2019-08-04: Social Media Postees

Hundreds of people rush to donate blood for victims of deadly El Paso shooting (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2019-08-04
Residents rushed to medical centers in El Paso, Texas, and stood for hours in long lines to donate blood for victims of the mass shooting at a local Walmart store on Saturday, which killed 20 people. | …
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At Least 29 Dead After Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-04
| Within 13 hours in two U.S. cities — El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio — at least 29 people were killed in mass shootings on Saturday and Sunday. | Police in Dayton, Ohio were gathering information on Sunday morning about a shooting that took place in the city's downtown Oregon neighborhood at about 1: 00am. Nine people were killed by a gunman who used what one eyewitness described as an a…
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'24yo' Dayton shooter used Kalashnikov-type rifle to shoot dozens, 10 dead
rt.com | 2019-08-04
The Dayton, Ohio mass shooting suspect used a Kalashnikov-type rifle to kill 9 people before being killed by police, the city mayor said. Local hospitals treated 27 people in the aftermath, and some remain in critical condition. | …
rt.com/usa/465772-dayton-shooting-kalash…

9 killed as gunman opens fire in Dayton bar district, hours after Texas massacre
rt.com | 2019-08-04
Nine people have been killed in a mass shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio while 26 others were injured. The gunman was taken out by officers responding to the incident. | …
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20 Dead After Gunman Attacks Texas Shoppers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-04
EL PASO, Texas–A gunman armed with a rifle opened fire in an El Paso shopping area packed with as many as 3,000 people during the busy back-to-school season, leaving 20 dead and more than two dozen injured, police said. | Hours later, another shooting in Dayton, Ohio, claimed nine lives. That gunman was killed by police. | Authorities were investigating whether Saturday's El Paso attack was a hate crime after the emergence of a racist, anti-immigrant screed that was posted online shortly beforehand. Detectives sought to determine if it was wr…
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Thoughts, prayers & political agenda: Response to El Paso shooting on left & right
rt.com | 2019-08-04
A shooting at a Walmart in Texas, where 20 people were killed, plunged the US into sorrow but also rekindled a political debate. The incident has become a case in point for gun control advocates, including presidential hopefuls. | …
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US-backed Opposition Prime Suspects in Thai Bombings
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
Several small bombs detonated across Bangkok on Friday, August 2, amid a meeting between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the US, China, and Russia. | There were several injuries reported, but no deaths. | Despite a Western media deliberately feigning …
globalresearch.ca/us-backed-opposition-prime-suspects-thai-bombings/5685525

Mueller time is over, Russia-hate is here to stay
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-04
Stephen F. Cohen says that while Robert Mueller has closed up shop, dangerous U.S. fear-mongering about Russia remains. Guest: Stephen…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/04/mueller-time-…

Trump Ponders Deadly Blockade of Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
President Trump, wandering further afield of his noninterventionist election campaign promise, may soon impose an illegal military blockade on Venezuela. | According to an unnamed Trump administration official, the blockade will continue until Nicolas Maduro abdicates and Juan Guaido becomes …
globalresearch.ca/trump-ponders-deadly-blockade-venezuela/5685529

Is the Endless Iraq Conflict Finally Over?
Rossen Vassilev Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
The First Gulf War (1990-1991) | How did U.S. military intervention in Iraq–the wealthiest Arab country in the 1970s–begin? The First Gulf War started in August 1990, when Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein's army occupied neighboring Kuwait. The Iraqi dictator invaded …
globalresearch.ca/endless-iraq-conflict-finally-over/5685540

The World Financial Order: An Instrument of the US Empire
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
"So, Canada, the Canadian people unfortunately are deprived of honest representation of provincial desires, provincial needs, by the fact that the financial sector, the banks, are pretty much running the country." — Michael Hudson | On the weekend of July 19-21st, …
globalresearch.ca/the-world-financial-order-an-instrument-of-the-us-empire/5685502

Former Bush Administration Insider Reflects on the Failure of the Iraq War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-04
| "There was a long history of the CIA's incompetence in trying to get rid of Saddam Hussein," says retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. | Looking back at the march to war in Iraq, Colonel Wilkerson, who served as the chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002-2005, continues to be unwavering in his criticism of the actors involved. Sixteen years after the invasion, the institutional problems that metastasized then not only predated the George W. Bush administration but conti…
truthout.org/articles/former-bush-admini…

Another Failed Ceasefire in Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
Countless ceasefires throughout years of Obama's war, now Trump's, agreed to by US-supported terrorists, were breached straightaway — government forces falsely blamed for their actions. | This time is following the earlier pattern. Once again, jihadists violated the agreement, surprising no …
globalresearch.ca/another-failed-ceasefire-syria/5685526

El Paso shooting being treated as domestic terrorism case — attorney
rt.com | 2019-08-04
The mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, that left 20 people dead at a Walmart store, is being treated as a domestic terrorism case. Investigators say the suspect, who is in custody, likely legally owned the rifle he used to kill. | …
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At Least 29 Dead After Shootings In Texas and Ohio, With Police Probing Alleged White Supremacist Views of El Paso Gunman
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-04
Within 13 hours in two U.S. cities—El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio—at least 29 people were killed in mass shootings on Saturday and Sunday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The fascist attack in Gilroy and the US epidemic of mass shootings
Patrick Martin, WSWS | indybay.org | 2019-08-04
[August 3: This article is republished here the same day yet another white supremacist has killed at least 20 people in El Paso, Texas, less than a week after the racist attack at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy.]…
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More Fake Happy News About Jobs and Employment in America
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-04
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the US economy created 148,000 new private sector jobs during July. The jobs number does not translate into employed people as increasingly Americans hold two or more jobs. For example, the BLS reports …
globalresearch.ca/more-fake-happy-news-jobs/5685518

Challenging the Border
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-08-04
Monterey Peace and Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Blvd. | Seaside, CA 93955…
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Western Addition Peace Festival, August 24, 2019
Aurora Jiminez | indybay.org | 2019-08-04
Buchanan Mall between McAllister St. and Golden Gate Ave.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/02/1882516…

Doro-Chiba Labor Comm On Growing Threat Of Dictatorship, Xenophobia & War
International Labor Solidarity Committee of D | indybay.org | 2019-08-04
The Labor Solidarity Committee of Japan Railway Workers Union Doro-Chiba statment on the growing threat of dictatorship, xenophobia and imperialist war.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/04/1882520…

20 confirmed killed in El Paso Walmart shooting rampage
rt.com | 2019-08-03
The governor of Texas has confirmed that 20 people have been killed in a shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso. Over two dozen were injured. | …
rt.com/usa/465754-walmart-shooting-fatal…

As the Far Right Goes Global, So Do Anti-BDS Bills
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-03
| Israeli politics have moved into uncharted territory over the past several months, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself unable to form a coalition large enough to claim victory in last spring's elections. However, even as the Israeli state enters into political turmoil at home, it is becoming increasingly immune to criticism from the internat…
truthout.org/articles/as-the-far-right-g…

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

Weekend Read: The SPLC fights an internal threat to our democracy
splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
In his recent testimony before Congress, Special Counsel Robert Mueller pointedly warned the nation about Russia's ongoing attempts to meddle in our nation's elections.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/03/weekend-re…

A $32mn nothingburger: Justice Dept bill comes due for Russiagate costs
rt.com | 2019-08-03
Nearly two years of fruitlessly hunting for collusion between US President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government cost the country $31.7 million, the Justice Department has revealed. | …
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Weekend Read: The SPLC fights an internal threat to our democracy
splcenter.org | 2019-08-03
In his recent testimony before Congress, Special Counsel Robert Mueller pointedly warned the nation about Russia's ongoing attempts to meddle in our nation's elections.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/03/weekend-re…

Russian opposition figure detained ahead of Moscow protest
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-03
A leading opposition figure has been detained by Moscow police as she was heading to an unauthorised protest against the exclusion of independent and opposition candidates from the city council elections.Lyubov Sobol, who is one of the election hopefuls rejected from the ballot, was detained on Saturday in central Moscow and taken away in a police van.Activists intend to go ahead with the unauthorised protest (AP)The attempted rally comes a week after police detained nearly 1,400 protesters, beating some of them with truncheons.Despite repeated warnings that police would take active measures against a protest on…
thecanary.co/global/2019/08/03/russian-opposition-figure-detained-ahead-of-moscow-protest/

Reimagining Justice for Immigrant Survivors Through VAWA
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-03
| The immigration-related provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) hold powerful potential to help us reimagine our understanding of diaspora, integration and discrimination. | Among the various purposes of VAWA is to make lawful immigration status a reality for those who have been victims of domestic abuse by spouses, parents or children who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. Beyond this, VAWA-based immigration cases help…
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War Is Hell. Why Are We Waging an Endless One?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-03
| Friday, August 2, marked the 29th anniversary of Operation Desert Shield, the military action that heralded the onset of the Gulf War in Iraq. That conflict, shifting from one iteration to the next, never ended. | Desert Shield became Desert Storm, which then became a long, violent police action under the Clinton administration. During that period, sanctions against Iraq were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children. Smal…
truthout.org/articles/war-is-hell-why-ar…

US Defense Official Wants to Deploy Missiles to Asia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-03
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated on stated on Saturday that he is in favor of deploying ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon, a day after the United States withdrew from a landmark arms control treaty. | RELATED: | China Vows to Retaliate if Trump Imposes New Tariffs | These comments by Esper come just a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to slap new sanctions against China. | "Yeah, I would like to," Esper said, when asked whether h…
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Protest against police violence at Inland Port sit in
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
Salt Lake City, UT — "Protect and serve, that's a lie! Speaking up is not a crime!" chanted protesters, outside the SLCPD Public Health and Safety Building, July 23. More than 60 people had gathered for a Utah Against Police Brutality (UAPB) rally held in response to the excessive police violence used against the peaceful protesters occupying the Chamber of Commerce in downtown SLC on July 9, in response to the proposed Inland Port development. | At the Inland Port protest, police responded to protesters with violence, pushing and shoving community members, including those in the designated ADA section, inj…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/3/protest-a…

'You don't have any rights': CBP agents interrogate US citizen and seize his phone after Venezuela solidarity trip
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-03
The detention of a US citizen returning from Venezuela was an apparent extension of the US government's efforts to punish…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/03/cbp-agents-in…

Tom Burke of FRSO speaks with Venezuelan Comunas leaders
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
Caracas, Venezuela – Under the banner of "Comuna o nada," translated to English as "Communes or nothing," 100 leaders of Venezuela's neighborhood groups gathered on July 30. The forum was held at the Ministry of Popular Power for the Communes and Social Movements. This is where the well-respected Minister Blanca Eekhout is in charge. | Popular Power refers to the people's organizations that exist across Venezuela that constitute a new type of society. This includes over 3000 communes, tens of thousands of communal councils, housing assemblies and food supply committees and nearly 3 million militia members. | Th…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/3/tom-burke…

Venezuela's President Maduro speaks to the 25th Sao Paulo Forum
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
Caracas, Venezuela – The closing event of the 25th Foro de Sao Paulo (Sal Paulo Forum) on July 28 began with a speech by Monica Valente, the Executive Secretary of the Foro de Sao Paulo and the International Secretary of the Workers Party of Brazil. The next speaker was Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, leading up to a spirited speech by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. | The event honored the 65th birthday of President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013. The speakers referenced his ideas and leadership in making the Bolivarian revolution possible. During a video display of the life of Hugo Chavez, women and men…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/3/venezuela…

Are U.S. military planes announcing formal aggression against Venezuela?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-03
In less than a month, U.S. air raids into our Maiquetía Flight Information Region (FIR) have multiplied, following a pattern that is admittedly very worrisome. The routes described by its EP-3 Ares II aircraft are revealing, taking into account the nature of this type of aircraft. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/03/are-u-s-military…

Hiroshima: A "Military Base" according to President Harry Truman
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
"The World will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.."(President Harry S. Truman in a radio speech to the Nation, August 9, 1945).
globalresearch.ca/hiroshima-a-military-base-according-to-president-harry-truman-2/5602782

Priti Patel wants criminals to 'literally feel terror' but her comments should fill all of us with fear
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-08-03
Priti Patel has said she wants criminals to "feel terror" at the thought of offending. In her first interview as home secretary, she pledged to get a grip on violent crime after Boris Johnson committed to recruiting 20,000 more police officers. | Se told the Daily Mail: Quite frankly, with more police officers out there and greater police presence, I want (criminals) to literally feel terror at the thought of committing offences. | Be afraid. Be very afraid.: | But as Twitter users pointed out, every single one of us should be scared by Patel's comments: | This is basically Priti Patel saying she wants the…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/08/03/priti-patel-wants-criminals-to-literally-feel-terror-but-her-comments-should-fill-all-of-us-with-fear/

Were the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki a War Crime and a Crime Against Humanity?
Rossen Vassilev Jr. | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
The two most often cited reasons for President Truman's controversial decision were to shorten the war and to save the lives of "between 250,000 and 500,000" American soldiers.
globalresearch.ca/were-atomic-bombings-hiroshima-nagasaki-war-crime-crime-against-humanity/5683441

Bioweapons: Lyme Disease, Weaponized Ticks
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
Bioweapons, specifically Lyme Disease and bioweaponized ticks, were in the news recently when US Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) introduced Amendment 116-19 which was subsequently passed by the US House of Congress on July 11th, 2019. The US House ordered an …
globalresearch.ca/bioweapons-lyme-disease-weaponized-ticks/5685429

Trump escalates trade war with China
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-03
San José, CA – On Thursday, July 31, President Trump tweeted that he would be imposing new tariffs, or taxes, on the $300 billion of Chinese goods not covered by his 25% tariffs. U.S. stocks took an immediate dive, giving up all of their 300-point gain to drop 280 points for the day. They continued to fall on Friday, leading to the worst week for U.S. stocks all year. | Despite what Trump says, tariffs are taxes that are paid by U.S. importers. Up to now, most of the Chinese goods placed under heavy tariffs have not been consumer goods. But the new tariffs mainly hit consumer goods such as cell phones, consumer e…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/3/trump-esc…

Guy Clark — Desperados Waiting For A Train
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-03
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The Western Alliance is Falling Apart
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-03
Ever since Imran Khan became the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan in August 2018, the winds have changed. While his predecessors, though generally leaning eastwards, have often wavered between the US and the China orbit, Khan is in the process of clearly defining his alliances with the east, in particular China. This is for the …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/the-western-a…

Ex-health insurance exec: Industry is using decades-old scare tactics to fight Medicare for All
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-03
The Democratic presidential candidates remain deeply divided on how to expand healthcare to the tens of millions of Americans who are uninsured or underinsured. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both pushed for abolishing private health insurance and establishing a Medicare for All system. Their rivals have pushed a number of different, more incremental approaches. During the first night of the latest debates, Sanders pointed out that the country has taken sweeping action before to expand health coverage to millions of Americans, referring to the 50th anniversary of the creation of Medicare and…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/03/ex-health-…

Debating Democrats, please, no fighting in the war room
Michael Winship | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-03
I'm not one of those people who insists that every kid on the T-ball team receive a group participation trophy, sweet as that may be. But equally, my teeth grind when I see a flurry of post-debate articles headlined, "Winners and Losers." They reduce this most important presidential campaign of our lives to a game where a single swing or a miss matters more than the heinous presidency we're enduring or any of the issues vital to all of us terrified about the future for our families and ourselves. | I'm also annoyed by the debate format perpetrated by cable news networks more interested in creating conflict and…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/03/debating-d…

The democratic debates need more questions about nuclear war
Lawrence S. Wittner | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-03
There is a remarkable incongruity between the existential danger of nuclear war and the absence of public discussion about preventing it. | This disconnect is all too apparent today, as arms control and disarmament treaties are scrapped, nations embark on vast nuclear weapons buildups, and governments threaten nuclear war against one another. Meanwhile, the mass media routinely avoids these issues but, instead, focuses on movie stars, athletes, and President Donald Trump's latest tweeted insults. | Do I exaggerate? Consider the following. | In May 2018, the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the l…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/03/the-democr…

When will we start applying the precautionary principle to the chemicals that are killing our kids?
Katherine Paul | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-03
The first car my parents carted me and my siblings around in, in the 1950s, didn't even have seatbelts. Not one of us was ever strapped into a car seat. No kid I knew donned a helmet before hopping on her bike. | When I was a kid, there were no government-regulated safety standards for cribs or playpens or strollers. There were no "choking hazard" warnings on the packages containing the toys we played with, regardless of how many small, potentially detachable parts came with those toys. | After decades marred by child deaths in car accidents, and what were determined to be preventable deaths if only baby equip…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/03/when-will-…

Live from Nicaragua: Uprising or Coup? A Reader
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-03
Behind much opposition violence stood U.S. regime-change NGOs. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/08/03/live-from-nicara…

Seeing Color in Green Spaces: How to Increase Diversity in Conservation
Angelou Ezeilo | commondreams.org | 2019-08-03
Over the last couple of decades working in the environmental space, I've discovered that for many Black people, especially older generations, the outdoors conjures a lot of historical negativity that they'd rather forget.
commondreams.org/views/2019/08/03/seeing…

Drastic Changes to Food Production and Consumption Needed to Save Planet From Catastrophic Warming, IPCC Reveals
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-03
When some of the world's top scientists conclude an international summit in Geneva next week, they are expected to call for a major shift to vegetarian diets around the world in order to keep the warming of the globe under 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Boris Johnson warned over possible resignations after by-election defeat
Drew Rose | thecanary.co | 2019-08-03
Boris Johnson has been warned over the fragility of his leadership after his working majority was reduced to just one by the Tories' loss in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.The new Prime Minister was told he may face defections or resignations from Conservative MPs who are in opposition to his hardline Brexit approach.Meanwhile, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson predicted further electoral alliances after Plaid Cymru and the Green Party stood aside in the mid-Wales constituency to boost the chances of a pro-EU MP succeeding. | Tory former justice minister Dr Philip Lee said he and colleagues were considering their…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/08/03/boris-johnson-warned-over-possible-resignations-after-by-election-defeat/

Affossato il Trattato Inf, in arrivo nuovi euromissili
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
Il segretario di stato Mike Pompeo ha annunciato ieri, dopo sei mesi di sospensione, il definitivo ritiro degli Stati uniti dal Trattato sulle Forze nucleari intermedie (Inf), accusando la Russia di averlo ´deliberatamente violato, mettendo a rischio i supremi interessi …
globalresearch.ca/affossato-il-trattato-inf-in-arrivo-nuovi-euromissili/5685497

US scrapping of INF treaty heightens threat of nuclear war
wsws.org | 2019-08-03
The formal abrogation of the treaty declared on Friday sets the stage for the testing and deployment of medium-range missiles against both Russia and China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/03/inft…

Rashida Tlaib defends Democratic Party collaboration with Trump on immigration
wsws.org | 2019-08-03
The Democratic congresswoman, a member of the DSA, demands "more training" for agents inflicting gross human rights violations.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/03/tlai…

Trump's trade war measures hit the financial markets
wsws.org | 2019-08-03
In its analysis of the latest turn in the trade war, the South China Morning Post said China had to decide either to a walk away from the negotiations or make major concessions to the US.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/03/trad…

Iran's Interests in China's One Belt One Road Policy
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-03
The Chinese economy has recently boosted its foreign exchange earnings and substantially increased its currency reserves. The increase in China's foreign exchange reserves and resources has provided the government with the opportunity to become one of the major actors in the supply of international relations and the global economy. China is one of the emerging …
uwidata.com/4707-irans-interests-in-chin…

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

The CIA Takeover of America in the 1960s Is the Story of Our Times. The Killing of the Kennedys and Today's New Cold War
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-03
Sirhan did not kill Robert Kennedy, yet he remains in jail to this very day. Robert Kennedy, Jr., who was 14 years old at the time of his father's death, has visited Sirhan in prison, claims he is innocent, and believes there was another gunman.
globalresearch.ca/cia-takeover-america-1960s/5673387

Humanitarian crisis in Maxmur refugee camp
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-03
The Maxmur (Makhmour) refugee camp, in Iraqi Kurdistan (Bashur/Southern Kurdistan), is home to over 13,000 Kurdish refugees and is located in a town 60 kilometres south-west of the capital, Erbil. Many of the camp's residents were forced to flee their homes in 1993-1994 as the Turkish state pursued a brutal campaign of aggression against the Kurdish people, destroying thousands of villages and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. | In August 2014, as ISIS was overrunning large parts of Iraq and Syria, the terrorist organisation targeted Maxmur as a step to advancing on Erbil. ISIS invaded and occupied the…
greenleft.org.au/content/humanitarian-crisis-maxmur-refugee-camp

Why Did the UK Commander of HM Montrose Refrain from Firing on Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)? Who in Iran Gave Orders to Capture the "Stena Impero"?
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
The US officially asked Europe, in particular the UK, France, Germany and Italy, to provide a naval force to patrol and protect ships sailing in the Straits of Hormuz, even if the command and control is handled by the Europeans …
globalresearch.ca/why-did-the-uk-commander-of-hm-montrose-refrain-from-firing-on-irans-revolutionary-guards-irgc-who-in-iran-gave-orders-to-capture-the-stena-impero/5685433

'La vacuna contra el unilateralismo': el Movimiento de Países No Alineados se reúne en Venezuela para resistir contra la tiranía del dólar
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-02
Cobertura de The Grayzone desde la conferencia ministerial del Movimiento de Países No Alineados (Mnoal), donde representantes de más de…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/02/movimiento-de…

Ship of Fools: Britain, America and the Iranian Oil Tanker Incidents
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
Taking over from Britain's colonial role in exploiting the country, the US has bullied and tried to intimidate Iran for decades. The ongoing pretext for strangling Iran economically is that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency repeatedly finds no evidence for this repeated US-led lie. Then-US President Barack Obama's Task…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/ship-of-fool…

The MEK: Illusion vs. Reality
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
The oddly named People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (known as the MKO or MEK), whose sole purpose is the overthrow of the people's government of Iran, has been busy. Some of their members, who seem to be mainly elderly, are technologically savvy, and use social media to further their disgraceful cause. But they don't just…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/the-mek-illu…

Russian assets in America: A field guide
rt.com | 2019-08-02
While the media likes to make a fuss about shady 'Russian hackers' and 'Russian bots' subverting democracy, did you know that America is actually full of Russian assets plying their trade openly? We find the worst of the worst. | …
rt.com/usa/465690-russian-assets-in-amer…

U.S. to Test New Weapon as Arms Treaty With Russia Dies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-02
Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-to-test-new-we…

'Leningrad Lindsey': Russia-baiting senator gets taste of own medicine as xenophobic hashtag trends
rt.com | 2019-08-02
A trending Twitter hashtag, created to shame Lindsey Graham for his alleged un-American ways, has brought Russia-baiting full circle, with the senator now on the receiving end of the mass paranoia he helped foment. | …
rt.com/usa/465664-lindsey-graham-leningr…

U.S. to Test New Weapon as Arms Treaty With Russia Dies
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-02
Washington and Moscow walked out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty that Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev signed in 1987.
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-to-test-new-we…

Immigration time bomb is ticking
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2019-08-02
The foremost motivation of Donald Trump's immigration policy is racist terror, blatant cruelty and the promotion of social divisions so ominous they can only be characterized as white supremacist. Im/migrant workers have historically been victims of super exploitation. They have been used by the capitalists as cheap, exploitable and vulnerable . . . | Continue reading Immigration time bomb is ticking at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/01/immigration-time-…

Prohibiting Maintenance of Tanker Off Yemeni Coast, Saudis Risk Explosion and Environmental Disaster
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-02
mintpressnews.com/maintenance-fso-safer-…

XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela Is Not Alone!
Alicia Jrapko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
From July 25-28 the XXV Sao Paulo Forum took place in Caracas, Venezuela, with the participation of 190 organizations, political parties, social movements, workers' movements, parliamentarians and intellectuals from Latin America, the Caribbean and several continents. | The date chosen for …
globalresearch.ca/xxv-sao-paulo-forum-demonstrates-venezuela-not-alone/5685438

Defending Venezuela Is Defending Our America
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
The Sao Paulo Forum (SPF) that took place in Caracas just ended on July 28 fittingly within the framework of remembering the 65th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Chavez with a display of affection and respect for the …
globalresearch.ca/sao-paulo-forum-defending-venezuela-defending-our-america/5685369

'Regime change begins at home' — Max Blumenthal speaks in Venezuelan presidential palace
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-08-02
The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and the Embassy Protection Collective address the media after meeting with President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores…
thegrayzone.com/2019/08/02/regime-change…

Venezuela Rejects US New Threats of Naval Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-02
President, Nicolas Maduro, rejected the threat of U.S. president, Donald Trump, to impose a naval blockade or a so-called "quarantine" against Venezuela Friday, meaning the U.S. would try to stop ships from going in or out Venezuelan waters. | RELATED: | Venezuela Rejects US Smear Campaign Against Public Officials | "Venezuela as a whole, in a civil society and military forces union, repudiates and rejects the declarations of Donald Trump of an alleged quarantine, of an alleged n…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reject…

Norway: 'Venezuela Dialogue Continues to be Successful'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-02
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs ratified this Friday the continued dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and its opposition delegations. | RELATED: | Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados | In a statement published on their website, Norwegian authorities stressed the round of negotiations established in Barbados is progressing expeditiously.
telesurenglish.net/news/Norway-Venezuela…

Reflections on the Sao Paolo Forum
| workers.org | 2019-08-02
By Sean Orr Caracas, Venezuela Reprinted from Fight Back! News From July 25 to 28, over 1,000 delegates gathered for the 25th Sao Paolo Forum in Caracas, Venezuela. Historically the largest gathering of the Latin American left, the Forum was transformed this year by its hosts into an assembly of . . . | Continue reading Reflections on the Sao Paolo Forum at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/08/01/reflections-on-th…

XXV Sao Paulo Forum Demonstrates that Venezuela is not Alone!
Alicia Jrapko | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-02
Photo by Alicia Jrapko From July 25-28 the XXV Sao Paulo Forum took place in Caracas, Venezuela, with the participation of 190 organizations, political parties, social movements, workers' movements, parliamentarians and intellectuals from Latin America, the Caribbean and several continents. The date chosen for this historic meeting had a symbolic character to it. During those …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/xxv-sao-paulo…

What Bernie Sanders Gets Wrong About Healthcare
Peter Bolton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
Ever since Bernie Sanders became a nationally known figure during the 2016 Democratic primary race, his proposal to bring European-style publicly-provided universal healthcare to the US has become firmly entrenched in the country's political mainstream. Sometimes called "single-payer healthcare," the idea is to take private healthcare companies out of the equation and have the government…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/what-bernie-…

The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-02
There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon stone. They have all become manifest in the policy of deferral: humanitarian problems are for …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/the-retainer-…

Mass Rally For Evo Morales in Opposition Stronghold
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-02
Bolivia's leftist president, Evo Morales, was greeted by a huge rally in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. Hundreds of thousands of people attended despite the city normally being known as a stronghold of the right wing opposition. The rally was in support of Evo Morales's Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, and to celebrate the anniversary of the country's land reform. | RELATED: | Bolivian Opposition Plan Protests to Destabilize Elections | President Morales addressed the crow…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mass-Rally-For-E…

Mass Rally For Evo Morales in Opposition Stronghold
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-02
Bolivia's leftist president, Evo Morales, was greeted by a huge rally in the eastern city of Santa Cruz. Hundreds of thousands of people attended despite the city normally being known as a stronghold of the right wing opposition. The rally was in support of Evo Morales's Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party, and to celebrate the anniversary of the country's land reform. | RELATED: | Bolivian Opposition Plan Protests to Destabilize Elections | President Morales addressed the crow…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mass-Rally-For-E…

The Geopolitical Wrecking Ball Trump Regime. "MAGA Gone Mad"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
Wall Street and other monied interests love Trump for handing them a bonanza of riches. Weapons and munitions makers support him and bipartisan congressional war party members for waging endless wars of aggression. | Big Oil, Big Pharma, other corporate predators, …
globalresearch.ca/geopolitical-wrecking-ball-trump-regime/5685441

US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange and WikiLeaks. Judge Dismisses DNC Lawsuit
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
In a ruling published late Tuesday, Judge John Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York delivered a devastating blow to the US-led conspiracy against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | In his ruling, Judge Koeltl, …
globalresearch.ca/judge-dismisses-dnc-lawsuit-us-federal-court-exposes-democratic-party-conspiracy-against-assange-wikileaks/5685410

No, Democratic Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Is Not "Assad Apologist"
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
With nearly two dozen declared candidates competing for the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary field and the opportunity to run against Donald Trump in the general election, it's no surprise that candidates are trying their best to "destroy" their opponents during …
globalresearch.ca/no-democratic-congresswoman-tulsi-gabbard-not-assad-apologist/5685451

Tulsi finally shows she's had it with MSM 'Assad apologist' smear
rt.com | 2019-08-02
Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard slammed MSNBC — and mainstream media in general — for dredging up her meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad every time she goes on TV, calling the endless repetition "propaganda." | …
rt.com/usa/465618-tulsi-loses-patience-a…

Tulsi Gabbard Challenges Foreign-Policy Assumptions and Moves the Overton Window
Ali A. Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-02
Tulsi Gabbard has moved the Overton window on what is acceptable discussion when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. She has punctured the rose-tinted narrative being constructed around establishment favorites like Senator Kamala Harris.
mintpressnews.com/tulsi-gabbard-foreign-…

Tulsi Gabbard Challenges Foreign-Policy Assumptions and Moves the Overton Window
Ali A. Taj | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-02
Tulsi Gabbard has moved the Overton window on what is acceptable discussion when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. She has punctured the rose-tinted narrative being constructed around establishment favorites like Senator Kamala Harris.
mintpressnews.com/tulsi-gabbard-foreign-…

Climate System "Getting Unhinged" as Massive Heat Wave Causes Record Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-02
The massive heat dome that shattered all-time temperature records across much of Europe last week has settled in over Greenland, driving temperatures across the vast region to as much as 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. In July, Greenland's ice sheet lost 197 billion tons of ice, the equivalent of around 80 million Olympic swimming pools. This comes as the World Meteorological Organization said Thursday that July was the warmest month in recorded human history. It followed the hottest June on record, as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels climbed to a record high of 415 parts per million earlier this year. We sp…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/2/greenland_…

US: Eric Garner Cop Could Be Fired
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-02
After five years, the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner may be fired from the NYPD, following a police judge recommended Friday that he be sacked for wrongdoing. | RELATED: | 'I Can't Breathe': No Charges for New York Policeman Who Killed Eric Garner | Garner was killed in 2014 after police officers accused him of selling unlicensed cigarettes and put him in an deathly and unwarrented chokehold. His death triggered outrage around the country and galvanized t…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Eric-Garner-C…

In 'Midsommar,' Silent White Supremacy Shrieks Volumes
Noor Al-Sibai | truthdig.com | 2019-08-02
Warning: Spoilers abound. | "Midsommar" might just be the movie of the summer. Writer-director Ari Aster's visually stunning day-lit nightmare follows four Americans on a journey to a pagan commune in rural Sweden as they observe a summer solstice festival replete with ritual human sacrifice. | Viewers are lining up in droves to take the trip with them. Whether in online forums or in bars and cafes catering to the intellectual and artistic in cit…
truthdig.com/articles/in-midsommar-silen…

This is How Spanish Social-Democracy Ends
Victor Lasa | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
It was never going to happen. Three months of agonizing inaction by current Spanish President, Pedro Sanchez, has resulted in no coalition agreement to create a progressive government for Spain between his PSOE and Unidas Podemos, the amalgamation of parties and social movements sourced off the Indignados protests in 2011 [1]. Nothing seems to have…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/this-is-how-…

Guardianship System Eased, but Saudi Arabia Still Oppresses Women
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
The Saudi government announced it will be eliminating part of the male guardianship system, finally granting women the right to obtain passports and travel (if 21 years of age or over), and obtain family identification cards without the need for male authorization. The change comes in the context of the bad publicity that Saudi Arabia…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/guardianship…

Guardianship System Eased, but Saudi Arabia Still Oppresses Women
Medea Benjamin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-02
The Saudi government announced it will be eliminating part of the male guardianship system, finally granting women the right to obtain passports and travel (if 21 years of age or over), and obtain family identification cards without the need for male authorization. The change comes in the context of the bad publicity that Saudi Arabia …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/guardianship-…

CNN's Attempted Hit Job on Sanders and Warren
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
I was unable to watch all the CNN Democratic presidential candidates' debate last Tuesday night, but every time I looked in it was stuck on one of the three following themes: #1. Conservative CNN "moderators" and absurdly marginal corporate Democrat pseudo-candidates like John Hickenlooper and John Delaney attacking the mildly social-democratish neo-New Deal progressive Bernie…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/cnns-attempt…

Let's Just Let Trump Spend the Whole War Department Budget on Building Walls
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-02
Liberals are upset that the new Supreme Court, packed with conservatives, has decided President Trump can have $2.6 billion of the Pentagon's new FY 2020 $738 billion budget to build some wall along the Mexican border. But I think they're thinking all wrong about this. Instead of complaining and fighting a losing battle against Trump's…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/02/lets-just-le…

Syria's "Opposition" Fails to Represent Syrians
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
The Syrian population residing in Syria is suffering from having barely survived eight years of war. They didn't leave for camps in Turkey, Jordan or Lebanon, or they are those who have returned to Syria from having been in camps. …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-opposition-fails-represent-syrians/5685456

The American Empire and Its Media
Swiss Propaganda Research | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
This article was first crossposted on GR in July 2017. | Largely unbeknownst to the public, many media executives and top journalists of almost all major U.S. news outlets, political and business magazines, public broadcasters and press agencies have long been …
globalresearch.ca/the-american-empire-and-its-media/5600442

The Retainer Solution: The European Union, Libya and Irregular Migration
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
There is a venom in international refugee policy that refuses to go away: officials charged with their tasks, passing on their labours to those who might see the UN Refugee Convention as empty wording, rather than strict injunction carved upon …
globalresearch.ca/european-union-libya-irregular-migration/5685406

A Mother, Six Newborns Die Every Two Hours in Yemen
Daily Sabah | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
As the world approaches the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), mothers and children continue to bear the brunt of the ongoing Saudi-led war in Yemen. The brutal conflict continues to cost the lives …
globalresearch.ca/mother-six-newborns-die-every-two-hours-yemen/5685436

The Western Alliance Is Falling Apart
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
Turkey has become a de facto lame duck as a NATO member and may soon officially exit NATO which would be a tremendous blow to the Western Alliance — and may tempt other European NATO nations to do likewise. Probably not overnight, but the idea of an ever more defunct NATO is planted.
globalresearch.ca/western-alliance-falling-apart/5685408

Climate Change in Siberia: Massive Wildlife Tragedy as Bears and Foxes Flee Taiga, While Smaller Animals Suffocate in Smoke
Svetlana Skarbo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
Wild animals are turning to humans as they escape gas-chamber-like woods, with wildfires continuing to rage across almost 3 million hectares. | Even the Arctic is on fire, with smoke blanketing an area larger than the European Union, and a state …
globalresearch.ca/climate-change-in-siberia-massive-wildlife-tragedy-as-bears-and-foxes-flee-taiga-while-smaller-animals-suffocate-in-smoke/5685425

Glyphosate Should be Phased Out Worldwide. Devastating Health Impacts
GMWatch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-02
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the only global organisation representing obstetricians and gynaecologists, wants glyphosate phased out worldwide. | A statement published by the Federation's Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health Committee says: | "Over the past fifteen years, an | …
globalresearch.ca/international-federation-gynecology-obstetrics-wants-glyphosate-phased-out/5685413

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