2019-07-09: Social Media Postees

Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…
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The Ugly Face of America
Prof. Gordon Adams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Children are ripped from their parents at the border or lying dead, together, their arms around their father's neck on the banks of the Rio Grande, the result of a cruel immigration strategy. Iranians face empty shelves and rising prices …
globalresearch.ca/ugly-face-america/5683086

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation.
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US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/iran…

US Sanctions Hezbollah Lawmakers in Lebanon in First-Ever Move
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The United States Department of Treasury imposed sanctions Tuesday three top Hezbollah officials for allegedly supporting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). | RELATED: | US Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Organization | Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra'd, who are members of Lebanon's parliament, and Wafiq Safa, a security offic…
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It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/it-is-not-the…

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/dogs-of-war-…

Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …
globalresearch.ca/europe-freaks-out-minuscule-iranian-uranium-enrichment/5683063

Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …
globalresearch.ca/frog-marching-trump-toward-war-iran/5683125

Iran Warns UK That Oil Tanker Seizure Won't Go 'Unanswered'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. | RELATED: | Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery' | "Capture of the Iranian oil tanker based on fabricated excuses … will not be unanswered and when necessary Tehran will give appropriate answer," Bagheri said. | British Royal Ma…
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Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception center, located in Mineo, Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday with its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, on hand. | RELATED: | Italy's Salvini Sets New Norms Against Humanitarian Vessels | About 50 former workers at the center and unionists protested ahead of the minister's arrival, holding a protest banner reading: "today we celebrate the funeral of Mineo." | The reception center, a former housing comple…
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Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …
globalresearch.ca/support-global-research-keep-independent-reporting-and-analysis-online/5683148

The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-d-o-a-pe…

Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela
Peter Bolton | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
On June 26, the Trump administration's so-called "Special Representative for Venezuela," Elliott Abrams gave a five-minute update to reporters about the development of the coup attempt against the government of Nicolas Maduro, followed by a brief Q&A session. The event, held at the US State Department in Washington, was textbook Abrams: full of lies, loaded…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/deconstructi…

China Calls on US Government To Drop Arms Sale to Taiwan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
China's foreign ministry called on the United States Tuesday to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious violation of international law and a "crude interference in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty and security…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Calls-on-U…

Barbados PM Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Rejects Intervention
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley issued a statement Tuesday saying that her government was happy and ready to host the Venezuelan dialogue efforts between the Venezuelan government and the opposition brokered by the government of Norway. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | "The government of Barbados is happy…
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90 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador with "Return Home" Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Venezuela's Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after having lived in Ecuador. Through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria ('Return To The Homeland') program, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | The head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to…
telesurenglish.net/news/90-Venezuelans-R…

Cuba Denounces US Fight on Terrorism As Politically Motivated
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Cuba's government rejected on Tuesday in the United Nation's (U.N.) Security Council acts of aggression to undermine national sovereignty and meddle in internal affairs, committed by other nations in the name of the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism. | RELATED: | Bolton a Pathological Liar, Cuban Doctors Help Worldwide: Cuban FM | The Cuban ambassador Humberto Rivero expressed his objection against double standards, political selectivity, and the unilateral acts of certain St…
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Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka's Jaffna University
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
SEP and IYSSE campaigners campaigned for a July 10 picket that will be held in defence of the WikiLeaks founder in the war-ravaged city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/asan…

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa's high crimes. | In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem. | According to the ICJ, | "Israeli settlements | …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-occupation-colonialism-and-apartheid/5683096

UAE's Yemen Troop Withdrawal Follows New Houthi Weapons and Threats of Attack on Dubai
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
The Houthi strategy of striking the Saudi-led Coalition on its own territory appears to be working, as Saudi Arabia's main partner in its war on Yemen, the UAE, recently announced it would begin a drawdown of troops from the country.
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On Whose Orders Did Oman's Foreign Minister Visit Syria?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
The Omani Foreign Minister's surprise visit to Syria strongly suggests that the Arab League's de-facto "normalization" of relations with Syria is presently underway, but it also hints that something bigger might be at going on as well given that Muscat …
globalresearch.ca/whose-orders-did-omani-foreign-minister-visit-syria/5683092

