2019-08-01: News Headlines

Staff (2019-08-01). Democrats' Divisions Test Biden's Front-Runner Strength. truthdig.com DETROIT—The ideological divisions gripping the Democratic Party intensified on Wednesday as presidential candidates waged an acrimonious battle over health care, immigration and race that tested the strength of early front-runner Joe Biden's candidacy. | The former vice president was repeatedly forced to defend his decades-old political record against pointed attacks from his younger, diverse rivals, who charged that Biden's eight-year relationship with President Barack Obama was not reason enough to earn the Democratic nomination. | The attacks on Biden in the second presidential debate were most vivid com…

Natalia Abrams, Cody Hounanian (2019-08-01). The Democratic Debates Are an Unprecedented Moment for Americans With Student Debt. thenation.com The Democratic Debates Are an Unprecedented Moment for Americans With Student Debt…

Philip Giraldi (2019-08-01). The Spy Game: It Ain't What It Used to be. globalresearch.ca The Tehran government has announced the arrest of seventeen Iranian citizens caught spying for America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Some of those arrested have already been sentenced to death. It is the third major roll-up of CIA agents in Iran …

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Bolsonaro Supporters Attack Glenn Greenwald's Mother. telesurenglish.net Arlene Greenwald, the mother of journalist and author Glenn Greenwald, was attacked via social media Thursday by supporters of Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Brazil: Minister Moro Seeks Deportation of Glenn Greenwald | A blogger named Oswaldo Eustaquio questioned the terminal cancer Glenn's mother is suffering from and wrote on his Twitter account that Glenn lied about his mother's health situation. Eustaquio concluded she was in good health based of her Facebook p…

Harry Blain (2019-08-01). Calls to "Send Them Back" are Mainstream in Israel. counterpunch.org President Trump and his supporters have exploited the state of Israel for two shifty rhetorical maneuvers: accusing their opponents of racism, and concealing their own. The rebuttal to Trump's many flirtations with anti-Semitism and anti-Semites is his overflowing love for the Jewish State, while the Muslim women mildly supporting Palestinian rights in Congress are smeared More

Fight Back (2019-08-01). 'Never Again is Now' protest shuts down ICE in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – A few hundred protesters blocked off all roads outside of the Whipple Federal Building here at a 'Never Again is Now' protest July 30, shutting down business as usual to demand that the government close the concentration camps at the U.S.-México border. | Hundreds of cars were blocked from leaving the building where Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is housed for several hours at the end of the work day. At the end of the action around 30 people were cited and released by Hennepin County cops. | The protest was organized by Jewish community members opposed to the camps at the U…

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-01). Germany Rejects US Anti-Iran Maritime Coalition. Will Other EU Member States "Follow Suit"? globalresearch.ca Trump regime hardliners are struggling to enlist anti-Iran Operation Sentinel maritime coalition partners. | Britain's limited Persian Gulf naval presence so far is separate from the Trump regime's. The size of its fleet is a limiting factor. It's been declining for …

Jason Ditz (2019-08-01). US Sanctions Iran's Foreign Minister; Move Seen as Rebuke of Diplomatic Offer. theantimedia.com The latest US sanctions on Iran are very specific, hitting FM Javad Zarif, blocking all property and financial interests he has in the US.

Prof. Muhammad Sahimi (2019-08-01). The Human Toll of Economic Sanctions Directed against Iran. globalresearch.ca The illegal economic sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed on Iran are ruining its economy by increasing the inflation rate—from nine percent before the sanctions to 35-40 percent today—as well as unemployment, and forcing countless numbers of small businesses …

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Rouhani Accuses US of 'Childish Behavior' Over New Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursdayslammed the U.S. Treasury's recent decision to sanction Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, describing the move as puerile and senseless. | RELATED: | Iran to Europe: Fix INSTEX or Will Reduce Deal Commitments | According to the state-owned Islamic Republic News Agency, Rouhani accused the U.S. of "childish behavior", especially after the Trump administration expressed an interest to meet with the Iranian government in Tehra…

