bank. Kerry County Council has passed unopposed a motion to link Tralee, in County Kerry, with the Palestinian municipality. Councillor Pa Daly of the Sinn Fein political party, […]…

Staff (2018-08-19). Israeli Questioning of U.S. Jews at Border Expose Deeper Rift. truthdig.com A series of incidents at Israeli border crossings highlights a growing gulf between the country's hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans.

Ilana Novick (2018-08-19). ICE Arrests Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital. truthdig.com "He had to wait for his [baby] son for so long, and someone just took him away," Maria del Carmen Venegas says of her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, who remains in custody. She had to drive herself to give birth.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-19). Argentine Writer Jorge Luis Borges' Personal Library Restored. telesurtv.net "I always imagined paradise would be some sort of library." — Jorge Luis Borges.

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-19). Chile: IACHR Warns Against Release of Pinochet Rights Abusers. telesurtv.net The IACHR called on the state to protect the victims' families as well as consider the long-lasting effects such a decision would induce.

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-19). 'Queermuseu' Reopens in Brazil Amid Conservative Protests. telesurtv.net

Alexandra Tempus (2018-08-19). 'It Brings Us All to the Same Table': Meet The New Progressive Farmers. progressive.org Wisconsin farmers, like rural folks across America post-2016 election, are reclaiming their legacy as key players in the country's progressive movement.

Sputnik News (2018-08-19). Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps. iranian.com Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran […]

IMEMC News (2018-08-19). Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike. imemc.org Two Palestinian detainees are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes they started eight days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS identified the two detainees as Saddam Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north of the […]…

IMEMC News (2018-08-19). Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, In Jerusalem. imemc.org Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, Habayel al-Arab neighborhood of the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, wrote racist graffiti and punctured the tires of more than 15 Palestinian cars, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in […]…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-19). Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint. therealnews.com Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland all have been victim to high lead and other toxins in the water. Eddie Conway and Eugene Puryear discuss the frustrations of citizens and the struggles to get clean water in communities of color

Tatiane Klein (2018-08-19). "Forget Your Son": Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption. theintercept.com Without land and living in extreme poverty, indigenous mothers in Brazil are fighting back against local authorities who are taking their children.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). "Danger" Wasn't a Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi and the Panthers in Algiers. truthout.org Algiers, Third World Capital, is a rare glimpse into the work of the international arm of the Black Panther Party.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-19). Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town. telesurtv.net Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xeonophonic opinions."

Mark Fiore (2018-08-19). No Guarantees (Video). truthdig.com All signs are pointing to the release of a recording featuring President Trump saying the "n-word." It might not exist and he may have never said it but I think it's safe to mark this down in the "imminent release" column. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she "can't guarantee" her boss hasn't used the n-word. | Bigger than Trump's battle with spurned supporter Omarosa Manigault Newman and any n-word recording is the administration's pattern of lying to the public and vilifying the press. On the front lines is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has the unenviable job of trying to make an irrational, racist White House look rational and inclusive. | It's great that over 300 newspapers are joining the Boston Globe in condemning Trump's attacks on the press— so great we should do it every day. Let's keep shining a light on the lies and make Sarah Huckabee Sanders' job even more impossible. Enjoy the cartoon and be sure to visit me over on Patreon!

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-19). U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review. therealnews.com Diana Best of Greenpeace USA says many obstacles remain to the completion of Keystone XL

350.org Silicon Valley (2018-08-19). Art & Music Party for SF Climate Marh: Rise for Art Gathering in San Jose (free). indybay.org First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N Third St San Jose 95112…

Slide Ranch (2018-08-19). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – September 7. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…

Dana B. (2018-08-19). Unite for Justice: Protest to #StopKavanaugh in Santa Rosa. indybay.org Santa Rosa: Old Courthouse Square, between 4th street, Mendocino Ave., 3rd Street, Santa Rosa Ave., | Santa Rosa 95401 | From north or south, take 101 to the College Ave. exit (409), turn east onto College, right onto Mendocino, then left onto Fourth. | From east or west, take 12 to downtown Santa Rosa exit (7A), turn north onto Santa Rosa, then right onto Third.

Jackie Risley (2018-08-19). Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl. indybay.org Crawl begins at Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, and ends at The Booksmith and Bindery, 1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117.

RT (2018-08-19). Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle. rt.com The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.

RT (2018-08-19). American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan. rt.com A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.

PHRCC (2018-08-19). National Prison Strike Awareness March. indybay.org Start at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 | March to San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…

Dan Bacher (2018-08-19). Most of 21,000 oil wells approved under Jerry Brown are in low income areas, communities of color. indybay.org "I wonder if Jerry Brown would continue to shield the fossil fuel industry if his family was forced to breathe the same air we do," said Francisco Gonzalez, a Kern County resident. "I hope he will consider communities like mine and put an end to the drilling free-for-all. It's too late for me, but all the kids deserve better."

RT (2018-08-19). 14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.

RT (2018-08-19). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions. rt.com Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.

RT (2018-08-19). Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced. rt.com Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.