What Is the Biggest Lie About the Syrian War? Western War Propaganda, Regime Change, Terrorism
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
In this episode of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, Cindy and Mark discuss criminal Western war propaganda, how it fabricates tacit "consent" from ostensibly "anti-war" protestors, and how it enables the current overseas holocaust that imperils us all. | Some of the issues …
globalresearch.ca/what-biggest-lie-about-syrian-war-western-war-propaganda-regime-change-terrorism/5683058

Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Begs Trump for Asylum
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The vocal right-wing media personality, Tommy Robinson, has publicly begged U.S. President Donald Trump to grant him asylum ahead of his sentencing hearing in a contempt of court case. The so-called 'anti-Islamification' activist is begging for asylum in the U.S. because he alleges that he will be killed in prison because U.K. jails are "controlled by jihadi gangs." | RELATED: | Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments | "I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my c…
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Intermarriages Among Jews Is 'Like Second Holocaust': Israeli Education Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Israel's far-right Minister of Education Rafi Peretz said during a cabinet meeting that the rate of intermarriage among the U.S. Jewish population is "like a second Holocaust," according to a report by Axios news outlet published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Israel Disappeared Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine to Discredit Nakba: Investigation | According to Axios, the comments were made during a July 1 cabinet meeting where Dennis Ross, the chairman of the board of the "Jewish…
telesurenglish.net/news/israel-interfait…

The US Imperium Comes Out
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The United States of Amnesia has occasionally found expression amongst those despairing at the state of historical consciousness in Freedom's Land. Gore Vidal remains something of its high priest, his writings a pertinent scolding about what went wrong in the creation of a New Rome in the Americas. From Pilgrim's Progress to the National Security…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-us-imper…

Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Many of the leading Democratic candidates, especially Sanders and Warren, have been putting forward bold progressive plans in a wide variety of areas. Sanders and Warren have both supported a quick transition to a universal Medicare program, with no premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. Several candidates have supported a Green New Deal, which in some versions…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/why-arent-th…

Marianne Williamson is Right About American Elections
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Self-help guru Marianne Williamson isn't likely to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite having probably served the American public more ably than any of her opponents (among other things, her Project Angel Food delivers millions of meals to the seriously ill). Good works aside, she's a little too "New Age," spiritual, and individualist/voluntarist-oriented for…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/marianne-wil…

America First and Diverse
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
What alliance of political voices will decide who the deserving are and what skills are needed? Should this task be left to the private sector, specific profit-driven companies that serve their own constituents first, to make it happen? Enlightened wonks sustained by the clout of peer-driven, but far-from-neutral research? How will the formula be constructed for determining how many should be processed? What's too little; too many?
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/america-firs…

When Nature's Feedback Loops Fail
Bernard Marszalek | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature and the Future by Darrin Qualman (Fernwood Publishing. Halifax, Winnipeg 2019) The title of Darrin Qualman's book, Civilization Critical, can easily be mistaken for an apocalyptic climate change tract. Given the weekly deluge of this grim genre in our bookstores, it is understandable. Regrettably, I believe, publishers in an effort…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/when-natures…

Thinking About Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Another world is possible and it is coherently presented in Aaron Bastani's new book entitled Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a Manifesto (Verso). The revolution is here and its main protagonist is technology. Bastani writes with almost messianic verve on how capital is about to transform itself into labor. It's all about humanity accelerating the possible practices…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/thinking-abo…

High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included
Joseph Mangano | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/high-cost-of…

Entry Ban at Israeli City Park provokes Apartheid Warnings
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis. Human rights groups have warned that the ban marks a growing trend by local authorities representing the Jewish majority towards …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/entry-ban-at-…

'Tommy Robinson' encouraged 'vigilante action' in trial broadcast, judges find
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-09
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) encouraged "vigilante action" against defendants in a criminal trial when he filmed them and broadcast the footage on social media, High Court judges have found.The former English Defence League (EDL) founder, was found to have committed contempt of court at the end of a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday.Dame Victoria Sharp and Mr Justice Warby found Yaxley-Lennon was in contempt in three respects when he filmed men accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls and live-streamed the footage, in breach of a reporting ban, outside Leeds Crown Court in May 201…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/09/tommy-robinson-encouraged-vigilante-action-in-trial-broadcast-judges-find/

The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough
William J. Astore | thenation.com | 2019-07-09
The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough…
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Indonesia Ships 210 Tons of Trash Back to Australia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Southeast Asian countries are refusing to be the dumping grounds for rich nations, and Indonesia is the latest country to announce it will send back waste to a 'developed' nation, refusing some 210 tons of waste shipped to the archipelago nation. | RELATED: | 7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued | Eight vessels were found to contain various types of waste, including household rubbish, electronic waste, plastic bottles, and diapers, as they were inspected in the capit…
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Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Hanebrink's false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/hane…

Global conflict situations, poverty lead to rise in mental health crises
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
US imperialism and its allies bear principal responsibility for the wars and military interventions that have wrought devastation throughout the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/ment…

Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
As Congress arrives back into town and the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees prepare to question ex-Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on July 17, partisan lines are being drawn even more sharply, as Russias-gate blossoms into Deep-State-gate. On Sunday, a top …
globalresearch.ca/ex-fbi-cia-officials-draw-withering-fire-russiagate/5683072

The Russia-Pakistan Strategic Partnership. Russia's Return to South Asia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
The Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership ("Rusi-Pakistani Yaar Yaar") entered a new phase last week following two significant developments that included their decision to establish a High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Commission and their efforts to expand joint military ties. | A New Phase | The Russian-Pakistani …
globalresearch.ca/russian-pakistani-strategic-partnership-entered-new-phase/5683084

La sceneggiata delle relazioni con la Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
La Russia, dove operano 500 aziende italiane, è il quinto mercato extra-europeo per il nostro export e fornisce il 35% del fabbisogno italiano di gas naturale. L'interscambio è stato di 27 miliardi di dollari nel 2018, ma nel 2013 ammontava …
globalresearch.ca/la-sceneggiata-delle-relazioni-con-la-russia/5683139

The Limited Mind: Psychology as a Means to Understanding Conflict. Why Fear Is Driving Humanity
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. See, for example, many …
globalresearch.ca/the-limited-mind-psychology-as-a-means-to-understanding-conflict-why-fear-is-driving-humanity/5683069

Despite Talk of Promoting Democracy Trudeau in Bed with Repressive UAE Monarchy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Given his personal history perhaps it is no surprise that Justin Trudeau is fond of monarchies. | The United Arab Emirates is a repressive monarchy that pursues violent, anti-democratic, policies in its region. Despite this — or maybe because of it …
globalresearch.ca/despite-talk-promoting-democracy-trudeau-bed-repressive-monarchy/5683122

Democratic Primaries: Rising in the Polls, Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Kamala Harris is rising in the polls after dramatically confronting Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate about his opposition to federally mandated busing for desegregation. The following week, however, Harris backed away from saying that busing should always be …
globalresearch.ca/kamala-harris-has-distinguished-career-serving-injustice/5683102

The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone
Harvey Wasserman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
We are this close to an unimaginable apocalyptic horror: | Had Friday's 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, …
globalresearch.ca/quake-make-los-angeles-radioactive-dead-zone/5683088

FBI and CIA Crimes Only Matter When the Political Class Is Targeted
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Rep. Peter King of New York said recently there will be plenty of dirt revealed on the FBI and CIA after Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation into the efforts to sabotage Donald Trump's election campaign. | I have …
globalresearch.ca/fbi-cia-crimes-only-matter-when-political-class-targeted/5683065

Racism Dictates Ireland's Policy in Africa. The "French Connection" is Questioned in Dublin
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
"The tragedy of Africa is that the African has not fully entered into history….they have never really launched themselves into the future…" — Nicolas Sarkozy, 2007 | "The problems Africa face are completely different….they are civilizational…" — Emmanuel Macron, …
globalresearch.ca/french-imperialismracism-dictates-irish-policy-africa/5683105

Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The Official Gazette of the Brazilian Federation announced on Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro will be absent for five days to attend to personal matters, amid the accusations against him for the Lava Jato case. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years | Moro will be absent for five days from his ministerial work, without pay, starting on July 15 until the 19th of the same m…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sergio-Moro-Asks…

Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's has witnessed a recent surge in his disapproval rating as his month-over-month number has risen by three percent. | RELATED: | Brazil Crowned After Defeating Peru in Copa America Final | According to the polling company Datfolha, Bolsonaro's disapproval rating has jumped from 30 percent in April to 33 percent in the month of May. | The poll showed 33 percent of those surveyed considered Bolsonaro's government bad or very bad, up from 30 percent in th…
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The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
What will it take for the Palestinian government to abandon the American option and, instead, to develop a rounded strategy that is founded on national unity, democratic representation and international solidarity? asks Ramzy Baroud.
mintpressnews.com/book-palestine-nationa…

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and…
mintpressnews.com/israel-mandatory-cours…

Trump, Democratic presidential candidates raise more than $100 million
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
The stage is being set for the most expensive campaign in US–and world–history, with estimates that ad spending could top $10 billion for the 2020 elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/elec…

Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
A group of more than 200 Democratic Party lawmakers said in a statement that as part of lawsuit in federal court they had issued 37 subpoenas the Trump Organization and other entities, seeking information about foreign government payments accepted by properties in his real estate empire. | RELATED: | Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role | The subpoenas also seek information about trademarks granted to Trump businesses by foreign governments. | "Our goal is simple and s…
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The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
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Alberta Government Declares War On Environmentalists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is a "climate change denier"
therealnews.com/stories/alberta-governme…

7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/08/1882455…

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
One of the many myths that have been used to justify the push for war with Iran led by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is that Tehran is responsible for the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the Iraq War. | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, whose job is to round up international support for the Trump administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" on Iran, presented the charge at a State Department press briefing on April 2. "I can announce t…
truthout.org/articles/lies-about-iran-ki…

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Greece's Former Deputy Defence Minister Costas Isychos says support for the far-right remains strong despite neo-Nazi defeat…
therealnews.com/stories/greek-neo-nazi-p…

US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…
therealnews.com/stories/us-violates-nucl…

Lessons From the Natural World on Washington's Unnatural Wars
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point, in terms of the Pentagon and an ever-growing atmosphere of American militarism, this way: I love used bookstores. I've been browsing in them since my teens. I was, then, an early fan of Stephen King, the famed horror-story writer. Admittedly, today I'm more likely to brows…
truthout.org/articles/lessons-from-the-n…

Venezuela Advocates for Peace in Political Dialogue with Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-07-09
Caracas, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government ratified on Tuesday its commitment to a peaceful solution to the dialogues with the opposition, led by Norway based in Barbados.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Gov't Arrives in Barbados for Talks with Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-07-09
Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Government"s delegation arrived in Barbados to continue the political dialogue with the opposition representatives, sponsored by Norway since May 14.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp
Repost, Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882451…

New Hampshire Gets a Taste of Elizabeth Warren's Retail Politics
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
The New Hampshire primary, like its Midwest cousin the Iowa caucus and the antiquated Electoral College, remains one of those gateway institutions that exist to ensure white, rural voters enjoy a wildly overbalanced say in the process of picking a president. | A little over 1.3 million people call the Granite State home, about 90 percent of whom are white. Peterborough, the small southwest New Hampshire town of just over 6,500 souls perched along the languid Contoocook River where senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) rallied supporters on Monday afternoon, is a fair example of…
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Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
With scant public notice, federal immigration officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the United States border have gang affiliations, which would allow officials to detain and eventually deport them. | But legal experts and human rights advocates say the government has kept the use of databases at the border largely secret, subverting potential challenges to the reliability of the information in them. An attorney in Texas recently discovered that her Salvadoran client had been falsely accused of being in the MS-13 gang based on intelligence fr…
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US Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy. | Transcript:…
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Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner's 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela's National Holiday, 5 July, I saw that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not …
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Venezuela — The Bachelet "Human Rights Lie"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela's economy and thereby lead to regime change. It's a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people."
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-bachelet-lie/5683019

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A follow-up article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Eilís O'Neill | thenation.com | 2019-07-08
'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants…
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Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
Protesters stand up to Trump's attacks on immigrants in Los Angeles (Molly Adams|flickr). Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/stop-immigran…

ICE Used Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition Searches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
The United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of driver's license databases without any permission in order to get information to hunt migrants, according to documents obtained by privacy experts at the Georgetown University Law Center. | RELATED: | Decorated US-Born Marine Veteran Wrongfully Detained By ICE For Deportation | "Thousands of fac…
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Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria!
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …
globalresearch.ca/nobody-talking-about-sanctions-against-syria/5682949

Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …
globalresearch.ca/cheated-jcpoa-iran-no-longer-trusts-europe-heading-towards-full-withdrawal/5682941

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel
The Saker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/debunking-the…

US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else!
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …
globalresearch.ca/us-europe-iran-do-we-say-not-we-do/5683020

Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-DM-Says-…

Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada"
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.
liberationnews.org/peligro-de-guerra-en-…

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment–currently at a paltry 3.67 percent–is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's | …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957

We have the money to fix our food system
Brian Wakamo | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-08
Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget — which would still leave us with a bigger budget than China, Russia, and Iran combined — and raise $886 billion by enacting fair taxes on…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/08/we-have-th…

Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration's concentration camps for migrants and refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/nzus…

As prosecutors vow retrial of Scott Warren, community vows to continue aiding migrants
Violet Jane Evans | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
The further persecution of Warren is not having the cooling effect on border-activism that U.S. authorities intended it to have.
liberationnews.org/jury-refuses-to-convi…

Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"This is not what America is about" argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers. | Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …
globalresearch.ca/abu-graib-home-america/5682706

Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
A Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados on Monday to continue the process of peace dialogue with the opposition, which has been supported by the Government of Norway since last May 14. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Negotiation Talks in Barbados | The sectoral vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, through an official statement, disclosed on his Twitter account about the arrival of this group to the Caribbean nation to a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Deleg…

Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan took an indirect jab at the United States during his opening address to the World Peace Format Beijing's Tsinghua University. | RELATED: | 'Pacific Alliance' Reaches Out To Other Regional Trade Blocs | The Chinese Vice President pointed out the faults of the U.S. administration's pressure on China, while highlighting the fact that Beijing plays a critical role in the world's economic development. "China's development can't shut out the rest of the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinese-VP-Says-…

Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-08
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14577

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/08/worse-than-ve…

Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday morning that Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. | RELATED: | Cuba, Turkey to Attend Venezuela's Transplant Patients | Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed. | "The preparations for the journey, the loading (of the S-400) is continuing ..
telesurenglish.net/news/Russian-Made-S-4…

Swedish Prosecutors: 'It's Not on the Cards' to Interview Assange — After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,"…it …
globalresearch.ca/swedish-prosecutors-its-not-cards-interview-assange-hanging-arrest-warrant-over-him-seven-years/5682985

USAID Anti-Russia Propaganda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Both right wings of the US war party consider nonbelligerent Russia an existential threat. | The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute, USAID, right-wing US think tanks, the CIA/AFL and other large labor unions, …
globalresearch.ca/usaid-anti-russia-propaganda/5682938

Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism
Charles Davis | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
At a minimum, U.S.-led conventional airpower killed over 5,000 civilians in Iraq and Syria in the first two years of MAGA foreign policy, according to the monitoring group Airwars. (Photo: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Could Trump's Tricks Boost His Ratings and Settle the Syrian Conflict?
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is gaining momentum. We have already seen the celebrities and politicians speeches, preliminary ratings and even the …
globalresearch.ca/could-trumps-tricks-boost-his-ratings-settle-syrian-conflict/5682988

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. | "We want ground troops from Germany to | …
globalresearch.ca/us-call-german-troops-syria-angers-berlin/5682990

5G Complexities and National Security
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce Commission. The details were thin with no real discussion on the need for 5G or…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/5g-complexit…

Their Deplorables and Ours
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" speech at a September 2016 fundraiser probably did her campaign more harm than she claims her favorite scapegoats, "the Russians" and James Comey, could ever have hoped to do. But what she said wasn't wrong; many a Trump supporter back then was deplorable by any and all reasonable standards.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/their-deplor…

When We See Him: Trump and the Central Park Five
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." –James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/when-we-see-…

Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
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. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/going-nuclea…

Conservation Groups Challenge Logging and Burning Project in Idaho Roadless Area
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest just approved the Rowley Canyon Wildlife Enhancement Project that would cut and burn 1,666 acres of sagebrush, juniper, maple, and mountain mahogany trees with mechanized, track-based, mastication equipment. But nothing about this project even marginally enhances habitat for wildlife. If the Forest Service accurately labeled the project, it would have been…
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