Sarah Abed (2019-08-01). Washington's Ultimate Goal in Tehran Remains "Regime Change" globalresearch.ca It's always been about regime change. Washington's ultimate goal in Iran for the past 40 years has been to bring down the Mullah's leading the Islamic Republic of Iran. As much as the current administration and specifically President Donald Trump…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Another US Military Plane Enters Venezuelan Airspace. telesurenglish.net The Venezuelan Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) denounced Thursday that a U.S. Navy EP-3E Aries II electronic spy aircraft entered the Maiquetia airspace area, near Caracas, on Wednesday, according to a report from Venezuela's Strategic Operational Command (Ceofanb). | RELATED: | US Admits Violating Venezuela Airspace | "Alert: Imperial provocations continue over Venezuela. From this free, impregnable and peaceful country, the FANB rejects, once again, in violation of the Venezuelan FIR [Fligh…

teleSUR -EF-mrs (2019-08-01). Russia Supports Venezuela, Tells US: Stop Meddling in Dialogue. telesurenglish.net Russian Press and Information Director Maria Zakharova says governments of the world, particularly the United States, need to stay out of Venezuela's internal affairs and attempting to sidetrack peace talks. | RELATED: | Russia To 'Abstain' Attending Int'l Talks on Venezuela in Lima | Zakharova‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã's comments come as dialogues between the…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Venezuela Rejects US Smear Campaign Against Public Officials. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela's foreign ministry has denounced the smear campaign, coming from the U.S., that has without evidence portrayed top officials as involved in criminal activities. | RELATED: | Another US Military Plane Enters Venezuelan Airspace | The latest accusation came on Wednesday via Twitter from the notorious U.S. migration agency ICE. On their official…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Man at Gaza Border. telesurenglish.net A Palestinian man was killed on Thursday morning while attempting to carry out an operation to break the siege on the Gaza region, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported. | RELATED: | Palestine Energy Initiative: Use Biomass to be Self-Sufficient | According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the operation was carried out by Hani Abu Salah, a Palestinian man in his twenties from the Gaza region. | The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced shortly after the attack that thre…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-08-01). Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda. mintpressnews.com Cotler's campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His "humanitarian" branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

Asad Ismi (2019-08-01). Bolsonaro's Clearcut Populism."The Barbarism has Begun" globalresearch.ca "The barbarism has begun," declared the Pankarurú Indigenous nation after Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's neofascist president, won fraudulent elections in October 2018 amidst accusations of breaking financing rules and shamelessly spreading fake news. The Pankarurú inhabit a northeastern part of …

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Yemen's Houthi Attack Military Parade in Aden: 32 Killed. telesurenglish.net Yemen's Houthi Movement launched this morning a drone and missile attack on a pro-government military parade in the port-city of Aden. | RELATED: | Saudi Forces Kill 13 in 'Massacre' at Yemen Market | According to a report from the Houthi-aligned Military Media, the attack was carried out on a military parade at the Al-Jalaa Camp in the Buraiqa District of Aden. | The Medecins Sans Frontieres tweeted that tens of wounded were hospitalized, while other reports claimed that 32 were killed, in…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Israel: Netanyahu's Ally Confirms Talks with Saudis to Exploit Gas in Occupied Palestine. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia is holding talks with Israel over buying natural gas from occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli official Ayoob Kara said in an interview Thursday, in a move that would represent an unprecedented level of collaboration between Arab governments and Israel. | RELATED: | Saudi Forces Kill 13 in 'Massacre' at Yemen Market | The proposed project will involve building a pipeline connecting Sauid Arabia to Eliat, an area near an Israeli holiday resort that is built on occupied land…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Israel: Netanyahu's Ally Confirms Talks with Saudis to Exploit Gas in Occupied Palestine. telesurenglish.net Saudi Arabia is holding talks with Israel over buying natural gas from occupied Palestinian territories, Israeli official Ayoob Kara said in an interview Thursday, in a move that would represent an unprecedented level of collaboration between Arab governments and Israel. | RELATED: | Saudi Forces Kill 13 in 'Massacre' at Yemen Market | The proposed project will involve building a pipeline connecting Saudi Arabia to Eliat, an area near an Israeli holiday resort that is built on occupied land…

Linn Washington Jr. (2019-08-01). Presidential Racism: Shining Example of America's Somber Status Quo. counterpunch.org Trump trumpets the low unemployment rate among blacks as proof that his body contains no racist "bones." | But what Trump doesn't say (and what the media doesn't report adequately) is that the current unemployment rate for blacks remains about twice that of whites. The June 2019 national unemployment rate for whites was 3.3 percent compared to 6 percent for blacks. The June 2000 rate was 3.6 percent for whites and 7.8 percent for blacks. More

Eds. (2019-08-01). Russiagate as organized distraction. mronline.org Oliver Boyd-Barrett looks at who benefits from having the corporate media suffocate their public with a puerile narrative for over two years. | Source

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-08-01). Houthis Launch Major Strikes on Saudi Coalition Targets Amid Talk of Secret Negotiations. mintpressnews.com Pressure on the Kingdom has reached a fever pitch thanks to a near-continuous stream of Houthi attacks on vital Saudi targets in the past few months.