David L. (2018-08-19). Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in San Jose. indybay.org San Jose/Santa Clara border: sidewalk protest @ intersection of Winchester Blvd. & Stevens Creek Blvd. (nick name: Peace Corner) in front of the Santa Row shopping center.

Maureen Smith (2018-08-19). Should the United States Keep Giving Israel $10 Million Per Day? indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Ave | Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Slide Ranch (2018-08-19). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience/Optional Glamping – September 21. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…

Ariel Natan Pasko (2018-08-19). The Torah's National Structure in the Jewish Nation-State of Israel. indybay.org This article explains Judaism's national structure for political and spiritual independence in the Land of Israel.

Slide Ranch (2018-08-19). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – August 24. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…

David Giesen (2018-08-19). Two Cows can undermine Trump: the walking tour. indybay.org the American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…

Dan Roberts (2018-08-19). The Shortwave Report 08/17/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

VAGS (2018-08-19). Rise for Climate Charter Buses: Ride & Join SF March from Cities in Bay Area & California. indybay.org Cities around Bay Area & throughout California | Check your city or nearest city for the EXACT departure time of your location's charter bus. Departure times are based on driving distance from San Francisco. For example, the bus from Santa Barbara is scheduled for as early as 12 a.m.

RT (2018-08-19). Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.

KRF (2018-08-19). Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Oakland | 2501 Harrison St | Oakland, CA 94612…

KRF (2018-08-19). Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…

KPFA WorkWeek Radio (2018-08-19). Dwayne "Lee" Johnson & The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko. indybay.org KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent court victory by Beneica Unified school district groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. Johnson sued the Monsanto corporation for causing cancer with the use of their product Roundup. He was drenched in the chemical and now has terminal cancer.

Labor Video Project (2018-08-19). SF Mayor Breed & DPH Garcia Still Pushing Lennar Hunters Point Project "It's Safe" indybay.org At a community meeting on August 15, 2018, San Francisco Department of Public Health "Environmental Engineer" Amy Brownell told community residents that the Hunters Point Shipyard is safe and can be further developed. | Brownell whose salary is funded by the developer Lennar has been involved in the criminal cover-up of the falsification of testing in the billion dollar eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. Mayor London Breed and DPH director Barbara Garcia are also aware of the criminal retaliation of OSHA health and safety whistleblowers and have colluded with the developers to cover up the m…

Dennessa A. (2018-08-19). Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in State Capital of Sacramento. indybay.org State Capitol West Steps, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814…

Labor for Climate, Jobs & Justice (2018-08-19). Art & Music Party: Climate March Labor Contingent. indybay.org 350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | SEIU 1021 Office, enter on Kansas and 17th…

SPJCT (2018-08-19). Access for All in Activism and Organizing. indybay.org San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th St, San Jose, California 95112…

Raul Zelik (2018-08-19). Post-capitalist Perspectives. indybay.org For the first time in the history of humanity, we are living in a genuine world system, capitalism. It is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater social equality be achieved without changing property relations?>

ARC (2018-08-19). 119 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees Water. indybay.org From taking his trophy hunter son Don's request that he nominate trophy hunter Ryan Zinke to head DOI to his bombing of animals, Trump kills and harms animals many ways.

News & Letters (2018-08-19). Does Marx's idealism speak to our "post-truth" world? indybay.org Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland…

PFSL (2018-08-19). Eyewitness Report from Lebanon – Palestine Will Be Free! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.

KRF (2018-08-19). Miko Peled: The General's Son: Journal of an Israeli in Palestine. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…

NBOP (2018-08-19). Sebastopol: Cultura y Cambio & Change Fundraiser for Rise Arts Tour (Climate March) & More. indybay.org Fellowship Hall @ Community Church of Sebastopol UCC | 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472…

M. STARKS (2018-08-19). Sensible Cinema: Union Time: Fighting For Worker's Right. indybay.org UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CENTER | 1187 Franklin Street | San Francisco…

Workers World Party (2018-08-19). Report from Texas Border Delegation by John Parker. indybay.org Workers World Party | 1305 Franklin St #411 | Oakland, CA 94612 | use intercom at entrance to get buzzed in | one block from City Center BART at 13th & Broadway…

Peter Maiden (2018-08-19). Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council. indybay.org Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […]

Juan Cole (2018-08-18). If You Put an Old W. Bush Crony in Charge of Iran Policy, Doesn't It Signal a War-Like Intention? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Brian H. Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, to head a coordinated "Iran Action Group." | Hook served in several important posts …

Peter Koenig (2018-08-18). Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – The Final Demise of Dollar Hegemony? globalresearch.ca Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect …

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-08-18). Roots of Aretha Franklin, Proletarian Culture and the Rise of Black Detroit. globalresearch.ca Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into her ancestral realm on Wednesday morning August 16 while surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit Riverfront condominium downtown. | It had …

