Daily Archives: September 1, 2018

2018-09-01: News Headlines

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-01). Kaepernick NFL Collusion Case Moving Ahead; Trump at the Center. therealnews.com Arbitrator ruled that collusion hearing on NFL keeping Colin Kaepernick from playing can move ahead. Trump's divisive fingerprints are all over this case

teleSUR/LJS (2018-09-01). Wall Street's Goldman Sachs Gives Ecuador US$500 Million. telesurtv.net "The US$500 million is due to a repo operation with Goldman Sachs in which bonds were used as collateral," Finance Minister Richard Martinez told reporters.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-09-01). Brazil: Prosecutors Seek Deal Lifting Glyphosate Injunction. telesurtv.net Monsanto is facing legal backlash in the United States, with hundreds of cases alleging glyphosate causes cancer.

al jazeera (2018-09-01). Iran Doctors: US Sanctions Endangering Patients' Lives. iranian.com Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients as banking restrictions and the fear of doing business with Tehran makes it more difficult to get supplies. Doctors in Iran say US sanctions are endangering lives. Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients. Foreign companies can sell […]

Terhan Times (2018-09-01). 'India Will Not Completely Halt Iranian Oil Imports'. iranian.com India will not completely halt Iranian oil imports and will finalize its strategy on crude purchases from Tehran after a meeting with top U.S. officials next week, a senior government official said. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will hold high-level talks with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence […]

Nora Fernandez (2018-09-01). The Monster in the Mirror… The US Network of Military Bases. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on January 3, 2018 | In 2007, the late Prof. Jules Dufour raised concerns about US global deployment of military personnel and its network of military bases. The US views the world, he said, "as a …

The Saker (2018-09-01). Is The Next US Aggression On Syria Already Scheduled? iranian.com The things that please are those that are asked for again and again Horace Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran John McCain President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… Donald Trump It is difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia Vladimir Putin Bis repetita […]

Sara Flounders (2018-09-01). The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons. globalresearch.ca This article was first published in June 2011 | Prisoners earning 23 cents an hour in U.S. federal prisons are manufacturing high-tech electronic components for Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles, launchers for TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank missiles, and other …

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-09-01). Mexico's Mayan Codex Is 'Most Ancient Pre-Hispanic Manuscript'. telesurtv.net Previously known as the Grolier codex, the manuscript's authenticity has been confirmed by experts and the document is believed to date from 1021 A.D.

Eric Ortiz (2018-09-01). LIVE: Watch Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange. consortiumnews.com Join Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday as he moderates a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange beginning at 10 am EDT, 2 pm GMT. From 10 a.m EDT to 10… Read more →

IMEMC News (2018-09-01). Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure A Female Palestinian Medic In Gaza. imemc.org The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian female medic, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, during their excessive use of force against the Great Return March in the coastal region. The Health Ministry said […]…

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-09-01). Guatemala: Morales To Expel UN Commission Investigating Him. telesurtv.net President Jimmy Morales has long been trying to hamper efforts by the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala to investigate him for alleged corruption.

Jacob Sugarman (2018-09-01). Bank of America Freezing Accounts of Suspected Non-Citizens, Report Finds. truthdig.com A spokeswoman says company policy has gone unchanged for at least a decade. Customers tell a different story.

teleSUR/CM (2018-09-01). Brazil: Electoral Court to Discuss Lula Candidacy Friday. telesurtv.net Legal experts say that according to Brazil's constitution, Lula should not be prevented to participate in the elections.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-01). Argentina: Milagro Sala Taken to Court Despite Doctors' Order. telesurtv.net Sala was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering severe abdominal pain during a court hearing. She was discharged Thursday and taken directly to court.

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-01). Ecuador: Participation Council Ratifies Dismissal of High Court. telesurtv.net Ecuadoreans will have no Constitutional Court for 60 days or until the Council appoints new justices.

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-09-01). Brazil: WhatsApp 'Fake News' Against Lula Debunked. telesurtv.net Brazil is home to more than 120 million Whatsapp users.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-09-01). The Unlikely Force Behind US Prison Reform. consortiumnews.com While serious prison reform in the United States has long failed there is a new force to be reckoned with from an unlikely source that should be taken seriously, says John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Prison… Read more →

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-09-01). Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6). therealnews.com Part 5 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers about the real reasons Trump should be considered a traitor by the American people — From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018

PCHR (2018-09-01). PCHR: "Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza" imemc.org Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds Date: 31 August 2018, Time: 18:…

Middle East Eye (2018-09-01). FATF deadline: Iran's banking system has 40 days to avoid isolation and sanctions. iranian.com Not too far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, at the headquarters of the 36-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is the secretariat of a powerful, influential, but little-known organization. Iran has less than 40 days to address nine incomplete action items or face blacklisting and counter-measures by the FATF. However, Iran faces […]

Staff (2018-09-01). Trump's Leaked Comment: Zero Concessions to Canada on Trade. truthdig.com The president denounces the use of his off-the-record remarks but says that "t least Canada knows where I stand!"

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-09-01). Major Legal Victory: Canada's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Stopped. therealnews.com Canada's Federal Court of Appeals completely halted work on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, scoring a major victory for environmentalists and Canada's First Nations. It is unlikely that the pipeline project, which would have increased tanker traffic seven-fold, will ever be built, say Eugene Kang and Clayton Thomas Muller

Colin Todhunter (2018-09-01). The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits? globalresearch.ca Firsr published by Global Research on April 3, 2016 | The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death …

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-09-01). Bolivia Files Counterclaim Against Chile at ICJ Over Silala. telesurtv.net Bolivia is urging the ICJ to recognize Bolivian sovereignty over the Silala spring and its "artificial channels."

SCCAN (2018-09-01). Santa Cruz Climate Emergency Resolution. indybay.org Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street…

amnesty.org (2018-09-01). Idleb: Millions in Need of Protection. The World Must Act Now. amnesty.org

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Podemos joins cover-up of Spanish army brass' hailing of Franco dictatorship. wsws.org The concern of Podemos is to keep the exposure of the generals' fascist sympathies from undermining the "humanitarian" pretenses of NATO imperialist wars.

ESCJ (2018-09-01). Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh. indybay.org Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.

Michael Steinberg (2018-09-01). More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre. indybay.org During August more scandals rocked Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant, resulting in an upcoming special federal investigation.

