2019-07-04: Social Media Postees

American Independence Day 2019: From the "asylum for mankind" to the land of concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The principles of 1776 of open immigration and birthright citizenship are under attack.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/jul4…

US Senate votes to give Ukraine $300 million in military aid
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The US is escalating its military aid to Ukraine amid preparations for a Third World War and growing tensions with the EU over Russia and Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/ukra…

Cocked & Loaded: Iranians are Not Our Enemies
Patrick Hiller | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
"We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night," Donald Trump tweeted about Iran on June 21, showing us just how close we are to yet another war. In light of the shooting down of a U.S spy drone, the tanker incidents just a few days prior, and a trajectory of other escalatory moves, Secretary…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/cocked-loade…

Trump Is Forcing Iran to Follow North Korea's Dangerous Example
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-04
The lesson to be learned from the difference between how the U.S. president treats Iran and North Korea is painfully clear.
truthdig.com/articles/trump-is-forcing-i…

Let Us Reject the Ugly Nationalism of Independence Day
Sonali Kolhatkar | truthdig.com | 2019-07-04
The United States' Independence Day celebrations are marked each year by gaudy displays of red, white and blue, violent-sounding fireworks and inaccurate claims of America being the world's greatest country. | It is as though we as a nation are trying so hard to prove our greatness to ourselves and to the world that we manufacture an alternate reality. In our flag-waving imagination, we are a nation of prosperous innovators and potential billionaires. The meritocracy is alive and well, no one dies of preventable illnesses, all those who end up in prison deserve their fate, immigrants who simply follow the laws ar…
truthdig.com/articles/let-us-reject-the-…

Beauty, Fairness, Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Beauty, Fairness, Justice Red onion skins, Kandinsky said, Surpass most things In beauty — their beauty Or fairness, as it's called as well — Fairness, which is also known As justice, a balance, a fair distribution — And likewise injustice, unfairness is ugly: the capsized ships of migrants, And the thousands of bodies of dolphins…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/beauty-fairn…

If These Be Men
Dan Corjescu | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-04
Considerate se questo è un uomo Che lavora nel fango Che non conosce pace Consider if this be a man Who works in the mud Who knows no peace — Primo Levi, Se questo è un uomo published in 1947. Globalization is about many things. It's about flows. It's about identities. And, perhaps most importantly, it's about …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/if-these-be-m…

Video: 'The Coup Turned Honduras into Hell': Interview with President Manuel Zelaya on the 10th Anniversary of Overthrow by the US
Manuel Zelaya | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
The Grayzone's Anya Parampil sat down for an exclusive interview with Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, on the 10th anniversary of the US-backed right-wing military coup that overthrew him. | He discusses the extreme violence, drug trafficking, economic depression, migration crisis, Juan …
globalresearch.ca/coup-turned-honduras-hell-interview-president-manuel-zelaya-10th-anniversary-overthrow-us/5682633

Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon
Joe Catron | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
As deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest's indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and business interests they blame for a spike in illegal logging and …
globalresearch.ca/report-shows-corporations-bolsonaro-teaming-destroy-amazon/5682629

Militarism Defines Trump's 4th of July Spectacle
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
Trump intends turning this year's Independence Day commemoration into a show of US military might — reflecting a nation permanently at war against invented enemies. More on the July 4 DC display below. | Annual US Independence Day commemorations reflect hypocrisy, …
globalresearch.ca/militarism-defines-trumps-4th-july-spectacle/5682614

Bombing of detention center in Libya kills at least 44 refugees
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The tragedy is the product of the 2011 US-backed war for regime change which has plunged Libya into nearly a decade of civil war and the EU's war on refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/liby…

Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today
Evaggelos Vallianatos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
This article was originally published in February 2018. | When I entered the Office of Pesticide Programs of the US Environmental Protection Agency in May 1979, I knew practically nothing about pesticides. Though I had taken classes in chemistry in college …
globalresearch.ca/tear-gas-battlefields-world-war-i-streets-today/5682622

Private Island: Why Britain Now Belongs to Someone Else
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
In the nineteen seventies multinational corporations were buying all the Canadian businesses they could so the Pierre Trudeau government established the Foreign Investment Review Agency to try to control it. In Ontario we were seeing celebrities like Goldie Hawn buying …
globalresearch.ca/private-island-why-britain-now-belongs-someone-else/5682642

Depleted Uranium: An Iraqi Scientist Speaks Out on the Lingering Effects of Radioactive Weapons
Edward Fox | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
Souad Naji al-Azzawi, an Iraqi environmental scientist (and longtime contributor to Global Research), has devoted much of her professional life to studying one of the thorniest problems remaining from the years of war in her home country–the effect …
globalresearch.ca/iraqi-scientist-speaks-lingering-effects-radioactive-weapons/5682626

Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-04
The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. …
globalresearch.ca/going-nuclear-antipodes-australias-megadeath-complex/5682640

Statement of the IYSSE Karlsruhe: Against militarism, fascism and war! For socialism! Vote IYSSE!
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The Trotskyist youth movement is running two candidates in the elections for the Student Parliament in at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/iyss…

China Winning's Hand: Huawei, Trade and North Korea
Tom Clifford | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Beijing. There had been earlier skirmishes, threats, talk of retaliation and warnings of dire consequences, but the trade war between the United States and China started in earnest on July 6, 2018 when Washington implemented its first China-specific tariffs. It ended just short of a year later, and though Chinese officials are too polite to…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/china-winnin…

Police dropping 'crime prediction' software… because it's ineffective, not because it's Orwellian
rt.com | 2019-07-04
Several California police departments have stopped using "predictive policing" software, but not out of concern for civil liberties — it's simply not working to predict crime, some of the tool's pioneers have grudgingly admitted. | …
rt.com/usa/463330-predpol-lapd-drops-ine…

The Fourth of July is for Making Fun of Canada
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Yay! It's the Fourth of July! Time to blow some fingers off with firecrackers and laugh at the poor dumb bastards up north who think they got a better deal than the Great American Colonists without having to kill anybody in a War of Independence. Don't the Canadians know that Freedom Isn't Free? Being FREE,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/the-fourth-o…

Jacksonville protest at mayor and sheriff's inauguration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-07-04
Jacksonville, FL – Around 50 people gathered in downtown Jacksonville, Monday morning, July 1, to protest Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams' inauguration. Curry and Williams both ran a campaign this spring based on law-and-order and the promise of lower crime rates. Despite the community's demand over the last two years for less money for police and more money for community investment, Jacksonville city council and Mayor Curry repeatedly rewarded the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO) with an increased budget, although crime continues to rise. The proposed JSO budget is $445 million, which is roughly a…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/7/3/jacksonvi…

Germany's Deutsche Bank slashes 20,000 jobs
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The plans confirm that workers in the service and banking sectors, like their counterparts in industry, are paying for the preparations for trade war and military conflict.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/deut…

Bank of England chief issues warnings on global economy
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
In a major speech, Mark Carney pointed to a "sea change," defined as a "profound transformation," in the global economy, with "worrying" portents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/carn…

Watchdog warns four major water firms of 'concerns' about business plans
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-04
Utilities regulator Ofwat has warned four water companies that it has "substantial concerns" over their business plans for the next five years. | The UK's biggest supplier, Thames Water, is one of the companies which has received letters from the watchdog calling on it to review its cost proposals. | Ofwat has also raised concerns over the proposed business plans of Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and SES Water. | The regulator said Thames, Anglian and Yorkshire have asked to increase the amount they spend on wholesale water supply. | In December 2017, Ofwat told suppliers it expects them to make a step change in…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/04/watchdog-warns-four-major-water-firms-of-concerns-about-business-plans/

"What to the Slave Is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass's Historic Speech
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-04
In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro." He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn's acclaimed book, "Voices of a People's History of the United States." He was introduced by Zinn.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/4/what_to_th…

Socialism 2019: A Democratic Party operation
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The featured speakers and panels at the Socialism Conference reveal an event devoted to channeling the leftward movement of workers and youth back into the confines of the Democratic Party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/soci…

The World's Leaders Are Terrible. Let's Declare Our Independence From All of Them
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-07-04
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that even the best Leaders are Self-Absorbed Prima Donnas, and the rest are seriously Craze-o Lunatics.
theintercept.com/2019/07/04/july-4th-dec…

Our globe is burning!
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-07-04
Peter Linebaugh's book comes with a long subtitle, a pithy summary of its contents: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, of Kate and Ned Despard. His timeframe is the period between 1789 and 1804 when, in his view, a series of connected events took […] | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/04/our-globe-is-bur…

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-04
We speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of reparations at a historic hearing last month, in which he took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement."
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/4/ta_nehisi_…

The Command (Kursk): A dramatization of the 2000 Russian nuclear submarine disaster
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
The Kursk's sinking was bound up with both the decay of the Russian military and the catastrophic impact of Russian capitalism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/comm…

