2019-08-10: Social Media Postees

India's Kashmir Crackdown Poses Risk of War
John Riddell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
On August 5, India's Hindu nationalist government unilaterally revoked the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, while flooding the region with troops, imposing a curfew, and shutting down all communications. | The state is to be broken in two, …
globalresearch.ca/indias-kashmir-crackdown-poses-risk-of-war/5686066

"The Sikhs For Justice" Are Taking Up The Kashmiri Cause At The UN
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
The Sikhs For Justice, a purely peaceful organization that's campaigning for a plebiscite on the independence of Indian Punjab as Khalistan, are taking their support for Kashmir to the next level by filing a complaint at the UN about India's …
globalresearch.ca/the-sikhs-for-justice-are-taking-up-the-kashmiri-cause-at-the-un/5686088

New Delhi's assault on Kashmir and the fight against communal reaction, imperialism, and war
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
With the aim of inciting communal reaction against mounting social opposition and strengthening its hand against Pakistan and China, India's BJP government has illegally stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/pers…

Criminal Embargos: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc — Who is Next?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
Now the US is expanding her palette of killing by impunity to subjugate nation after nation which they do not consider bending sufficiently to the dictate of their masters. Venezuela has been targeted for two decades, and Iran, ever since the US-imposed Shah was deposed in 1979 — exactly 40 years ago…
globalresearch.ca/criminal-embargos-venezuela-and-iran-in-the-crosshairs-of-murderers-inc-who-is-next/5686080

USA vs. Venezuela: the embargo as part of a war with no turning back (Interview — Julio Escalona)
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-10
The total embargo declared by Donald Trump against Venezuela is another step in sharpening his strategy to generate chaos in the country and overthrow Nicolás Maduro. Julio Escalona, deputy of the National Constituent Assembly, analyzes the situation, the possibility of dialogues, and challenges. | Source…
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Why are there more mass killings on Trump's watch than before?
Michael T. Hertz | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-10
Why are there more mass killings on Trump's watch than before? | I suspected that this was true, but until I actually used US mass shootings, 1982-2019: Data from Mother Jones' investigation I didn't have data. | The Mother Jones data collects all mass killings (shootings that killed over 3 people, not including the perpetrator). I added up those killed in mass shootings under Obama, and the total for all 8 years was 310. The total for Trump through August 4, 2019 was 256. Thus, Obama averaged 38.75 a year while T…
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US defence secretary, NATO chief visit New Zealand to strengthen military ties
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
The visits by US defence secretary Mark Esper and NATO general secretary Jens Stoltenberg were aimed at incorporating New Zealand further into the military build-up against China, Russia and Iran.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/nzus…

The New York Times' Pro-War Arguments Against War With Iran
Gregory Shupak | commondreams.org | 2019-08-10
"Once you're debating who ought to start a war," writes Shupak, "you've abandoned the anti-war argument." (Screenshot: New York Times, 6/20/19) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-10
Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals — and their joint war-force called NATO — and this World, our World, what's left of it when you deduct Washington and its Brussels allies, would at once …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/venezuela-and…

The Unraveling of the Conspiracy Case Against No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-08-10
The federal courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, has always been a place where the borderlands and the American justice system collide. Described by its engineers as "a gateway to the desert and the mountains beyond," it was completed in 2000, the year that the Pima County medical examiner's office began tracking an explosion of deaths in that same desert. | Each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, dozens of chained migrants who survived the journey across the border but found themselves in Border Patrol custody are marched up from the building's bowels for mass hearings. They come in groups of up to 70 at a time. You…
theintercept.com/2019/08/10/scott-warren…

A Trump-Bolsonaro Free Trade Deal Is an Apocalyptically Bad Idea
Andrew E. Miller | commondreams.org | 2019-08-10
Greenpeace activists hang a large banner on the ramparts of the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel with a message to the visiting Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on April 1, 2019. (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg / AFP / Israel Out) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Biodiversity is highest on indigenous-managed lands — even higher than protected land areas
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-10
Indigenous-managed lands possess the greatest levels of biodiversity, perhaps even more than the biodiversity in protected areas says a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Policy. | Studying biodiversity levels in nearly 16,000 areas across Australia, Brazil, and Canada, the team of researchers found that land fully or co-managed by indigenous communities contained the highest levels of biodiversity. | Protected areas of lands, such as parks and wildlife reserves, came in second. Size and location of the land had less of an impact on species diversity levels than who the land was mana…
nationofchange.org/2019/08/10/biodiversi…

Detroit man dies after ICE deports him to Iraq
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
Jimmy Aldaoud was born in Greece to Iraqi refugee parents and arrived in the US as an infant in 1979. He was deported to Iraq in June and died this week.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/alda…