Alternative Information Center (2018-08-18). Israeli Police Ban Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO). imemc.org Baraa' al-Ghazzawi is arrested at al-Aqsa Mosque, August 12, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-18). The People vs. the Parliament in Argentina. truthout.org Hundreds of thousands of people calling for legal, safe and free abortion on demand in Argentina showed their outrage on August 9 when they gathered in the early morning in the pouring rain after the Senate voted down a bill that would have both decriminalized abortion and allowed free access to the procedure in public and private hospitals. | Despite this disappointing blow to reproductive rights, the headway made in Latin America to legalize safe and accessible abortion — dubbed the "green tide" after the bandannas worn by women's rights activists around the continent — will be invaluable to future struggles. | The Senate vote against the bill came a few months after the lower house of Congress voted in favor by a 129-to-125 margin—and after years of campaigning for the issue, led largely by Ni Una Menos, a grassroots anti gender-based violence…

Dirk Adriaensens (2018-08-18). Revolt in Iraq. The Lion of Babylon Roars Again. globalresearch.ca July was always a politically turbulent month in Iraq. But the violent protests that have swept South Iraq over the past weeks are unseen, both in terms of size and targets. …

Oriental Review (2018-08-18). What Do the Winners in Syria Want? globalresearch.ca After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — …

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-18). A Retrospective on Kofi Annan, Dead at 80. consortiumnews.com Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan died on Saturday. The following is a look back on his tumultuous ten years in office by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, writing for The Boston Globe on Dec. 29, 2006. By Joe Lauria, for The… Read more →

Helen Buyniski (2018-08-18). How Hate Speech Conquered Free Speech. The Great Deplatforming. globalresearch.ca At some point last weekend, America decided its First Amendment was outdated — that Free Speech was no longer as important as protecting the vulnerable from the menace of Hate Speech. …

Adeyinka Makinde (2018-08-18). The Legacy of Aretha Franklin. Transforming Gospel Music into Soul Music. globalresearch.ca From the moment that she came to public attention Aretha Franklin appeared to be an anointed figure, elevated to a pantheon of greats that include Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holliday…

Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon (2018-08-18). The People on Trump's List Aren't Enemies, They Are Witnesses. alternet.org The secrets they have aren't secrets anymore. They're evidence. | Have a gander at Trump's enemies list: John Brennan — 25 years in the CIA. Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004. Director of Central Intelligence, 2013-2017. James Clapper — 32 years in the Air Force, retired as a three-star general with three Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and two Air Medals. Flew 73 combat support missions over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Di. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-18). Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman. therealnews.com Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed at 76. She leaves a legacy of music, commitment to Black and human liberation and defined America's DNA

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-18). Trump Regime Continues Supporting ISIS. globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | It was Obama who launched the bombing campaign in 2014 allegedly against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. This operation was presented to public opinion as a bona …

Staff (2018-08-18). Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off in Seattle. truthdig.com Those attending the "Liberty or Death" rally to oppose a gun control initiative are met by opposing groups outside City Hall. Three arrests are reported among counterprotesters, and there was one reported injury.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-18). Why Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act Will Be Good for Shareholders. truthout.org Elizabeth Warren introduced her Accountable Capitalism Act in the Senate on Wednesday and set forth the logic of her bill in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Massachusetts senator described how as recently as the early 1980s, even conservative groups acknowledged publicly that corporations were responsible to employees and communities as well as to shareholders. And as we've written, and is implicit in the Warren article, there is no such thing as a legal obligation to "maximize shareholder value." It's simply an ideology that has become widely accepted, even as some of its most prominent advocates, such as Harvard's Michael Jensen, have since renounced it. But this practice has become so deeply embedded and so damaging that it will apparently take a change in rules, or at least a credible and live threat to do so, to change behavior in boardrooms and the…

Marjorie Cohn (2018-08-18). Will Trump Be Charged With Conspiracy to Violate Federal Election Law? truthdig.com The president's Aug. 5 tweet that the purpose of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting "was to get information on an opponent" was tantamount to an admission of illegal behavior.

Andrew Korybko (2018-08-18). President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska Dodik Support of Vucic's Kosovo Partition Plan, Promoting Self interest. globalresearch.ca The President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska recently signaled his support for Vucic's plan to partition Kosovo, but while he may try to clothe his arguments in pragmatism, Dodik is really only …

Staff (2018-08-18). Inmates in 17 States Plan Prison Strike. truthdig.com Urging Americans to support the protest, a spokesperson says, "Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at."

Margaret Kimberley (2018-08-18). The United States Destroys Venezuela's Economy. globalresearch.ca "Sanctions are war by other means, invisible to most eyes." | Corporate media in this country deliver a steady onslaught of anti-Venezuelan propaganda. The Washington Postfumes about Venezuelan " pirates " while …

Staff (2018-08-18). Judge Upholds HUD's Delay of Anti-Segregation Housing Rule. truthdig.com Several civil rights groups argued that Secretary Ben Carson and his agency didn't follow the right procedures to suspend the Obama-era rule and are in violation of the Fair Housing Act, but their claims are rejected.

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-08-18). American History for Truthdiggers: The Fraudulent Mexican-American War (1846-48). truthdig.com President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism?

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-18). Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440 Percent in Half Decade. truthout.org Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the US pumped out record-breaking amounts of new Duke University study concludes The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period. | Science Advances

Alleen Brown (2018-08-18). Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time. theintercept.com Ryan Zinke worked to gut forest protections as Montana's U.S. representative. Now, as interior secretary, he's pushing the same timber-friendly policies.

