2019-07-11: News Headlines

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-11). O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis. commondreams.org If the United States goes to war with Iran, you are unlikely to hear the word "oil" uttered by top Trump administration officials, but make no mistake: that three-letter word lies at the root of the present crisis, not to speak of the world's long-term fate. (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Al Neal (2019-07-11). "We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz. peoplesworld.org In the coming weeks, People's World correspondent Al Neal will be reporting from sites all along the U.S.-Mexico border. In his dispatches, you will get a view of the towns and people caught up in Trump's "border crisis." You will see the women, men, and children impacted by the administration's immigration policies as well as …

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (2019-07-11). The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy. nationofchange.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to …

Staff (2019-07-11). "Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells. democracynow.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died from a lung infection after being held in an ICE detention center, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of refugees in U.S.

South Front (2019-07-11). Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region. globalresearch.ca Since Donald Trump has been in office, Iran and the United States have faced the worst crisis in their relations since the fall of the pro-American Shah regime in 1979. The situation escalated in early May, when US sanctions came …

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-11). Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo? liberationnews.org Desde principios de julio, el presidente iraní Hassan Rouhani y otros funcionarios han estado anunciando la intención de Irán de ir más allá de las restricciones establecidas por el Plan de Acción Integral Conjunto (JCPOA por sus siglas en inglés).

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-11). Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq. globalresearch.ca When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. …

Roxane Farmanfarmaian (2019-07-11). Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington? thenation.com Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?

Michael T. Klare (2019-07-11). Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis. thenation.com Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis…

Ruth Milka (2019-07-11). 'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list. nationofchange.org Bernie Sanders is going on the offensive against the Wall Street Bankers and various members of the 1% that have viciously opposed his candidacy by releasing an anti-endorsement list. | "We can propose all the ideas and plans we want, but nothing will fundamentally change until we have the guts to take on the most powerful corporate interests in America," says Sanders in an introduction to the list. "That is why I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | Sanders' list includes the following: | Billionaire Haim Saban, who called for the bombing of Iran in 2014 and criticizes any…

Editor (2019-07-11). Im/migrants and the repressive state. workers.org A grassroots movement has been growing across the U.S. to counter the government's brutal campaign targeting im/migrants. As more people of all ages die horrible deaths in the desert north of the border, in the border rivers and in detention camps — including the hellholes set up to warehouse small . . . | Continue reading Im/migrants and the repressive state at Workers.org

Kathy Kelly (2019-07-11). Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base. dissidentvoice.org Media Advisory/For Immediate Release/July 10, 2019 BàúCHEL, Germany — Eleven international peace activists entered the Bàºchel Air Base southwest of Frankfurt early this morning to deliver what they called a "Treaty Enforcement Order" declaring that the sharing of US nuclear weapons at the base is a "criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes." Upon entering the …

Roy Eidelson (2019-07-11). Give Peace a Chance: Don't Believe the War Profiteers. counterpunch.org In late May, Vice President Mike Pence was the commencement speaker at West Point. In part, he told the graduating cadets this: "It is a virtual certainty that you will fight on a battlefield for America at some point in your life. You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen…And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns and do your duty, and you will fight, and you will win. The American people expect nothing less." More

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

commondreams (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Christopher Black (2019-07-11). Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State. globalresearch.ca Tamara Starblanket's book, Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State (with a foreword by Ward Churchill and an afterword by Sharon H. Venne), does what she declares it to do in the first chapter: | "… …

Ted Rall (2019-07-11). The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists. counterpunch.org Living as they do in a bipolar political world where politics consists of Democrats and Republicans and no other ideology is real, media corporations in the United States use left, liberal and Democrat as synonyms. This is obviously wrong and clearly untrue—Democrats are a party, leftism and liberalism are ideologies, and Democratic politics are frequently More

Conn Hallinan (2019-07-11). Water wars: As climate change escalates, South Asia's already fighting over water. peoplesworld.org During the faceoff earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India's considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water. "Our government has decided to stop our …