Eds. (2019-08-01). How fast is the climate changing? mronline.org Are recent weather patterns a prescient warning that Climate Change is upon us? Yes, according to John Molyneux, and time is running out. | Source

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B. Nimri Aziz (2019-08-01). Intimacies From an Awful War. counterpunch.org If you think you've seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven't. From love of nation and loathing of military rule, from inchoate hope of redemption and improbable determination, indebted to lost friends and seeded in the birth of your child, comes an intimate demonstration of how war happens to you and More

Clark T. Scott (2019-08-01). Moving Beyond a Propensity For Pretentiousness. counterpunch.org I have, for much of my life, had a propensity for mimicking birds. Most of my attempts have had little noticeable effect, but some of my vocalizations led to what seemed to occasionally be emotional rebuttals. I sometimes have wondered if this propensity of mine is an attempt to acquire an identity beyond the limited More

Martha Rosenberg (2019-08-01). How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs. counterpunch.org Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1000 visit ERs in the US according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times reported that the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company had a big hand in these morbid figures. McKinsey advised More

David Mattson (2019-08-01). Grizzly Twister and Other Games that Scientists Play. counterpunch.org Those of you who were born after 1970 probably don't remember a game made by Milton Bradley called Twister that in 1966 exploded onto the national stage and into America's living rooms and dens. Its popularity was considerably enhanced when Johnny Carson leaned scandalously over Eva Gabor's partially clad buttocks during a live demonstration of More

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Mogadishu's Mayor Succumbs to Wounds From Suicide Attack. telesurenglish.net The mayor of Mogadishu, Abdirahman Omar Osman, has died as a result of a suicide attack that occurred last week in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, the Somali government said. | RELATED: | Amnesty Report: 14 Civilians Likely Killed by US Airstrikes | Osman died on Thursday after spending days in a coma in a Qatari hospital, where he had been transported…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Trump to Impose Tariffs on $300B Chinese Goods, No Deal Reached. telesurenglish.net United States President Donald Trump announced Tuesday a 10 percent tariff on the remaining US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports starting Sept. 1, after U.S. and Chinese negotiators failed to reach a trade deal this week in Shanghai. | RELATED: | Chinese Huawei Beats Trump's Ban, Makes a $58.3 Billion Profit | The tariffs will affect a wide range of consumer goods from cell phones and laptops to toys and footwear. | Back in May, as trade-talks collapsed in Washington, Trump th…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). 4 Inmates Killed During Transfer Following Brazil Prison Clash. telesurenglish.net Four inmates were killed during a deadly prison fight in the northern Brazilian state of Para while being transferred to another penitentiary, officials said Wednesday. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro Announces Greater Budget Cuts in Brazil | A vehicle carrying 30 handcuffed inmates inside four compartments left the Regional Recuperation Center in the Amazonian city of Altamira on Tuesday afternoon on a 500-kilometer trip to a prison in the city of Maraba. | Four of the prisoners, allegedly all bel…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Son of Killed Chilean Communist Demands 'Nuremberg-Type' Trial. telesurenglish.net Ivan Donato, son of Chilean communist leader Jaime Donato, asked for an international court similar to the Nuremberg tribunal set up after World War II to judge the dictatorship's crimes against humanity. | RELATED: | Chile: Crucial Investigation Into Death of Poet Pablo Neruda | He emphasized the need for a "tribunal like Nuremberg, an international tribunal to try all those who participated in Operation Condor." | His father disappeared in 1976 under the dictatorship of Augusto…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Syrian Gov't Agrees to Conditional Ceasefire in Idlib. telesurenglish.net Syria's government agreed Thursday to a ceasefire in the northwestern rebel-held region of Idlib if the Russian-Turkish demilitarized zone is implemented, according to the state news agency, SANA. | RELATED: | Russia, Turkey Agree to Create Demilitarized Zone in Syria's Idlib | The state agency cited a Syrian military source who announced the government's "approval for a ceasefire in the buffer zone in Idlib starting tonight" on the condition that rebels withdraw forces and w…

Federico Pieraccini (2019-08-01). Trump's "Space Force": Weaponizing Space Is the "New" Bad Idea Coming from Washington. globalresearch.ca When considering the possibility of great-power conflict in the near future, it is difficult to bypass space as one of the main areas of strategic focus for the major powers.The United States, Russia and China all have cutting-edge programs …

Andrew Korybko (2019-08-01). Trump's Afghan Drawdown Plans. Reducing US Military Presence in Afghanistan Before 2020 Elections? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Pompeo's surprise announcement that President Trump ordered him to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan before the 2020 elections immediately raised the ire of the Mainstream Media and will probably see his domestic foes' hostile narratives …

teleSUR (2019-08-01). 2019 Pan American Games Underway in Lima; Peru Takes 12 Medals. telesurenglish.net The XVIII Pan American Games, kicked off last week in Peru, are well underway with over 6,000 athletes from 41 countries competing until August 11. | RELATED: | Roger Federer Boycotts Saudi Arabia Match | The Pan Ams, as they are referred to, serve as 2020 Olympic qualifiers in 23 sports. | So far, of the 41 nations represented in the games taking place in Lima, Peru, the United States, which has the largest team by far with 643 members, leads in medals won…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-08-01). The National Security State Needs an Enemy: Senator Warren Warns About "White Supremacist" Threat. globalresearch.ca The national security state requires a roster of enemies to justify its existence. Beginning in the late 1940s, it was the Commies, not simply the Soviet Union but Commies everywhere—in the State Department, the neighborhood PTA, even under your bed….

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-08-01). Intimacies from an Awful War. "For Sama" by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. globalresearch.ca If you think you've seen enough of conflict, especially the war in Syria, you haven't. From love of nation and loathing of military rule, from inchoate hope of redemption and improbable determination, indebted to lost friends and seeded in the …

Telesur (2019-08-01). Bolsonaro: Legalized Toxic Pesticides Endanger People Worldwide. globalresearch.ca Brazil President's Jair Bolsonaro's environmental deregulation and new free trade deals would see the world consuming toxic pesticides that are banned in most countries, Oliver Tickell of the Green Economic Institute warned Tuesday in an interview with RT. | "This …

teleSUR (2019-08-01). Brazil: Bolsonaro Questions anti-Slave Labor Law. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday criticized the 2014 Constitutional Amendment which orders the expropriation of properties of those landowners whose activities occur through "work analogous to slave labor." | RELATED: | Bolsonaro: Hunger, Poverty in Brazil: 'A Big Lie' | "What is slave work?" Bolsonaro asked and hinted that this idea had been placed into the Brazilian C…

Sufyan Bin Uzayr (2019-08-01). Astana, Kazakhstan: the City of the Future? counterpunch.org Continuing my travels through the ex-Soviet states, I reached Astana (now, Nur-Sultan City) from Tashkent. Ever wondered what would happen if someone were to play Minecraft in real life? Like, build stuff from the ground up? Meet Astana, now known as Nur-Sultan City. This approx 1-million strong city happens to be the capital of Kazakhstan. More

Dean Baker (2019-08-01). Missing Issues on the Economics of a Fed Rate Cut. counterpunch.org A Washington Post piece on the issues surrounding a rate cut this week by the Federal Reserve Board missed many important points. First, and most importantly, it never once mentioned that inflation has been persistently below the Fed's 2.0 percent target. This matters both for the Fed's credibility and more importantly as a protection policy More

Wim Laven (2019-08-01). We Fall, Divided. counterpunch.org On Sunday July 28th"the world's greatest summer food fair" came to a tragic end. A "really angry" 19 year-old-white-supremacist snuck into the Gilroy Garlic Festival and committed a mass shooting, killing three people and injuring 15 more. I followed closely as the events were reported; I had flashbacks to the worst mass shooting in recent More

Jerome Irwin (2019-08-01). Water Not Oil: Battle Cry Of The Blue Planet. counterpunch.org It's Mother Earth's battle cry inspired by the world's dire climate crisis that has been sung by many for years yet still hasn't yet resolutely been taken up by the world as a whole. So the cry remains: what ultimately is more important: Water or Oil? The Human World is starved for both. But which More

Andrés Castro (2019-08-01). Should I Speak of Distant Oppression? counterpunch.org Should I Speak of Distant Oppression? Generations of my people were never butchered for their land or turned into roaming refugees; my elders were not tortured for talking back; I was not forced to see a sister or mother raped; my son and daughter never ran for their lives; they could simply walk to school More

Michael Doliner (2019-08-01). An Encounter in Pershing Square. counterpunch.org I was sitting at one of the cheap plastic tables in Pershing Square when a woman who had already stowed more than a couple under her belt fell into the next chair. She took out a wineskin and two glasses, poured a glass for each of us, and asked me what I did for a More

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-08-01). Romanticism and Literature: Serving Human Liberty? globalresearch.ca "Swift has sailed into his rest; | Savage indignation there | Cannot lacerate his breast. | Imitate him if you dare, | World-besotted traveller; he | Served human liberty." | W. B. Yeats translation of Jonathan Swift's Latin epitaph. | Introduction | In this continuing series on the …

Julian Rose (2019-08-01). 5G Agriculture — Food from Frankenstein Farming. globalresearch.ca The director of development at Ericsson, Marcin Sugak, is excited. He has a new toy to sell to agribusiness farmers. This particular toy, he claims, is going to 'overcome' all the difficult new challenges facing agriculture today. It will be …

Moran Nakar (2019-08-01). 'An Ugly Wave': Israeli Artists Say Defunded Film Reveals Culture of Censorship. globalresearch.ca When the directors of the film Advocate captured the biggest prize at Israel's most important documentary festival, they never imagined their victory would trigger tighter controls on freedom of speech in the country. | But that is exactly what has happened, …

Makia Freeman (2019-08-01). Psychotechnology: How Artificial Intelligence Is Designed to Change Humanity. globalresearch.ca The concept behind the word psychotechnology is an extremely important (and dangerous) one: the idea that as technology becomes more advanced, more personable and more human-like, it will start persuading us more and more.

Makia Freeman (2019-08-01). Psychotechnology: How Artificial Intelligence Is Designed to Change Humanity. globalresearch.ca Psychotechnology is a word coined by William Ammerman, although the word may also have been coined by others and share multiple meanings. Ammerman defines the word as "technology that influences people psychologically by deploying artificial intelligence through digital media." …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2019-08-01). Romanticism and Literature: Serving Human Liberty? globalresearch.ca "Swift has sailed into his rest; | Savage indignation there | Cannot lacerate his breast. | Imitate him if you dare, | World-besotted traveller; he | Served human liberty." | W. B. Yeats translation of Jonathan Swift's Latin epitaph | Introduction | In this continuing series on the …

F. William Engdahl (2019-08-01). Erdogan's Risky Geopolitical Pirouette. Turkey's Economy in "Troubled Waters" globalresearch.ca Turkey's economy has been in increasingly difficult straits for months, especially since the failed July 2016 coup attempt. The latest move by President Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan to fire his central bank head and replace him with a more amenable loyalist …

Andrew Korybko (2019-08-01). It's Too Late for India to Rethink Its Failed Afghan Strategy. globalresearch.ca India already discredited itself too much in both the eyes of the Afghan population and the rest of the world by being the only country to consistently stand with the unpopular puppet government in Kabul that even the US itself …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-01). Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren Loom Large in Night 2 of Dem Debates as Healthcare Again Dominates the Conversation. commondreams.org "The winners of this health care debate are Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-01). Latest Proof Trump 'Unwilling and Incapable' of Engaging in Peace Talks as US Sanctions Iran's Top Diplomat. commondreams.org "Again, President Trump has chosen an action to push Iran away from the negotiating table, isolate America on the world stage, and take diplomatic options off the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-08-01). America's Economic Collapse. Capitalism is a Plunder Mechanism. globalresearch.ca Capitalists have claimed responsibility for America's past economic success. Let's begin by setting the record straight. American success had little to do with capitalism. This is not to say that the US would have had more success with something like …

Norma Smith (2019-08-01). Poetry to Close the Camps. indybay.org 630 Sansome St (Immigration and Customs Enforcement HQ)…

Miri Wood (2019-08-01). Idlib and NATO's War of Terror against the Syrian People. globalresearch.ca UN Bullies in meticulous suits have launched another hospitals bombing psywar campaign to support NATO's last terrorists in Idlib. It should be scandalous, international news, that key members of the United Nations continue to ignore the Geneva Agreements on hospitals, …

John Nichols (2019-08-01). The Real Winners of the Second Debate Were Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. thenation.com The Real Winners of the Second Debate Were Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders…

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-01). Democratic National Committee (DNC) Law Suit Against Russia, Kremlin Accused of "Election Meddling", Case Dismissed? Wikileaks and Trump Campaign Dismissed. globalresearch.ca Democratic National Committee (DNC) v. Russian Federation, et al was filed in April 2018. | Presided over by federal District Court Judge John Koeltl, the suit without substance was over fabricated claims of Russian 2016 US election meddling. | It named …

Stephen Lendman (2019-08-01). Democratic National Committee (DNC) Law Suit Against Russia, Kremlin Accused of "Election Meddling", Wikileaks and Trump Campaign, "Case Dismissed with Prejudice" globalresearch.ca Democratic National Committee (DNC) v. Russian Federation, et al was filed in April 2018. | Presided over by federal District Court Judge John Koeltl, the suit without substance was over fabricated claims of Russian 2016 US election meddling. | It named …

susan_p (2019-08-01). Seventh anniversary of the Rojava Revolution. greenleft.org.au July 19 marked the seventh anniversary of northern Syria's Rojava Revolution. On that day in 2012 the nascent People's Protection Units (YPG) took control of the Kurdish-majority city of Kobanê. The outnumbered forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad surrendered and were allowed to depart (without their weapons). Other Kurdish cities and towns in the north were soon liberated as well. | From these beginnings, the liberated zone has grown into the General Council of the Self Administration in Northern and Eastern Syria (NES). Together with civic councils in towns liberated from the Islamic State (Manbij, Tabqa,…

