2019-07-11: Social Media Postees

The inhumane treatment of migrants is not new. It's a key part of a decades-old bipartisan policy
Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
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"We're all human beings": On the border in Nogales, Ariz
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
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"Unconscionable & Unacceptable": Rep. Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Prison Cells
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-11
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.
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Video: Prospects of War in the Persian Gulf Region
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/video-prospects-war-persian-gulf-region/5683272

Irán sale del acuerdo nuclear: ødebería preocuparse el mundo?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-11
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).
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Iran Declares War on the USA's Covert Influence in Iraq
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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. …
globalresearch.ca/iran-declares-war-usas-covert-influence-iraq/5683333

Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
Roxane Farmanfarmaian | thenation.com | 2019-07-11
Can Iran's Shrewd Diplomacy Avert War With Washington?
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O-I-L: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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'We will overcome their greed': Bernie Sanders releases anti-endorsement list
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis
Michael T. Klare | thenation.com | 2019-07-11
Oil Is Driving the Iran Crisis…
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Im/migrants and the repressive state
Editor | workers.org | 2019-07-11
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
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Activists Walk "Cease and Desist" Order into Nuclear Weapons Base
Kathy Kelly | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
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Give Peace a Chance: Don't Believe the War Profiteers
Roy Eidelson | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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."
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Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
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Peace Action Endorses 'The Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress
commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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: | "… …
globalresearch.ca/suffer-the-little-children-genocide-indigenous-nations-and-the-canadian-state/5683311

The Difference Between Liberals and Leftists
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Debunking the Indo-Pacific Myth
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/debunking-indo-pacific-myth/5683301

The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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, …
globalresearch.ca/death-privacy-government-fearmongers-read-your-mail/5683328

Water wars: As climate change escalates, South Asia's already fighting over water
Conn Hallinan | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/water-wars-as-c…

Do You Dream of Naked Women
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Oregon's Republican 'Walkout' Was a Serious Defeat For the Left
Shamus Cooke | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Conjuring the Spirit of Columbo Against the High-Functioning, Sociopathic 1%
Elizabeth Keyes | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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The Problem With Fuel Breaks
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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The Snow Queen and Bremen's Hopes
Victor Grossman | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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The Riptide of American Militarism
William Astore | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Photo ID is Obsolete and Unnecessary. Facial Recognition Technology Makes It Dangerous
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/photo-id-is-…

Measures of a Small Mind
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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The Honduran Coup — One Decade Later
Nick Alexandrov | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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.
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Too Many Africans?
Stephen Corry | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-11
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?
counterpunch.org/2019/07/11/too-many-afr…

Ongoing Atrocities in Syria. Missile Attacks Directed against Civilians
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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; …
globalresearch.ca/ongoing-atrocities-in-syria-missile-attacks-directed-against-civilians/5683283

How to Pay for It All: Central Banking Asia Style
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/how-pay-it-all-option-candidates-missed/5683275

I Still Can't Get No Satisfaction. Relentless War Propaganda
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/i-still-cant-get-no-satisfaction-relentless-war-propaganda/5683271

Canada Joins Campaign to Stifle Criticism of Israel
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/canada-joins-campaign-stifle-criticism-israel/5683337

Monsanto seeks to reverse jury verdict in cancer case they lost
Alexandra Jacobo | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/monsanto-s…

The anti-fascist art of Otto Dix and George Grosz
Jenny Farrell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-anti-fascis…

Sexual harassment and bullying at Westminster exposed by new report
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/11/sexual-harassment-and-bullying-at-westminster-exposed-by-new-report/

The World Needs a Water Treaty
Conn Hallinan | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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New North Sea oil exploration dangerous and irresponsible, warn green groups
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-11
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…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/11/new-north-sea-oil-exploration-dangerous-and-irresponsible-warn-green-groups/

Bernie Sanders Unveils 'Anti-Endorsement' List of Billionaires
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-11
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…
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Vale John Ellis
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/vale-john-ellis

Another nail in Russiagate coffin? Federal judge destroys key Mueller report claim
rt.com | 2019-07-11
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. | …
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Judge Emma Arbuthnot refuses to recuse herself in show trial of Julian Assange
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
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…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/assa…

Prominent Australian academic suggests building nuclear weapons
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
The debate over nuclear weapons is another warning of the advanced preparations for war being made in capitals around the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/whit…

Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
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.
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Battle for Libya: Major Players and Changing Coalitions
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-11
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, …
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Representative Barragán Decries Detention of Migrant Children in Jail Cells
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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Goal of Trump's ICE Raids Threat, Warn Rights Advocates, Is to 'Terrorize Immigrant Communities'
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
"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…
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Socialist Analysis & Discussion on U.S. War Threats Against Iran
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
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Fed signals it will bow to Wall Street's demands
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/pers…

Hiring the swamp: Meet new RFE/RL boss, a Russiagate-pushing neocon
rt.com | 2019-07-11
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.' | …
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The phony war between Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/pelo…

Five new books for ecosocialists
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/five-new-books-ecosocialists-6

War games promoted as 'cash splash' for war-weary public
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/war-games-promoted-cash-splash-war-weary-public