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-18). What's Behind the US-Turkey Rift? globalresearch.ca Imprisoned in Turkey since October 2016 on charges of involvement in the failed months earlier coup attempt against President Erdogan, the Trump regime's demand for Andrew Brunson's release conceals what's …

INA (2018-08-18). Israel Takes Out 'BDS Insurance' to Protect Eurovision. imemc.org There's perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international […]…

William Blum (2018-08-18). The Mind of the Mass Media: Email Exchange Between Myself and a Leading Washington Post Foreign Policy Reporter. globalresearch.ca * | Dear Mr. Birnbaum, | You write Trump "made no mention of Russia's adventures in Ukraine". Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America's adventures in the Ukraine, …

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-18). Pakistan at a Crossroads as Imran Khan Is Sworn In. globalresearch.ca Criticism of Pakistan's anti-money laundering and terrorism finance regime by the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) is likely to complicate incoming Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan's efforts to tackle …

Binu Mathew (2018-08-18). Kerala Flood Is Thousands of Times the Magnitude of Thai Cave Rescue! Yet Still… asia-pacificresearch.com

Lee Fang (2018-08-18). One of the Strongest Progressives in Congress Is Facing a Primary Challenger Invoking Identity and Change. Will She Unseat Him? theintercept.com Rep. Mike Capuano is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley.

2018-08-19: Social Media Postees

Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
The last hope of the nuclear industry for competing with renewables is small modular reactors, but despite political support their future looks bleak. | The post Small Modular Reactors Have Little Appeal appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israeli Colonists Uproot 70 Olive Saplings Near Ramallah
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
Illegal Israeli paramilitary colonizers uprooted, Saturday, dozens of Palestinian olive saplings, and cut trees, in Ras Karkar village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli assailants invaded lands, owned by Khaled Samhan, in the northern part of the village, and …

Israeli Colonists Uproot 70 Olive Saplings Near Ramallah

No Guarantees (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
All signs are pointing to the release of a recording featuring President Trump saying the "n-word." It might not exist and he may have never said it but I think it's safe to mark this down in the "imminent release" column. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she "can't guarantee" her boss hasn't used the n-word. | Bigger than Trump's battle with spurned supporter Omarosa Manigault Newman and any n-word recording is the administration's pattern of lying to the public and vilifying the press. On the front lines is Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has the unenviable job of trying to make an irrational, racist White House look rational and inclusive. | It's great that over 300 newspapers are joining the Boston Globe in condemning Trump's attacks on the press– so great we should do it every day. Let's keep shining a light on the lies and make Sarah Huckabee Sanders' job even more impossible. Enjoy the cartoon and be sure to visit me over on Patreon! | The post No Guarantees (Video) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Law Students Fighting Trump Agenda Won't Find Support at Their Schools
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-19
In the days after Donald Trump issued his first travel ban, pro bono attorneys across the country were celebrated " like superheroes," and the number of people applying to law school is increasing. Many of these applicants are seeking to arm themselves with a Juris Doctor degree to resist Trump's agenda. | Unbeknownst to them, though, law schools are ruthlessly efficient at systematically changing the disposition of even the most passionate civil rights activists into apathetic and institutionalized corporate attorneys. | Over the past year, I have watched this phenomenon unfold firsthand. The majority of students I met at my law school orientation seemed genuinely interested in wanting to learn how to use their legal education to make the world a better place. From environmental protection to antiwar advocacy, there was hardly a social justice cause left unrepresented by my incoming…
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Mueller Probe Looks at Trump Fundraiser Pay-to-Play With China, Malaysia
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
The special counsel's team is looking into whether Elliott Broidy, former vice chair of the Trump Victory Committee, has been involved in using his connections in the Trump administration to engage in influence peddling and to seek kickbacks from abroad. | The post Mueller Probe Looks at Trump Fundraiser Pay-to-Play With China, Malaysia appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Colombia: Supreme Court Denies Santrich's 3rd Habeas Corpus
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
Colombia's high court argued the office of the general attorney could keep Santrich in detention until the peace court rules on his extradition process.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-19
When President Trump took office just over a year and a half ago, activists could only make educated guesses about whether his promised onslaught against reproductive health care would truly come to pass. The current picture is worse than expected due to attacks from rogue agency heads throughout the Trump-Pence administration who are collaborating to deny access to care to people across the country. | These agency heads include Betsy Devos at the Department of Education, who is working in tandem with the new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights to reduce access to contraception; Scott Lloyd, who has directed the Office of Refugee Resettlement to deny abortion care to immigrant minors; and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has announced a " religious liberty task force" to shore up already…
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Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
A town in Ireland has completed the first step towards twinning with Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district of the occupied West Bank. Kerry County Council has passed unopposed a motion to link Tralee, in County Kerry, with the Palestinian municipality. Councillor Pa Daly of the Sinn Fein political party, …

Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman's surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while …

Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report

U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-19
Diana Best of Greenpeace USA says many obstacles remain to the completion of Keystone XL | The post U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/u-s-cour…