Nick Alexandrov (2019-07-11). The Honduran Coup — One Decade Later. counterpunch.org Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Early summer. A hotel bar, a quiet night. You finish another beer. You press the barback for his thoughts on Manuel Zelaya, the president toppled ten years ago. The bartender taps the counter to interrupt you. "That man," pointing to a far corner, "bought you a drink." You turn to look. "He has it there. He'd like to speak with you." You walk, less unsteady than you'd feared, across the room to his table. More

Stephen Corry (2019-07-11). Too Many Africans? counterpunch.org The cry that the world is overpopulated is more than two hundred years old, from a period when perhaps a billion people stood on the planet. There are now nearly eight times as many and it's become normal to blame them — us — for the ills which beset "nature." There are just too many of us, and we're using up too many of the world's resources. But how true is this really? And, what should be done about it? More

Walter Clemens (2019-07-11). Measures of a Small Mind. counterpunch.org How often a leader speaks of an idea or value signals its importance to him or her—or, at least, how important they think it might be to their listeners. It also suggests the range of their ideas. By these measures, the table shows that President Donald Trump has the smallest mind and most narrow vision More

Victor Grossman (2019-07-11). The Snow Queen and Bremen's Hopes. counterpunch.org Being sucked into the political maelstrom are the two vessels which headed every Federal German government since 1949. Elections to the European Union's Parliament in May gave the "Christian Union" a measly, chilly 28.9%. Though still Germany's biggest, its keel is wobbling. With mumbling about Angela Merkel's views and health (sharp eyes and tongues have More

Ed Sykes (2019-07-11). The must-see video from Jewish author Norman Finkelstein on why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes. thecanary.co The following content speaks of genocide and may cause distress to some readers.Renowned Jewish author Norman Finkelstein is an outspoken critic of Israel. And in one famous video, he explains exactly why he won't be silent about Israeli crimes against Palestinian people.After a speech Finkelstein made, he faced hostility from Israel apologists, who called his words offens…

Jenny Farrell (2019-07-11). The anti-fascist art of Otto Dix and George Grosz. peoplesworld.org Almost 80 years after the outbreak of World War II, it is worth remembering two German artists whose work was dedicated to the fight against fascism and war. They are the painters Otto Dix and George Grosz, who died fifty and sixty years ago respectively this month. Otto Dix (1891-1969) was an uncompromising fighter against …

Pepe Escobar (2019-07-11). Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth. globalresearch.ca The Trump administration is obsessively spinning the concept of a "free and open Indo-Pacific". Apart from a small coterie of scholars, very few people around the world, especially across the Global South, know what that means since the then incipient …

Philip Giraldi (2019-07-11). The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail. globalresearch.ca It is discouraging to note just how the United States has been taking on the attributes of a police state since 9/11. Stories of police raids on people's homes gone wrong are frequently in the news. In one recent incident, …

Thomas Knapp (2019-07-11). Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes It Dangerous. counterpunch.org In mid-May, San Francisco, California became the first American city to ban use of facial recognition surveillance technology by its police department and other city agencies. That's a wise and ethical policy, as a July 7 piece at the Washington Post proves. Citing documents gathered by Georgetown Law researchers,…

Shamus Cooke (2019-07-11). Oregon's Republican 'Walkout' Was a Serious Defeat For the Left. counterpunch.org Oregon's political crisis made national news after eleven Republican Senators fled the state, shutting down the legislature dominated by a supermajority of Democrats. Even with the governorship and legislature firmly in hand, the Democrats were soundly defeated by a tiny group that exploited the quorum rule in the state's constitution, achieving their main goal of More

George Wuerthner (2019-07-11). The Problem With Fuel Breaks. counterpunch.org In June the BLM released a draft EIS Programmatic EIS for Fuel Breaks in the Great Basin. The proposal would authorize the creation of 11,000 miles of fuel breaks primarily in sagebrush ecosystems across parts of Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. This plan is a government boondoggle that will cost a significant amount of More

Elizabeth Keyes (2019-07-11). Conjuring the Spirit of Columbo Against the High-Functioning, Sociopathic 1%. counterpunch.org I celebrate the late, great Peter Falk for his legendary "populist" characterization of Lt. Columbo, relentless nemesis to the Gucci'd "above the law" types who tried to use power and money to cavalierly escape responsibility for profound crimes against humankind. I celebrate the Columbo TV series' enactments of takedowns of the down-and-dirty high-and-mighties, since we More