Green Arcade (2018-09-01). What White Supremacists Want and How to Stop Them – New Book by Matthew Lyons. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94102…

Dave (2018-09-01). 2020 or Bust! Stop Climate Change NOW! indybay.org Opera Plaza Community Room | 601 Van Ness, San Francisco | San Francisco, California 94102…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan. wsws.org Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.

Lava Mae (2018-09-01). Coming Home. indybay.org PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

The Green Arcade (2018-09-01). Robert Kennedy Jr. in Conversation About His New Book, the CIA, Kennedy assassinations. indybay.org McRoskey Mattress Factory – 3rd Floor | 1687 Market Street | SF, CA 94103…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Cambodia's autocratic regime desperately tries to legitimise its rule. wsws.org The opposition CNRP undoubtedly has ties to the US, but Hun Sen's politically bankrupt regime is resorting to blatantly anti-democratic methods to retain power.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Teamsters head to UPS workers: Don't complain, creating new tiers is "what we've always done" wsws.org Teamsters lead "negotiator" Denis Taylor gave a full-throated defense of the pro-company contract in an online statement last weekend.

Paul Cobb, Oakland Post (2018-09-01). Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate. indybay.org Last Thursday evening, the first debate of the 2018 Oakland Mayor's race took place, hosted by the Democratic Party and multiple co-sponsors, and held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland.

RT (2018-09-01). FBI arrests 5 suspects accused of training children for school shootings in New Mexico compound. rt.com The FBI has arrested five adults who kept malnourished children in squalid conditions at a compound in New Mexico, training them to wield weapons. They were detained on firearms-related charges after a judge let three of them go.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Trade tensions increase as US-Canada talks miss deadline. wsws.org Trump warned that if Canada did not agree to US terms "the easiest thing we can do is tariff their cars coming in," a threat which he repeated in remarks yesterday.

amnesty.org (2018-09-01). Where are they? Their loved ones deserve to know. amnesty.org

wsws.org (2018-09-01). US citizens along southern border denied passports, accused of fraudulent birth certificates. wsws.org American citizens born in the Southwestern border regions are being accused of having fraudulent birth certificates and denied passports.

No Arpaio. (2018-09-01). No Arpaio. indybay.org Palo Corona Regional Park | Highway 1, Carmel, California 93923…

Impeach Ryan Zinke (2018-09-01). Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council. indybay.org Trophy hunters rarely hunt for meat but because they love to stalk terrorized animals, murder them, see them | gutted, arrange for their stuffing by taxidermists and nail their heads to a wall.

YMSCFRC (2018-09-01). YES on Measure M signs are now available! indybay.org YES on Measure M signs are now available! Get 'em while they're hot – and they are SIZZLING!

Nadine Kinstry (2018-09-01). Ukraine 'drowns' The Sweden Democrats? indybay.org The elections to the Riksdag scheduled for 9 September have drawn due attention of international journalists and political analysts. The central intrigue is how many per cents of votes will be received by The Sweden Democrats, which is composed of Swedish traditional values' defenders and Euro-skeptics.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). 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.

IWOC (2018-09-01). Prison Strike Statement, August 28. indybay.org This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era. However, it is important that in recognizing that success that we not lose sight of the demands that prisoners have laid out. Each of them is crucial.

CFBD (2018-09-01). California's Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes. indybay.org Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore…

Dan Bacher (2018-09-01). Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA. indybay.org As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018, "Brown's administration has approved about 20,000 of them (total oil and gas wells). Offshore, where he has refused to close down existing leases, Sacramento has permitted four times more wells than the federal government has allowed in the deeper waters it controls."

Isabelle Bourboulon (2018-09-01). Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? indybay.org Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. The European states mobilized 4.5 trillion euros to prevent their banking system from collapsing. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Australia: Aurizon coal train crews face union sell-out. wsws.org The Rail Tram and Bus Union is working to conclude yet another regressive enterprise agreement covering coal haulage crews in the Hunter Valley.

Human Rights Watch (2018-09-01). Libya: Civilians Killed in Tripoli Clashes. hrw.org (Beirut) — Rival armed groups have killed at least 18 civilians, including four children, since clashes broke out in the southern suburbs of Tripoli on August 26, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. Armed groups should urgently allow the hundreds of civilians trapped to leave and allow safe passage of humanitarian and medical aid and take all feasible precautions to avoid or minimize harm to civilians. | telesurtv.net The electoral tribunal opted to ignore the UN's legally binding demand that Lula's political rights be respected and he be allowed to run for the presidency.

Lava Mae (2018-09-01). Coming Home Community Day. indybay.org PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Is the Mueller investigation preparing to indict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange? wsws.org The claim that Assange was part of a conspiracy to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election is based on amalgams, distortions and outright lies.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Trump threatens pay freeze for federal workers. wsws.org Trump announced plans to implement a pay freeze on the federal government's two million employees next year if Congress fail to pass a budget in 2019.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Fascist rampage in Germany exposes ties between right-wing extremists and the state. wsws.org After neo-Nazis rioted on Sunday and Monday in the East German city of Chemnitz, more details have come to light about the close coordination between the right-wing extremists, the police and the state apparatus.

Allan Rees (2018-09-01). 3 9/11 Truth Live Video Streams for the Sept 11th anniversary. indybay.org Live Video Stream on the Web…

CFBD (2018-09-01). California Lawmakers Act to Protect Whales, Turtles From Entanglement. indybay.org Approved Bill Requires Stronger Rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Québec Solidaire open to supporting government led by right-wing populist CAQ. wsws.org Québec Solidaire's readiness to bargain with, and potentially prop up, a CAQ government illustrates how quickly this pseudo-left party is turning to the right.

Revolution Books (2018-09-01). STOP Capitalism-Imperialism from Destroying Our Planet! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Sharp rise in right-wing attacks on Palestinians and Israeli peace and rights activists. wsws.org The nationality law, enshrining Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, not the state of all its citizens irrespective of religion or ethnicity, is fanning the flames of racial hatred.