Israeli Questioning of U.S. Jews at Border Expose Deeper Rift
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
A series of incidents at Israeli border crossings highlights a growing gulf between the country's hard-line government and liberal Jewish Americans. | The post Israeli Questioning of U.S. Jews at Border Expose Deeper Rift appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Brazil: Dilma Leads Polls Ahead of Congressional Election
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
DataTempo/CP2 conducted the survey poll for the senate race between August 8 and 11.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xeonophonic opinions."
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/V…

Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-08-19
Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran […] | The post Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps appeared first on…
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Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
Two Palestinian detainees are ongoing with open-ended hunger strikes they started eight days ago, protesting being held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders, without charges or trial, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS identified the two detainees as Saddam Awad, 28, from Beit Ummar town, north of the …

Two Detainees Continue Hunger Strike

'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-19
During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .
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"Danger" Wasn't a Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi and the Panthers in Algiers
Shared by Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-19
Algiers, Third World Capital, is a rare glimpse into the work of the international arm of the Black Panther Party. | The post "Danger" Wasn't a Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi and the Panthers in Algiers appeared first on Truthout.
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The Bizarro World of Steven Seagal — Putin's Special Diplomatic Envoy to President Trump
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-19
Both Seagal and Trump fight for causes that enrich themselves and harm innocent people, even as they hypocritically put on populist airs. | Hopefully there will someday be a filmmaker out there who will tell the story of Steven Seagal, the Hollywood action star who spent his life either acting like or fighting for the villainous characters he beat up in his movies. Considering that he was just appointed to be a special diplomatic envoy to the United States. . .
alternet.org/bizarro-world-steve…

Chile: IACHR Warns Against Release of Pinochet Rights Abusers
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
The IACHR called on the state to protect the victims' families as well as consider the long-lasting effects such a decision would induce.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, In Jerusalem
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
Israeli colonizers infiltrated, on Sunday at dawn, Habayel al-Arab neighborhood of the al-'Isawiya town, in occupied Jerusalem, wrote racist graffiti and punctured the tires of more than 15 Palestinian cars, the Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported. Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in …

Israeli Colonizers Puncture Tires, Write Racist Graffiti, In Jerusalem

"Forget Your Son": Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption
Tatiane Klein | theintercept.com | 2018-08-19
Without land and living in extreme poverty, indigenous mothers in Brazil are fighting back against local authorities who are taking their children. | The post "Forget Your Son": Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/08/19/braz…

Ecuadorean City Names Kim Jong-un Honorary Citizen
teleSUR/GB | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
North Korea's Independence Day or Day of the Foundation of the Republic is celebrated on September 9, also known as 9/9.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/E…

Cuba: Havana Carnival Kicks Off With Music, Dances, Floats
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
"We hope this year's carnival is better serviced because of better supplies," said Eugenio Blanch.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/C…

Argentine Writer Jorge Luis Borges' Personal Library Restored
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
"I always imagined paradise would be some sort of library." — Jorge Luis Borges.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/A…

Army Invades Hebron, Abducts A Palestinian Near Nablus
IMEMC Agencies | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
Israeli soldiers invaded, Sunday, Hebron city and Ethna town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and searched many homes. on Saturday at night, the soldiers abducted a Palestinian near Nablus. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers invaded many neighborhoods in the city, and …
imemc.org/article/army-invades-h…

Honduras: Congress Approves Ban on LGBTI Adoptions
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
The Honduran Congress approved modifications to the Adoption Law to prohibit adoptions by same-sex couples.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/H…

Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-08-19
A number of Israeli colonizers from Yitzhar colony, illegally built on Palestinian lands south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, hurled stones at several Palestinian cars, wounding four residents, and caused damage to many cars. Media sources in Nablus said the attacks took place on the main road …

Israeli Colonizers Injure Four Palestinians Near Nablus

'Queermuseu' Reopens in Brazil Amid Conservative Protests
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Q…

Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-19
Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland all have been victim to high lead and other toxins in the water. Eddie Conway and Eugene Puryear discuss the frustrations of citizens and the struggles to get clean water in communities of color | The post Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint appeared first on The R…
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'It Brings Us All to the Same Table': Meet The New Progressive Farmers
Alexandra Tempus | progressive.org | 2018-08-19
Wisconsin farmers, like rural folks across America post-2016 election, are reclaiming their legacy as key players in the country's progressive movement.
progressive.org/dispatches/-meet…

ICE Arrests Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-08-19
"He had to wait for his [baby] son for so long, and someone just took him away," Maria del Carmen Venegas says of her husband, Joel Arrona-Lara, who remains in custody. She had to drive herself to give birth. | The post ICE Arrests Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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When Will the Democratic Party Get Involved in Local and State Law Enforcement Races?
Shaun King | theintercept.com | 2018-08-19
Protesters hold signs during a rally calling for criminal justice reform outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2018. | . Eighty percent of Democrats want to see the whole justice system reformed. | But when the rubber meets the road on actually making criminal justice reform happen, Democrats are ghosts. I'm not talking about the senators who are likely going to run for president. They have a lot to say about criminal justice reform. And I'm not throwing shade, but it's easy to talk about bold reforms and game-changing policies when you aren't in power — Republicans did it every year when Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. What I'm talking about is the Democratic Party machinery on the local, state, and federal level.If the Democratic Party was smart, they would be out front leading and…
theintercept.com/2018/08/19/demo…