Police have killed 5,000 Americans since Ferguson protests
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
Despite popular protests and increased scrutiny in the aftermath of Michael Brown's killing, US police officers have continued to kill at a rate of more than 1,000 people per year.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/poli…

Jamar Clark settlement announced, community vows to keep up the fight
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-10
Minneapolis, MN – On August 8, a settlement was reached in the case of Jamar Clark. The city of Minneapolis awarded $200,000 to Jamar Clark's families. | Clark was murdered by Minneapolis police officers on November 15, 2015. According to witnesses, he was handcuffed when he was shot at point-blank range. His killing led to massive protests and a weeks-long winter encampment in front of the police precinct office near the scene of his death. Investigators ignored the input of 20 witnesses to the killing, forcibly seized all video of the shooting, and refused to release the video to the public. No charges were pre…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/9/jamar-cla…

German government and Greens promote military mission in Persian Gulf
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
The German ruling class is intensifying its campaign for a European war mission in the Persian Gulf. Especially aggressive are the leaders of the Green party.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/germ…

Talks ahead? Trump says Kim Jong-un 'apologized' for missile tests in 'beautiful' 3-page letter
rt.com | 2019-08-10
President Donald Trump has said that North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un wants to meet again for negotiations, after Kim reportedly apologized for missile tests and complained about US military exercises. | …
rt.com/usa/466245-trump-kim-letter-talks…

Saudi, UAE Proxies Clash in Southern Yemen, as UAE Plots Partition
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-10
At least 2,400 citizens have been forcibly expelled from Aden, while over 1,600 shops have been burned and damaged, more than 1,700 shops closed and 76 cars confiscated.
mintpressnews.com/saudi-uae-proxies-clas…

Italy: Salvini seeks coalition with fascist Fratelli d'Italia
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
In a surprise coup, the leader of the Lega is attempting to carry out a shift to the right and to prepare fascistic forms of rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/ital…

American History for Truthdiggers: Bush II and the Birth of Forever War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-08-10
Editor's note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to "make America great again," this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of United States history and re-evaluate America's origins. When, exactly, were we "great"? | Below is the 36th installment of the "American History for Truthdiggers" series, a pull-no-punches appraisal of our shared, if flawed, past. The author of the series, Danny Sjursen, who retired recently as a…
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Canada's ruling elite whipping up anti-China hysteria to pave way for repression, rearmament and war
wsws.org | 2019-08-10
The entire apparatus of Canadian bourgeois propaganda–government institutions, political parties and corporate media outlets–have united to cast Ottawa as a beleaguered David confronting a Chinese Goliath.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/10/cach…

Facebook 'News': A bold step toward total control of reality?
rt.com | 2019-08-10
Facebook's plan to hook ad-cash-deprived mainstream outlets on licensing payouts seems to be an attempt to hijack narrative control en route to total domination of the infosphere — the ultimate safe space, Zuckerberg-style. | …
rt.com/usa/466199-facebook-control-news-…

ISIS and Al Qaeda are "Made in America". Trump Tweets "We Have Defeated ISIS in Syria"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
In late 2018 and numerous other times, Trump falsely claimed ISIS was defeated. | Last December he tweeted: "We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there…" | In his January State of the Union address, he falsely …
globalresearch.ca/isis-and-al-qaeda-are-made-in-america-trump-tweets-we-have-defeated-isis-in-syria/5686075

Ireland can Stop a no-deal Brexit. Here's How
Fintan O'Toole | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-10
Ireland, North and South, is facing a political and economic crisis. But the key to preventing it lies in Irish hands. One Irish political party has the power to change the balance of power at Westminster and to alter the …
globalresearch.ca/ireland-can-stop-a-no-deal-brexit-heres-how/5686073

Government denies large power outages part of no-deal planning
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-08-10
Power outages hit England and Wales on 9 August. Coincidentally, the government has recently been planning for a no-deal Brexit. | But is it a coincidence? | Or is it part of what the government is expecting after they open the Brexit hell mouth? | Lights out: | According to a leaked memo, the government is planning the following tests: | Closing the Irn Bru factory for a week to see how long it takes before Scotland starts rioting. | Replacing people's medicine with tic tacs to see if the placebo effect kicks in. | Redirecting all outward-bound British tourists to Skegness. | A whistleblower came forward…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/08/10/government-denies-large-power-outages-part-of-no-deal-planning/

Sanders Demands Drug and Insurance Industries Explain the Hundreds of Millions They Seem Willing to Spend to Defeat Medicare for All
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-10
"You made a $100 billion in profits last year—how much are you going to be spending of that $100 billion to oppose Medicare for All? Is it $200 million? Is it $500 million? Is it a billion dollars in order to protect your profits?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Gold Over Life, Literally': How Trump Forced Reversal on Mining Project EPA Scientists Warn Could Destroy Alaskan Salmon Ecosystem
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-10
"I was dumbfounded," said one EPA insider after Trump officials reversed the agency's opposition to the copper and gold mining project in Bristol Bay that scientists warn will devastate the salmon and the overall ecosystem. "We were basically told we weren't going to examine anything. We were told to get out of the way and just make it happen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/08/10/gold-ov…

TURKEY AND US COME TO AGREEMENT ON CREATION OF SECURITY ZONE
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-08-10
Turkey and the United States seem to have finally reached some level of agreement regarding the creation of a security zone in Syria, an issue which had long strained the already tense relations between the two countries. Nonetheless, the decision likely doesn't mean the end of the conflict over the issue. Following three days of …
uwidata.com/4836-turkey-and-us-come-to-a…

Las Vegas 'vigilante' plotted to recruit killer squads to murder gays & Jews
rt.com | 2019-08-10
A 23yo Las Vegas man is facing ten years behind bars for plotting terrorist attacks against the Jewish and LGBT communities and attempting to hire armed hit squads to carry out the atrocities. | …
rt.com/news/466201-las-vegas-jews-gays-t…

Weekend Read: Neo-Nazi leader must pay more than $14 million in damages
splcenter.org | 2019-08-10
A federal judge has ruled in an SPLC lawsuit that neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin must pay more than $14 million in damages for using his website to launch an antisemitic campaign of terror against a Jewish woman and her family.
splcenter.org/news/2019/08/10/weekend-re…

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their 'ultimate sacrifice'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-10
Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded.
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CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE
Toby Blome | indybay.org | 2019-08-10
11: 45 am: Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners", just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge. Arrive early for best parking. | Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle. Short, silent vigil in the middle. | 1: 00 pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk. | FMI & carpooling: Toby, 510-215-5974 | ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net | See http: //tripplanner.transit.511.org for public transit options. | Golden Gate Transit…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/10/1882533…

Mozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal
Kate Zeller | indybay.org | 2019-08-10
Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/09/1882531…

On-Call Prosecutors for Traffic Fatalities: The Next Step Toward Vision Zero SF
Dautch for DA | indybay.org | 2019-08-10
In light of the recent spike in traffic-related deaths, San Francisco District Attorney candidate Leif Dautch has issued a proposal to help the city reach its ambitious "Vision Zero" target of eliminating traffic deaths by 2024.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/08/09/1882531…

Milwaukee: Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembered
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-08-10
Milwaukee, WI – On the evening of August 9, over 50 anti-war activists, peace advocates and community members gathered at the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park on Milwaukee's north side to remember the victims of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9) in 1945. Additionally, victims of recent and prior mass shootings across the U.S. were honored. | The program began with an opportunity for attendees to create their own Japanese lanterns, including drawing or writing messages or images on the wrappings. Many custom designs feature messages such as "No more war!" and "Denu…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/8/10/milwauke…

Poultry towns devastated as workers and students disappear after ICE raids
Jeff Amy, Rogelio V. Solis | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
MORTON, Miss. (AP)–Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he will have to close. A school superintendent is trying to rebuild trust with the Spanish-speaking …
peoplesworld.org/article/poultry-towns-d…

ICE Raids on Undocumented Immigrants Create Fear and Enable Exploitation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
The recent ICE raids that detained 680 food workers in Mississippi not only strike fear and terror in the hearts of immigrants, but are a calculated move to enable greater exploitation of immigrants because it increases their insecurity and makes organizing more difficult…
therealnews.com/stories/ice-raids-on-und…

Mass ICE Raids in Mississippi After Workers Fought for Better Conditions Leave Kids Without Parents
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-09
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through seven poultry processing plants in Mississippi this week and arrested 680 people. It was the largest single-state raid in U.S. history.The mass arrests also came on the first day of the school year, and some children walked home from school only to find their doors locked and their family members missing. Wednesday's raids targeted chicken processing plants operated by Koch Foods, one of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. Last year, the company paid out $3.75 million to settle an Equal Employment Opportunities Commission class-action suit charging th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/mississipp…

Reframing the Issues and Taking Direction of the Nation
Charles McKelvey | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
In El Paso, Texas, twenty-two persons were killed in a Walmart store, allegedly by a white supremacist gunman who had posted online a manifesto that railed against immigrants and an "Hispanic invasion of Texas." The attack has been described by Richard Parker, in an editorial in The New York Times, as the worst massacre of…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/reframing-th…