SCCPPC (2018-09-01). Poor People's Town Hall: Watsonville. indybay.org Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust | 85 Nielson St., Watsonville, California 95076…

Corina Roberts (2018-09-01). Into the Fire. indybay.org Collaborating across what have become enemy lines is the only way we will develop survivable, sustainable policies and rekindle our relationship with the natural world…

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Further evidence of official criminality surfaces as Grenfell fire inquiry resumes. wsws.org The inquiry will not bring justice as it is the creature of the Conservative government and, under the provisions of the 2005 Inquires Act, has no powers to prosecute anyone.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Amid NATO threats, Russia launches largest war games since World War II. wsws.org The exercises come amid an escalation of military conflicts and tensions across Eurasia imminently posing the danger of a direct clash between the main nuclear powers.

amnesty.org (2018-09-01). Neither Dead Nor Alive. amnesty.org

Areperia831 (2018-09-01). Coastal Cleanup Day: Beach Flats Cleanup. indybay.org Poet's Park in Beach Flats neighborhood at 200 Raymond St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 directions can be found at goo.gl/maps/SzFV8Ehpmg72

CGAC (2018-09-01). Creative Growth Magazine Issue 3 Release. indybay.org Creative Growth, 355 24th Street, Oakland 94612…

Dan Roberts (2018-09-01). The Shortwave Report 08/31/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

wsws.org (2018-09-01). The canonization of John McCain: Media, political establishment turn warmonger into saint. wsws.org The American media and political establishment are in the middle of a five-day exercise in moral hypocrisy, cant and myth-making surrounding the death of US Senator John McCain.

wsws.org (2018-09-01). Royal College of Nursing union chief resigns amid mounting anger over NHS pay deal. wsws.org National Health Service workers have spoken to NHS FightBack reporting teams about the pay deal, with many angered at the unions for accepting it.

David R. Kimball (2018-09-01). First Amendment Rights Under Attack. indybay.org Popular platforms, websites, and a radio show were arbitrarily removed from the internet and airwaves in August of 2018 — an attack on the First Amendment rights of us all. If only "approved-of" content will be allowed to remain online or spoken over the airwaves, what sort of society are we becoming?>

James Alkirby (2018-09-01). Ukrainian view of the future of Russia. indybay.org Meanwhile Russian propaganda is portraying Muscovy as the millenary 'Third Rome'

SUSC (2018-09-01). Rally for Community Resilience in the face of Climate Disasters and Militarization. indybay.org Alameda County Sheriff's Office | 1401 Lakeside Dr | Oakland, CA 94612…

NHSC (2018-09-01). City Council Candidates: Boycott the Santa Mierda Hate Forum. indybay.org Dear Santa Cruz City Council Candidates: This is a call for you to boycott the Santa Mierda homeless hate blog and the council candidates forum proposed recently on social media by the blog's semi-anonymous author, "Ben Dover". Please do not associate yourself in any way with the hatred that is spewed in the blog. There is no named author listed on the Santa Mierda blog's web pages, but the primary contributor's identity was revealed in 2017 by former Santa Cruz County Supervisorial candidate Bob Lamonica as being Steve Schlicht, the communication director of Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC). Schlicht (and TBSC by pro…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2018-09-01). 2018 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week. indybay.org September is African Heritage Month from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Washington DC to San Francisco, CA join us to highlight focused weeklong activities targeting increasing Califorina-Pan African Global Trade and Investment. | Everyone is invited to join our positive new way forward.

Andrew Stewart (2018-08-31). Grappling With the Racism of the DSA's Founders. counterpunch.org More>

Arun Gupta (2018-08-31). A Tale of Two Tweets: Left Politicians' Responses to McCain's Death Show Promise and Peril of Electing Socialists to Office. counterpunch.org This is a tale of two tweets. The first is by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who is expected to be elected to Congress from Queens this November. Following the death of Sen. John McCain, she tweeted that his "legacy represents an unparalleled example of human decency and American service. More

PFSR (2018-08-31). California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution introduced by Assembly member Monica Limón that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on …

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-31). UK Minister Visits Iran. iranian.com A British minister is due to arrive in Tehran today to discuss the future of Iran's international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement. Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the […]

John Laforge (2018-08-31). The Tip of the Radiation Disaster Iceberg. counterpunch.org The World Nuclear Association says its goal is "to increase global support for nuclear energy" and it repeatedly claims on its website: "There have only been three major accidents across 16,000 cumulative reactor-years of operation in 32 countries." The WNA and other nuclear power supporters acknowledge Three Mile Island in 1979 (US), Chernobyl in 1986 More

Reuters (2018-08-31). Iran Rejects French Call For Further Negotiations. iranian.com Iran's foreign ministry on Friday dismissed a French call for more negotiations with Tehran over the international nuclear accord and said some of France's partners are "bullying and excessive," a seeming reference to the United States. "French and international officials know well that Iran's regional policy is in pursuit of peace and regional and international […]

Julia Conley (2018-08-31). 'Pariah' Status Of Trump Solidified As UN Watchdog Reports Iran Continues To Comply With Nuclear Deal. iranian.com Inspectors revealed Iran is continuing to limit its uranium enrichment as newest round of sanctions take hold of Iranian public [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nited Nations officials reported on Thursday that Iran is still complying with the 2015 nuclear deal it entered into with the Obama administration, three months after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the agreement. Trump's […]

Dr. Helen Caldicott (2018-08-31). The Malfeasance of the US Military. Fallible and Negligent Men Armed to the Teeth with Missiles and Nuclear Bombs. globalresearch.ca In 2015, 92 U.S missile officers were suspended because they had been cheating, taking drugs, or sleeping in the missile silos. These men are employed to guard and operate 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming that stand "on hair trigger alert" 24 hours a day…

Victor Grossman (2018-08-31). In Germany, Nazis march, anti-fascists 'stand-up' against them. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — For the last ten days Nazis have been on the march in Germany. Anti-fascists have challenged them in the streets. The Nazis have been getting bolder but the anti-fascists are rolling out what they hope will be a bold new response. First, a report on the marches: It started out ten days ago […]…

CMFP (2018-08-31). New Power: "Purpose" as Key Force Multiplier in a World on Fire. counterpunch.org Taking It Global: Strengthening & Expanding Current Power Structures Utilizing the Language & Principles of New Power If power dominated through hierarchy and coercion — the emergent "new power" model dominates with influence and persuasion. And while this has been achieved for some decades now by the NGOs that comprise the non-profit industrial, more and More

Sophie Kasakove (2018-08-31). Can Cities Pave the Way Toward a Universal Basic Income? thenation.com Can Cities Pave the Way Toward a Universal Basic Income? appeared first on The Nation.