What Do The Winners In Syria Want?
Oriental Review | iranian.com | 2018-08-19
After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it […] | The post What Do The Winners In Syria Want? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/18/what-do-t…

Bolivia's Morales Condemns US' 'Covert Invasion,' Aggression Against Venezuela
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-19
Evo Morales' remarks came after James Mattis, U.S. secretary of defense, finished his South American tour.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Access for All in Activism and Organizing
SPJCT | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
San Jose Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th St, San Jose, California 95112…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.
rt.com/usa/436324-american-urina…

SF Mayor Breed & DPH Garcia Still Pushing Lennar Hunters Point Project "It's Safe"
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
At a community meeting on August 15, 2018, San Francisco Department of Public Health "Environmental Engineer" Amy Brownell told community residents that the Hunters Point Shipyard is safe and can be further developed. | Brownell whose salary is funded by the developer Lennar has been involved in the criminal cover-up of the falsification of testing in the billion dollar eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. Mayor London Breed and DPH director Barbara Garcia are also aware of the criminal retaliation of OSHA health and safety whistleblowers and have colluded with the developers to cover up the m…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/17…

Sebastopol: Cultura y Cambio & Change Fundraiser for Rise Arts Tour (Climate March) & More
NBOP | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Fellowship Hall @ Community Church of Sebastopol UCC | 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Miko Peled: The General's Son: Journal of an Israeli in Palestine
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Does Marx's idealism speak to our "post-truth" world?
News & Letters | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in San Jose
David L. | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
San Jose/Santa Clara border: sidewalk protest @ intersection of Winchester Blvd. & Stevens Creek Blvd. (nick name: Peace Corner) in front of the Santa Row shopping center.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Art & Music Party: Climate March Labor Contingent
Labor for Climate, Jobs & Justice | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | SEIU 1021 Office, enter on Kansas and 17th…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Eyewitness Report from Lebanon – Palestine Will Be Free!
PFSL | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.
rt.com/usa/436305-backstreet-boy…

Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.
rt.com/news/436318-seattle-bosto…

The Shortwave Report 08/17/18 Listen Globally!
Dan Roberts | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
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Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Most of 21,000 oil wells approved under Jerry Brown are in low income areas, communities of color
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
"I wonder if Jerry Brown would continue to shield the fossil fuel industry if his family was forced to breathe the same air we do," said Francisco Gonzalez, a Kern County resident. "I hope he will consider communities like mine and put an end to the drilling free-for-all. It's too late for me, but all the kids deserve better."
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – August 24
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping – September 7
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.
rt.com/usa/436301-butina-moved-t…

Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl
Jackie Risley | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Crawl begins at Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, and ends at The Booksmith and Bindery, 1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Art & Music Party for SF Climate Marh: Rise for Art Gathering in San Jose (free)
350.org Silicon Valley | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N Third St San Jose 95112…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/17…

Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.
rt.com/usa/436302-trump-syria-mo…

119 Of Many Ways Donald Trump Harms Animals People Birds Fishes Butterflies Bees Water
ARC | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
From taking his trophy hunter son Don's request that he nominate trophy hunter Ryan Zinke to head DOI to his bombing of animals, Trump kills and harms animals many ways.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Dwayne "Lee" Johnson & The Monsanto Ruling With Journalists Carey Gillam and Bob Egelko
KPFA WorkWeek Radio | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
KPFA WorkWeek Radio looks at the recent court victory by Beneica Unified school district groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson. Johnson sued the Monsanto corporation for causing cancer with the use of their product Roundup. He was drenched in the chemical and now has terminal cancer.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Post-capitalist Perspectives
Raul Zelik | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
For the first time in the history of humanity, we are living in a genuine world system, capitalism. It is winning to death. The exit from the overheated machine of capitalism represents an enormous challenge. We cannot avoid the question about common property in the search for social alternatives. Can greater social equality be achieved without changing property relations?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

The Torah's National Structure in the Jewish Nation-State of Israel
Ariel Natan Pasko | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
This article explains Judaism's national structure for political and spiritual independence in the Land of Israel.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/17…

Sensible Cinema: Union Time: Fighting For Worker's Right
M. STARKS | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CENTER | 1187 Franklin Street | San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Report from Texas Border Delegation by John Parker
Workers World Party | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Workers World Party | 1305 Franklin St #411 | Oakland, CA 94612 | use intercom at entrance to get buzzed in | one block from City Center BART at 13th & Broadway…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
KRF | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
First Congregational Church of Oakland | 2501 Harrison St | Oakland, CA 94612…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Two Cows can undermine Trump: the walking tour
David Giesen | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
the American Youth Hostel | 312 Mason Street | San Francisco | (meet in the lobby)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/14…

Unite for Justice: Protest to #StopKavanaugh in Santa Rosa
Dana B. | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Santa Rosa: Old Courthouse Square, between 4th street, Mendocino Ave., 3rd Street, Santa Rosa Ave., | Santa Rosa 95401 | From north or south, take 101 to the College Ave. exit (409), turn east onto College, right onto Mendocino, then left onto Fourth. | From east or west, take 12 to downtown Santa Rosa exit (7A), turn north onto Santa Rosa, then right onto Third.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