WSWS (2019-08-01). Body of Steve Caniàßo, killed in police raid, found in France's Loire River. wsws.org Prime Minister Edouard Philippe shamelessly declared that "no link" could be established between the police raid and Caniàßo's death.

The Canary (2019-08-01). How much has been spent on Brexit so far? thecanary.co Before today's announcement of an additional £2.1 billion of Brexit funding, a total of £4.2 billion had already been allocated by the Government to prepare for the UK's departure from the EU. | Spending began in autumn 2016, a few months after the referendum, when £400 million was earmarked for Brexit. | This was followed in the 2017 Budget by a further £3 billion to be spent during 2018/19 and 2019/20. | £250 million was drawn from the UK's reserves in 2017/18 for Brexit spending, and at the 2018 Budget another £500 million was made available. | The Treasury has published a b…

RT (2019-08-01). US Navy's most expensive ship ever can't get ammo to deck, can't launch new F-35 fighters. rt.com The US Navy's new $13 billion aircraft carrier was delivered with only two of its 11 elevators —vital to get munitions to its deck— operational. For the Navy, it's the latest in a series of costly embarrassments.

Staff (2019-08-01). Dolores Huerta and Cornel West Respond to Second Democratic Debate. truthout.org | | Ten presidential hopefuls took the stage Wednesday evening for the second night of a Democratic debate in Detroit. During the night, former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record after facing numerous attacks on his record on criminal justice, the Iraq War, immigration and women's rights. Senator Kamala Harris also faced criticism over her record as California attorney general. We speak to the legendary labor leader Dolores Huerta, who is co-chair of Kamala Harris's campaign, and Harvard prof…

susan_p (2019-08-01). Legendary anti-war singer to headline Sydney Folk Festival. greenleft.org.au Legendary Scottish-Australian folk singer Eric Bogle, best known for his anti-war classics "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" and "The Green Fields of France", will headline the Sydney Folk Festival this month. | Although headlined by Bogle, whose career has spanned decades, the festival being held on August 16-18 aims to highlight new music in "a massive celebration of the best and most adventurous in today's new generation of folk", according to the festival's director, Warren Fahey. | Fahey said the festival will "totally blow away" any outdated stereotypes of "old school" folk. | "For quite a while folk m…

Global Research News (2019-08-01). Selected Articles: Weaponizing Space Is Trump's "New" Bad Idea. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | Trump's "Space Force": Weaponizing Space

pip.hinman (2019-08-01). Thanks Miranda Devine, but we will win abortion reform. greenleft.org.au Thank you Miranda Devine for your wild overreaction to the bill before NSW parliament to treat abortion as a health issue ("Vote Libs, get Greens", Daily Telegraph, July 31), as it will no doubt lose you and News.com support. | It must also surely rank as top fake news of the week. Far from being "one of the most dangerous radical abortion bills on the planet", the bill is modelled on existing Queensland and Victorian law. | Moreover, your view that Coalition MPs' support for basic health care for women is somehow a Labor-Green plot is equally bizarre. This bill is not about late-term abortions, as you suggest. I…

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-08-01). Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Build Nuclear Weapons. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)…

Staff (2019-08-01). ICE Contracts Are Booming. See Which Vendors Are in Your State. truthout.org | Companies and vendors have made over $12.7 billion from contracts with ICE since 2010.

WSWS (2019-08-01). Video shows Dallas, Texas police joking as a 32-year-old man dies in their custody. wsws.org Disturbing body camera footage was only released after all charges were dropped and the three officers who killed Tony Timpa in 2016 returned to active duty earlier this year.

WSWS (2019-08-01). Blair's number two, Alastair Campbell, reveals how Corbyn tried to keep him in the Labour Party. wsws.org An unindicted war criminal alongside former prime minister Tony Blair, Campbell was a key architect in concocting the lies about Iraq's possessing Weapons of Mass Destruction.