Court orders UK to suspend Saudi Arabia arms sales over Yemen war
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
The case confirmed that the British government sought to evade international law by selling arms knowing they would be used in war crimes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/saud…

Republicans Scold Elizabeth Warren for Echoing Ariel Sharon on Israeli Occupation
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-07-11
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…
theintercept.com/2019/07/10/republicans-…

Elizabeth Warren espouses economic nationalist policies aligned with Donald Trump
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/warr…

Brexit: British Lorries to be Turned Back at Dover by Shipping Companies
Pà∂là∂s Zsófia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 | …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-british-lorries-turned-back-dover-shipping-companies/5683319

Would Blacklisting Iran's IRGC and Increasing US Military Presence in the Persian Gulf Lead to Hostilities in the Strait of Hormuz?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-07-11
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 …
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At Amazon's Annual Summit, Hundreds Demand Tech Giant Stop Providing 'Invisible Backbone' to Trump's Anti-Immigration Agenda
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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…
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7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
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.)…
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Charité at War: A chilling portrayal of Nazism and its crimes
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/char…

House Judiciary Committee approves subpoenas for 12 witnesses in Trump probe
rt.com | 2019-07-11
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. | …
rt.com/usa/463961-house-judiciary-commit…

The fight for WA's radical labour heritage
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/fight-wa%E2%80%99s-radical-labour-heritage

Majorities of Both US Veterans and Public Believe Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 'Not Worth Fighting'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/11/majorit…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/09/1882456…

Selected Articles: Geopolitical Crisis in the Middle East
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-geopolitical-crisis-in-the-middle-east-monetary-system-no-deal-brexit/5683340

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

Humanity Sleep-Walking Toward 'Mass Extinction'
Andy Rowell | commondreams.org | 2019-07-11
"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…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/11/humani…

Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-11
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close the Camps, Transform Immigration Policy
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-11
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 …
globalresearch.ca/stop-immigrant-arrests-close-camps-transform-immigration-policy/5683281

In Mozambique, it's 'a matter of the heart' says Guterres, lauding the cyclone-struck nation's 'undeniable moral authority'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-11
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.
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Trump threatens new sanctions amid farcical indictment of Iran
wsws.org | 2019-07-11
Washington used the International Atomic Energy Agency as a forum for charging Iran with violating a treaty that the US itself ripped up.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/11/iran…

Australia must oppose war on Iran
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-11
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-must-oppose-war-iran

Stop immigrant arrests, close the camps, transform immigration policy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-11
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 …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/11/stop-immig…

How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

New Jersey Political Boss Warns "Certain Elements of the Working Class" Are Turned Off by Embrace of Immigrants
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
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.
theintercept.com/2019/07/10/george-norcr…

John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
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…
mintpressnews.com/venezuela-bachelet-twi…

Acts of solidarity with migrants grow
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-07-10
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
workers.org/2019/07/09/acts-of-solidarit…

Iran breaks out of nuclear accord: Should the world be concerned?
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-10
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.
liberationnews.org/iran-breaks-out-of-nu…

Piddling in the Think Tank
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/piddling-in-…

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/the-inhumane…

China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-trumps-trade-war-and-the-future-of-the-global-economy/5683192

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

John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/jake-tapper-john-bolton-trump-derangement-syndrome/5683162

Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/israels-scheme-bury-nakba/5683236

Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China?
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/hong-kong-ne…

If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
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 …
globalresearch.ca/if-you-provoke-the-entire-world-something-may-happen/5683232

Why Trump caved to China and Huawei
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-10
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…
mronline.org/2019/07/09/why-trump-caved-…

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

Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/elections-in…

We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald
Fred Baumgarten | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/we-are-the-l…

Speaking Truth to Power
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Last week Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a very conservative Republican member of Congress and the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, declared he's no longer a member of either the party or the caucus. He is also the only Republican member of Congress to call for the impeachment of president Trump after he actually read the entire…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/speaking-tru…

NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano Speaks Volumes
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
"Passing Prop 64 in California was just the beginning. We'll go on tinkering with cannabis rules and regulations for a long time and we'll also have to address life style issues. In many part of the country marijuana is still associated by and large with hippies. The culture wars will go on." — Paul Armentano,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/normls-deput…

Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue
Mallika Khanna | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/climate-change-…

Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/10/faith-in-humanity-restored-after-fellow-passengers-kicked-a-man-off-a-bus-for-being-a-massive-racist/

The Environmental Fallout of Toxic Plastics

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Louisiana will hold a public hearing on issuing 15 air permits for Taiwanese company Formosa Plastics. The massive proposed complex would be one of the largest and most toxic plastic production facilities in the world. | On Tuesday, July 9, at …
globalresearch.ca/louisiana-hold-hearing-massive-formosa-plastics-toxic-chemical-complex/5683227

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don't Put in Your Shirt Pocket
Environmental Health Trust | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley's cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument that the ordinance violates the first amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit …
globalresearch.ca/the-dangers-of-cell-phone-radiation-the-right-to-know-dont-put-in-your-shirt-pocket/5683223

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