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2019-07-10: News Headlines

Mirinda Crissman (2019-07-10). Acts of solidarity with migrants grow. workers.org The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org

Ociel Alí López (2019-07-10). Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection. mintpressnews.com Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…

Staff (2019-07-10). How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S. democracynow.org As the U.S. continues to crack down on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at one of the underreported driving factors leading people to flee their home countries: the climate crisis. John Carlos Frey, author of "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," spent time with Central American climate refugees traveling in a caravan toward the United States. He says, "If this drought continues, we're looking at all-out famine from Central America. …That's one of the major reasons why they're coming. … The government doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there is a climate c…

Staff (2019-07-10). John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. democracynow.org John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…

Staff (2019-07-10). The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy. democracynow.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexual…

Sarah Abed (2019-07-10). Iran Rightfully Increases Uranium Stockpiles and Enrichment Beyond JCPOA Limits. globalresearch.ca Iran recently increased its enriched uranium stockpiles and uranium enrichment levels beyond JCPOA limits in response to Washington's unilateral withdrawal and increased sanctions. | Fourteen months ago, Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive …

teleSUR (2019-07-10). French Senior Diplomat in Iran to Salvage Nuclear Deal. telesurenglish.net French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor held Wednesday high-level talks in Tehran aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions between Iran and the United States. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Emmanuel Bonne met Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi. | Bonne's mission is "to try and…

Michael Doliner (2019-07-10). Piddling in the Think Tank. counterpunch.org So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement More

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Iran Warns US Over Plans of Military Coalition in Gulf Waters. telesurenglish.net The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, a top U.S. general said Tuesday. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | Under the plan, which has only been finalized in recent days, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military c…

John Shafthauer (2019-07-10). The winner of the leadership TV debate declared to be 'people who didn't watch'. thecanary.co Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt debated on 9 July. But who won? Well, as the Tory membership has already decided to go Johnson or go home — the winner was whoever avoided watching. | State of affairs : | Hunt continued his strategy of answering as if every question was 'what do the Tory membership want to hear?' This meant responses like: I'm… tough on crime? I'm tough on Iran? I'll be firm with Trump? I'll do whatever Trump wants? I'll dress like a giant chicken and practice auto-erotic asphyxiation? I'll cull squirrels to reduce TB in postmen? I'll gentrify Hadrian's wall? | Johnson, meanwhile, con…

Staff (2019-07-10). Headlines for July 10, 2019. democracynow.org Children Recount Mistreatment, Sexual Abuse at Yuma, AZ Migrant Jail, Scabies, Shingles & Chickenpox Spreading Among Children at Clint, TX Migrant Jail, Jewish Activists Arrested After Protesting Migrant Detention on Capitol Hill, Judge Rejects DOJ Move to Replace Legal Team Charged with Census Citizenship Battle, Court Says Trump Cannot Block Critics on Twitter, U.K. Ambassador Resigns After Leaked Cables Scandal, Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue, Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Constitutionality of Affordable Care Act, Megan Rapinoe to Trump: "Your Message Is Excluding People", Calls Grow fo…

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-10). China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …

John Bachtell (2019-07-10). A turning point moment to save people and planet. peoplesworld.org This is part 1 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," which was delivered to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Ill., June 21-23, 2019. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA …

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Wednesday denounced that the U.S. President Donald Trump administration is seeking to "destroy" the negotiations being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro's delegates and the Venezuel…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-10). John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome. globalresearch.ca CNN's Jake Tapper's anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. | It's true, Bolton wasn't on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. | From the very …

Benjamin Neimark (2019-07-10). US Military Is a Bigger Polluter than as Many as 140 Countries — Shrinking this War Machine Is a Must. globalresearch.ca The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our …

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

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-10). Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing oF Palestine" globalresearch.ca Israel's 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history's great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" in his book by this title. | Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense …

Vijay Prashad (2019-07-10). Why Trump caved to China and Huawei. mronline.org This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world's two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars of goods on […] | Source

Morning Star (2019-07-10). Israel's illegal apartheid wall turns 15. peoplesworld.org

Eric Walberg (2019-07-10). Barack Obama: "Turns Out I'm Really Good At Killing People" dissidentvoice.org In Obama's Unending Wars, Kuzmarov has brought together many telling proofs, nuggets, of just how horrible the world is, and just how responsible the US and its henchmen around the world are. A kind of who-does-it. Kuzmarov is that rare analyst (Belen Fernandez is another) who respects footnotes, leaving fascinating bits there that would otherwise …

Staff (2019-07-10). The National Security State Is Eating America Alive. truthdig.com Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point, in terms of the Pentagon and an ever-growing atmosphere of American militarism, this way: I love used bookstores. I've been browsing in them since my teens. I was, then, an early fan of Stephen King, the famed horror-story writer. Admittedly, today I'm more likely to browse t…

Eric A. Gordon (2019-07-10). 'Scraps': A forceful play about slavery's legacy in West Coast premiere. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES— In 2009, just as the Barack Obama presidency began and following more than three decades of producing multiple award-winning work for the stage, Matrix Theatre Company founder/artistic director Joseph Stern resolved to redirect the company's focus to the exploration of race issues in contemporary society. Recently at the Matrix People's World reviewed August …

Staff (2019-07-10). Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Hotel Lawsuit. truthdig.com RICHMOND, Va.—A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on Wednesday. | A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the ruling of a federal judge in Maryland who said the lawsuit could move forward. | The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia sued in 2017, claiming Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution…

Thomas Hon Wing Polin (2019-07-10). Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China? counterpunch.org Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…

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

Mallika Khanna (2019-07-10). Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue. peoplesworld.org If you've read anything about climate change over the past year, you've probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killed by a severe heat …

Andre Vltchek (2019-07-10). If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen. globalresearch.ca The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. | It used to be like this …

The Canary (2019-07-10). Government has 'Dad's Army' approach to coping with climate impacts. thecanary.co The Government has a "ramshackle, Dad's Army" approach to making sure England can cope with the impacts of rising temperatures, its climate advisers warn. | And UK action to slash the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change is lagging far behind what is needed, even before the Government set a tougher new target to cut pollution to zero overall by 2050. | In its annual progress report to Parliament, the advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the Government had to show it was serious about tackling the problem in the next 12 to 18 months. | And it warned that action to prepare homes, businesses an…

Michael Welch (2019-07-10). "Wars Come About As a Result of Lies." Selected Radio Shows. globalresearch.ca "When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries then who are the war criminals? It is not …

Angus Satow (2019-07-10). Only a mass movement can bring about a Green New Deal. nationofchange.org Ours is an age of crisis. Britain faces a crisis of inequality, with the Tories' brutal austerity program leaving schoolchildren eating from bins and 14 million people living in poverty, whilst the obscene riches of the 1% accumulate yet further. At the same time, we face planetary collapse, with just 11 years left to stop runaway warming. …

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

Crofton Black (2019-07-10). CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report. commondreams.org New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America's so-called 'War on Terror' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Piper (2019-07-10). Trade group airs ads to boost five senators facing reelection. nationofchange.org A trade group representing chemical companies will spend more than $150,000 on advertising during July in support of four Republican senators and one Democrat, all of whom face reelection in 2020. The American Chemistry Council, which represents nearly 200 companies including DuPont, Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil, is running TV and radio ads in Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota …

Pepe Escobar (2019-07-10). Turkey's Erdogan Meet's China's Xi: Sultan Shines in the Court of the Dragon King. globalresearch.ca The graphic image of Turkey pivoting away from NATO towards the Russia-China strategic partnership was provided, in more ways than one, by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing right after the G20 in Osaka. | Turkey …

commondreams (2019-07-10). New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tanya Rawal-Jindia (2019-07-10). How Multinationals Pad Their Budgets With the Wealth of Developing Countries. commondreams.org In 2015, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) published a study revealing that in 2013 an astounding US$1.1 trillion was stolen annually—or nearly $3 billion a day—from developing countries due to trade mispricing. (Photo: The Weekly Bull/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Walden Bello (2019-07-10). Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics. counterpunch.org Elections are often regarded as the quintessential expression of democracy. Yet elections can have undemocratic outcomes. The carefully choreographed election designed to give a fig leaf to an authoritarian regime is something everyone is familiar with. But there is also the paradoxical case where a relatively free and fair election ends up bringing the winner More

Fred Baumgarten (2019-07-10). We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald. counterpunch.org I spent last weekend considering the latest word salad plated by our Accidental President and enjoying some of the endless satirical memes about Revolutionary air forces and such, until they became tiresome and predictable—which was in about five minutes. (Still to come: John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and a thousand other talk show hosts More

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

Mallika Khanna (2019-07-10). Climate Change Is a Poor People's Issue. commondreams.org A cemetery in Taft, Louisiana, in the shadow of a petrochemical plant. The area is known as "Cancer Alley." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Brazil: Glenn Greenwald Invited to Students Union Event. telesurenglish.net More than 18,000 delegates from universities are gathering Wednesday in Brasilia to attend the 57th edition of the National Union of Students (UNE) Congress, an event whose central theme is the defense of education, employment and social security. | RELATED: | Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case | "In times of crisis, when there are attempts to restrict political participation, attacks on acquired rights and other setbacks happening across the country, Brazilian…

Zero Hedge (2019-07-10). "It's Going To Be Carnage" — Deutsche Begins Culling 18,000 Employees. globalresearch.ca Update (9 am ET): Deutsche Bank shares have continued to sell off ahead of the US market open. They were recently off 5% at a new session low, as the bank's shareholders have apparently realized that DB won't be able …

Billy Briggs (2019-07-10). In Pictures: The Devastated City of Mosul Two Years On. globalresearch.ca More than 300,000 people are unable to return to their homes in Mosul two years after the end of a military operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State. | An estimated 138,000 houses were damaged or destroyed in …

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

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

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-10). Trump Wants His Friend Boris Johnson to Win the Tory Leadership Race. globalresearch.ca Whoever leaked the British Ambassador to the US' diplomatic telegrams to London did so with the intent that the resultant tiff that it predictably provoked with Trump would probably make Boris Johnson win the Tories' leadership vote with a landslide….

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2019-07-10). The High Costs of Military Air Shows. globalresearch.ca In 1825, long before anybody even thought about air flight, the US Navy began operations in the Pensacola, Florida area, when the federal government built a naval yard on Pensacola Bay. | 90 years later, in 1914, the naval yard became …

Laura Pangallozzi (2019-07-10). At least 2% of U.S. public water systems are like Flint's — Americans just don't hear about them. nationofchange.org More than five years after Flint's water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water. The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint's water at 4 parts per billion. That's well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal …

plenglish (2019-07-10). Suriname Recognizes Evo Morales' Leadership in Bolivia and the Region. plenglish.com 10 de julio de 2019, 15: 14Paramaribo, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The government of Suriname on Wednesday distinguished Bolivia"s President Evo Morales with his nation"s highest award, in recognition of both his regional leadership and the economic and social progress he has attained in his country.

Joshua Funnell (2019-07-10). Momentum launches pre-emptive strike on BBC Panorama's 'hatchet job' on antisemitism. thecanary.co Tonight (10 July) the BBC airs its long-anticipated Panorama documentary, Is Labour Anti-Semitic? with reporter John Ware.But one of the Labour left's largest grassroots organisations, Momentum, has expressed…

WSWS (2019-07-10). Washington approves large arms package to Taiwan. wsws.org The deal with Taiwan is part of a stepped-up campaign by Washington to arm allies in the region as part of its preparation for war against China.

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-07-10). The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

Staff (2019-07-10). Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Reflects Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy. truthout.org More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexu…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-07-10). Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement" indybay.org 2969 Mission St. near 26th St.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). Mission Accomplished for Far-Right Brexiteers? After Leaked Memos, UK Ambassador Who Called Trump 'Inept' Resigns. commondreams.org "We're on course to become the 51st state of Donald Trump's USA, with Boris Johnson as his consul," tweeted Guardian columnist Owen Jones | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-10). The Pentagon's Carbon Boot Print. therealnews.com Two new studies show that the U.S. military consumes more fossil fuels—and emits more greenhouse gases—than many countries…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-07-10). At NEA, Democratic candidates weave pro-teacher messages into campaign themes. peoplesworld.org HOUSTON—From Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro, Democratic presidential hopefuls weaved pro-teacher, pro-education messages into their general campaign themes at a 2-hour-long one-by-one q-and-a on the evening of July 5 at the convention of the National Education Association, the nation's largest union. There were few mentions of President Donald Trump, …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2019-07-10). Joe Biden: Protector of the Deep State. counterpunch.org Kamala Harris surged in the polls after attacking frontrunner Joe Biden during the first Democratic Party debate for opposing federal busing programs in the 1970s that were designed to desegregate public schools. Bernie Sanders in the debate also criticized Biden's support for the Iraq War. Left overlooked, however, were some other skeleton's in "lunch bucket" More

Urs P. Gascha (2019-07-10). Venezuela and International Law. indybay.org International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.

DJ Mouse (2019-07-10). 7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum. indybay.org Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue. plenglish.com Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.

Kenneth Surin (2019-07-10). London's Burning: Brexit and Climate Change. counterpunch.org The Brexit farce continues, this time compounded by the pantomime that is the Tory-party leadership election. Both candidates are from the monied elite (of course), and will be disastrous as prime minister. The choice between them will be made by the largely male, white, and geriatric Tory party membership– it is a standing joke in social media that the meeting of the Young Conservatives at their annual conference has an average age of over 40. More

Staff (2019-07-10). India's Rahul Gandhi Resigns, PM Modi Faces Little Opposition to Far-Right Agenda. therealnews.com Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP party won an overwhelming majority in India's election last May and now there is no real opposition to his rule, says Sreerekha Sathi…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuela Benefits 80 Percent of Vulnerable Families with Houses. plenglish.com Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 80 percent of 2,700,000 homes built to date by Venezuela"s Great Housing Mission (GMVV) are assigned to low-income families.

Staff (2019-07-10). Another Billionaire Running for President? truthout.org One might have thought that the election of celebrity businessman Donald Trump would have put an end to the stale old trope that we'd be better off if "the government were run like a business." It's a silly idea since the American government's only resemblance to a business is the fact that it employs a lot of people to do certain tasks and, like most big organizations, it's managed in a hierarchical framework. | Other than that, they are very different systems with very different purposes. The most important distinction being that a business is an autocracy which exists to make a profit while the government i…

WSWS (2019-07-10). Trump's threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree. wsws.org Trump's greatest asset is the fecklessness of the Democratic Party, whose record is one of complete acquiescence to Trump's escalating attack on basic democratic principles.

United Nations (2019-07-10). Terrorism 'spreading and destabilizing' entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference. un.org "Trauma from terrorism" hurts families, communities and destabilizes entire regions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, as he expressed solidarity with victims of extremist attacks in Africa.

Staff (2019-07-10). Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir to Cancel ICE Contract. truthout.org Organizers with Mijente, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Tech Workers Coalition, and other groups mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies, a surveillance company, cancel its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). | In New York, people stood outside the Palantir office and chanted, "Immigrants are welcome here! Time to cancel, Palantir!" | Activists with Mijente, an immigration and Latinx-focused organization, attempted to give workers entering the New York office a flier that ur…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Diaz-Canel: Investors Still in Cuba Despite US Pressures. plenglish.com Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Most of foreign investors keep their business in Cuba in spite of pressures and sanctions of the US blockade, President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirmed this Wednesday.

United Nations (2019-07-10). UN experts voice 'deep concern' over Iran's 'consistent pattern' of denying life-saving medical treatment to detainees. un.org Despite repeated calls, Iran continues to deny medical treatment to detainees in what amounts to "a consistent pattern", according to eight UN human rights experts, in a statement on Wednesday.

Global Research News (2019-07-10). Selected Articles: Towards a Banking Crisis? globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

WSWS (2019-07-10). H. Ross Perot, billionaire third-party US presidential candidate, dead at 89. wsws.org The Texas tycoon won the biggest support for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

Repost, Democracy Now! (2019-07-10). Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp. indybay.org Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."

plenglish (2019-07-10). Ecuador: 33rd Return to Homeland Flight to Depart for Venezuela. plenglish.com Quito, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The 33rd flight of the Return to Homeland Plan, implemented by the Venezuelan Government, will depart from Ecuador on Wednesday, carrying 90 repatriates.

plenglish (2019-07-10). Company Vale Sentenced to Pay for Mining Tragedy in Brazil. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian justice sentenced the company Vale to pay for the damage caused by the collapse of a dam on January 25 in Brumadinho municipality, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). