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2019-08-22: News Headlines

Deepal Jayasekera (2019-08-22). Indian Assault on Kashmir in Third Week, Thousands Arrested. globalresearch.ca The state of siege that India's Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has imposed on Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is now well into its third week. | Cell phone and internet access continue to be denied to many of …

Ahmad Al Khaled (2019-08-22). No Agreement on Idlib: So-called "Militants" (aka Al Qaeda) Continue to Kill Syrian Civilians. globalresearch.ca The 13th round of negotiations on Syria in Astana format was held in the capital of Kazakhstan on the 1st and 2nd of August. As the result, three guarantor states — Russia, Turkey and Iran — accepted a statement which …

Press TV (2019-08-22). US Unveils Warrant for Seizure of Iran-operated Grace 1. globalresearch.ca According to a Press TV report: | "The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker a day after Gibraltar's Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel. On Thursday, Gibraltar's …

teleSUR (2019-08-22). Bolivia Orders World's Largest Air Tanker to Combat Amazon Fires. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia had purchased a Boeing 747 'Supertanker' to help extinguish huge forest fires in the Amazon have that spilled over from Brazil. By Wednesday evening, the government confirmed that the tanker is arriving in the country and will be operational on Friday. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Visits Fire-Affected Eastern Region | The 'Supertanker' can carry more water than…

CP Editor (2019-08-22). All Proceeds from Sale of the Song Support Immigrant Families Together. counterpunch.org

Mark Gruenberg (2019-08-22). Trump schemes to smash immigration judges union. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Anti-worker President Donald Trump, infamous for hating federal workers and their unions, has now taken the next step. Not satisfied with cutting back on workers' rights, he's scheming to literally obliterate the union sector that represents federal immigration judges. And, in the process, he's trashing immigrants, too — an even higher Trump priority. Trump's …

Staff (2019-08-22). Former Staffer Details Abuse Inside Chicago Child Detention Center. truthout.org | | In the past two years, many articles have been written exposing the link between Chicago based nonprofits and the broader system of mass detention and child separation at the border. Thanks to the work of community organizers and journalists with ProPublica, the existence of a network of nonprofits acting as child prisons for hundreds of so-called migrant detainees in Chicago has been…

Cesar Chelala (2019-08-22). A Palestinian/Israeli Experiment for Peace in the Middle East. counterpunch.org Changing dynamics in the Middle East make peace between Israelis and Palestinians more elusive than ever. Both sides have rights, and both sides made wrongs. How to overcome these wrongs is what two professors, a Palestinian and an Israeli, have been trying to do for over two decades. Their work may represent one of the More

commondreams (2019-08-22). Sanders, Gillibrand Tied for Lead in New Greenpeace Climate 2020 Ranking. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Lyn Neeley (2019-08-22). Bolivarian revolution and Black liberation. workers.org Portland's Hands Off Venezuela PDX sponsored a Skype teach-in on Aug. 17 with Dr. Layla Brown-Vincent, an assistant professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, who spoke about the role of racism in Bolivarian Venezuela to a room of 25 Oregonians. She said, "Just as Haiti . . . | Continue reading Bolivarian revolution and Black liberation at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-08-22). FIFA Overlooks Israel's Ban on Palestinians Footballers. telesurenglish.net The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is accused of turning a blind eye towards an Israeli ban on Palestinian football players from Gaza who were supposed to compete with West Bank players for the Palestine Cup. | RELATED: | US Wins 4th FIFA World Cup Amid Chants for 'Equal Pay' | Euro-Mediterranean Human Right Monitor said Wednesday that Isra…

Howard Lisnoff (2019-08-22). To Protect and Serve. counterpunch.org I don't like dealing with police. I picked up this prejudice, which I feel is an intelligent way of dealing with police, from lots of experiences that came out of the decade of protest in the mid to late 1960s and the early 1970s. I saw how police dealt with kids that hung out around More

Josue De Luna Navarro (2019-08-22). For True Climate Justice, Abolish ICE and CBP. counterpunch.org Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Kamala Harris released their Climate Equity Act — the first draft of a critical component of a Green New Deal. The act aims to protect marginalized communities as Congress attempts to "address" climate change by creating a system that gives environmental legislation an equity score based on its impact More

Andrew Cockburn (2019-08-22). Despite Devastating Crashes, Boeing Stocks Fly High. globalresearch.ca In a turbulent world, some things remain stable, even to an irrational degree. One example is the price of Boeing stock, which, at $329 a share as of midday August 16, has barely moved—down just 1.6 percent—from a year ago. …

Staff (2019-08-22). Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie. truthdig.com European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this unique climate change really does have neither a historic precedent nor a natural cause. | Other historic changes — the so-called Medieval Warm Period and then the "Little Ice Age" that marked the 17th to the 19th centuries — were not global. The on…

Sarah Farley (2019-08-22). De'Von Bailey: Police that killed Black teen back on streets, announced day of his funeral. liberationnews.org Justice cannot be served until killer cops are taken off the streets.

George Ochenski (2019-08-22). Breaking the Web of Life. counterpunch.org You wouldn't expect someone who spent his entire life in high-rise penthouses to understand much about the stunning complexity of Earth's natural environment and the millions of species that depend on what is called the interconnected "web of life." And sure enough, while the Sixth Great Extinction is ongoing and accelerating, President Trump is changing the Endangered Species Act through administrative rules, not to rise to the challenge of stopping extinctions, but to make it easier for commercial and extractive enterprises such as oil, gas, mining, logging, ranching, road-building and development to actually e…

Dan Corjescu (2019-08-22). The Metaphysics of Revolution. counterpunch.org Socrates was the first revolutionary. He opened up with a legendary oracular search the inner space from which the individual, as we understand him today, would eventually emerge. His "daemon" was that which spoke the necessary freedom and autonomy to become what we are. His was the first lesson. His student, Plato, brought on the More

Clark T. Scott (2019-08-22). Sanders And Bezos's Shared, Debilitating, Basic Premise. counterpunch.org There have been a number of articles recently which have highlighted liberal displeasure over the ways in which major mainstream corporate media outlets are portraying the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders in a negative manner. More of these articles have appeared after Sanders tamely speculated about the possibility that the Washington Post's owner, Jeff Bezos, More

ECOGLO (2019-08-22). It's About Time for Ethnic Studies in Our K-12 Schools. counterpunch.org "Why haven't we been taught this history before?" Students have asked us this question countless times over the past twenty-five years of teaching Latin America Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University. The emotions triggering this question are usually the same. Students feel lied to and cheated. Some are frustrated and downright angry that ethnic studies has been excluded from their schooling. More

Olivia Rosane (2019-08-22). Record number of fires burning in Amazon rainforest. nationofchange.org There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil's space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the city of Sà£o Paulo in darkness for about an hour Monday afternoon, CBS news reported. "It was as if the day had turned into night," Sà£o Paulo resident Gianvitor Dias told BBC News of the …

RT (2019-08-22). Defense Department kills multi-billion dollar missile contract with Boeing. rt.com The Pentagon is scrapping a multi-billion dollar deal with Boeing to replace an outdated missile interceptor, citing years of delays and technical problems and jealously eyeing rivals' capabilities. | "Ending the program was the responsible thing to do," Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said in a statement on Wednesday. | We decided the path we're going down wouldn't be fruitful, so we're not going down that path anymore. | The exact details of the project's failure would not be released "due to the classified nature of the program," a spokesman for the Pentagon's Missile D…

RT (2019-08-22). John Pilger: We Are in a WAR SITUATION with China! dissidentvoice.org On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger on a round-up of all the latest issues. John describes the current state of global affairs as in a state of world war, warning that the 'coming war on China' he warned about…has now arrived, he also discusses the Hong …

Mark Weisbrot (2019-08-22). Who is to Blame for Argentina's Economic Crisis? counterpunch.org What are we to make of Argentina's surprise election results on August 11, which jolted pollsters and analysts alike, and roiled the country's financial markets? In the presidential primary for the country's October election, the opposition ticket of Alberto Fernández trounced President Mauricio Macri by an unexpected margin of 15.6 percent. The Fernández coalition attributes More

Dean Baker (2019-08-22). The NYT's Upside Down Economics on Germany and the Euro Zone. counterpunch.org Paul Krugman already jumped on this New York Times piece, but the paper really deserves a thrashing for it. The story is that Germany's economy had been driving the euro zone economy. It now appears on the edge of recession, having shrunk at a 0.4 percent annual rate in the second quarter. The article then More

Staff (2019-08-22). Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism. truthout.org | | We spoke with cultural critic and one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy, Henry Giroux, about his latest book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, in which he warns that the economic tyranny of neoliberal capitalism and a culture of cruelty and objectification set the stage for Trump's rise and the emergence of fascism. | Media For Us: In The Terror of the Unforeseen you explain how our economic system enabled Trump…

Middle East Eye (2019-08-22). UK Licensed £6.3bn Worth of Arms to Saudi-led Forces in First Four Years of Yemen Conflict. globalresearch.ca The UK government licensed £6.3bn ($7.6bn) worth of arms to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen in the four years of the group's bombing campaign, according to a new report by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT). | According to new government …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-08-22). The Woodstock Summer of Love? Fifty Years Ago. globalresearch.ca Goodness, how 50 years seemed to go like a blink in the eye of memory. Almost to the day, two sets of events harnessed the attention of our nation in August of 1969. On August 9th and 10th, what was …

Peter Koenig (2019-08-22). Europe on the Brink of Collapse? globalresearch.ca The Empire's European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals — Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn't care what they think about him, they deserve to be collapsing.

Tom Clifford (2019-08-22). The Beidaihe Political Summit: Is the "Chinese Dream" Still Viable? China's Debt Crisis. globalresearch.ca The resort town of Beidaihe has just held one of the world's most important, and secretive, political gatherings. Members of the public flock there in the summer months to relax on the beach gently lapped by the shallow waters of …

Melissa Dykes (2019-08-22). US Court Ruling: You Can Be "Too Smart" to Be a Cop. globalresearch.ca This article was first published on GR on December 18, 2014 | Can a person actually be "too smart" to be a cop in America? | A federal court's decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can be. | Robert Jordan, …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-08-22). US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central" in Hong Kong. globalresearch.ca This article first published almost five years ago on October 1, 2014 is of particular relevance to an understanding of recent developments in Hong Kong. | *** | Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called "Arab Spring" began spreading chaos …

EWG (2019-08-22). Hundreds of Cancer-Causing Chemicals Pollute Americans' Bodies. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans, according to the first comprehensive inventory of the carcinogens that have been measured in people. EWG released the inventory today. | EWG spent almost a year reviewing more than …

John W. Whitehead (2019-08-22). American Apocalypse: The Government's Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working. globalresearch.ca "The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out … without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is …

Manuella Libardi (2019-08-22). Leaked Documents Show Brazil's Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest. commondreams.org Wildfires have raging through the Amazon rainforest for weeks. Satellite data show an 84% increase of fire outbreaks on the same period in 2018. (Photo: Pixabay) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-08-22). US Steel announces up to 200 layoffs at Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Michigan. wsws.org The recent layoffs in suburban Detroit serve to shatter any illusion that workers' jobs and living standards can be protected through trade war measures.

WSWS (2019-08-22). Australia's US Studies Centre advocates war-footing against China. wsws.org The policies that the pro-US think tank proposes could not be implemented without the suppression of widespread political opposition.

Jake Johnson (2019-08-22). Amid recession warnings, Trump reportedly considering more tax cuts for rich and corporations. nationofchange.org While continuing to publicly downplay warning signs that the U.S. economy is barreling toward a recession, the Trump White House is reportedly weighing a number of supposed stimulus measures, including more tax cuts for the rich and large corporations. Politico reported late Tuesday that Trump officials are considering "a cut of an additional percentage point or two to the …

Kenneth Surin (2019-08-22). Boris Johnson's Brexit Helter Skelter. counterpunch.org Trump sent his national security adviser John "Bonkers" Bolton to London, where the neocon Bonkers could hang out with Trump's pal BoJo Johnson, absolutely relaxed in the knowledge that this was one place in the world where his host would not treat Bonkers on the latter's proven merits, that is, as a bona fide nut-case. More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-22). No Deal Chaos: the Brexit Cliff Face and Operation Yellowhammer. counterpunch.org Britain's Boris Johnson is driving his country to the cliff face, along the way mouthing and spouting all manner of populist reassurances. Still fresh in the job, he declared that UK preparations for a no-deal Brexit on October 31, when Britain would leave the European Union, would receive a boost — a "turbocharge", no less. More

Rodney Atkinson (2019-08-22). The Mad World of Theresa May Has Lured the EU into a Trap. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in December 2018. | The British Prime Minister's Brexit has been so epically disastrous that it has trapped the EU into an ideal result for the UK. This is consistent with the upside down world she …

Harry Blain (2019-08-22). Should We Fight a War on White Terrorism? commondreams.org Klu Klux Klan rally on the National Mall, 1926. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Harry Blain (2019-08-22). Should we fight a war on white terrorism? nationofchange.org Although its precise scale is hard to measure, violent white supremacy is clearly a problem in the United States. From El Paso to Pittsburgh, the fears and fantasies of an immigrant invasion, a liberal Jewish betrayal, and a righteous race war have motivated surgically targeted slaughter. With law enforcement — especially the Federal Bureau of …

Dave Lindorff (2019-08-22). Are Terrorism Watch Lists Expanding Under Trump? thenation.com Are Terrorism Watch Lists Expanding Under Trump?

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-08-22). 'She Is Failing Us': Demanding Trump Impeachment, Progressives Disrupt Pelosi 'Resistance' Award Ceremony. commondreams.org "Trump is selling the government to the highest bidder and migrant children are dying in detention—on her watch." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-22). 'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award. commondreams.org "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-08-22). Sanders and Warren Celebrated for Returning Donations From Employees at Hedge Funds Linked to Puerto Rico. commondreams.org "No candidate should take contributions from hedge funds and vulture funds driving austerity in Puerto Rico." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anti Police-Terror Project (2019-08-22). APTP Monthly Membership Meeting: Scott Morris on Santa Rita Jail. indybay.org East Side Arts Alliance | 2277 International Blvd. | Oakland, CA 94606…

Coaltion to Close the Concentration Camps (2019-08-22). Emergency Palantir Mass Mobilization–#StopICEterror. indybay.org 100 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1616, United States | (Palantir Headquarters)…

Staff (2019-08-22). Headlines for August 22, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Administration Proposes Jailing Migrant Families Indefinitely, Federal Budget Deficit to Top $1 Trillion in 2020, Satellite Data Show Brazilian Amazon Burning at Record Pace, Brazilian President Bolsonaro Blames Environmentalists for Amazon Fires, Wildfires Rage in Alaska, Canary Islands, Siberia and Greenland, Gov. Jay Inslee, Champion of Climate Fight, Drops 2020 Presidential Bid, Activists Disrupt Event Honoring House Speaker Pelosi to Demand Trump's Impeachment, Abdalla Hamdok Sworn In as Sudan's Prime Minister, Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists Mark Anniversary of Subway Attack, Mexico's Zapatistas Exp…

United Nations (2019-08-22). Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific 'sign of things to come', cautions UN regional body. un.org Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a "sign of things to come", the United Nations development arm in the region has warned.

Staff (2019-08-22). Warren Apologizes to Native Americans; Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre. democracynow.org This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women.

Andrew Korybko (2019-08-22). Russia's UNSC Kashmir Stance Wasn't Influenced by India or Pakistan, but by China. globalresearch.ca Russia didn't want the issue of Kashmir to be brought before the UNSC at all, though it allowed China to go forward with the meeting out of respect for their strategic partnership but then remained conspicuously silent about India's threats …

Andrew Korybko (2019-08-22). What's Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar? The North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC). globalresearch.ca There have been wild reports over the past few weeks about Russia's activities in the Iranian port of Chabahar, with some sources even alleging that Moscow plans to open up a naval base there. | *** | An interesting sequence of events …

pip.hinman (2019-08-22). Tales from the Extinction Rebellion Chill Zone. greenleft.org.au climate emergency Amy WarneIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion arrests Declaration DayCommunity activist Amy Warne was ar…

susan_p (2019-08-22). 'International emergency' as fires devastate Brazil's rainforest. greenleft.org.au environment Jake JohnsonIssue 1234 Brazil Amazon forest fires climate changeThe hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral…

susan_p (2019-08-22). Collusion in Brazil's judiciary brings the curtain down on the rule of law. greenleft.org.au corruption Tony RosenbergIssue 1234 Brazil Operation Car WashMessages between Brazil's federal prosecutor, Deltan Dallagnol, who led Operaàßà£o Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) and then-judge, Sergio Moro, have revealed that the evidence used to jail Brazil'

susan_p (2019-08-22). Italy: Conte resigns, coalition with Salvini 'ended'. greenleft.org.au Daniele FulviIssue 1234 Italy rise of the far right League Five Star Movement (M5S)Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation on August 20, effectively ending the coalition govern…

susan_p (2019-08-22). Arms race accelerates as US tests cruise missile. greenleft.org.au arms race Jessica CorbettIssue 1234 United States US missile testNuclear experts and disarmament advocates are warning that the world is witnessing a new arms race after the United States tested a new missile on August 18. | The test would have violated a Cold Wa…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-08-21). Omar, Tlaib, and the United States of Israel. globalresearch.ca I'm trying to remember when Israel wasn't the fifty-first state. It receives my tax money and a blank check by the United States government to torture, ethnically cleanse, and murder Palestinians. | Israelis are apparently more important and cherished than Americans, …

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Venezuela: About 4 Million Sign Petition Against US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's government announced that the petition to collect signatures calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade under the "#NoMoreTrump" campaign has reached four million rubrics with about three weeks still to go. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Arreaza Denounces Blockade to UN Security Council | "We already reached four million signatures. Do not be left behind, go out to sign, in the Bolivar Squares of the country, for the defense of Venezuela, for the peace of th…

RT (2019-08-21). Rick Perry, politician responsible for US nukes, falls for embarrassing Instagram hoax. rt.com The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry showed his age and social media naivety by reposting a hoax that supposedly stops Instagram from making its users' public posts… public. | The former governor of Texas, who's currently responsible for America's nuclear arsenal, shared…

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Assad Vows to 'Liberate Every Inch of Territory from Terrorists'. telesurenglish.net Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad reiterated his government's commitment to '"liberate every inch of territory from terrorists," following a victory for the Syrian Arab Army in the key Idlib town of Khan Sheikhoun. | RELATED: | China Warns of Reemergence of Islamic State Group in Syria | President Assad made the statement while receiving a delegation from Russia's Douma, headed by lawmaker Dmitry Sablin. At the meeting, Sablin congratulated Assad for the army's recent military vic…

Eds. (2019-08-21). Washington intensifies its collective punishment of Venezuelans. mronline.org Despite previous sanctions leading to over 40,000 deaths in Venezuela over two years, the U.S. is escalating its economic offensive. | Source

RT (2019-08-21). US to allow indefinite detention for migrant children following rule change. rt.com The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a change in policy that could see migrant children detained indefinitely, replacing a previous restriction limiting confinement of undocumented minors to 20 days. | The department announced on Wednesday that it would terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement, which set requirements for detaining migrants, arguing the rules contained a "loophole" that drives illegal immigration into the US. | "By closing this key loophole in Flores, the new rule will restore integrity to our immigration system and eliminate the major pull factor fueling the crisis," acting Home…

Michael Welton (2019-08-21). That Couldn't Be True: Restorying and Reconciliation. counterpunch.org The Canadian nation-state presents itself to the world as a benign peacekeeper and benevolent force for good in the world. This myth washes over us and leaves us unwilling and reluctant to face up to our past as a white settler colonial state. If we did a few nasty things in the past, well, that More

Alex Emmons (2019-08-21). Taliban Peace Talks Must Not Ignore CIA-Funded Afghan Militias, Report Says. theintercept.com "If cut loose by the CIA," the report notes, militias "may be reborn as private armies or 'security guards' in the service of powerful individuals."

Oscar Grenfell (2019-08-21). Australian Investigative Journalist Exposes Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange. globalresearch.ca At a Sydney "Politics in the Pub" meeting on Thursday night, award-winning Australian journalist Mark Davis revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the …

Colin Todhunter (2019-08-21). Offering Choice But Delivering Tyranny: the Corporate Capture of Agriculture. counterpunch.org Many lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice and options. At the same time, somewhat ironically, they decry organic agriculture and proven agroecological approaches, presumably because these practices have no need for More

Kenn Orphan — Phil Rockstroh (2019-08-21). The Dead Letter Office of Capitalist Imperium: a Poverty of Mundus Imaginalis. counterpunch.org PR: What has been of greater service to humanity, the dark vision of humanity, limned in satire, by Jonathan Swift or the positivity-rancid homilies of corporate church of self-actualization? What is more propitious to the psyche, a descent into the underworld by Orphic imagination or the Icarusian dazzle on Instagram or the narcissistic intoxication induced More

George Wuerthner (2019-08-21). The Forest Service Puts Ranchers Ahead of Grizzlies (and the Public Interest). counterpunch.org The recent killing of more grizzly bears by the Wyoming Game and Fish, a listed endangered species, to protect ranchers in the Upper Green River Allotment on the Bridger Teton National Forest is another shameful example of the mixed-up priorities and mismanagement of our public lands. Why should native animals, especially endangered animals, be killed More

Johnny Hazard (2019-08-21). In Protest Against Police Raping Spree, Women Burn Their Station in Mexico City. counterpunch.org About two thousand people, mostly young women (many of whom identify themselves as anarcofeministas), marched and rampaged through the Zona Rosa area of Mexico City on Friday, August 16. This was the second such action in less than a week. The first, on Monday, was in direct reaction to a young woman's accusation against four More

CP Editor (2019-08-21). Sleater-Kinney — Can I Go On. counterpunch.org

John Feffer (2019-08-21). 'Slowbalization': Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane? counterpunch.org A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax, and enjoy your meal. The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald's, which opened a new franchise near the Spanish Steps in Rome. But it grew More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-21). Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum. counterpunch.org It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is More

Craig Collins (2019-08-21). Endangered Species Act: A Failure Worth Fighting For? counterpunch.org Everyone who gives a damn about the planet is denouncing Trump's latest attack on the Endangered Species Act. But little is being said about this law's actual impact on the fate of endangered species. In theory, the collapse of global biodiversity was supposed to be prevented by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered (CITES). But in reality this has amounted to trying to stop a raging wildfire with a squirt gun. More

RT (2019-08-21). 2 American servicemen killed in Afghanistan — NATO. rt.com Two US soldiers have been killed in action in Afghanistan, according to NATO's press office. The alliance did not elaborate on the details of death or release the names of the servicemen. | Sixteen US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2019, 14 of them in combat and the other two in accidents aboard an American warship. Most recently, in late July, two US soldiers perished in a 'green-on-blue' attack, in which an allied Afghan soldier opened fire on the servicemen. | Meanhwile, Taliban attacks have also spiked this year, inflicting major civilian casualties in bombings in Kabul and elsewhere. E…

Naomi Klein (2019-08-21). Why the Democratic National Committee Must Change the Rules and Hold a Climate Debate. theintercept.com A girl holds a sign that reads "pull the emergency brake" at a ceremony to commemorate the Okjà∂kull glacier in Iceland, on Aug. 18, 2019. | recorded in human history. You are meeting on the same week that smoke from a record number of wildfires in the Amazon rainforest turned day into night in the Brazilian megapolis of Sà£o Paulo. And you are meeting just days after Iceland's prime minister led her country in its first Alan MacLeod (2019-08-21). 'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values. fair.org Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — Cambridge Dictionary The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, draw their support from the resurgent left of the party.

RT (2019-08-21). Trump might one day NUKE Denmark, 'prophetic' Ted Cruz predicted in 2016. rt.com No one could have predicted in 2016 that US President Donald Trump would be throwing a geopolitical hissy fit over Denmark's refusal to consider his offer to buy Greenland. No one, that is, except… Republican ex-rival Ted Cruz? | "I don't know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the [nuclear] button. We're liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would've nuked Denmark," Cruz told a crowd during a New Hampshire campaign event in February 2016. | With Trump cancelling a visit to Denmark in a fit of pique after PM Mette Fredriksen ref…

Gary Lindorff (2019-08-21). The Smiling Turtle. counterpunch.org The smiling turtle looks like he's About to break into a laugh He's been Waiting a long time for the punch-line I am not smiling My mirror has misted up I feel the closeness of the swamp I think we are sinking Into the muck of our business We have to call off the meeting More

South Front (2019-08-21). Video: Syrian Tiger Forces Advance to Encircle Khan Shaykhun. globalresearch.ca Government forces are rapidly advancing in southern Idlib inflicting large casualties to radical militant groups. | During the weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies have liberated the villages of Khirbat Abidin, Hursh al-Tawilah, Mughr Hunta, …

John Clarke (2019-08-21). A Nightmare of Homelessness: A Knapsack Full of Dreams. globalresearch.ca Cathy Crowe's book A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse comes out of decades of witnessing and challenging a growing blight of destitution and poverty in Toronto that has developed with the advance of the neoliberal agenda. …

Zero Hedge (2019-08-21). Half a Billion Bees Drop Dead in Brazil Amid Jump in Pesticide Use. globalresearch.ca Bee apocalypse has unfolded in four of Brazil's southern states in 1Q19. More than half a billion bees died earlier this year, in a short period, experts are suggesting that pesticides are likely to be blamed, reported Bloomberg. ….

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2019-08-21). Fast Bowling, Concussions and Jofra Archer. globalresearch.ca We should all be cheering on some level. So much in this age of cricket favours the pampered bat over the stifled ball. The game of duration has suffered: five-day test matches are struggling before diminishing attention spans and ever …

(2019-08-21). Lawsuit Challenges Trump EPA's 200 Million-acre Expansion of Bee-killing Pesticide. globalresearch.ca The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety sued the Trump administration today over its July decision to approve use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across more than 200 million acres of crops. | The approval was granted despite …

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Brazilian Congress Committee Approves US to Use Alcantara Base. telesurenglish.net The Foreign and Defense Committee of the Brazilian Congress has just approved by majority vote the U.S.' commercial use of the Alcântara Base along Brazil's north Atlantic coast. | RELATED: | Brazil: the Far-Right's Lawfare Now Aims at Professor Haddad | This move comes just months after President Jair Bolsonaro inked a deal with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to allow the Americans access to this satellite launching base. | As a result of this move by the Foreign and Defense C…

The Canary (2019-08-21). Warning over increasing violence at Pentonville Prison. thecanary.co Violence fuelled by gangs, drugs, debt and "volatile young prisoners" has "increased markedly" at one of the country's oldest and busiest jails, inspectors have warned. | Violence has shot up by more than 50% since 2017 at HMP Pentonville in north London, the Inspectorate of Prisons said on Wednesday. | Inspectors found the prison was unsafe and plans for activities, rehabilitation and release were not good enough. | In the last six months there have been 264 assaults on staff and inmates and 61 fights, compared with 196 and 65 respectively during a previous inspection. | The problems were "clear and serious" wit…

Emily Apple (2019-08-21). In one tweet, Jeremy Corbyn shows exactly why he's the leader the world needs. thecanary.co As The Canary reported, a coup is currently underway in Turkey against democratically elected mayors in three predominately Kurdish cities. But while there's been a deafening silence from the Conservative Party over the actions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out: | The arrest of political leaders and act…

Staff (2019-08-21). Amid Warnings of Recession, Trump Proposes More Tax Cuts for the Rich. truthout.org | | The Trump administration has floated a new round of tax cuts for the rich and slashing the payroll tax used to fund Social Security and Medicare to ease worries of a recession, which the White House insists is not happening despite dire warnings from economists and the stock market. | Despite the stock market plummeting over concerns of a loo…

WSWS (2019-08-21). UK government prepares for social unrest following no-deal Brexit. wsws.org The crisis wracking the ruling elite over Brexit is the most severe since the Second World War.

United Nations (2019-08-21). Scars of terrorism 'run deep', UN chief says, paying tribute to victims. un.org The scars of terrorism "run deep", and while they may fade with time, "they never disappear", the United Nations chief said on Wednesday, in his message for the second International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2019-08-21). Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs. commondreams.org "We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Global Research News (2019-08-21). Selected Articles: Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange. globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-08-21). Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price? mintpressnews.com With Jewish settlers dictating the political agenda in Israel, and constantly provoking Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, violence is likely to grow exponentially in the coming months.

Shane Quinn (2019-08-21). History: US Encroachment Encouraged Japan To Support Hitler and Mussolini. globalresearch.ca During late September 1940, Japanese representatives like Sabur≈ç Kurusu flew to Berlin where they were greeted by the ruler of Europe, Adolf Hitler. Kurusu, an experienced career diplomat from Yokohama, could not help but notice the Nazi self-assurance at …

Staff (2019-08-21). An Artist Is Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths. truthout.org | | More than 3,000 human remains have been found in the Sonoran Desert, most of them of migrants fleeing their home countries to embark on an uncertain and perilous journey to the United States. On a recent visit to the Arizona borderlands, Democracy Now! accompanied Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso into the desert at the site where he placed four unique markers to honor four immigrants killed in a car accident years ago as they fled from Border Patrol. In the past five years, Enciso, who i…

Staff (2019-08-21). Meet Alvaro Enciso, the Artist Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths. democracynow.org More than 3,000 human remains have been found in the Sonoran Desert, most of them of migrants fleeing their home countries to embark on an uncertain and perilous journey to the United States. On a recent visit to the Arizona borderlands, Democracy Now! accompanied Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso into the desert at the site where he placed four unique markers to honor four immigrants killed in a car accident years ago as they fled from Border Patrol. In the past five years, Enciso, who is originally from Colombia, has built and installed over 900 crosses across the treacherous Sonoran Desert in Arizona as part o…

United Nations (2019-08-21). Wednesday's Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims. un.org Today's stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional government welcomed by UN chief, insecurity threatens Somalia progress.

teleSUR (2019-08-21). Yemen: Lack of Funds Forces UN to Cancel Life-Saving Programs. telesurenglish.net United Nations and humanitarian groups were promised to receive US$2.6 billion in urgent help for Yemen at a pledging event held last February, however, less than half of the amount has been collected so far. | RELATED: | Yemen's Houthis Agree to Lift Aid Suspension: UN Food Program | "We are desperate for the funds that were promised," said Lise Grande, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. "When money doesn't come, people die." | Only three U.N. humanitarian programs in Yemen are curren…

2019-08-22: Social Media Postees

Indian Assault on Kashmir in Third Week, Thousands Arrested
Deepal Jayasekera | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
The state of siege that India's Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has imposed on Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is now well into its third week. | Cell phone and internet access continue to be denied to many of …
globalresearch.ca/indian-assault-kashmir-third-week-thousands-arrested/5686873

No Agreement on Idlib: So-called "Militants" (aka Al Qaeda) Continue to Kill Syrian Civilians
Ahmad Al Khaled | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
The 13th round of negotiations on Syria in Astana format was held in the capital of Kazakhstan on the 1st and 2nd of August. As the result, three guarantor states — Russia, Turkey and Iran — accepted a statement which …
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US Unveils Warrant for Seizure of Iran-operated Grace 1
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
According to a Press TV report: | "The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has unveiled a warrant for the seizure of the Iran-operated Grace 1 supertanker a day after Gibraltar's Supreme Court confirmed the release of the vessel. On Thursday, Gibraltar's …
globalresearch.ca/us-unveils-warrant-seizure-iran-operated-grace-1/5686647

Bolivia Orders World's Largest Air Tanker to Combat Amazon Fires
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-22
Bolivia's President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia had purchased a Boeing 747 'Supertanker' to help extinguish huge forest fires in the Amazon have that spilled over from Brazil. By Wednesday evening, the government confirmed that the tanker is arriving in the country and will be operational on Friday. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Visits Fire-Affected Eastern Region | The 'Supertanker' can carry more water than…
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All Proceeds from Sale of the Song Support Immigrant Families Together
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
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Trump schemes to smash immigration judges union
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-08-22
WASHINGTON –Anti-worker President Donald Trump, infamous for hating federal workers and their unions, has now taken the next step. Not satisfied with cutting back on workers' rights, he's scheming to literally obliterate the union sector that represents federal immigration judges. And, in the process, he's trashing immigrants, too — an even higher Trump priority. Trump's …
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A Palestinian/Israeli Experiment for Peace in the Middle East
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Changing dynamics in the Middle East make peace between Israelis and Palestinians more elusive than ever. Both sides have rights, and both sides made wrongs. How to overcome these wrongs is what two professors, a Palestinian and an Israeli, have been trying to do for over two decades. Their work may represent one of the…
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Sanders, Gillibrand Tied for Lead in New Greenpeace Climate 2020 Ranking
commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
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Bolivarian revolution and Black liberation
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2019-08-22
Portland's Hands Off Venezuela PDX sponsored a Skype teach-in on Aug. 17 with Dr. Layla Brown-Vincent, an assistant professor of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, who spoke about the role of racism in Bolivarian Venezuela to a room of 25 Oregonians. She said, "Just as Haiti . . . | Continue reading Bolivarian revolution and Black liberation at Workers.org
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FIFA Overlooks Israel's Ban on Palestinians Footballers
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-22
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is accused of turning a blind eye towards an Israeli ban on Palestinian football players from Gaza who were supposed to compete with West Bank players for the Palestine Cup. | RELATED: | US Wins 4th FIFA World Cup Amid Chants for 'Equal Pay' | Euro-Mediterranean Human Right Monitor said Wednesday that Isra…
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To Protect and Serve
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
I don't like dealing with police. I picked up this prejudice, which I feel is an intelligent way of dealing with police, from lots of experiences that came out of the decade of protest in the mid to late 1960s and the early 1970s. I saw how police dealt with kids that hung out around…
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For True Climate Justice, Abolish ICE and CBP
Josue De Luna Navarro | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Last month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Senator Kamala Harris released their Climate Equity Act — the first draft of a critical component of a Green New Deal. The act aims to protect marginalized communities as Congress attempts to "address" climate change by creating a system that gives environmental legislation an equity score based on its impact…
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Despite Devastating Crashes, Boeing Stocks Fly High
Andrew Cockburn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
In a turbulent world, some things remain stable, even to an irrational degree. One example is the price of Boeing stock, which, at $329 a share as of midday August 16, has barely moved–down just 1.6 percent–from a year ago. …
globalresearch.ca/despite-devastating-crashes-boeing-stocks-fly-high/5686901

Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-08-22
European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this unique climate change really does have neither a historic precedent nor a natural cause. | Other historic changes — the so-called Medieval Warm Period and then the "Little Ice Age" that marked the 17th to the 19th centuries — were not global. The on…
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De'Von Bailey: Police that killed Black teen back on streets, announced day of his funeral
Sarah Farley | liberationnews.org | 2019-08-22
Justice cannot be served until killer cops are taken off the streets.
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John Pilger: We Are in a WAR SITUATION with China!
RT | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-08-22
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to legendary journalist and film-maker John Pilger on a round-up of all the latest issues. John describes the current state of global affairs as in a state of world war, warning that the 'coming war on China' he warned about…has now arrived, he also discusses the Hong …
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Who is to Blame for Argentina's Economic Crisis?
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
What are we to make of Argentina's surprise election results on August 11, which jolted pollsters and analysts alike, and roiled the country's financial markets? In the presidential primary for the country's October election, the opposition ticket of Alberto Fernández trounced President Mauricio Macri by an unexpected margin of 15.6 percent. The Fernández coalition attributes…
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Breaking the Web of Life
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
You wouldn't expect someone who spent his entire life in high-rise penthouses to understand much about the stunning complexity of Earth's natural environment and the millions of species that depend on what is called the interconnected "web of life." And sure enough, while the Sixth Great Extinction is ongoing and accelerating, President Trump is changing the Endangered Species Act through administrative rules, not to rise to the challenge of stopping extinctions, but to make it easier for commercial and extractive enterprises such as oil, gas, mining, logging, ranching, road-building and development to actually e…
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The Metaphysics of Revolution
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Socrates was the first revolutionary. He opened up with a legendary oracular search the inner space from which the individual, as we understand him today, would eventually emerge. His "daemon" was that which spoke the necessary freedom and autonomy to become what we are. His was the first lesson. His student, Plato, brought on the…
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It's About Time for Ethnic Studies in Our K-12 Schools
ECOGLO | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
"Why haven't we been taught this history before?" Students have asked us this question countless times over the past twenty-five years of teaching Latin America Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Cal State Los Angeles, Pomona College and Claremont Graduate University. The emotions triggering this question are usually the same. Students feel lied to and cheated. Some are frustrated and downright angry that ethnic studies has been excluded from their schooling.
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Sanders And Bezos's Shared, Debilitating, Basic Premise
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
There have been a number of articles recently which have highlighted liberal displeasure over the ways in which major mainstream corporate media outlets are portraying the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders in a negative manner. More of these articles have appeared after Sanders tamely speculated about the possibility that the Washington Post's owner, Jeff Bezos,…
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The NYT's Upside Down Economics on Germany and the Euro Zone
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Paul Krugman already jumped on this New York Times piece, but the paper really deserves a thrashing for it. The story is that Germany's economy had been driving the euro zone economy. It now appears on the edge of recession, having shrunk at a 0.4 percent annual rate in the second quarter. The article then…
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Henry A. Giroux: Neoliberal Capitalism Sets the Stage for Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-22
| We spoke with cultural critic and one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy, Henry Giroux, about his latest book, The Terror of the Unforeseen, in which he warns that the economic tyranny of neoliberal capitalism and a culture of cruelty and objectification set the stage for Trump's rise and the emergence of fascism. | Media For Us: In The Terror of the Unforeseen you explain how our economic system enabled Trump…
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UK Licensed £6.3bn Worth of Arms to Saudi-led Forces in First Four Years of Yemen Conflict
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
The UK government licensed £6.3bn ($7.6bn) worth of arms to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen in the four years of the group's bombing campaign, according to a new report by Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT). | According to new government …
globalresearch.ca/uk-licensed-arms-saudi-led-forces-first-four-years-yemen-conflict/5686889

The Beidaihe Political Summit: Is the "Chinese Dream" Still Viable? China's Debt Crisis
Tom Clifford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
The resort town of Beidaihe has just held one of the world's most important, and secretive, political gatherings. Members of the public flock there in the summer months to relax on the beach gently lapped by the shallow waters of …
globalresearch.ca/beidaihe-political-summit-chinese-dream-still-viable/5686836

Europe on the Brink of Collapse?
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
The Empire's European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals — Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn't care what they think about him, they deserve to be collapsing.
globalresearch.ca/europe-brink-collapse/5665679

The Woodstock Summer of Love? Fifty Years Ago
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
Goodness, how 50 years seemed to go like a blink in the eye of memory. Almost to the day, two sets of events harnessed the attention of our nation in August of 1969. On August 9th and 10th, what was …
globalresearch.ca/the-woodstock-summer-of-love-fifty-years-ago/5686850

Hundreds of Cancer-Causing Chemicals Pollute Americans' Bodies
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
Hundreds of cancer-causing chemicals are building up in the bodies of Americans, according to the first comprehensive inventory of the carcinogens that have been measured in people. EWG released the inventory today. | EWG spent almost a year reviewing more than …
globalresearch.ca/hundreds-cancer-causing-chemicals-pollute-americans-bodies/5686868

US Court Ruling: You Can Be "Too Smart" to Be a Cop
Melissa Dykes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
This article was first published on GR on December 18, 2014 | Can a person actually be "too smart" to be a cop in America? | A federal court's decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can be. | Robert Jordan, …
globalresearch.ca/us-court-ruled-you-can-be-too-smart-to-be-a-cop/5420630

US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central" in Hong Kong
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
This article first published almost five years ago on October 1, 2014 is of particular relevance to an understanding of recent developments in Hong Kong. | *** | Just as the US admitted shortly after the so-called "Arab Spring" began spreading chaos …
globalresearch.ca/us-now-admits-funding-occupy-central-hong-kong/5405680

American Apocalypse: The Government's Plot to Destabilize the Nation Is Working
John W. Whitehead | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out … without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is …
globalresearch.ca/government-plot-destabilize-nation/5686852

Record number of fires burning in Amazon rainforest
Olivia Rosane | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-22
There are a record number of wildfires burning in the Amazon rainforest, Brazil's space agency has said. Their smoke is visible from space and shrouded the city of Sà£o Paulo in darkness for about an hour Monday afternoon, CBS news reported. "It was as if the day had turned into night," Sà£o Paulo resident Gianvitor Dias told BBC News of the …
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Leaked Documents Show Brazil's Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest
Manuella Libardi | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
Wildfires have raging through the Amazon rainforest for weeks. Satellite data show an 84% increase of fire outbreaks on the same period in 2018. (Photo: Pixabay) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amid recession warnings, Trump reportedly considering more tax cuts for rich and corporations
Jake Johnson | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-22
While continuing to publicly downplay warning signs that the U.S. economy is barreling toward a recession, the Trump White House is reportedly weighing a number of supposed stimulus measures, including more tax cuts for the rich and large corporations. Politico reported late Tuesday that Trump officials are considering "a cut of an additional percentage point or two to the …
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Australia's US Studies Centre advocates war-footing against China
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
The policies that the pro-US think tank proposes could not be implemented without the suppression of widespread political opposition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/ussc…

US Steel announces up to 200 layoffs at Great Lakes Works in Ecorse, Michigan
wsws.org | 2019-08-22
The recent layoffs in suburban Detroit serve to shatter any illusion that workers' jobs and living standards can be protected through trade war measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/22/stee…

Defense Department kills multi-billion dollar missile contract with Boeing
rt.com | 2019-08-22
The Pentagon is scrapping a multi-billion dollar deal with Boeing to replace an outdated missile interceptor, citing years of delays and technical problems and jealously eyeing rivals' capabilities. | "Ending the program was the responsible thing to do," Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, said in a statement on Wednesday. | We decided the path we're going down wouldn't be fruitful, so we're not going down that path anymore. | The exact details of the project's failure would not be released "due to the classified nature of the program," a spokesman for the Pentagon's Missile D…
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Boris Johnson's Brexit Helter Skelter
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Trump sent his national security adviser John "Bonkers" Bolton to London, where the neocon Bonkers could hang out with Trump's pal BoJo Johnson, absolutely relaxed in the knowledge that this was one place in the world where his host would not treat Bonkers on the latter's proven merits, that is, as a bona fide nut-case.
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No Deal Chaos: the Brexit Cliff Face and Operation Yellowhammer
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-22
Britain's Boris Johnson is driving his country to the cliff face, along the way mouthing and spouting all manner of populist reassurances. Still fresh in the job, he declared that UK preparations for a no-deal Brexit on October 31, when Britain would leave the European Union, would receive a boost — a "turbocharge", no less.
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The Mad World of Theresa May Has Lured the EU into a Trap
Rodney Atkinson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
This article was originally published in December 2018. | The British Prime Minister's Brexit has been so epically disastrous that it has trapped the EU into an ideal result for the UK. This is consistent with the upside down world she …
globalresearch.ca/theresa-may-lured-eu-trap/5663424

Should We Fight a War on White Terrorism?
Harry Blain | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
Klu Klux Klan rally on the National Mall, 1926. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Should we fight a war on white terrorism?
Harry Blain | nationofchange.org | 2019-08-22
Although its precise scale is hard to measure, violent white supremacy is clearly a problem in the United States. From El Paso to Pittsburgh, the fears and fantasies of an immigrant invasion, a liberal Jewish betrayal, and a righteous race war have motivated surgically targeted slaughter. With law enforcement — especially the Federal Bureau of …
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Are Terrorism Watch Lists Expanding Under Trump?
Dave Lindorff | thenation.com | 2019-08-22
Are Terrorism Watch Lists Expanding Under Trump?
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'She Is Failing Us': Demanding Trump Impeachment, Progressives Disrupt Pelosi 'Resistance' Award Ceremony
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
"Trump is selling the government to the highest bidder and migrant children are dying in detention—on her watch." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders and Warren Celebrated for Returning Donations From Employees at Hedge Funds Linked to Puerto Rico
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-22
"No candidate should take contributions from hedge funds and vulture funds driving austerity in Puerto Rico." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Emergency Palantir Mass Mobilization–#StopICEterror
Coaltion to Close the Concentration Camps | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
100 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1616, United States | (Palantir Headquarters)…
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APTP Monthly Membership Meeting: Scott Morris on Santa Rita Jail
Anti Police-Terror Project | indybay.org | 2019-08-22
East Side Arts Alliance | 2277 International Blvd. | Oakland, CA 94606…
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Relentless sequence of disasters in Asia-Pacific 'sign of things to come', cautions UN regional body
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-22
Changing patterns and worsening impacts of natural disasters in Asia and the Pacific, coupled with environmental degradation and climate change, are not only making efforts to predict such catastrophes more difficult, but are also a "sign of things to come", the United Nations development arm in the region has warned.
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Warren Apologizes to Native Americans; Sanders Backs Rescinding Medals for Wounded Knee Massacre
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-22
This week 10 Democratic candidates and one independent in the 2020 presidential race, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, addressed indigenous communities at the first-ever Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa. During the two-day event, candidates individually answered questions from a panel of tribal leaders and Native American youth and elders on issues including treaty rights, voter suppression, and murdered and missing indigenous women.
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Russia's UNSC Kashmir Stance Wasn't Influenced by India or Pakistan, but by China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
Russia didn't want the issue of Kashmir to be brought before the UNSC at all, though it allowed China to go forward with the meeting out of respect for their strategic partnership but then remained conspicuously silent about India's threats …
globalresearch.ca/russia-unsc-kashmir-stance-india-pakistan-china/5686831

What's Russia Up to in the Iranian Port of Chabahar? The North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-22
There have been wild reports over the past few weeks about Russia's activities in the Iranian port of Chabahar, with some sources even alleging that Moscow plans to open up a naval base there. | *** | An interesting sequence of events | …
globalresearch.ca/russia-chabahar/5686845

Tales from the Extinction Rebellion Chill Zone
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
climate emergency Amy WarneIssue 1234 Australia Extinction Rebellion arrests Declaration DayCommunity activist Amy Warne was ar…
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Collusion in Brazil's judiciary brings the curtain down on the rule of law
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
corruption Tony RosenbergIssue 1234 Brazil Operation Car WashMessages between Brazil's federal prosecutor, Deltan Dallagnol, who led Operaàßà£o Lava Jato (Operation Car Wash) and then-judge, Sergio Moro, have revealed that the evidence used to jail Brazil'…
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'International emergency' as fires devastate Brazil's rainforest
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
environment Jake JohnsonIssue 1234 Brazil Amazon forest fires climate changeThe hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral…
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Arms race accelerates as US tests cruise missile
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-08-22
arms race Jessica CorbettIssue 1234 United States US missile testNuclear experts and disarmament advocates are warning that the world is witnessing a new arms race after the United States tested a new missile on August 18. | The test would have violated a Cold Wa…
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Omar, Tlaib, and the United States of Israel
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
I'm trying to remember when Israel wasn't the fifty-first state. It receives my tax money and a blank check by the United States government to torture, ethnically cleanse, and murder Palestinians. | Israelis are apparently more important and cherished than Americans, …
globalresearch.ca/omar-tlaib-united-states-israel/5686803

Venezuela: About 4 Million Sign Petition Against US Blockade
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
Venezuela's government announced that the petition to collect signatures calling on the United States to lift the unilateral blockade under the "#NoMoreTrump" campaign has reached four million rubrics with about three weeks still to go. | RELATED: | Venezuela: Arreaza Denounces Blockade to UN Security Council | "We already reached four million signatures. Do not be left behind, go out to sign, in the Bolivar Squares of the country, for the defense of Venezuela, for the peace of th…
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Rick Perry, politician responsible for US nukes, falls for embarrassing Instagram hoax
rt.com | 2019-08-21
The US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry showed his age and social media naivety by reposting a hoax that supposedly stops Instagram from making its users' public posts… public. | The former governor of Texas, who's currently responsible for America's nuclear arsenal, shared…
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Assad Vows to 'Liberate Every Inch of Territory from Terrorists'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad reiterated his government's commitment to '"liberate every inch of territory from terrorists," following a victory for the Syrian Arab Army in the key Idlib town of Khan Sheikhoun. | RELATED: | China Warns of Reemergence of Islamic State Group in Syria | President Assad made the statement while receiving a delegation from Russia's Douma, headed by lawmaker Dmitry Sablin. At the meeting, Sablin congratulated Assad for the army's recent military vic…
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Washington intensifies its collective punishment of Venezuelans
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-08-21
Despite previous sanctions leading to over 40,000 deaths in Venezuela over two years, the U.S. is escalating its economic offensive. | Source…
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US to allow indefinite detention for migrant children following rule change
rt.com | 2019-08-21
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a change in policy that could see migrant children detained indefinitely, replacing a previous restriction limiting confinement of undocumented minors to 20 days. | The department announced on Wednesday that it would terminate the 1997 Flores Settlement, which set requirements for detaining migrants, arguing the rules contained a "loophole" that drives illegal immigration into the US. | "By closing this key loophole in Flores, the new rule will restore integrity to our immigration system and eliminate the major pull factor fueling the crisis," acting Home…
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That Couldn't Be True: Restorying and Reconciliation
Michael Welton | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
The Canadian nation-state presents itself to the world as a benign peacekeeper and benevolent force for good in the world. This myth washes over us and leaves us unwilling and reluctant to face up to our past as a white settler colonial state. If we did a few nasty things in the past, well, that…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/21/that-couldnt…

Taliban Peace Talks Must Not Ignore CIA-Funded Afghan Militias, Report Says
Alex Emmons | theintercept.com | 2019-08-21
"If cut loose by the CIA," the report notes, militias "may be reborn as private armies or 'security guards' in the service of powerful individuals."
theintercept.com/2019/08/21/taliban-peac…

Australian Investigative Journalist Exposes Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange
Oscar Grenfell | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
At a Sydney "Politics in the Pub" meeting on Thursday night, award-winning Australian journalist Mark Davis revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the …
globalresearch.ca/australian-investigative-journalist-exposes-guardiannew-york-times-betrayal-assange/5686660

The Forest Service Puts Ranchers Ahead of Grizzlies (and the Public Interest)
George Wuerthner | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
The recent killing of more grizzly bears by the Wyoming Game and Fish, a listed endangered species, to protect ranchers in the Upper Green River Allotment on the Bridger Teton National Forest is another shameful example of the mixed-up priorities and mismanagement of our public lands. Why should native animals, especially endangered animals, be killed…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/21/the-forest-s…

In Protest Against Police Raping Spree, Women Burn Their Station in Mexico City
Johnny Hazard | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
About two thousand people, mostly young women (many of whom identify themselves as anarcofeministas), marched and rampaged through the Zona Rosa area of Mexico City on Friday, August 16. This was the second such action in less than a week. The first, on Monday, was in direct reaction to a young woman's accusation against four…
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Offering Choice But Delivering Tyranny: the Corporate Capture of Agriculture
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
Many lobbyists talk a lot about critics of genetic engineering technology denying choice to farmers. They say that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies to maximise choice and options. At the same time, somewhat ironically, they decry organic agriculture and proven agroecological approaches, presumably because these practices have no need for…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/21/offering-cho…

The Dead Letter Office of Capitalist Imperium: a Poverty of Mundus Imaginalis
Kenn Orphan — Phil Rockstroh | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
PR: What has been of greater service to humanity, the dark vision of humanity, limned in satire, by Jonathan Swift or the positivity-rancid homilies of corporate church of self-actualization? What is more propitious to the psyche, a descent into the underworld by Orphic imagination or the Icarusian dazzle on Instagram or the narcissistic intoxication induced…
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'Slowbalization': Is the Slowing Global Economy a Boon or Bane?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
A group of Italians started the Slow Food movement back in the 1980s. Stay away from fast-food restaurants, they urged: eat local, focus on traditional recipes, relax, and enjoy your meal. The Slow Food movement began as a protest against McDonald's, which opened a new franchise near the Spanish Steps in Rome. But it grew…
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The Smiling Turtle
Gary Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
The smiling turtle looks like he's About to break into a laugh He's been Waiting a long time for the punch-line I am not smiling My mirror has misted up I feel the closeness of the swamp I think we are sinking Into the muck of our business We have to call off the meeting…
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Condescension and Climate Change: Australia and the Failure of the Pacific Islands Forum
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
It was predictably ugly: in tone, in regret, and, in some ways, disgust. Australia emerged from the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting isolated, the true spoiler of the party which saw 17 states facing the obstinacy of one. It had taken place on Tuvalu, some two hours flight north of Fiji. The capital Funafuti is…
counterpunch.org/2019/08/21/condescensio…

Endangered Species Act: A Failure Worth Fighting For?
Craig Collins | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
Everyone who gives a damn about the planet is denouncing Trump's latest attack on the Endangered Species Act. But little is being said about this law's actual impact on the fate of endangered species. In theory, the collapse of global biodiversity was supposed to be prevented by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered (CITES). But in reality this has amounted to trying to stop a raging wildfire with a squirt gun.
counterpunch.org/2019/08/21/endangered-s…

Sleater-Kinney — Can I Go On
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-08-21
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Video: Syrian Tiger Forces Advance to Encircle Khan Shaykhun
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
Government forces are rapidly advancing in southern Idlib inflicting large casualties to radical militant groups. | During the weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies have liberated the villages of Khirbat Abidin, Hursh al-Tawilah, Mughr Hunta, …
globalresearch.ca/video-tiger-forces-encircle-khan-shaykhun/5686755

2 American servicemen killed in Afghanistan — NATO
rt.com | 2019-08-21
Two US soldiers have been killed in action in Afghanistan, according to NATO's press office. The alliance did not elaborate on the details of death or release the names of the servicemen. | Sixteen US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan so far in 2019, 14 of them in combat and the other two in accidents aboard an American warship. Most recently, in late July, two US soldiers perished in a 'green-on-blue' attack, in which an allied Afghan soldier opened fire on the servicemen. | Meanhwile, Taliban attacks have also spiked this year, inflicting major civilian casualties in bombings in Kabul and elsewhere. E…
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Lawsuit Challenges Trump EPA's 200 Million-acre Expansion of Bee-killing Pesticide

| globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety sued the Trump administration today over its July decision to approve use of the bee-killing pesticide sulfoxaflor across more than 200 million acres of crops. | The approval was granted despite …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-challenges-trump-epa-200-million-acre-expansion-bee-killing-pesticide/5686823

Half a Billion Bees Drop Dead in Brazil Amid Jump in Pesticide Use
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
Bee apocalypse has unfolded in four of Brazil's southern states in 1Q19. More than half a billion bees died earlier this year, in a short period, experts are suggesting that pesticides are likely to be blamed, reported Bloomberg. | ….
globalresearch.ca/half-billion-bees-drop-dead-brazil-pesticide-use/5686822

A Nightmare of Homelessness: A Knapsack Full of Dreams
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
Cathy Crowe's book A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse comes out of decades of witnessing and challenging a growing blight of destitution and poverty in Toronto that has developed with the advance of the neoliberal agenda. …
globalresearch.ca/nightmare-homelessness-knapsack-full-dreams/5686834

Fast Bowling, Concussions and Jofra Archer
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
We should all be cheering on some level. So much in this age of cricket favours the pampered bat over the stifled ball. The game of duration has suffered: five-day test matches are struggling before diminishing attention spans and ever …
globalresearch.ca/fast-bowling-concussions-jofra-archer/5686806

Brazilian Congress Committee Approves US to Use Alcantara Base
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
The Foreign and Defense Committee of the Brazilian Congress has just approved by majority vote the U.S.' commercial use of the Alcântara Base along Brazil's north Atlantic coast. | RELATED: | Brazil: the Far-Right's Lawfare Now Aims at Professor Haddad | This move comes just months after President Jair Bolsonaro inked a deal with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump to allow the Americans access to this satellite launching base. | As a result of this move by the Foreign and Defense C…
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'Pragmatic': How Corporate Media Praise Dems Who Abandon Progressive Values
Alan MacLeod | fair.org | 2019-08-21
Pragmatic (adjective): solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas or rules. | — Cambridge Dictionary The battle for the Democratic presidential nomination is dominating the news cycle, and two of the three clear frontrunners in polls, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, draw their support from the resurgent left of the party.
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Warning over increasing violence at Pentonville Prison
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-08-21
Violence fuelled by gangs, drugs, debt and "volatile young prisoners" has "increased markedly" at one of the country's oldest and busiest jails, inspectors have warned. | Violence has shot up by more than 50% since 2017 at HMP Pentonville in north London, the Inspectorate of Prisons said on Wednesday. | Inspectors found the prison was unsafe and plans for activities, rehabilitation and release were not good enough. | In the last six months there have been 264 assaults on staff and inmates and 61 fights, compared with 196 and 65 respectively during a previous inspection. | The problems were "clear and serious" wit…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/08/21/warning-over-increasing-violence-at-pentonville-prison/

Amid Warnings of Recession, Trump Proposes More Tax Cuts for the Rich
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-21
| The Trump administration has floated a new round of tax cuts for the rich and slashing the payroll tax used to fund Social Security and Medicare to ease worries of a recession, which the White House insists is not happening despite dire warnings from economists and the stock market. | Despite the stock market plummeting over concerns of a loo…
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In one tweet, Jeremy Corbyn shows exactly why he's the leader the world needs
Emily Apple | thecanary.co | 2019-08-21
As The Canary reported, a coup is currently underway in Turkey against democratically elected mayors in three predominately Kurdish cities. But while there's been a deafening silence from the Conservative Party over the actions of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan, Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out: | The arrest of political leaders and act…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/08/21/in-one-tweet-jeremy-corbyn-shows-exactly-why-hes-the-leader-the-world-needs/

Trump might one day NUKE Denmark, 'prophetic' Ted Cruz predicted in 2016
rt.com | 2019-08-21
No one could have predicted in 2016 that US President Donald Trump would be throwing a geopolitical hissy fit over Denmark's refusal to consider his offer to buy Greenland. No one, that is, except… Republican ex-rival Ted Cruz? | "I don't know anyone who would be comfortable with someone who behaves this way having his finger on the [nuclear] button. We're liable to wake up one morning and Donald, if he were president, would've nuked Denmark," Cruz told a crowd during a New Hampshire campaign event in February 2016. | With Trump cancelling a visit to Denmark in a fit of pique after PM Mette Fredriksen ref…
rt.com/usa/467014-cruz-predicts-future-d…

UK government prepares for social unrest following no-deal Brexit
wsws.org | 2019-08-21
The crisis wracking the ruling elite over Brexit is the most severe since the Second World War.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/08/21/yell…

Scars of terrorism 'run deep', UN chief says, paying tribute to victims
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-21
The scars of terrorism "run deep", and while they may fade with time, "they never disappear", the United Nations chief said on Wednesday, in his message for the second International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-08-21
"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Selected Articles: Mainstream Media Betrayal of Assange
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-mainstream-media-betrayal-assange/5686812

Jewish Settlers Rule the Roost in Israel, but at What Price?
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-08-21
With Jewish settlers dictating the political agenda in Israel, and constantly provoking Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, violence is likely to grow exponentially in the coming months.
mintpressnews.com/jewish-settlers-rule-t…

History: US Encroachment Encouraged Japan To Support Hitler and Mussolini
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
During late September 1940, Japanese representatives like Sabur≈ç Kurusu flew to Berlin where they were greeted by the ruler of Europe, Adolf Hitler. Kurusu, an experienced career diplomat from Yokohama, could not help but notice the Nazi self-assurance at …
globalresearch.ca/ongoing-western-encroachment-japan-turned-her-hitler-mussolini/5686798

Meet Alvaro Enciso, the Artist Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-08-21
More than 3,000 human remains have been found in the Sonoran Desert, most of them of migrants fleeing their home countries to embark on an uncertain and perilous journey to the United States. On a recent visit to the Arizona borderlands, Democracy Now! accompanied Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso into the desert at the site where he placed four unique markers to honor four immigrants killed in a car accident years ago as they fled from Border Patrol. In the past five years, Enciso, who is originally from Colombia, has built and installed over 900 crosses across the treacherous Sonoran Desert in Arizona as part o…
www.democracynow.org/2019/8/21/alvaro_en…

An Artist Is Placing Crosses in Sonoran Desert to Memorialize Migrant Deaths
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-08-21
| More than 3,000 human remains have been found in the Sonoran Desert, most of them of migrants fleeing their home countries to embark on an uncertain and perilous journey to the United States. On a recent visit to the Arizona borderlands, Democracy Now! accompanied Tucson-based artist Alvaro Enciso into the desert at the site where he placed four unique markers to honor four immigrants killed in a car accident years ago as they fled from Border Patrol. In the past five years, Enciso, who i…
truthout.org/video/an-artist-is-placing-…

Wednesday's Daily Brief: Yemen aid programmes closing, Guterres Idlib concern, Somalia insecurity, honouring terror victims
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-21
Today's stories: aid money promised for Yemen fails to materialize, prospects of new Idlib conflict put millions at risk, new Sudanese transitional government welcomed by UN chief, insecurity threatens Somalia progress.
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Yemen: Lack of Funds Forces UN to Cancel Life-Saving Programs
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
United Nations and humanitarian groups were promised to receive US$2.6 billion in urgent help for Yemen at a pledging event held last February, however, less than half of the amount has been collected so far. | RELATED: | Yemen's Houthis Agree to Lift Aid Suspension: UN Food Program | "We are desperate for the funds that were promised," said Lise Grande, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. "When money doesn't come, people die." | Only three U.N. humanitarian programs in Yemen are curren…
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Lack of funds forces UN to close down life-saving aid programmes in Yemen
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-21
The United Nations announced on Wednesday that it is being forced to close down several humanitarian programmes in Yemen because money pledged by Member States to pay for them has "failed to materialize".
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UN Delays Conference on Torture in Egypt After Criticisms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-08-21
The United Nations says it's delaying a conference set to be held in Cairo, Egypt next month after human rights groups say the government is trying to use the conference to white-wash its own practices of torture and abuses. | RELATED: | Saudi Gov't Offer to Release Woman Activist If She Keeps Mum on Being Tortured | Spokesperson for the offic…
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Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-08-21
Despite "encouraging" developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warned the Security Council, in his first briefing to the world body since taking office.
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What Globalism Did Was to Transfer the US Economy to China
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-08-21
The main problem with the US economy is that globalism has been deconstructing it. The offshoring of US jobs has reduced US manufacturing and industrial capability and associated innovation, research, development, supply chains, consumer purchasing power, and tax base of …
globalresearch.ca/globalism-transfer-us-economy-china/5686832