Life Among the Rubble: Mosul 18 Months after "Liberation"
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Recent news of drought has brought Mosul, Iraq, to the attention of Western media; for the drought has led to the discovery of ancient ruins of archaeological significance. But let's not forget the other news: the UN report on returnees. The refugees are returning to the carnage wrought upon the city by the US and its allies under the pretext of "liberating" it from Daesh: carnage that transformed much of the city to modern ruins.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/life-among-t…

Trump Celebrates Himself on July 4th
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-07-04
Members of the US military are seen next to a Bradley Fighting Vehicle as preparations are made for the "Salute to America" Fourth of July event with US President Donald Trump at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, July 3, 2019, which will feature flyovers by the Blue Angels, an airplane used as Air Force One, as well as military demonstrations and a speech by Trump. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/04/trump-…

Homeless Rage in America
Mike Hastie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Yesterday I was driving in Portland, Oregon, when this homeless woman stepped in front of my car and just started to scream. I had my camera on the floor next to my legs, so I grabbed it real quick and took this picture. Being a photojournalist, I simply wanted proof of what I was witnessing.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/homeless-rag…

Democrats of the World Lift Your Heads: Kurds Have Arrived!
Kani Xulam | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
You could say that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan played with fire–and got burned. Even better–it was Kurds who lit the flame. It started when Mr. Erdogan noticed his handpicked candidate for mayor of Istanbul, Binali Yildirim, was losing in the polls. In desperation, he turned to Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), for help.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/democrats-of…

The American Dream Drives a Tank Down Pennsylvania Ave
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
Andrew Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and James C. Calhoun are flying fighter planes over the Union's celebration of itself this Fourth of July. Jeremiah Jackson and General Custer are going after the Indians they didn't kill before. PT Barnum and the Amway company are celebrating that sucker born every minute with a huckster, cheat and liar named Donald Trump. He's a man with more power than all the money in the world can buy and his kids want to rent you a room in the family-owned hotel. The American dream is tearing up your neighborhood, taking over your television, installing viruses on your cellphone and promising…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/the-american…

Facebook, Funny Money and Libra
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
In this squalid era of compromised data and hollowed privacy, it would be fitting that the company largely responsible for such mishaps would steer another technological innovation. Distractions are needed, and while Mark Zuckerberg cannot launch missiles, as yet, he can certainly launch platforms and what can be coarsely termed "deliverables". Having become the object…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/facebook-fun…

Solidarity and Manufacturing
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-04
If there's one thing the hotel workers' and teachers' strikes last year have driven home, it's that the future of American labor does not lie with manufacturing. Most of those jobs are gone. And according to David Ranney in his new book, "Living and Dying on the Factory Floor," they're not coming back.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/04/solidarity-a…

South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status
wsws.org | 2019-07-04
As with other strikes, the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions is maneuvering to isolate workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/04/skor…

Johnson and Hunt spending plans like 'throwing sweeties at the children'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-04
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have set out a series of eye-catching pledges to boost spending and cut taxes as they battle to become the next prime minister. | But how much will it all cost — and where will the money come from? | Taxes | Mr Johnson has pledged to give a tax cut to earners on more than £50,000, by raising the threshold at which people begin to pay the 40p rate of income tax. | Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said this would cost around £9 billion and benefit the top 10% of earners. | Then he insisted he would prioritise cuts for the lowest paid, with a raise to…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/07/04/johnson-and-hunt-spending-plans-like-throwing-sweeties-at-the-children/

Global warming impacting wildebeests migration
Halligan Agade | cgtn.com | 2019-07-04
The erratic weather patterns brought on by global warming are beginning to impact the migration patterns of Africa wildlife. | Scientists say the change in length and timing of the rainy season is slowly reducing the amount of time wild animals spend in the Maasai Mara game reserve. As a result, the wildebeest which migrate there every year, make the return to Serengeti earlier than anticipated. | This is likely to have a direct impact on the thousands of tourists visiting the Mara from across the world during this annual wildebeest migration. Environmentalists are however working extra hard to see the forests ar…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/04/global-warmin…

US ramps up military presence in Indo-Pacific
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
In tandem with its economic war on China, the United States has ramped up its military presence in the Indian and Pacific Ocean regions, extending the "Pacific pivot" that began under former president Barack Obama. | On June 1, the Pentagon released its Indo-Pacific Strategy Report. | The report clearly identified China as the number one predator in the Indo-Pacific region that is "seeking to reorder the region to its advantage by leveraging military modernisation, influence operations, and preda…
greenleft.org.au/content/us-ramps-military-presence-indo-pacific