Elliot Sperber (2019-07-11). Do You Dream of Naked Women. counterpunch.org Do You Dream of Naked Women | Do you dream of naked women | Crawling through the mud | Skeletal, and bald, | But for some wisps of hair | Stuck to their skulls | Dragging themselves up to tanks, | And ordnance, and swallowing them? | No? | Hmm…

William Astore (2019-07-11). The Riptide of American Militarism. counterpunch.org 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 More

Miri Wood (2019-07-11). Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians. globalresearch.ca 9 July was a particularly lethal day for Syrians in their homeland. As is their tendency, the choreographs of the warmongering, military industrial complex media have busily diverted eyes on the undiplomatic row between Trump and newly resigned British ambassador; …

John Clarke (2019-07-11). Canada Joins Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel. globalresearch.ca On June 25, Canada's Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism announced that the Trudeau government's new anti-racism strategy would include the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism. The Co-Chair of the Centre for Israel and …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-07-11). I Still Can't Get No Satisfaction. Relentless War Propaganda. globalresearch.ca I can't get no satisfaction | I can't get me no satisfaction | And I try and I try and I try t-t-t-t-try try | I can't get no I can't get me no | When I'm riding in my car | And a man …

Ellen Brown (2019-07-11). How to Pay for It All: Central Banking Asia Style. globalresearch.ca The Democratic Party has clearly swung to the progressive left, with candidates in the first round of presidential debates coming up with one program after another to help the poor, the disadvantaged and the struggling middle class. Proposals ranged from …

Alexandra Jacobo (2019-07-11). Monsanto seeks to reverse jury verdict in cancer case they lost. nationofchange.org Monsanto is fighting back against the $2 billion verdict awarded to a couple that claimed the company's infamous herbicide, Roundup, caused their cancer. | Claiming that the plaintiffs' counsel misconduct was "egregious and rampant," the mega-corporation is calling for a new trial or judgment notwithstanding verdict. | Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple in their 70s, used Roundup for 30 years until 2016 when they stopped after being made aware the glyphosate was possibly linked to cancer. | After the ruling Bayer, which recently purchased Monsanto, released the following statement: "Bayer is disappointed with t…

The Canary (2019-07-11). New North Sea oil exploration dangerous and irresponsible, warn green groups. thecanary.co Environmental campaigners have warned a move to open up new areas of the North Sea for exploration by oil and gas firms is "dangerous". | While the UK government has recently committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) — which became a government company in 2016 — announced the latest round of licensing applications. | A total of 768 blocks or part blocks are being made available for exploration in different areas of the UK Continental Shelf. | While the OGA argues oil and gas will "remain an important part of our energy mix for the foreseeable future", WWF Scotla…

The Canary (2019-07-11). Sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster exposed by new report. thecanary.co WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INFORMATION SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING. | A probe into sexual intimidation and harassment at Westminster has found that MPs' staff face an "unacceptable risk" of abuse. | The hard-hitting independent investigation heard that some people who work for MPs have to cope with "very serious sexual assault" and having heavy objects thrown at them in bouts of "uncontrollable rage". | Gemma White QC said there was a "significant problem" about the way some MPs treated those who worked for them. | She said the House of Commons authorities had been too slow to act in response to previou…

Conn Hallinan (2019-07-11). The World Needs a Water Treaty. commondreams.org By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population could be under "water stress" conditions, setting the groundwork for conflict and wars. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-11). Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Anti-Endorsement' List of Billionaires. truthdig.com Asking the American public to judge his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign by both its supporters and its powerful enemies, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday unveiled an " anti-endorsement" list consisting of prominent billionaires, Wall Street bankers, and corporate CEOs who have attacked his candidacy and policies. | "You can tell who is truly fighting for working families by the enemies they make, and we've made a lot of enemies," Sanders said in a statement. "We understand that nothing will fundamentally change for working Americans unless we have t…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-11). Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'. commondreams.org The majority of American veterans and members of the general public agreed in a new survey that the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the U.S. military campaign in Syria were all "not worth fighting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-07-11). Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump. wsws.org Despite her public image as a representative of the "left" wing of the Democratic Party, Warren is a highly conscious and self-declared advocate of capitalism.