A Lack of Migrant Labor is Forcing Farmers in the US to Stop Growing Crops
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
The immigration policies of the U.S. government are once again igniting opposition. This time from members of the agriculture industry who say that blocking immigrants from entering the country is doing more harm than good. U.S. farmers who depend on migrants as "guest workers" for their harvest are facing considerable financial losses. It's the result …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/a-lack-of-mig…

The Mississippi raid: Trump's attack on immigrants and his Democratic enablers
wsws.org | 2019-08-09
Hundreds of children have been traumatized by having their parents ripped away from them and, in many cases, shipped to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement prison 150 miles away.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/09/pers…

Indo-Pakistani conflict sharpens with New Delhi's assault on Kashmir
wsws.org | 2019-08-09
In response to India's aggressive and patently illegal moves to tighten its control over disputed Kashmir, Pakistan has taken a raft of retaliatory measures and issued thinly-veiled war threats.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/09/kash…

Barber: "Words" of white supremacy "lead to acts of physical violence"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
EL PASO, Texas–Five religious leaders who journeyed to El Paso to investigate — and discuss — awful conditions migrants face, just before the white supremacist terrorist massacred 22 people in that Texas border city, unveiled an open pastoral letter to the entire nation linking racist words and policies to the murders, and demanding a massive …
peoplesworld.org/article/barber-words-of…

Nothing Less Than a Revolution Can Save Us
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
Is there no limit to the lethal and authoritarian absurdity of America, land of mass gun massacres like Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, Aurora, Orlando, Las Vegas, Parkland, and now El Paso and Dayton among other pockmarked sites? Here is a society that claims to be the beacon to the world of civilized decency and democracy…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/nothing-less…

Hate, Murder and Perversity: El Paso 2019, Mississippi 1964
Daniel Beaumont | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
Hate, Lacan observed, is–like love–a career without limit.[1] The massacre on Saturday August 3 in an El Paso Walmart ended with the arrest of 21 year-old Patrick Crusius, a white supremacist from Dallas. Crusius was likely the source of what the media began to call a "manifesto" posted on the website 8chan, a site linked…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/hate-murder-…

"Culture Of Violence?" You Betcha, Mr. Trump, But It's Not The Video Games
Mike Ferner | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
On the day after America's weekend shooting rampage that killed 31 people and wounded dozens more in El Paso and Dayton, president Trump told the nation in a 10-minute address, what he sees as the causes of and cures for gun violence in the U.S. As causes, he mentioned: + "Racism, bigotry and white supremacy"
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/culture-of-v…

How Real is the "Eco-Fascist" Threat?
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
In a manifesto that was posted to 8Chan just before he carried out his murderous attack on Walmart shoppers in El Paso, Patrick Crusius expressed "Green" values that are widespread on the left: The American lifestyle affords our citizens an incredible quality of life. However, our lifestyle is destroying the environment of our country. The…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/how-real-is-…

Is Trump Building a White Ethnostate?
Robert Scheer | truthdig.com | 2019-08-09
On Saturday, Aug. 3, a 21-year-old white man entered a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, with an automatic rifle and opened fire. By the time he was finished, 20 people were killed and dozens of others were gravely wounded. Two more would die as a result of the injuries they suffered during the carnage. | The suspect left behind a manifesto citing the shooter at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque in March as the ins…
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U.S. Imperialism, Iran and the Context for War
Margot Patterson | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
The Trump administration's efforts to collapse Iran's economy can't be divorced from the history of U.S. imperialism. If Americans remember the 1979 student takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the 444 days in which 52 U.S. diplomats and embassy staff were held hostage, Iranians remember the 1953 CIA coup that brought down the…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/u-s-imperial…

The NYT's Pro-War Arguments Against War With Iran
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-08-09
Once you're debating who ought to start a war, you've abandoned the anti-war argument (New York Times, 6/20/19). | The New York Times has published five editorials since the beginning of May that are ostensibly critical of a possible military war between the United States and Iran. As anti-war arguments, however, they are woefully lacking–vilifying Iran without subjecting the US to comparable scrutiny, and hiding US aggression towards Iran. | The editorials regurgitate the same anti-Iran demonology pro-war voices offer to try t…
fair.org/home/the-nyts-pro-war-arguments…

How Pervasive Is Saudi Penetration of Western Political Systems?
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
When the Royal Marines seized the Iranian-owned Grace 1 supertanker off Gibraltar on July 4th, then British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt hailed the seizure as a sign that Iran had "no place to hide." On July 19th, when the Iranian …
globalresearch.ca/how-pervasive-saudi-penetration-western-political-systems/5685979