Palestine: Trump's 'deal of the century' rejected as more of the same
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
Palestinian leaders have criticised US President Donald Trump's much-hyped and long-awaited vision for Middle East peace, unveiled on June 25 in Bahrain, as more neo-colonialist containment. | Trump has touted the plan as the "deal of the century". Jared Kushner, Trump's son in law and architect of the plan, described it as the " opportunity of the century". | The proposal, "Peace to Prosperity", is the latest in a
greenleft.org.au/content/palestine-trump-deal-century-rejected

Freedom, justice and peace for Sudan
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
The Sudanese community and supporters turned out across Australia on June 22 and 30 in support of the revolution in Sudan. | Rallies in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney have featured energetic dancing, poetry and singing, with protesters chanting "Peace, justice, freedom in Sudan" and "End the killings now". | Dozens of protesters have been killed by the military regime in Sudan. One of the victims was 26-year-old engineer Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite color was blue. This prompted #BlueForSudan, with people wearing blue clothes at rallies around the world to remember the victims. | Speakers call…
greenleft.org.au/content/freedom-justice-and-peace-sudan-0

The Alchemy of Manhood: A Celebration of Healthy Masculinity for SGL GBTQ Black Men
Butterfly Williams | indybay.org | 2019-07-04
Oakland Peace Center | 111 Fairmount Avenue (@ 29th Street) | Oakland, CA 94611…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/03/1882440…

Boeing pledges $100 million for 737 MAX crash-related support
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-04
Boeing Company is announcing it will give $100 million over multiple years to local governments and non-profit organizations to help families and communities affected by the deadly crashes of its 737 MAX planes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. | The move appears to be a step toward repairing the image of the world's largest planemaker, which has been severely dented by the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane in March just five months after a similar crash of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia. | The two crashes killed a total of 346 people. | Boeing is the target of a U.S. Department of Justice criminal investigation i…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/04/boeing-pledge…

Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-04
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israel has spent decades talking up the potential for a war against Iran, and invested heavily in lobbying the US to be hostile toward Iran. Recent talk of the US attacking Iran and starting such a war has Israeli hawks, unsurprisingly, crossing their fingers. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz says the country is continue to …

Israel Ready to Join a US War Against Iran

Libya's Civil War is Becoming a Proxy War
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-04
The shooting down of a Turkish drone near Tripoli and the capture of six Turkish sailors by Gen. Haftar's forces reveals the Turkey's and Egypt's involvement on both sides of the civil war. Meanwhile Haftar's forces are accused of bombing a migration detention center near Tripoli, killing 44 and injuring 130…
therealnews.com/stories/libyas-civil-war…

Another Whitewashed Trial of War Crimes by USA Invader
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-07-04
The latest acquittal(except for an "unauthorized posing of a photo of a prisoner" charge) of a Navy SEAL is another case of Imperialist impunity of war crimes in America's global "War on Terror." Special Op. Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all other far more serious charges, including one for killing an injured teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017. He was released without having to serve any more time, since his sentence of 4 months for the "photo posing" charge has been offset by his pretrial detention. Apparently, this is a prime example of "victor's justice" in America's long history of overseas Imperial…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/04/1882443…

UN says Libyan guards reportedly shot at migrants during airstrikes
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-04
The United Nations said on Thursday it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from airstrikes that killed at least 53 people, including six children, in a migrant detention centre late on Tuesday. | Blood stains are seen at a detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2019. | A U.N. humanitarian report said there were two airstrikes, one hitting an unoccupied garage and one hitting a hangar containing around 120 refugees and migrants. | "There are reports that following the first impact, some re…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/04/un-says-libya…

Trump's 180-degree turn on the S-400: a tactical move or a distraction?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-04
The multi-month crisis between the US and Turkey on the purchase of Russian S-400 missile defense systems recently took an unexpected turn. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Donald Trump said that Washington would not impose sanctions over the deal during the summit in Japan. The statements were greeted with amazement all over …
uwidata.com/4135-trumps-180-degree-turn-…

Plans to Assassinate Venezuelan Political Leader Revealed
plenglish.com | 2019-07-04
04 de julio de 2019, 07: 28Caracas, July 4 (Prensa Latina) Investigations launched today by the Venezuelan authorities regarding the recent coup attempts revealed the links of opposition representatives with plans to assassinate socialist leader Freddy Bernal.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Maduro Highlights Strength of Venezuelan Financial System
plenglish.com | 2019-07-04
04 de julio de 2019, 08: 11Caracas, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) President Nicolas Maduro highlighted the strength of the country"s public and private financial system facing the economic sanctions imposed against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Freedom, justice and peace for Sudan
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-04
The Sudanese community and supporters turned out across Australia on June 22 and 30 in support of the revolution in Sudan. | Rallies in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney have featured energetic dancing, poetry and singing, with protesters chanting "Peace, justice, freedom in Sudan" and "End the killings now". | Dozens of protesters have been killed by the military regime in Sudan. One of the victims was 26-year-old engineer Mohamed Mattar, whose favourite color was blue. This prompted #BlueForSudan, with people wearing blue clothes at rallies around the world to remember the victims. | Speakers call…
greenleft.org.au/content/freedom-justice-and-peace-sudan

There Are Alternatives to Caging Immigrants in Dehumanized Conditions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-04
We talk with Vicki Gaubeca from Southern Borders Community Coalition about the conditions in the immigration prison camps, the Border Patrol's FB page, and proposals for humane treatment of refugees…
therealnews.com/stories/there-are-altern…

Sudan's military rulers and opposition alliance meet for talks
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-04
Sudan's military rulers and the main opposition alliance met at a Khartoum hotel on Wednesday to restart talks over who should lead Sudan toward elections. | Negotiations between the two parties had collapsed a month ago, after members of the security services raided a sit-in protest camp outside the defence ministry. | The opposition has been staging protests to demand the military give up power since April, when the armed forces toppled President Omar al-Bashir, ending his 30-year rule after months of demonstrations. | The Forces of Freedom and Change opposition alliance said it was prepared for direct talks…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/04/sudans-milita…

Scott Warren of No More Deaths Faces Retrial for Providing Humanitarian Aid to Migrants in Arizona
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-03
Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will retry humanitarian aid volunteer and immigration rights activist Scott Warren on two charges related to aiding migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes just a few weeks after a jury refused to convict Warren for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Eight jurors found Warren not guilty; four said he was. Federal prosecutors will make their case against Warren again in an 8-day jury trial in November. They have dropped a conspiracy charge against him. If convicted on the tw…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/3/no_more_de…

Judge Releases German Rescue Ship Captain, Saying Carola Rackete Was Fulfilling 'Her Duty to Protect Life'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
In a rebuke of far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini's anti-immigration policy, a judge on Tuesday ordered the release of Carola Rackete, the captain of a German rescue ship, who had been arrested for bringing African migrants to Italy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/judge-r…

As Trump Announces Mass Immigration Raid, Documents Show How ICE Uses Arrest Quotas
Maryam Saleh | theintercept.com | 2019-07-03
As U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at the behest of President Donald Trump, plans mass raids following the July Fourth holiday, newly released documents shed light on the tactics the agency employs during such operations. | The documents, released Wednesday by the immigrant rights groups Mijente, Just Futures Law, and Detention Watch Network, show that ICE officials are building arrest target lists for mass raids to meet specific numbers, even as the agency continues to internally and publicly stress a "public safety" rationale for immigration arrests. | Most…
theintercept.com/2019/07/03/ice-raids-ar…

Ocasio-Cortez, other Congress members threatened by border police
wsws.org | 2019-07-03
The promotion of fascist elements in the immigration agencies is being directed from the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/03/immi…

Thousands protest immigrant concentration camps across US
wsws.org | 2019-07-03
Under the slogan "Close the camps," thousands of people at almost 200 protests opposed the Trump administration's immigration policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/03/prot…

The US Is Making a Mockery of Its Asylum Obligations
John Washington | thenation.com | 2019-07-03
The US Is Making a Mockery of Its Asylum Obligations…
thenation.com/article/immigration-mexico…

What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family
Mina Shahinfar | commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
Iranians and Americans alike deserve diplomacy, not war — and that includes war by economic means. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/03/what-s…

Cuba: Presents Economic Plan 2020, Includes Cryptocurrency
teleSUR-EF-mrs | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
Cuba's Councils of States and Ministers met Tuesday to discuss the nation's economy and provide plans around the worsening and illicit economic sanctions by the United States on the island. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Siege, Stresses Commitment to Socialism | Economic and Planning Minister Alejandro Gil said his department has come up with measures in its National Development Plan 2030 that are broad and "not static, and that can be changed depending the context" when he spoke at…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Presents-Ec…

Tehran To Reopen Nuclear Reactor If EU Backs out of Iran Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
Iran is ready to reopen the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor if the EU fails to live up to its commitments in the Iran nuclear deal known as JCPOA, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Iran had agreed to shut down and repurpose the plant in 2015 due to the JCPOA, but the government now says it is ready to restart nuclear activities if the deal is not respected. | Rouhani said that his country is re…
telesurenglish.net/news/iran-deal-nuclea…

The JCPOA Nuclear Deal: Why Europe Cannot Use the 'Snap Back' Mechanism Against Iran
Mehrnews | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Western media are likely to jump on the 'snapback mechanism' wagon now that Iran has released details about the second stage of its reduction in commitments to the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)….
globalresearch.ca/the-jcpoa-nuclear-deal-why-europe-cannot-use-the-snap-back-mechanism-against-iran/5682535

The Unwritten History of Israel's Alliance with Iran's Shah Dictatorship
Eitay Mack | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, during which the Ayatollahs took control of the country and brought down the Shah's absolutist monarchy. The Iranian masses, who were undergoing various ideological changes at the time, …
globalresearch.ca/unwritten-history-israels-alliance-shahs-dictatorship/5682569

Trump Imagines a Quick US War with No Plan B, but Overlooks Iran's Possible Plan B
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
In another of his characteristic messages via Twitter, US President Donald Trump declared his army's capacity to use "obliteration" fire power against Iran if necessary and in case of war between the two countries. Further, Trump's claimed that such a …
globalresearch.ca/trump-imagines-quick-us-war-no-plan-b-overlooks-irans-possible-plan-b/5682575

Speak-out in San Francisco demands no war on Iran
Claudia Drdul | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-03
More than 125 concerned community members rallied to a call from the ANSWER Coalition at the corner of 24th and Mission Streets on June 26 opposing the United States government's recent escalations against Iran.
liberationnews.org/speak-out-in-san-fran…

Speak-out in San Francisco demands no war on Iran
Claudia Drdul | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-03
More than 125 concerned community members rallied to a call from the ANSWER Coalition at the corner of 24th and Mission Streets on June 26 opposing the United States government's recent escalations against Iran.
liberationnews.org/speak-out-in-san-fran…

Australian prime minister lines up with Trump at the G20
wsws.org | 2019-07-03
Trump made clear that he expected Morrison and the Australian government to back the US in its confrontations on all fronts–in particular against Iran and China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/03/usau…

Our Immigrant Prisons Are an Atrocity
Lizet Ocampo | commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
This administration is moving full speed toward atrocity and the government-sanctioned traumatization of an entire community. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/03/our-im…

The global war on refugees
wsws.org | 2019-07-03
All over the world, immigrants are being systematically persecuted by capitalist governments, which are increasingly adopting the policies of the extreme right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/03/pers…

Abhorrent Attack on Migrant Detention Center in Libya Must Be Investigated as a War Crime
commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
______________________________…
commondreams.org/newswire/2019/07/03/abh…

The Trump-Kim Meeting: Mr. President, Your 20 Steps into North Korea Toward Pyongyang Were Dramatic and Historical. But, "How Far Are You Going"?
Prof. Joseph H. Chung | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
The Trump-Kim meeting at DMZ on June 30 took the world off guard; it was theatrical; it was historical. It gave a glimpse of hope for long waited peace on the Korean peninsula and the falling-down of the last frontier …
globalresearch.ca/mr-president-your-20-steps-north-korea-pyongyang-dramatic-historical-how-far-you-going/5682553

Nearly 1,000 Social Leaders Threatened in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
At least 983 social leaders have been threatened with death in Colombia and 50 percent of them are women, Colombia's Ombudsman announced today. | RELATED: | FARC Stresses Support for Peace as Santrich Whereabouts Unclear | According to the National People's Defender, Carlos Negret, the authorities must give importance to the early warnings to provide protection and to protect against intimidation against the exercise of social leadership. | Cited by Radio Caracol Nacional, Neg…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nearly-1000-Soci…

Popular Movements Are The Invisible Hand Of Social Change
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-03
(Photo from Common Dreams) The political consensus in the United States is changing rapidly. While the corporate media is focused on the Democratic Party presidential debates and Trump's tweets in response, the issues that have been advanced by the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice, as well as peace, are becoming central to the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/popular-movem…

OPEC Speaks Out Against Venezuelan Oil Embargo as PDVSA Reroutes Exports to Asia
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-03
Unofficial data also indicates that oil production has climbed 26 percent in June to 1.1 million barrels per day.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14570

China and Mexico Reject US Interference in Venezuelan Affairs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
China and Mexico invited the Venezuelan opposition and the government on Wednesday to renew dialogue, rejecting foreign interferences in Venezuela's domestic affairs. | RELATED: | President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to Dialogue in Norway | "The international community must insist in the respect of the objectives and principles of the U.N. Charter, as well as the basic rules of international relations," China's Foreign Minister Wang Li said according to Mexican media. | The foreig…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Mexico-Rej…

The US 'strengthens military dictatorships', says president overthrown in US-backed coup
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-03
In a recent interview in the Grayzone, journalist Anya Parampil spoke with former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya about how the country has changed in the decade since a US-backed coup in 2009. In particular, he highlighted how the US policy of 'strength…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/07/03/the-us-strengthens-military-dictatorships-says-president-overthrown-in-us-backed-coup/

Latin American Indigenous Peoples Congress Begins in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
The University of Brasilia began hosting Wednesday the third International Congress of Latin American Indigenous Peoples (Cipial), a scientific event which joins together more than 2,500 participants who seek to promote intercultural dialogues on Indigenous issues. | RELATED: | Mark Ruffalo, DiCaprio Stand With Ecuador's Indigenous Waoranis | "Cipial is a long-awaited moment because it is an opportunity for exchanging research results and experiences as well as for buil…
telesurenglish.net/news/Latin-American-I…

Canadian Indigenous Prepare to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-03
A Canadian Indigenous group is planning to bid for a portion of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in hopes to mediate the First Nation community's rising poverty, Reuters reported Wednesday. | RELATED: | Canada: Indigenous Activist Calls Trudeau 'Liar, Weak Leader' | The organization, Project Reconciliation, aims to submit the C$6.9 billion (US$5.5 billion) offer as early as Friday, managing director Stephen Mason told Reuters, and start negotiations with Ottawa two weeks later.
telesurenglish.net/news/Canadian-Indigen…

Family of Victim in Deadly Vegas Shooting Suing Gun-Makers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-03
LAS VEGAS–The parents of a young woman killed in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre said Wednesday his family is blaming gun manufacturers for their daughter's death. | "Someone murdered our daughter," said James Parsons, whose 31-year-old daughter Carrie Parsons was one of 58 people killed when a gunman rained down gunfire from a high-rise hotel. "Someone should be held accountable for that." | A wrongful death lawsuit filed Tuesday targets Colt and seven other gun manufacturers, along with gun shops in Nevada and Utah, arguing their weapons are designed to be easily modified to fire like automatic weapons. | "It…
truthdig.com/articles/family-of-deadly-v…

Eight Years Ago: Regime Change at the IMF: Christine Lagarde and The Frame-Up of Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Five years ago Flashback to February-June 2011. The DSK Honey Trap Scandal was instrumental in Lagarde's accession to the IMF. Dominque Strauss Khan (DSK), managing director of the IMF was framed and Christine Lagarde was appointed to replace him.
globalresearch.ca/regime-change-at-the-imf-the-frame-up-of-dominique-strauss-kahn/24866

We're Just Beginning to Grasp the Toll of the Islamic State's Archaeological Looting in Syria
Prof. Fiona Greenland | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
The Islamic State surrendered its last scrap of territory, in Baghouz, Syria, this past March. | While some argue that celebrations of IS's demise are premature, there's no question that the terrorist group left a trail of destruction in its …
globalresearch.ca/were-just-beginning-grasp-toll-islamic-states-archaeological-looting-syria/5682564

Syria's Second S-200 Debacle in Less than a Year Shows How Desperate It's Becoming
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Syria suffered its second S-200 debacle after a stray missile landed in Cyprus less than a year since a previous one accidentally hit a Russian spy plane last September, with these two incidents showing just how desperate it is to …
globalresearch.ca/syrias-second-s-200-debacle-less-than-year-shows-how-desperate-its-becoming/5682468

How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as "Civil Rights"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-03
The Temple Activist movement is now more mainstream than ever before and its effort to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, has advanced with great rapidity since the year began and has picked up precipitously in recent weeks.
mintpressnews.com/third-temple-activist-…

Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-03
Netanyahu's diplomatic conquests in Africa have been celebrated by Israeli media as "historic", while the Palestinian leadership remains oblivious to the rapidly changing political landscape.
mintpressnews.com/africa-palestine-solid…

How the Third Temple Movement in Israel Rebranded Theocracy as "Civil Rights"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-03
The Temple Activist movement is now more mainstream than ever before and its effort to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, has advanced with great rapidity since the year began and has picked up precipitously in recent weeks.
mintpressnews.com/third-temple-activist-…

Fourth of July: "Put Away the Flags"
Howard Zinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
This article was first published by The Progressive and Global Research in July 2010 | On this July 4, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in …
globalresearch.ca/fourth-of-july-put-away-the-flags/20019

China's Careful New Focus on Latin America
Joseph S. Tulchin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Latin America's shifting geopolitics and the prolonged slowdown in China's economic growth in recent years have led to a significant change in Beijing's strategic approach to the region. The commodities boom at the beginning of this century coincided with a …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-careful-new-focus-latin-america/5682541

A Thought for the Fourth of July: Can the U.S. Constitution Accommodate a Rogue President?
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
First published by Global Research on June 24, 2017 | "He [FBI Director James Comey] was fired because he was investigating the White House… This is the kind of thing that goes on in non-democracies."Jeffrey Toobin (1960- …
globalresearch.ca/a-thought-for-the-fourth-of-july-can-the-u-s-constitution-accommodate-a-rogue-president/5595898

Global Research Needs Your Support
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Global Research provides penetrating analysis of world events. The articles published by this invaluable website pull no punches in reporting on global power relations. | -Marjorie Cohn (Professor Emerita, Thomas Jefferson School of Law) | Global Research is one of the few …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-needs-your-support-3/5682586

Nature's Garden: A Model for a Healthy Human Social Ecosystem
Dr. Robert Rennebohm | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
At one point in Victor Hugo's 1862 novel, Les Miserables, Jean Valjean and Cosette lived, secretly, in a house on Rue Plumet, where a garden hid their house from passers-by. This garden had been left uncultivated for fifty years. …
globalresearch.ca/natures-garden-model-healthy-human-social-ecosystem/5682539

Bolsonaro's Brazil Is a Pretty Bleak Place to Live
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
It's been a little over half a year since the right-wing leader took office, but already Bolsonaro has made Brazil a pretty bleak place to live, and it doesn't look like it's going to get better anytime soon. | Nobody denies …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaros-brazil-pretty-bleak-place-live/5682581

A Gray Whale Washed Ashore in Alaska May Hold Clues to this Year's Deadly Migration
Tim Lydon | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
Most years the annual gray whale migration along North America's West Coast is a sure sign of spring. But this year something has gone wrong. Since January at least 167 dead whales have washed ashore from Mexico to Alaska. Scientists …
globalresearch.ca/gray-whale-washed-ashore-alaska-hold-clues-years-deadly-migration/5682562

What is July 4th to US Imperialism? What is it to the Oppressed?
Danny Haiphong | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
What does America's national celebration mean to those under the heel of "Manifest Destiny," at home and abroad? "For the victims of US imperialism, the 4th of July is indeed a 'hollow mockery' and 'mere bombast, fraud, and deception' …
globalresearch.ca/what-is-july-4th-to-us-imperialism-what-is-it-to-the-oppressed/5389882

Americans Are Complacent When It Comes to the Dangers of Nuclear War
Natylie Baldwin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
In a recent post, I mentioned the Congressional debate over authorizing and funding the use of "low-yield" or usable nukes, which has many worried that the threshold for the utilization of nuclear weapons would be significantly lowered. On June …
globalresearch.ca/americans-complacent-it-comes-dangers-nuclear-war/5682561

It's Time to Declare Your Independence from Tyranny, America
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-03
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and …
globalresearch.ca/its-time-declare-your-independence-tyranny-america/5682536

Boeing outsourced software development for faulty 737 Max 8 to cut costs
wsws.org | 2019-07-03
These revelations come alongside reports that the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is also under investigation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/03/boei…

Despite Eyewitness Testimony and Photographic Evidence, US Navy SEAL Acquitted of War Crimes
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
Critics were outraged late Tuesday when the jury in the war crime trial of U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found the decorated platoon leader not guilty of murdering a 15-year-old captive in Iraq in 2017. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/despite…

Citing $69 Trillion Price Tag by 2100, Moody's Warns Central Banks of Far-Reaching Economic Damage of Climate Crisis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-03
Noting previous warnings that the human-caused climate crisis could cause trillions of dollars in damage to the global economy by the end of the century, a new report from Moody's Analytics explores the economic implications of the international community's failure to curb planet-warming emissions. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/03/citing-…

Leave a Reply