RT (2019-08-01). Soros gifts $5.1 million check to Democrats as he enters 2020 funding game. rt.com Billionaire financier George Soros has created a super PAC and written a $5.1 million check for Democrats ahead of next year's election. However, the liberal mega-donor has not revealed which candidate will get his blessing.

teleSUR (2019-08-01). 'This Is Not the Summer of Our Youth:' UN Chief Warns. telesurenglish.net The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reported that 2019 broke the records of the hottest June ever, as July is also on the path to equal or surpass the hottest month in recorded history. | RELATED: | Climate Change the Culprit for European Heatwave: Expert | "We have always lived through hot summers. But this is not the summer of our youth. This is not your grandfather's summer," U.N. chief‚Äã‚Äã‚Äã‚&Aum…

teleSUR (2019-08-01). US Records 9% Hike in Hate Crimes Against Blacks, Jews, LGBT. telesurenglish.net United States witnessed a nine percent increase in hate crimes last year according to a report by California State University at Santa Barbara's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE) published Tuesday. | RELATED: | US Navy SEAL Acquitted of Charges of War Crimes in Iraq | The CSHE report revealed this is the fifth consecutive year that hate crime has grown in the U.S. even though crime, in general, has decreased. The most targeted communities include African American…

RT (2019-08-01). Trump wants to strip medals from Navy lawyers who failed to convict SEAL of war crimes. rt.com US President Donald Trump has demanded the Navy strip military prosecutors who failed to convict SEAL Eddie Gallagher on murder charges of the medals they were awarded after losing the case, calling the awards "ridiculous."

San Francisco-Bay Area Veterans For Peace (2019-08-01). Vigil to Expose Monsanto. indybay.org Union Square, Downtown San Francisco. Bordered by Geary Blvd. and Post Street; and Powell and Stockton Street.

Staff (2019-08-01). UN Report on Child Casualties Blacklists only Muslim Perpetrators. therealnews.com Secretary General Antionio Guterres presented the report on child casualties in war to the Security Council on Friday. Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen are the areas with the highest numbers of child casualties, followed by Palestine. Nearly all the children killed were Muslim…

RT (2019-08-01). #KamalaHarrisDestroyed trends on Twitter after annihilation by Tulsi Gabbard, 'Russian bots' blamed. rt.com Twitter deemed presidential hopeful Kamala Harris utterly "destroyed," after fellow candidate Tulsi Gabbard landed dizzying verbal haymakers on the former California prosecutor. Naturally, 'Russian bots' were swiftly blamed.

WSWS (2019-08-01). The Democrats and Detroit. wsws.org The bitter experience of Detroit workers exposes the claims by Sanders, Warren and others that the Democrats represent a genuine alternative to Trump's reactionary policies.

Staff (2019-08-01). Inspector Paints a Rosy Picture of Migrant Jails in Contrast to Audits. truthout.org | | Jefferson, Maryland—For the past year, the tiny Maryland company employed by the federal government to inspect U.S. immigration detention centers has painted a rosy picture of life in captivity. | In dozens of reports filed in the past 12 months, inspectors with the 11-person Nakamoto Group described detainees who had "no substantive complaints" and facilities where the atmosphere is "calm with no obvious indicators of high stress." | "None of the detainees expressed any concerns about…

WSWS (2019-08-01). Mass protests erupt after Sudan's military junta guns down school children. wsws.org Six people were killed, including four young students, and more than 60 injured. The junta has now closed down all the nation's schools in an effort to shut down demonstrations.

RT (2019-08-01). New twist in Butina case possible after FBI informant denied she posed threat to US — lawyer to RT. rt.com A new development in the case of the Russian gun activist Maria Butina has emerged after an FBI informant, with whom she had an affair, revealed that he repeatedly told the agency that the woman posed no threat to the US.

susan_p (2019-08-01). When Japanese print workers resisted war. greenleft.org.au Against the Storm: How Japanese Print-Workers Resisted the Military Regime, 1935-1945 | By Masao Sugiura
| Translated by Kaye Broadbent & Masa Sato | Interventions, Melbourne | 2019, $24.95 | "In doing what is normal for any trade union activist today —recruiting, arguing and organising — my comrades and I were made to suffer persecution, imprisonment and death," writes Masao Sugiura. | When researching Japanese working-class resistance to World War II, Kaye Broadbent discovered in a Japanese university archive Sugiura's 1964 memoirs detailing the formation and activities of the Shuppanako Kurabu…

pip.hinman (2019-08-01). Rojava Revolution celebrated in Sydney. greenleft.org.au Kurdish community members and supporters gathered on July 27 to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution in northern Syria. | Greens MLA for the seat of Balmain Jamie Parker addressed the function along with the Socialist Alliance's Susan Price. | Parker pledged to continue supporting the campaign to remove the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from the Australian government's list of proscribed terrorist organisations and recognise them as an organisation fighting for freedom. | Price praised the Rojava Revolution as a "beacon of hope" in the Middle East, and remembered the martyrs from the People's P…