Nagasaki mayor hits out at nuclear powers on 74th anniversary of bombing
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-09
The mayor of Nagasaki has criticised nuclear states including the US and Russia as the city marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing which ended the Second World War.Tomihisa Taue said nuclear powers are undermining the survivors' efforts towards building a nuclear-free world.The mayor lamented that the idea of "useful" nuclear weapons appears to be gaining traction.People attend a mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki to mark the 74th anniversary of the world's second atomic bomb attack (Kyodo/AP)He said both the US and Russia are returning to the development and deployment of nuclear weapons, as th…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/08/09/nagasaki-mayor-hits-out-at-nuclear-powers-on-74th-anniversary-of-bombing/

US Leaves INF Because of "Russia Violations," Now Encircles China with Offensive Missiles
Ulson Gunnar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
We're told that the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty singed in 1987 between the US and Soviet Union was based on claims that Russia had violated it. | While we continue waiting for Washington to provide evidence …
globalresearch.ca/us-leaves-inf-because-russia-points-missiles-china/5685995

The Tragic Story of Jimmy Aldaoud, Deported From the Streets of Detroit to His Death in Iraq
Chris Gelardi | theintercept.com | 2019-08-09
Aldaoud was targeted as part of an ongoing ICE crackdown on Iraqi communities. His family and supporters say the agency bears responsibility for his death.
theintercept.com/2019/08/08/ice-deportat…

On anniversary of Hiroshima, demands for end to nuclear weapons
Marilyn Bechtel | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
LIVERMORE, Calif. — Determined to oppose the Trump administration's drive to develop new nuclear weapons and to strengthen the fight to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide, some 200 demonstrators gathered here on Aug. 6 to rally against what they term "Designing Armageddon" at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Over three dozen peace, justice and faith-based organizations …
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New IPCC Report Warns of Vicious Cycle Between Soil Degradation and Climate Change
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
Greenpeace's Diana Ruiz discusses the new IPCC Climate report, "Climate Change and Land," which issues a dire warning about how climate change and destructive land use reinforce each other, leading to serious threats for human survival…
therealnews.com/stories/new-ipcc-report-…

Big Pharma: Gouges, Casualties, and the Congressional Remedy!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
The Congress can overturn the abuses of Big Pharma and its "pay or die," subsidized business model for its drugs. Big Pharma's trail of greed, power, and cruelty gets worse every year. Its products and practices take hundreds of thousands of lives in the U.S. from over-prescriptions, lethal combinations of prescriptions, ineffective or contaminated drugs,…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/big-pharma-g…

Bolsonaro's War on the Amazon: Mass Mining Invasion of Yanomami Lands in Brazil Threatens Their Survival
Marcus Colchester | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
Acting in response to public statements from the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, on the need to open up indigenous lands in the Amazon Basin to extractive industries, an estimated 20,000 illegal miners are reported to have invaded the …
globalresearch.ca/bolsonaros-war-on-the-amazon-mass-mining-invasion-of-yanomami-lands-in-brazil-threatens-their-survival/5686008

US and Turkey Collude to Steal Northern Syrian Territory
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
Troops of both countries illegally occupy northern Syrian territory bordering Turkey, including its oil rich area. | On the phony pretext of protecting Turkey's security, President Erdogan is intermittently battling Kurdish YPG fighters cross-border in Syria — despite their posing no …
globalresearch.ca/us-turkey-collude-steal-northern-syrian-territory/5686053

US vs. China: A Clash of Civilizations?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
In promoting destructive "Western values," hardline academic Samuel Huntington once said the following: | "The West must exploit differences and conflicts among Confucian and Islamic states to support in other civilizations groups sympathetic to Western values and interests — to strengthen | …
globalresearch.ca/us-china-clash-civilizations/5686024

John Pilger warns: "Do not forget Assange. Or you will lose him"
wsws.org | 2019-08-09
The well-known journalist outlined the WikiLeaks founder's deteriorating health, and the draconian conditions in which he is being held in a British prison.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/09/pilg…

Militarized Observers: Institutional Daydreams of Ethics End Runs to Weaponize Culture
David Price | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
A significant limitation facing scholars studying US military uses of anthropology and other social sciences is that while the existence and activities of various military programs are known, and some related documents are available, there is much about these programs that remains unknown to outsiders. Yet, even with these gaps in knowledge, it is possible…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/militarized-…

How We Learned to Hate the Bomb
Norman Stockwell | progressive.org | 2019-08-09
For nearly three-quarters of a century, "The Progressive" has been a consistent voice against nuclear madness.
progressive.org/dispatches/how-we-learne…

'Arm to the teeth & pretend to be Canadian': McAfee's savage tactical advice for next US Civil War
rt.com | 2019-08-09
Scandalously famous tech millionaire John McAfee has offered some cheeky advice for both blue and red states in case a civil war erupts in the US: hoard guns, pretend to be Canadian, and sell useless states to Mexico and Cuba. | …
rt.com/usa/466119-mcafee-guns-civil-war/

Embattled Kuwaiti defense contractor building foreign influence operation with firms tied to Mueller probe
Anna Massoglia | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-09
A Kuwaiti defense contractor that plead guilty to stealing U.S. government funds is assembling a team of lobbyists and foreign influence operatives from high-profile, and sometimes controversial, firms. Agility Public Warehousing recently inked contracts with three firms to represent its interests through lobbying and foreign influence campaigns, the first time the Kuwaiti defense contractor has …
nationofchange.org/2019/08/09/embattled-…

Pentagon Warns of Resurgence of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
A recent report issued by the U.S. Pentagon's Inspector General warns of conditions in Syria and Iraq which potentially could allow for ISIS to spread once again. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not read the report but recalled the …
globalresearch.ca/pentagon-warns-resurgence-isis-syria-iraq/5686002

Mobility and Maginot Lines: China Hysteria Down Under
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
The blinkered security establishment is standard fare in politics. From Washington to Manila, we hear of terrors and concerns which tend to more spectral than not. Legitimate concerns such as catastrophic environmental failure, or a nuclear accident, are treated with …
globalresearch.ca/mobility-maginot-lines-china-hysteria-down-under/5685983

Mass-Shootings as Expressions of U.S. Racism
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
Nineteenth century U.S. racism, resting in part on biblical myth (the curse of Ham) and Social Darwinist notions of racial hierarchies, focused on the defense of slavery and suppression of uppity blacks. Its cruelest, most terrorist tool was the lynching. Twenty-first century racism rests on the myth of a lost golden era of white ("White")…
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Atomic Bombs Are Not Lifesavers
Timothy Braatz | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
One shouldn't have to state the obvious. It is well known that two atomic detonations, in early August, 1945, killed over 100,000 Hiroshima and Nagasaki residents, revealing the unlimited human capacity for atrocity in wartime. But it seems many U.S. history teachers are still telling students that the atomic bombings somehow saved lives. Whence cometh…
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The Global Lockdown
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
When a visitor to the United States enters the airport they plan to leave from they expect to show their passport and declare their baggage. However, it used to be that most passengers expected these interactions to be conducted by customs officials only in their own country. This is often no longer the case. Instead,…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/the-global-l…

The Sixties: De-tripping, Yeah
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
I had intentions of watching Quentin Tarantino's new film, Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood, and then writing a review, keened up, like most of his aficionados, with the anticipation it might be his last film, and eager to see how QT handled the Sixties, with limited retrospection, given that he was only six…
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David Horowitz's Hate Group, Civil War and the White House
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
"People are scared and frightened. The country is on the verge of a war between people of color and law enforcement, and the White House seems to be spurring it on." — Greg Sarris, Chairman the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria Last month, I wrote an article about the 1970s clandestine organization, the Weather Underground,…
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Blood in Our Eyes
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
"As the business grew, Sturm Ruger CEO Michael Fifer lobbied personally against a Connecticut ban on high-capacity magazines, commonly used with the company's semi-automatic rifles. "The regulation of magazine capacity will not deter crime, but will instead put law-abiding citizens at risk of harm," Fifer wrote to state lawmakers in early 2011. The legislation died…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/blood-in-our…

The Mexican as Endangered Species
Alvaro Huerta | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
Mexicans have official become members of an endangered or hunted species in the U.S. (I'm not referring to our enormous demographics, as we'll continue to multiply in el norte–where individuals of Mexican origin represent over 40 million citizens/residents–despite the racist fantasies of Donald J. Trump and his immoral ilk. Throughout the early 1800s to the…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/the-mexican-…

Tweeting Publicly Available Information isn't "Shameful and Dangerous"
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
On August 5, US Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) posted an infographic to Twitter naming and shaming his city's most generous supporters of President Donald Trump's re-election campaign:…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/tweeting-pub…

Climate Crisis Means the Ruling Class has Failed. Can the Working Class Inherit the Earth?
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
The climate crisis is proof positive that the ruling class is an utter failure — but it will not fall on its own. Can the working class rise to the challenge? It sure will help if we understand that our class interests are not merely the economic needs of working people — no matter how important…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/climate-cris…

The "Trump Recovery": Behind Right-Wing Populism's Radical Transformation
Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
Trump's unique brand of right-wing populism has long been sold in "mainstream" discourse via a narrative that his supporters are angry as hell over mounting personal and economic insecurity, in an age that affords fewer and fewer opportunities to the "working class." This story was popularized in part because of Trump's rhetoric, and because of…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/the-trump-re…

Resolving the Democrats' Dilemma
Richard Rubenstein | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
When it comes to thinking about the 2020 presidential election, a dominant theme among both commentators and candidates is the "Democrats' Dilemma": an alleged contradiction between the party's ideological interests and its electoral ambitions. Energized by a new crop of progressive lawmakers, the Dems are leaning left on issues ranging from "tax the rich" and…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/resolving-th…

Trump's New Coal Rules Will Bury Rural America
Gloria Oladipo | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
New coal standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are threatening to permanently undermine the federal government's power to control power plant pollution. The new rule — which would empower states to decide how much they want to reduce their emissions, if at all — will be devastating for all Americans. Especially vulnerable are…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/trumps-new-c…

Paul Krassner: Nun Smooching In America
Michael Simmons | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
When I was 12-years old in 1967, my father Matty Simmons published Cheetah — a slick magazine designed for what the press called "hippies." It was a fine publication — top-shelf scribes like Tom Nolan, Robert Christgau and Ellen Willis contributed, editor Jules Siegel ran his legendary "Goodbye Surfing, Hello God" profile that announced to…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/paul-krassne…

Where Have All The Racists Gone?
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
When people in his base hear Donald Trump say that he is "a very stable genius" or that he is not a racist do they believe a word of it? Or do they simply not care that he lies and spews nonsense? I am not thinking about the Trump supporters at the very bottom of…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/where-have-a…

Democrats and the Politics of Change
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-09
With the political season underway, the question of an effective politics is the subtext of the debates and speeches intended to motivate constituencies and movements. This should read as odd: in the U.S., it is the act of getting elected that defines effective politics. But as neoliberalism has crept into every aspect of modern life, elections have become an anti-politics, a way of working against the democratic will.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/democrats-an…

Heavily-armed man in body armor arrested after casually walking into Missouri Walmart (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-08-09
A man strapped with "tactical weapons," sporting body armor and carrying 100 rounds of ammunition has been arrested at a Missouri Walmart just days after another heavily-armed man killed 22 people at a Walmart in Texas. | …
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'Hispanic man armed with AR-15' guns down 2 in Texas rush hour, flees as witness fires back
rt.com | 2019-08-09
A typical Houston rush hour has turned into a major gun battle after a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle killed two people and was forced to flee the scene when one of the witnesses opened return fire. | …
rt.com/usa/466121-texas-houston-freeway-…

Video: Syrian Army Makes Fresh Gains in Battle for Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
On the morning of August 7, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces advanced on positions of radical militants in northwestern Hama. During the day, units of the SAA and the Tiger Forces liberated the villages of Arbeen …
globalresearch.ca/video-army-makes-fresh-gains-battle-northern-hama/5685981

How Israel's Erasure of Palestinian History Perpetuates Occupation
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-08-09
Prof. Ilan Pappe discusses why Israel's agency in charge of nuclear security hid documents about the Nakba, the catastrophe in which Palestinians were driven from their land in 1948, explaining that it was an effort to eliminate the Palestinian narrative…
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Conversations with Fidel Castro: The Dangers of a Nuclear War
Fidel Castro Ruz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
"In a nuclear war the collateral damage would be the life of humankind. Let us have the courage to proclaim that all nuclear or conventional weapons, everything that is used to make war, must disappear!" "It is about demanding that the world is not led into a nuclear catastrophe, it is to preserve life." (Fidel Castro, 15 October 2010)…
globalresearch.ca/conversations-with-fidel-castro-the-dangers-of-a-nuclear-war/21892

A Cross Taken from a Nagasaki Cathedral after the Atomic Bombing Gets Returned 74 Years Later
Matt Field | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
Short on time and fuel, the crew members of the B-29 bomber Bockscar flew over Nagasaki, Japan, scanning for an opening in the clouds. They had already abandoned their initial target, the city of Kokura, due to low visibility. Over …
globalresearch.ca/cross-taken-nagasaki-cathedral-after-atomic-bombing-gets-returned-74-years-later/5686030

Crisis in Kyrgzyztan: Another Color Revolution or Even Civil War?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
The historically unstable Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan was suddenly thrown into yet another crisis after the former president and his supporters opened fire on the special forces that were dispatched to serve a warrant for his arrest on corruption …
globalresearch.ca/will-kyrgz-crisis-lead-another-color-revolution-even-civil-war/5685994