National Prison Strike Awareness March
PHRCC | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Start at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, 1 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 | March to San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/15…

Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience/Optional Glamping – September 21
Slide Ranch | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in State Capital of Sacramento
Dennessa A. | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
State Capitol West Steps, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/18…

Rise for Climate Charter Buses: Ride & Join SF March from Cities in Bay Area & California
VAGS | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Cities around Bay Area & throughout California | Check your city or nearest city for the EXACT departure time of your location's charter bus. Departure times are based on driving distance from San Francisco. For example, the bus from Santa Barbara is scheduled for as early as 12 a.m.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/17…

Should the United States Keep Giving Israel $10 Million Per Day?
Maureen Smith | indybay.org | 2018-08-19
Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Ave | Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/16…

Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-19
Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.
rt.com/usa/436300-prageru-facebo…

China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-18
China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with […] | The post China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/18/chinas-co…

John Dean: Don McGahn Has 'Good Reason' to Suspect 'Trump Would Throw Him Under the Bus'
Martin Cizmar, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
It's part of the president's playbook. | Former White House Counsel John Dean, the man who flipped on Richard Nixon and helped end his corrupt presidency, has been in the news today given the obvious parallels to the situation of Don McGahn, Trump's White House Counsel. McGahn has met with the team. . .
alternet.org/john-dean-don-mcgah…

What's Left in Nicaragua After Ortega
Roger Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
Before the violence that started mid-April, Nicaragua had been the most peaceful, safest, and by far the most progressive country in Central America. Now that a semblance of peace has been …
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Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off in Seattle
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Those attending the "Liberty or Death" rally to oppose a gun control initiative are met by opposing groups outside City Hall. Three arrests are reported among counterprotesters, and there was one reported injury. | The post Right-Wing, Left-Wing Protesters Face Off in Seattle appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time
Alleen Brown | theintercept.com | 2018-08-18
Ryan Zinke worked to gut forest protections as Montana's U.S. representative. Now, as interior secretary, he's pushing the same timber-friendly policies. | The post Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time appeared first on The Intercept.
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Israel Takes Out 'BDS Insurance' to Protect Eurovision
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
There's perhaps no greater barometer to measure the lengths to which Israel will go to defame, attack and sabotage the global movement for Palestinian rights than its attitude towards BDS. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, remember, is nothing more than an attempt to told Israel accountable under concepts of international …

Israel Takes Out ‘BDS Insurance’ to Protect Eurovision

'Mini-Maduro': RNC Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Compares Her to Venezuelan Dictator
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
The New York congressional candidate has been criticized by conservatives like Tomi Lahren and Ben Shapiro | Even though she's running in a solidly blue district that has no chance of flipping to the GOP, it seems that Republican just can't quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latest example of this phenomenon, which could be aptly dubbed Ocasio-Cortez Derangement Syndrome, was demonstrated by the Republican National Committee when. . .
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What's Behind the US-Turkey Rift?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
Imprisoned in Turkey since October 2016 on charges of involvement in the failed months earlier coup attempt against President Erdogan, the Trump regime's demand for Andrew Brunson's release conceals what's …
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Judge Upholds HUD's Delay of Anti-Segregation Housing Rule
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Several civil rights groups argued that Secretary Ben Carson and his agency didn't follow the right procedures to suspend the Obama-era rule and are in violation of the Fair Housing Act, but their claims are rejected. | The post Judge Upholds HUD's Delay of Anti-Segregation Housing Rule appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Inmates in 17 States Plan Prison Strike
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
Urging Americans to support the protest, a spokesperson says, "Every single field and industry is affected on some level by prisons, from our license plates to the fast food that we eat to the stores that we shop at." | The post Inmates in 17 States Plan Prison Strike appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Why Elizabeth Warren's Accountable Capitalism Act Will Be Good for Shareholders
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Elizabeth Warren introduced her Accountable Capitalism Act in the Senate on Wednesday and set forth the logic of her bill in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The Massachusetts senator described how as recently as the early 1980s, even conservative groups acknowledged publicly that corporations were responsible to employees and communities as well as to shareholders. And as we've written, and is implicit in the Warren article, there is no such thing as a legal obligation to "maximize shareholder value." It's simply an ideology that has become widely accepted, even as some of its most prominent advocates, such as Harvard's Michael Jensen, have since renounced it. But this practice has become so deeply embedded and so damaging that it will apparently take a change in rules, or at least a credible and live threat to do so, to change behavior in boardrooms and the…
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US-Made Bomb Hit School Bus in Attack That Killed 40 Yemeni Children
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
The United States carries direct responsibility for the school bus bombing that killed 40 children in Yemen last week, according to munitions experts who found that the bomb used was sold to Saudi Arabia by the State Department. | t.co/IfRrOXgmeU pic.twitter.com/b02l1R7w6a | — CNN (@CNN) August 17, 2018 | CNN reported late Friday that experts and Yemeni journalists had found that the bus exploded after being hit by a Lockheed Martin-produced laser-guided MK 82 bomb. | "This American-made bomb killed them, killed the innocent children," journalist Ahmad Algohbary said this week, even before CNN verified the report. "Most of these victims were children. Your bombs are killing victims here, are killing children." | Right from the attack scene in Dahian town #Saada, I got remnants of a guided bomb used in attacking the school bus, with #US…
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The United States Destroys Venezuela's Economy
Margaret Kimberley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
"Sanctions are war by other means, invisible to most eyes." | Corporate media in this country deliver a steady onslaught of anti-Venezuelan propaganda. The Washington Postfumes about Venezuelan " pirates " while …
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What Do the Winners in Syria Want?
Oriental Review | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — …
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The Legacy of Aretha Franklin. Transforming Gospel Music into Soul Music
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
From the moment that she came to public attention Aretha Franklin appeared to be an anointed figure, elevated to a pantheon of greats that include Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holliday…
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Kerala Flood Is Thousands of Times the Magnitude of Thai Cave Rescue! Yet Still
Binu Mathew | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2018-08-18
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"I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-18
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Israeli Police Ban Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)
Alternative Information Center | imemc.org | 2018-08-18
Baraa' al-Ghazzawi is arrested at al-Aqsa Mosque, August 12, 2018. Photo credit: Wadi Hilweh Information Center.

Israeli Police Ban Palestinians from Al-Aqsa Mosque (VIDEO)

President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska Dodik Support of Vucic's Kosovo Partition Plan, Promoting Self interest
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
The President of Bosnia's Republika Srpska recently signaled his support for Vucic's plan to partition Kosovo, but while he may try to clothe his arguments in pragmatism, Dodik is really only …
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American History for Truthdiggers: The Fraudulent Mexican-American War (1846-48)
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-08-18
President Polk, and generations of sympathetic historians, told the American people the conflict was justified. But what if it was just blatant imperialism? | The post American History for Truthdiggers: The Fraudulent Mexican-American War (1846-48) appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Fracking Wastewater Spikes 1,440 Percent in Half Decade
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Between 2011 and 2016, fracked oil and gas wells in the US pumped out record-breaking amounts of new Duke University study concludes The amount of wastewater from fracking rose 1,440 percent during that period. | Science Advances
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The People vs. the Parliament in Argentina
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Hundreds of thousands of people calling for legal, safe and free abortion on demand in Argentina showed their outrage on August 9 when they gathered in the early morning in the pouring rain after the Senate voted down a bill that would have both decriminalized abortion and allowed free access to the procedure in public and private hospitals. | Despite this disappointing blow to reproductive rights, the headway made in Latin America to legalize safe and accessible abortion — dubbed the "green tide" after the bandannas worn by women's rights activists around the continent — will be invaluable to future struggles. | The Senate vote against the bill came a few months after the lower house of Congress voted in favor by a 129-to-125 margin–and after years of campaigning for the issue, led largely by Ni Una Menos, a grassroots anti gender-based violence…
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New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-18
Shir Hever discusses the Intercept report, revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham | The post New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza appeared first on
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Roots of Aretha Franklin, Proletarian Culture and the Rise of Black Detroit
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into her ancestral realm on Wednesday morning August 16 while surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit Riverfront condominium downtown. | It had …
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Over Half a Million Dollars From Trump-Related Donors has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo
Shared by Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-18
Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo go way back. They have both been big players on the New York political scene for years and it's hardly a surprise that they share financial connections. | Early this month Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo's rival in the Democratic primary race for governor, criticized him for accepting $64,000 in donations from Trump between 2001 and 2009. | "Governor Cuomo cannot serve as a defense against Donald Trump when he's accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Donald Trump," read Nixon's Facebook ad. | In response, Cuomo said he would not return the donations. "I'm going to be deeply critical of him and keep the contributions," he said. Cuomo spokesperson Abby Fashouer later called Nixon's critique "a cheap distraction from a campaign gasping for air," and added, "No governor has fought harder against Donald Trump than Gov.
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The People on Trump's List Aren't Enemies, They Are Witnesses
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-18
The secrets they have aren't secrets anymore. They're evidence. | Have a gander at Trump's enemies list: John Brennan — 25 years in the CIA. Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004. Director of Central Intelligence, 2013-2017. James Clapper — 32 years in the Air Force, retired as a three-star general with three Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and two Air Medals. Flew 73 combat support missions over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Di. . .
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Pakistan at a Crossroads as Imran Khan Is Sworn In
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
Criticism of Pakistan's anti-money laundering and terrorism finance regime by the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) is likely to complicate incoming Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan's efforts to tackle …
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Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – The Final Demise of Dollar Hegemony?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect …
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A Retrospective on Kofi Annan, Dead at 80
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-18
Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan died on Saturday. The following is a look back on his tumultuous ten years in office by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, writing for The Boston Globe on Dec. 29, 2006. By Joe Lauria, for The… Read more ?…
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Trump Regime Continues Supporting ISIS
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-18
GR Editor's Note | It was Obama who launched the bombing campaign in 2014 allegedly against ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. This operation was presented to public opinion as a bona …
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