The Canary (2019-08-01). Labour slams the government's 'Neo-police state' plans for traffic officers in no-deal 'chaos'. thecanary.co Lorry drivers and haulage firms face increased fines in the event of a no-deal Brexit, with Labour comparing new powers for traffic officers to a "neo-police state". | According to Sky News, the Department for Transport has set out proposals for Highways England traffic officers to be given the power to demand and check drivers' documentation in a consultation. | John Howarth, Labour MEP for the South East region, which covers Dover, said the Government is secretly seeking to give draconian powers to traffic officers. | He added: "I am alarmed by the reports of secret plans for unprecedented summary powers for tr…

RT (2019-08-01). Russiagate queen reigns no more: Rachel Maddow ratings tank after collusion narrative implodes. rt.com Once a shining beacon of hope for Russiagate true believers, it looks like Rachel Maddow has left her best days behind her; MSNBC's conspiracy queen has seen her show plummet to fifth place in cable news ratings. What happened?

WSWS (2019-08-01). German politicians and media urge military action in the Persian Gulf. wsws.org The more the US pushes ahead with its preparations for war against Iran, the louder the voices will become in Europe that are pushing for military action.

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-08-01). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "Money for War, But Can't Feed the Poor" indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

susan_p (2019-08-01). Gunboat diplomacy in the Persian Gulf. greenleft.org.au The United States and Britain are ensuring that tensions remain high in the Straits of Hormuz as they continue beating the drums of war against Iran. | A second British warship arrived in the Strait of Hormuz on July 29, tasked with escorting British-flagged commercial vessels between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. | This latest escalation follows a number of incidents since June 13 when two oil tankers (one Japanese, the other Norwegian) were hit by explosives and caught fire. The US immediately blamed Iran for the attacks, accusing it of trying to disrupt oil supplies. | A few days later a US spy drone…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-01). Julian Castro, Cory Booker Not Allowing Biden to Avoid Responsibility for Obama Administration Immigration Policies. commondreams.org "One of us has learned the lessons of the past, and one of us hasn't." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-08-01). Gilroy Shooter Touted White Supremacist Text, Posted Racist Content Before Massacre. indybay.org In California, police have identified the gunman who killed three people—including two children—at a mass shooting Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival as 19-year-old Santino William Legan. He was fatally shot by police at the scene. Authorities say they are still determining a motive for the attack, but the gunman's social media activity shows him promoting a manifesto on white supremacy just moments before the rampage. He also wrote in a post Sunday, "Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?"

Curt Wechsler (2019-08-01). No Concentration Camps! No Fascist USA! Trump/Pence Must Go! indybay.org Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) | 630 Sansome Street, San Francisco | This event is part of 30 Days of Action to Close the Camps…

Staff (2019-07-31). DNC Won't Create Oversight Panel to Review the Millions It Spends. truthdig.com This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. | A proposal to bring unprecedented oversight to the way that the Democratic National Committee spends the billion dollars it raises between presidential elections was rejected by the DNC Rules and Bylaw Committee Tuesday, after a spirited debate highlighting that there is no independent oversight reporting back to the DNC's 450 members. | The decision did not come without some Rules Committee members saying that the oversight issue was legitimate. But they di…

Staff (2019-07-31). Headlines for July 31, 2019. democracynow.org Sens. Sanders and Warren Tout Progressive Vision for 2020 as 2nd Democratic Debate Kicks Off, Detroit Activists Call on 2020 Dems to Tackle Pollution, Implement Green New Deal, North Korea Launches 2nd Ballistic Missile Test in Under a Week, 130 Hunger-Striking Prisoners in Egypt Decry Inhumane Treatment, Senators Question DOD Nominee John Hyten over Sexual Assault Accusations, Virginia Delegate Protests Trump Speech: "You Can't Send Us Back!", House Report Says Trump Adviser Ran Campaign Speech by UAE, Saudi Officials, California Bill Requires Presidential Candidates to Disclose 5 Years of Tax Returns, 2 Chicago…

Peter Bolton (2019-07-31). Bernie Sanders sets the bar for radical healthcare reform with strong performance in latest TV debate. thecanary.co 10 of the candidates running in the Democratic Party primary race went on stage on 31 July for the latest televised debate. Facing off against several establishment figures who argued for traditional centrist proposals, Bernie Sanders made waves with h…

John Nichols (2019-07-31). Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All. thenation.com Last Night's Debate Produced a Clear Winner: Medicare for All…