Will China Trigger Next Financial Tsunami?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
With the US decision to impose added tariffs on more than $300 billion of China trade, and the US Treasury declaring China a "currency manipulator", global financial markets have reacted with sharp selling. The question is whether this is the …
globalresearch.ca/will-china-trigger-next-financial-tsunami/5686006

"Worst Year Ever": The Chinese Ban on U.S. Agricultural Products Will be a Death Blow for Countless U.S. Farms
Michael Snyder | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
U.S. farmers have never experienced a year quite like this. During the first half of 2019, endless rain and unprecedented flooding were the major problems. As a result of the incredibly wet conditions, millions of acres of prime farmland didn't …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-ban-u-s-agricultural-products-death-blow-countless-u-s-farms/5686041

US Empire: The Reality of the "Greater United States"
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
The US Empire is not a term you will commonly hear when people refer to the United States of America. Nor is the Greater United States, American Empire or even just Empire. There is something of a taboo quality …
globalresearch.ca/us-empire-reality-greater-united-states/5686035

Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match in China. We're in a Trade and Currency War
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
When the Federal Reserve cut interest rates on July 31st for the first time in more than a decade, commentators were asking why. According to official data, the economy was rebounding, unemployment was below 4%, and GDP growth was …
globalresearch.ca/neoliberalism-met-match-china/5685992

Facebook Settlement Breaks a Record, But Not the Cycle of Exploitation
Amos Toh | progressive.org | 2019-08-09
For years, Facebook engaged in a pattern of deceptive conduct that misled users about how their data was being handled. Now, despite a $5 billion fine imposed by the U.S. government, it promises to do little to guarantee a change in behavior.
progressive.org/dispatches/facebook-sett…

Malaysia charges 17 Goldman Sachs figures over 1MDB scandal
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-09
Malaysian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against 17 more current and former directors at three Goldman Sachs subsidiaries over their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar ransacking of state investment fund 1MDB. | Malaysian and US prosecutors allege that bond sales organised by Goldman Sachs for 1MDB provided one of the means for associates of former Malaysian leader Najib Razak to steal billions over several years from a fund that was ostensibly set up to accelerate Malaysia's economic development. | The government filed criminal charges in December against Goldman Sachs and two former executives for…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/08/09/malaysia-charges-17-goldman-sachs-figures-over-1mdb-scandal/

'I Am My Own Mother' shows finding birth families an awkward business
Jo Allen-Eure | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
What child would not want to know their DNA origins? In the experience of adopted children, most of them do want to know, Where do I come from? That was the case with Dionne Audain, playing the part of Esther, the lead character in I Am My Own Mother, written and directed by Andrew Zox, …
peoplesworld.org/article/i-am-my-own-mot…

Heroes in their Own Minds
Peter Breschard | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-09
There are thousands of faceless heroes out there on the Internet and on the airwaves. It's about time they came forward and claimed the recognition they so justly deserve. These brave soldiers battle for their and others' freedoms each and every day. When events occur which will forever justify their labors, they are all too …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/08/heroes-in-the…

Unions, workers, EPI back Warren bill to crack down on 'private equity' funds
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-09
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.–So-called "private equity" investment funds, one of the worst manifestations of anti-worker corrupt corporate capitalism, left Madelyn Garcia and her co-workers without jobs. And she came to Washington in August to help launch legislation to curb their robberies. Garcia, you see, spent 30 years at a Toys "R" Us store in Boynton Beach, …
peoplesworld.org/article/unions-workers-…

Jeremy Corbyn is at a crossroads. The decision he makes now will change everything
James Wright | thecanary.co | 2019-08-09
Jeremy Corbyn is at a crossroads. And with scientists warning we have 18 months to begin a green industrial revolution to avoid climate catastrophe, the stakes have never been higher. The decision the Labour leadership makes now will change everything. | The stakes: | Britain may be a small country, but if it elects Corbyn as the prime minister of a genuinely progressive government on the promise to deliver a green new deal, that will have global repercussions. It will be a tu…
thecanary.co/opinion/2019/08/09/jeremy-corbyn-is-at-a-crossroads-the-decision-he-makes-now-will-change-everything/

Trump's EPA Sued for Not Banning Brain-Damaging Pesticide
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-09
Chlorpyrifos producer Dow Chemical falsely claims the pesticide "protects." It's been poisoning the earth and people for nearly half a century. | The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) "for a healthy planet and safer world" said Dow is the main beneficiary …
globalresearch.ca/trump-epa-sued-not-banning-brain-damaging-pesticide/5686021

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