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-31). Pre-Labor Day victory: Judge tosses Trump anti-worker orders. peoplesworld.org

splcenter.org (2018-08-31). In unusual alliance, Infowars, Joey Gibson teaming up for 'street army' teams. splcenter.org Infowars and Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson haven't always seen eye-to-eye, with Gibson once calling the creator of the show, Alex Jones, "crazy."

RFE/RL (2018-08-31). Iran Moves Missiles To Iraq In Warning To Israel And Other Enemies. iranian.com Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi'ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. Any sign that Iran is preparing a more aggressive missile […]

Peter Koenig (2018-08-31). Trump Threatens WTO Exit. globalresearch.ca US President, Donald Trump, has threatened to withdraw from the World Trade Organization. | Trump, in an interview with Bloomberg News, said he will pullout from the organization if it "does not …

Michelle Chen (2018-08-31). Affirmative Action Is Under Attack. thenation.com Affirmative Action Is Under Attack appeared first on The Nation.

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-31). UN Chief Sides with Aggressors in Syria. globalresearch.ca With rare exceptions, UN secretaries general serve US-led Western interests, supporting aggression by failing to denounce it, disgracing the office they hold, breaching UN Charter principles. | Since installed as UN secretary …

Roy Bourgeois (2018-08-31). Another Scandal in the All-Male Priesthood. counterpunch.org As a Catholic priest, I did the unspeakable. I called for the ordination of women in the church. The Vatican was swift in its response. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith informed me that I was "causing grave scandal" in the church and that I had 30 days to recant my public support More

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-31). Trump Proposes $100 Billion Gift to Richest 1 Percent. truthout.org Hours after he launched yet another " direct attack" on workers by canceling a modest pay raise for around two million federal employees, President Donald Trump told Bloomberg on Thursday that he is considering a regressive and possibly illegal plan to use his executive power to hand the rich another $100 billion in tax cuts by indexing capital gains to inflation. | "There are a lot of people that love it and some people that don't," Trump said of the plan, which would disproportionately reward the top 0.01 percent of Americans. "But I'm thinking about it very strongly." | Trump's Oval Office interview with Bloomberg came shortly after the president announced in a letter to congressional leaders that he is freezing a planned 2.1 percent pay increase for federal workers just ahead of Labor Day, claiming that…

Pam Martens (2018-08-31). Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining. counterpunch.org Koch Industries is a fossil fuels conglomerate with estimated revenues of more than $100 billion annually and 130,000 employees spread around the globe. It's one of the largest, private corporations in the world with a history of funding nonprofit front groups and political candidates who are climate change skeptics. Typically, political payments go in one direction from this behemoth: from the Koch Industries Super Pac (KochPac) to Republican political candidates or political committees. Now, quietly, political payments are going in both directions, effectively creating an Orwellian campaign finance model.

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams (2018-08-31). Just Hours After Ordering Pay Cut for Millions of Public Workers, Trump Proposes $100 Billion Gift to Richest 1 Percent. alternet.org "Trump wants to send another kiss to the rich—unilaterally, without any approval from Congress. He ignores the law, governs for the top one percent, and doesn't give a hoot about the rest of us. " | Hours after he launched yet another " direct attack" on workers by Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-31). Andrew Gillum Raises $1 Million in First 24 Hours As Florida Democratic Nominee for Governor. alternet.org He is running on a progressive platform of Medicare for All, increased education funding, criminal justice reform, and climate action. | On Tuesday night, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum stunned the political world by overcoming polls and conventional wisdom to win the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida. And America is already start. . .

Rich Gibson (2018-08-31). School Workers: What Did Our Unions Do on Our Summer Vacation? counterpunch.org Our Unions and Capital The two school worker unions, the huge National Education Association (NEA) and the smaller American Federation of Teachers (AFT), met in conventions in mid-summer, the NEA over the July 4th weekend, AFT shortly thereafter. NEA, with about 3 million members, is the nation's largest union by far. It's also a $300 More

2018-09-01: Social Media Postees

Trump's Leaked Comment: Zero Concessions to Canada on Trade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-09-01
The president denounces the use of his off-the-record remarks but says that "t least Canada knows where I stand!" | The post Trump's Leaked Comment: Zero Concessions to Canada on Trade appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/trumps-leaked-comment-zero-concessions-to-canada-on-trade/

The Pentagon and Slave Labor in U.S. Prisons
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-01
This article was first published in June 2011 | Prisoners earning 23 cents an hour in U.S. federal prisons are manufacturing high-tech electronic components for Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missiles, launchers for TOW (Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) anti-tank missiles, and other …
globalresearch.ca/the-pentagon-and-slave-labor-in-u-s-prisons/25376

Guatemala: Morales To Expel UN Commission Investigating Him
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
President Jimmy Morales has long been trying to hamper efforts by the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala to investigate him for alleged corruption.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/G…

Argentina: Milagro Sala Taken to Court Despite Doctors' Order
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Sala was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering severe abdominal pain during a court hearing. She was discharged Thursday and taken directly to court.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/A…

Mexico's Mayan Codex Is 'Most Ancient Pre-Hispanic Manuscript'
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Previously known as the Grolier codex, the manuscript's authenticity has been confirmed by experts and the document is believed to date from 1021 A.D.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/M…

Is The Next US Aggression On Syria Already Scheduled?
The Saker | iranian.com | 2018-09-01
The things that please are those that are asked for again and again Horace Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran John McCain President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… Donald Trump It is difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and Australia Vladimir Putin Bis repetita […] | The post Is The Next US Aggression On Syria Already Scheduled? appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/31/us-aggression-on-syria-already-scheduled/

The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits?
Colin Todhunter | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-01
Firsr published by Global Research on April 3, 2016 | The proportion of deaths due to cancer around the world increased from 12 percent in 1990 to 15 percent in 2013. Globally, cancer is already the second-leading cause of death …
globalresearch.ca/the-globalisation-of-bad-food-and-poor-health-sustainable-development-or-sustainable-profits/5518194

Kaepernick NFL Collusion Case Moving Ahead; Trump at the Center
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-01
Arbitrator ruled that collusion hearing on NFL keeping Colin Kaepernick from playing can move ahead. Trump's divisive fingerprints are all over this case | The post Kaepernick NFL Collusion Case Moving Ahead; Trump at the Center appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/kaepernick-nfl-collusion-case-moving-ahead-trump-at-the-center

Brazil: Prosecutors Seek Deal Lifting Glyphosate Injunction
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Monsanto is facing legal backlash in the United States, with hundreds of cases alleging glyphosate causes cancer.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Brazil: WhatsApp 'Fake News' Against Lula Debunked
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Brazil is home to more than 120 million Whatsapp users.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Wall Street's Goldman Sachs Gives Ecuador US$500 Million
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
"The US$500 million is due to a repo operation with Goldman Sachs in which bonds were used as collateral," Finance Minister Richard Martinez told reporters.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/W…

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure A Female Palestinian Medic In Gaza
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-09-01
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Friday evening, a Palestinian female medic, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, during their excessive use of force against the Great Return March in the coastal region. The Health Ministry said …

Israeli Soldiers Shoot And Seriously Injure A Female Palestinian Medic In Gaza

Bolivia Files Counterclaim Against Chile at ICJ Over Silala
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Bolivia is urging the ICJ to recognize Bolivian sovereignty over the Silala spring and its "artificial channels."
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

LIVE: Watch Online Vigil in Defense of Julian Assange
Eric Ortiz | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-01
Join Joe Lauria, editor-in-chief of Consortium News, on Saturday as he moderates a daylong chain of interviews in defense of WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange beginning at 10 am EDT, 2 pm GMT. From 10 a.m EDT to 10… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/09/01/live-watch-online-vigil-in-defense-of-julian-assange/

Brazil: Electoral Court to Discuss Lula Candidacy Friday
teleSUR/CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Legal experts say that according to Brazil's constitution, Lula should not be prevented to participate in the elections.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

'India Will Not Completely Halt Iranian Oil Imports'
Terhan Times | iranian.com | 2018-09-01
India will not completely halt Iranian oil imports and will finalize its strategy on crude purchases from Tehran after a meeting with top U.S. officials next week, a senior government official said. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will hold high-level talks with India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence […] | The post 'India Will Not Completely Halt Iranian Oil Imports' appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/31/india-will-not-completely-halt-iranian-oil-imports/

Iran Doctors: US Sanctions Endangering Patients' Lives
al jazeera | iranian.com | 2018-09-01
Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients as banking restrictions and the fear of doing business with Tehran makes it more difficult to get supplies. Doctors in Iran say US sanctions are endangering lives. Physicians are worried they will not have enough drugs to treat patients. Foreign companies can sell […] | The post Iran Doctors: US Sanctions Endangering Patients' Lives appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/09/01/iran-doctors-us-sanctions-endangering-patients-lives/

FATF deadline: Iran's banking system has 40 days to avoid isolation and sanctions
Middle East Eye | iranian.com | 2018-09-01
Not too far from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, at the headquarters of the 36-nation Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is the secretariat of a powerful, influential, but little-known organization. Iran has less than 40 days to address nine incomplete action items or face blacklisting and counter-measures by the FATF. However, Iran faces […] | The post FATF deadline: Iran's banking system has 40 days to avoid isolation and sanctions appeared first o…
iranian.com/2018/08/31/fatf-deadline-irans-banking-system-has-40-days-to-avoid-isolation-and-sanctions/

Brazil: Electoral Authorities Ban Lula From Presidential Race
teleSUR/rfpl-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
The electoral tribunal opted to ignore the UN's legally binding demand that Lula's political rights be respected and he be allowed to run for the presidency.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/B…

Major Legal Victory: Canada's Kinder Morgan Pipeline Stopped
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-09-01
Canada's Federal Court of Appeals completely halted work on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline, scoring a major victory for environmentalists and Canada's First Nations. It is unlikely that the pipeline project, which would have increased tanker traffic seven-fold, will ever be built, say Eugene Kang and Clayton Thomas Muller | The post Major Legal Victory: Canada's…
therealnews.com/stories/major-legal-victory-canadas-kinder-morgan-pipeline-stoppedv

Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-09-01
Part 5 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate's interactive discussion with viewers about the real reasons Trump should be considered a traitor by the American people — From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018 | The post Does Russia Benefit If The U.S. Is Weak? Q&A (Pt 5/6) appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/does-russia-benefit-if-the-u-s-is-weak-qa-pt-5-6

Ecuador: Participation Council Ratifies Dismissal of High Court
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-09-01
Ecuadoreans will have no Constitutional Court for 60 days or until the Council appoints new justices.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/E…

The Unlikely Force Behind US Prison Reform
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-09-01
While serious prison reform in the United States has long failed there is a new force to be reckoned with from an unlikely source that should be taken seriously, says John Kiriakou. By John Kiriakou Special to Consortium News Prison… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/08/31/the-unlikely-force-behind-us-prison-reform/

PCHR: "Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza"
PCHR | imemc.org | 2018-09-01
Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds Date: 31 August 2018, Time: 18:…

PCHR: "Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza"

Bank of America Freezing Accounts of Suspected Non-Citizens, Report Finds
Jacob Sugarman | truthdig.com | 2018-09-01
A spokeswoman says company policy has gone unchanged for at least a decade. Customers tell a different story. | The post Bank of America Freezing Accounts of Suspected Non-Citizens, Report Finds appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/bank-of-america-freezing-accounts-of-suspected-non-citizens-report-finds/

The Monster in the Mirror… The US Network of Military Bases
Nora Fernandez | globalresearch.ca | 2018-09-01
First published by Global Research on January 3, 2018 | In 2007, the late Prof. Jules Dufour raised concerns about US global deployment of military personnel and its network of military bases. The US views the world, he said, "as a …
globalresearch.ca/the-monster-in-the-mirror-the-us-network-of-military-bases/5624641

Cat Brooks Commands, Schaaf Struggles in First Mayoral Debate
Paul Cobb, Oakland Post | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Last Thursday evening, the first debate of the 2018 Oakland Mayor's race took place, hosted by the Democratic Party and multiple co-sponsors, and held at the Elihu Harris State Office Building auditorium in downtown Oakland.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817240.php

Neither Dead Nor Alive
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-09-01
amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/08/neither-dead-nor-alive-mena-disappeared/

Bills to stop new federal offshore drilling approved, but offshore drilling expands in CA
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
As Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, said in the Nation magazine on August 29, 2018,…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817242.php

Ukrainian view of the future of Russia
James Alkirby | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Meanwhile Russian propaganda is portraying Muscovy as the millenary 'Third Rome'…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817220.php

STOP Capitalism-Imperialism from Destroying Our Planet!
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817236.php

What White Supremacists Want and How to Stop Them – New Book by Matthew Lyons
Green Arcade | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | SF, CA 94102…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817243.php

Fascist rampage in Germany exposes ties between right-wing extremists and the state
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
After neo-Nazis rioted on Sunday and Monday in the East German city of Chemnitz, more details have come to light about the close coordination between the right-wing extremists, the police and the state apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Robert Kennedy Jr. in Conversation About His New Book, the CIA, Kennedy assassinations
The Green Arcade | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
McRoskey Mattress Factory – 3rd Floor | 1687 Market Street | SF, CA 94103…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817241.php

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council
Impeach Ryan Zinke | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Trophy hunters rarely hunt for meat but because they love to stalk terrorized animals, murder them, see them | gutted, arrange for their stuffing by taxidermists and nail their heads to a wall.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817224.php

California's Rep. Huffman Joins Anti-Public Lands Zealot to Evict Elk From Point Reyes
CFBD | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Legislation Enshrines Private Cattle Ranching in National Seashore…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817227.php

Sharp rise in right-wing attacks on Palestinians and Israeli peace and rights activists
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The nationality law, enshrining Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, not the state of all its citizens irrespective of religion or ethnicity, is fanning the flames of racial hatred.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Coming Home
Lava Mae | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817211.php

Ukraine 'drowns' The Sweden Democrats?
Nadine Kinstry | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
The elections to the Riksdag scheduled for 9 September have drawn due attention of international journalists and political analysts. The central intrigue is how many per cents of votes will be received by The Sweden Democrats, which is composed of Swedish traditional values' defenders and Euro-skeptics.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817208.php

Prison Strike Statement, August 28
IWOC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
This is a growing movement and the Nationwide Prison Strike of 2018 is an unparalleled success for prisoner organizing in the modern era. However, it is important that in recognizing that success that we not lose sight of the demands that prisoners have laid out. Each of them is crucial.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817206.php

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming?
Isabelle Bourboulon | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. The European states mobilized 4.5 trillion euros to prevent their banking system from collapsing. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817219.php

The Shortwave Report 08/31/18 Listen Globally!
Dan Roberts | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817218.php

Coastal Cleanup Day: Beach Flats Cleanup
Areperia831 | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Poet's Park in Beach Flats neighborhood at 200 Raymond St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 directions can be found at goo.gl/maps/SzFV8Ehpmg72
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817199.php

Poor People's Town Hall: Watsonville
SCCPPC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust | 85 Nielson St., Watsonville, California 95076…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817230.php

2018 Pan African Global Trade and Investment Week
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
September is African Heritage Month from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Washington DC to San Francisco, CA join us to highlight focused weeklong activities targeting increasing Califorina-Pan African Global Trade and Investment. | Everyone is invited to join our positive new way forward.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817233.php

California Lawmakers Act to Protect Whales, Turtles From Entanglement
CFBD | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Approved Bill Requires Stronger Rules for Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817226.php

Further evidence of official criminality surfaces as Grenfell fire inquiry resumes
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The inquiry will not bring justice as it is the creature of the Conservative government and, under the provisions of the 2005 Inquires Act, has no powers to prosecute anyone.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Royal College of Nursing union chief resigns amid mounting anger over NHS pay deal
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
National Health Service workers have spoken to NHS FightBack reporting teams about the pay deal, with many angered at the unions for accepting it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Creative Growth Magazine Issue 3 Release
CGAC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Creative Growth, 355 24th Street, Oakland 94612…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817216.php

Podemos joins cover-up of Spanish army brass' hailing of Franco dictatorship
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The concern of Podemos is to keep the exposure of the generals' fascist sympathies from undermining the "humanitarian" pretenses of NATO imperialist wars.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

FBI arrests 5 suspects accused of training children for school shootings in New Mexico compound
RT | rt.com | 2018-09-01
The FBI has arrested five adults who kept malnourished children in squalid conditions at a compound in New Mexico, training them to wield weapons. They were detained on firearms-related charges after a judge let three of them go.
rt.com/usa/437383-new-mexico-compound-fbi-arrest/

Where are they? Their loved ones deserve to know
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-09-01
amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/08/disappeared-in-africa/

Into the Fire
Corina Roberts | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Collaborating across what have become enemy lines is the only way we will develop survivable, sustainable policies and rekindle our relationship with the natural world…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817198.php

Idleb: Millions in Need of Protection. The World Must Act Now
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-09-01
amnesty.org/en/latest/campaigns/2018/08/idleb-millions-in-need-of-protection-world-must-act-now/

Trump threatens pay freeze for federal workers
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Trump announced plans to implement a pay freeze on the federal government's two million employees next year if Congress fail to pass a budget in 2019.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

City Council Candidates: Boycott the Santa Mierda Hate Forum
NHSC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Dear Santa Cruz City Council Candidates: This is a call for you to boycott the Santa Mierda homeless hate blog and the council candidates forum proposed recently on social media by the blog's semi-anonymous author, "Ben Dover". Please do not associate yourself in any way with the hatred that is spewed in the blog. There is no named author listed on the Santa Mierda blog's web pages, but the primary contributor's identity was revealed in 2017 by former Santa Cruz County Supervisorial candidate Bob Lamonica as being Steve Schlicht, the communication director of Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC). Schlicht (and TBSC by pro…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817202.php

Is the Mueller investigation preparing to indict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange?
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The claim that Assange was part of a conspiracy to manipulate the 2016 US presidential election is based on amalgams, distortions and outright lies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Rally for Community Resilience in the face of Climate Disasters and Militarization
SUSC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Alameda County Sheriff's Office | 1401 Lakeside Dr | Oakland, CA 94612…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817207.php

2020 or Bust! Stop Climate Change NOW!
Dave | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Opera Plaza Community Room | 601 Van Ness, San Francisco | San Francisco, California 94102…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817239.php

YES on Measure M signs are now available!
YMSCFRC | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
YES on Measure M signs are now available! Get 'em while they're hot – and they are SIZZLING!
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817229.php

No Arpaio
No Arpaio. | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Palo Corona Regional Park | Highway 1, Carmel, California 93923…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817231.php

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Teamsters head to UPS workers: Don't complain, creating new tiers is "what we've always done"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Teamsters lead "negotiator" Denis Taylor gave a full-throated defense of the pro-company contract in an online statement last weekend.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Coming Home Community Day
Lava Mae | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
PROXY SF | 432 Octavia Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817212.php

First Amendment Rights Under Attack
David R. Kimball | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Popular platforms, websites, and a radio show were arbitrarily removed from the internet and airwaves in August of 2018 — an attack on the First Amendment rights of us all. If only "approved-of" content will be allowed to remain online or spoken over the airwaves, what sort of society are we becoming?>…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817225.php

US citizens along southern border denied passports, accused of fraudulent birth certificates
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
American citizens born in the Southwestern border regions are being accused of having fraudulent birth certificates and denied passports.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Brett Kavanaugh
ESCJ | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Kavanaugh worked with G W Bush for the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the torture of prisoners. He supports big business over employees, wardens over prisoners, the rights of the wealthy to steal elections. He refused a detained teen the right of an abortion. He ratified a DC agency forcing medical procedures on the disabled against their will.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817238.php

Elissa Slotkin: A CIA Democrat runs for Congress in Michigan
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Slotkin puts herself forward not as a representative of a party, let alone an advocate for any specific program, but as a representative of the military-intelligence apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Australia: Aurizon coal train crews face union sell-out
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The Rail Tram and Bus Union is working to conclude yet another regressive enterprise agreement covering coal haulage crews in the Hunter Valley.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Santa Cruz Climate Emergency Resolution
SCCAN | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Santa Cruz City Hall, 809 Center Street…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/31/18817232.php

The canonization of John McCain: Media, political establishment turn warmonger into saint
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The American media and political establishment are in the middle of a five-day exercise in moral hypocrisy, cant and myth-making surrounding the death of US Senator John McCain.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Trade tensions increase as US-Canada talks miss deadline
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Trump warned that if Canada did not agree to US terms "the easiest thing we can do is tariff their cars coming in," a threat which he repeated in remarks yesterday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Michael Steinberg | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
During August more scandals rocked Southern California's San Onofre nuclear power plant, resulting in an upcoming special federal investigation.
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/30/18817217.php

3 9/11 Truth Live Video Streams for the Sept 11th anniversary
Allan Rees | indybay.org | 2018-09-01
Live Video Stream on the Web…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/08/29/18817200.php

Québec Solidaire open to supporting government led by right-wing populist CAQ
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
Québec Solidaire's readiness to bargain with, and potentially prop up, a CAQ government illustrates how quickly this pseudo-left party is turning to the right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Amid NATO threats, Russia launches largest war games since World War II
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The exercises come amid an escalation of military conflicts and tensions across Eurasia imminently posing the danger of a direct clash between the main nuclear powers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

Cambodia's autocratic regime desperately tries to legitimise its rule
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-09-01
The opposition CNRP undoubtedly has ties to the US, but Hun Sen's politically bankrupt regime is resorting to blatantly anti-democratic methods to retain power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09…

A Tale of Two Tweets: Left Politicians' Responses to McCain's Death Show Promise and Peril of Electing Socialists to Office
Arun Gupta | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
This is a tale of two tweets. The first is by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who is expected to be elected to Congress from Queens this November. Following the death of Sen. John McCain, she tweeted that his…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/a-tale-of-two-tweets-left-politicians-responses-to-mccains-death-show-promise-and-peril-of-electing-socialists-to-office/

The Malfeasance of the US Military. Fallible and Negligent Men Armed to the Teeth with Missiles and Nuclear Bombs
Dr. Helen Caldicott | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-31
In 2015, 92 U.S missile officers were suspended because they had been cheating, taking drugs, or sleeping in the missile silos. These men are employed to guard and operate 150 nuclear missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming that stand "on hair trigger alert" 24 hours a day…
globalresearch.ca/the-malfeasance-of-the-us-military-fallible-and-negligent-men-armed-to-the-teeth-with-missiles-and-nuclear-bombs/5643493

'Pariah' Status Of Trump Solidified As UN Watchdog Reports Iran Continues To Comply With Nuclear Deal
Julia Conley | iranian.com | 2018-08-31
Inspectors revealed Iran is continuing to limit its uranium enrichment as newest round of sanctions take hold of Iranian public [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nited Nations officials reported on Thursday that Iran is still complying with the 2015 nuclear deal it entered into with the Obama administration, three months after President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing from the agreement. Trump's […] | The post 'Pariah' Status Of Trump Solidified As UN Watchdog…
iranian.com/2018/08/31/pariah-status-of-trump-solidified-as-un-watchdog-reports-iran-continues-to-comply-with-nuclear-deal/

The Tip of the Radiation Disaster Iceberg
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
The World Nuclear Association says its goal is "to increase global support for nuclear energy" and it repeatedly claims on its website: "There have only been three major accidents across 16,000 cumulative reactor-years of operation in 32 countries." The WNA and other nuclear power supporters acknowledge Three Mile Island in 1979 (US), Chernobyl in 1986…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/the-tip-of-the-radiation-disaster-iceberg/

California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike
PFSR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-31
On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution introduced by Assembly member Monica Limón that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on …
globalresearch.ca/california-votes-to-support-u-n-nuclear-weapon-ban-treaty-restrict-presidential-authority-for-nuclear-strike/5652513

Iran Rejects French Call For Further Negotiations
Reuters | iranian.com | 2018-08-31
Iran's foreign ministry on Friday dismissed a French call for more negotiations with Tehran over the international nuclear accord and said some of France's partners are "bullying and excessive," a seeming reference to the United States. "French and international officials know well that Iran's regional policy is in pursuit of peace and regional and international […] | The post Iran Rejects French Call For Further Negotiations appeared first on The Iranian
iranian.com/2018/08/31/iran-rejects-french-call-for-further-negotiations/

UK Minister Visits Iran
Middle East Monitor | iranian.com | 2018-08-31
A British minister is due to arrive in Tehran today to discuss the future of Iran's international nuclear deal, in the first visit to the country by a UK minister since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 agreement. Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt is making the visit as Britain and other European signatories to the […] | The post UK Minister Visits Iran appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/08/31/uk-minister-visits-iran/

With Korean Peace Talks Inherently Fragile, a Little Washington Sabotage Goes a Long Way
Elliott Gabriel | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-31
In Beijing, observers are urging vigilance as the U.S. appears dead-set on sabotaging the peace process, endangering not only regional stability but also the warming relationship between the governments of Xi Jinping and President Moon Jae-in. | The post With Korean Peace Talks Inherently Fragile, a Little Washington Sabotage Goes a Long Way appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/with-korean-peace-talks-inherently-fragile-a-little-washington-sabotage-goes-a-long-way/248556/

What Educators Can Do to Make College More Affordable
Don Weimer | progressive.org | 2018-08-31
It's not just tuition–the cost of textbooks and other curricular materials is unnecessarily high.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-colleges-and-universities-can-make-education-affordable-180831/

Taxpayers are Footing the Bill for Sky-High CEO Pay
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
Politicians often gab about the "private sector" and the "public sector," as if these two categories of economic activity operated as two completely separate worlds. In reality, these two sectors have always been deeply intertwined. How deeply? Every year, the federal government spends about half a trillion dollars buying goods and services from the private…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/taxpayers-are-footing-the-bill-for-sky-high-ceo-pay/

Trump's FTC Releases Nearly 500 Pages of Material on Conflicts of Interest — and Redacts It All
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-08-31
There are a lot of questions to be asked about Andrew Smith, who was recently installed to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Given that Smith previously worked for four years at the law firm Covington & Burling, representing an enormous number of corporate clients, including companies under active investigation by the FTC — including Equifax, Uber, and Facebook — one of those questions is: How will the FTC ensure against conflicts of interest? | Smith's financial disclosure form, obtained by Public Citizen, lists his work on behalf of big banks, payday lenders, pawn shops, credit reporting companies, pharmaceutical firms, and perhaps worst of all, the Dallas Cowboys. | So Public Citizen filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all documents related to Smith's financial disclosure and potential conflicts of interest, as well as how the…
theintercept.com/2018/08/31/ftc-andrew-smith-conflict-of-interest/

"Fake News" Is Fake News
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-31
The people who created Facebook & Google must be smart. They're billionaires, their companies are worth multi-multi billions, their programs are used by billions around the world. But all these smart people, because of Congressional pressure, have swallowed the stories about "fake news". Facebook hired a very large staff of people to read everything posted by users to weed out the fake stuff.
globalresearch.ca/fake-news-is-fake-news/5628705

Video: 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-31
9/11 marks the onslaught of the "Global War on Terrorism" (GWOT), used as a pretext and a justification by the US and its NATO allies to carry out a "war without borders", a global war of conquest. A far-reaching overhaul of US military doctrine was launched in the wake of 9/11.
globalresearch.ca/video-911-and-the-global-war-on-terrorism-michel-chossudovsky-on-grtv/5544931

When Workers Say 'No!': A Whirlwind Tour of Wildcat Strikes
Brandon Weber | progressive.org | 2018-08-31
Legal restrictions on when and how workers can strike can bar them from influencing any real change in the workplace. That's where "wildcat strikes" come in.
progressive.org/dispatches/when-workers-say-no180831/

The Atlas Network Against Latin America
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
The Latin American Freedom Forum, took place in 2017 in Buenos Aires with the participation of President Mauricio Macri and Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It discussed a strategy to defeat socialism at all levels, with tactics ranging from camp battles on university campuses to nationwide mobilization to force the removal of a constitutional government…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/the-atlas-network-against-latin-america/

Appeals courts, rather than SCOTUS, often determine workers' fate
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-31
peoplesworld.org/article/appeals-courts-rather-than-scotus-often-determine-workers-fate/

US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding
Arkady Savitsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-31
Around 200,000 US troops are stationed in 177 countries throughout the world. Those forces utilize several hundred military installations. Africa is no exemption. On August 2, Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier …
globalresearch.ca/us-military-presence-in-africa-all-over-continent-and-still-expanding/5652509

Asia's Shifting Alliances
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
"Boxing the compass" is an old nautical term for locating the points on a magnetic compass in order to set a course. With the erratic winds blowing out of Washington these days, countries all over Asia and the Middle East are boxing the compass and re-evluating traditional foes and old alliances. India and Pakistan have…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/asias-shifting-alliances/

Labor History on Labor Day: Trump tries to kill OT
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-31
peoplesworld.org/article/labor-history-on-labor-day-trump-tries-to-kill-ot/

Our Economy is More Concentrated Than Ever
Jim Hightower | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
America's political history has been written in the fierce narrative of war. Not our country's many military clashes with foreign nations, but our own unending war for democracy in the United States. Generation after generation of moneyed elites have persisted in trying to take wealth and power from the workaday majority and concentrate both in…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/our-economy-is-more-concentrated-than-ever/

PLO Report: 19 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in August
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-31
Israeli occupation forces killed a total of 19 Palestinians, including four children, during August of 2018, according to a report by Abdullah Horani Center of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The center said, according to WAFA, that of those 19 Palestinians, 17 were killed by Israeli forces during the Great …

PLO Report: 19 Palestinians Killed by Israelis in August

Iraq Should be a Much Bigger Part of McCain's Legacy Than "Civility"
Peter Certo | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-31
In the last days of his life, an old video of John McCain surfaced on the internet. It's 2008. He's running for president and fielding questions from voters in Minnesota. A middle-aged woman takes the microphone. "I can't trust Obama," she complains of McCain's Democratic opponent. "He's an Arab." The Arizona Republican shakes his head.
counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/iraq-should-be-a-much-bigger-part-of-mccains-legacy-than-civility/

'Yet Another Win for Bob Mueller': Former Prosecutor Says the New Guilty Plea Shows the Russia Probe Is Not Slowing Down
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-31
After another week of Russia revelations, Guy Lewis has bad news for Trump: it is not going to stop soon. | On Friday, Sam Patten, a former associate of President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort, was charged by federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia with failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of Ukrainian. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/guy-lewis-new-guilty-plea-shows-russia-probe-not-slowing-down