DJ Mouse (2019-07-11). 7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum. indybay.org 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.)…

RT (2019-07-11). House Judiciary Committee approves subpoenas for 12 witnesses in Trump probe. rt.com The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee has approved subpoenas for 12 witnesses in the ongoing probe into whether President Trump obstructed special counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russian collusion' investigation.

Judy Greenspan (2019-07-11). Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…

susan_p (2019-07-11). Five new books for ecosocialists. greenleft.org.au Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus looks at five new books of interest to ecosocialists. | Vanishing Fish: Shifting Baselines & the Future of Global Fisheries | By Daniel Pauly
| Greystone Books, 2019 | Award-winning biologist Daniel Pauly examines the parlous state of today's global fisheries. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry's ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. His practical recommendations for a way forward incorporate a vision of a vib…

unitedEditor (2019-07-11). Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions. uwidata.com Relations between Libya, under the control of Khalifa Haftar (Tobruk's government), and Turkey are at a critical point in the aftermath of an airstrike Haftar`s forces carried out against a refugee camp in Tripoli. Haftar has refused responsibility, calling the incident a false-flag conducted by his rival al-Sarraj. Harsh statements from both sides quickly followed, …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Prominent Australian academic suggests building nuclear weapons. wsws.org The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-11). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

unitedEditor (2019-07-11). Would Blacklisting Iran's IRGC and Increasing US Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Lead to Hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz? uwidata.com PART I Washington's recent designation of Iran's elite, 125,000-member IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) as an FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) was more or less overlooked in the Western media as a typical story and lost in the short attention span of the daily news cycle. Without sounding too alarmist, the story actually signaled a rather …

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-11). Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran. indybay.org San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th St.

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). Vale John Ellis. greenleft.org.au Friend and comrade John Ellis died suddenly on June 15. | An activist and photographer, John was passionate about social justice. He worked for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT), where he was an active member of the Printing and Kindred Industries Union. | He was known for his letters to the editor. Former HWT chairperson Sir Keith MacPherson knew him by reputation. | In retirement, his letters were compiled in a volume called Letters to the Editor. The first dated from 1968 and related to the Vietnam War. One extract states: "I will continue to demonstrate, peacefully or violently if necessary, to prevent our so…

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). Australia must oppose war on Iran. greenleft.org.au Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pointedly refused to rule out Australian participation in a United States-led war on Iran. Shadow foreign affairs minister Penny Wong has also remained insistently equivocal when pressed to disavow any such military alliance. | Morrison and Wong have condemned Iran as the "leading state sponsor of terror" that has worked to "destabilise" the Greater Middle East. This is the familiar idiom of the US foreign policy establishment as it makes its case for the latest imperial excursion. | It is supposedly in our name that Morrison would send Australians to kill and die in Iran. A war…

RT (2019-07-11). Hiring the swamp: Meet new RFE/RL boss, a Russiagate-pushing neocon. rt.com Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US government-funded propaganda outfit, will soon get a new president — a NeverTrump neoconservative flack, who last worked at an outfit promoting the 'Russiagate conspiracy.'

WSWS (2019-07-11). Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange. wsws.org Assange's scalp must be taken at all costs to further imperialism's colonial-style wars of conquest and global war on the social and democratic rights of the working class…

John Prysner (2019-07-11). Eyewitness: U.S. tax dollars fund state-run terrorism in the Philippines. liberationnews.org Liberation News visits Caraga, a resource-rich region in northern Mindanao that has become a flashpoint of struggle in the Philippines.

WSWS (2019-07-11). Court orders UK to suspend Saudi Arabia arms sales over Yemen war. wsws.org The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.

WSWS (2019-07-11). The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org The policy of the House Democrats is being set, not by the "lefts," but by the most right-wing faction with close ties to the military-intelligence apparatus.

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-07-11). Stop immigrant arrests, close the camps, transform immigration policy. nationofchange.org 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 U.S. are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created and bi-partisan. Although the Trump administration's rhetoric is extreme, it reflects policies that …

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-07-11). At Amazon's Annual Summit, Hundreds Demand Tech Giant Stop Providing 'Invisible Backbone' to Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda. commondreams.org Both inside and outside the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York on Thursday, tech workers, immigrants, and rights advocates demanded that the company end its support of immigration enforcement agencies and what critics called President Donald Trump's "deportation machine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Mackey (2019-07-11). Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation. theintercept.com Right-wing Israelis, and their supporters in the United States, have spent the last 48 hours venting their fury at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, since the Massachusetts Democrat told a young Jewish activist that she would press Israel to end its military rule over millions of disenfranchised Palestinians in territories it seized by force in 1967. | To be more precise, Warren's critics, led by the Republican Jewish Coalition, have expressed outrage that she said, "yes — so, I'm there," when asked, as she campaigned for the presidency in New Hampshire…

Global Research News (2019-07-11). Selected Articles: Geopolitical Crisis in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca Global Research has over 50,000 subscribers to our Newsletter. | Our objective is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran. wsws.org Washington used the International Atomic Energy Agency as a forum for charging Iran with violating a treaty that the US itself ripped up.

Staff (2019-07-11). Representative Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Jail Cells. truthout.org Yazmin Juárez, the Guatemalan mother whose child died after being held in an ICE detention center from a lung infection, testified before members of a congressional panel Wednesday. She shared the story of her daughter, 19-month-old Mariee, who died last year shortly after being released from the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas. Juárez filed a $60 million lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Patrol and the Department of Health and Human Services. The House subcommittee convened to examine the treatment of…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-11). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

United Nations (2019-07-11). In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'. un.org Arriving in Mozambique to express solidarity and see for himself the damage wrought by two back-to-back cyclones earlier this year, UN chief António Guterres on Thursday said "undeniable moral authority" lay with its people, who had borne the brunt of a disaster linked inexorably to climate change, and a warming world.

WSWS (2019-07-11). Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street's demands. wsws.org Fed Chairman Powell's testimony to Congress yesterday was warmly welcomed by the financial markets, with Wall Street's S&P 500 index at one point surpassing 3,000, a new record.

susan_p (2019-07-11). The fight for WA's radical labour heritage. greenleft.org.au A Natural Battleground: The Fight to Establish a Rail Heritage Centre at Western Australia's Midway Railway Workshops | By Bobbie Oliver
| Interventions, Melbourne
| 2019, 132 pages | The 90-year-old Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) Workshops, based in the Perth suburb of Midland, were closed in 1994 by Richard Court's Liberal-National coalition state government. | For many years, WAGR had been the biggest employer in the state, employing up to 3000 people, including more than 500 apprentices at its peak in the 1950s. With this closure, the state lost a major employer of skilled tradespe…

Kevin Zeese (2019-07-11). Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close the Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. globalresearch.ca 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 …

WSWS (2019-07-11). Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes. wsws.org Charité at War is a German television drama, set in the years 1943 to 1945 at Berlin's Charité hospital, one of the most prominent in Europe. The series depicts life under Nazi rule.

RT (2019-07-11). Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim. rt.com Special counsel Robert Mueller's claim of "sweeping and systematic" Russian meddling in the 2016 US election just took another body blow, as a federal judge ruled that his indictment of a 'troll farm' is not actual proof of it.

Pà∂là∂s Zsófia (2019-07-11). Brexit: British Lorries to be Turned Back at Dover by Shipping Companies. globalresearch.ca British lorries that do not have proper documentation will not be able to reach France after a no-deal Brexit because shipping companies will not allow them to board their ships in Dover. These trucks are going to be turned back …

pip.hinman (2019-07-11). War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public. greenleft.org.au Queensland's tourism boss Daniel Gschwind has welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan to Brisbane for the biannual US-Australia war games as a fantastic economic opportunity — a "cash splash for Queensland". | "Friendly visitors, eager to explore, pent-up demand to have a bit of relaxation and see a bit more of Queensland … the old stereotypes don't apply here necessarily anymore", he enthused on July 6. | The old stereotypes? He was likely referring to persistent a…

Andy Rowell (2019-07-11). Humanity Sleep-Walking Toward 'Mass Extinction'. commondreams.org "Today's oceans are absorbing carbon about an order of magnitude faster than the worst case in the geologic record." (Photo: Onny Carr/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-07-11). Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'. commondreams.org "No matter who you are or what your status is, this is the United States of America—where ALL people have rights." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-10). How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to crack down on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at one of the underreported driving factors leading people to flee their home countries: the climate crisis. John Carlos Frey, author of "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," spent time with Central American climate refugees traveling in a caravan toward the United States. He says, "If this drought continues, we're looking at all-out famine from Central America. …That's one of the major reasons why they're coming. … The government doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there is a climate c…

Staff (2019-07-10). John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. democracynow.org John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…

Aída Chávez (2019-07-10). New Jersey Political Boss Warns "Certain Elements of the Working Class" Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants. theintercept.com George Norcross, a Cory Booker ally, said "the Democratic Party has not been attractive to certain elements of the working class," echoing Trump's rhetoric.

Staff (2019-07-10). The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy. democracynow.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexual…

Ociel Alí López (2019-07-10). Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection. mintpressnews.com Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

Mirinda Crissman (2019-07-10). Acts of solidarity with migrants grow. workers.org The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-10). Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned? liberationnews.org Since early July, President Hassan Rouhani and several other officials have been announcing Iran's intention to start going beyond the restrictions set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Michael Doliner (2019-07-10). Piddling in the Think Tank. counterpunch.org So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement More

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-10). China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …

Ben Norton (2019-07-10). The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson. thegrayzone.com Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-10). John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome. globalresearch.ca CNN's Jake Tapper's anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. | It's true, Bolton wasn't on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. | From the very …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-10). Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" globalresearch.ca Israel's 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history's great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" in his book by this title. | Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense …

Nick Turse (2019-07-10). Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of "Credible" Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia. theintercept.com U.S. Africa Command claimed no civilians were hurt in its attacks in Somalia — but its own internal assessment shows this isn't true.

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-07-10). Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China? counterpunch.org Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…

Mallika Khanna (2019-07-10). Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue. peoplesworld.org If you've read anything about climate change over the past year, you've probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killed by a severe heat …

Morning Star (2019-07-10). Israel's illegal apartheid wall turns 15. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2019-07-10). Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Hotel Lawsuit. truthdig.com RICHMOND, Va.—A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on Wednesday. | A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the ruling of a federal judge in Maryland who said the lawsuit could move forward. | The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia sued in 2017, claiming Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution…

Vijay Prashad (2019-07-10). Why Trump caved to China and Huawei. mronline.org Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. Truces would come out of nowhere but then they would be set aside by U.S. President Donald Trump in a stream of tweets at odd hours. Regardless, Huawei and China are unlikely to blink. They have the upper hand. | Source

Staff (2019-07-10). Amazon, Microsoft Battle Over Pentagon's 'War Cloud'. truthdig.com Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. | Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing project would store and process vast amounts of classified data, allowing the Pentagon to use artificial intelligence to speed up its war planning and fighting capabilities. The Defense Department hopes to award the winner-take-all con…

Eric Walberg (2019-07-10). Barack Obama: "Turns Out I'm Really Good At Killing People" dissidentvoice.org In Obama's Unending Wars, Kuzmarov has brought together many telling proofs, nuggets, of just how horrible the world is, and just how responsible the US and its henchmen around the world are. A kind of who-does-it. Kuzmarov is that rare analyst (Belen Fernandez is another) who respects footnotes, leaving fascinating bits there that would otherwise …

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-10). If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen. globalresearch.ca The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. | It used to be like this …

Fred Baumgarten (2019-07-10). We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald. counterpunch.org I spent last weekend considering the latest word salad plated by our Accidental President and enjoying some of the endless satirical memes about Revolutionary air forces and such, until they became tiresome and predictable—which was in about five minutes. (Still to come: John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and a thousand other talk show hosts More

Walden Bello (2019-07-10). Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics. counterpunch.org Elections are often regarded as the quintessential expression of democracy. Yet elections can have undemocratic outcomes. The carefully choreographed election designed to give a fig leaf to an authoritarian regime is something everyone is familiar with. But there is also the paradoxical case where a relatively free and fair election ends up bringing the winner More

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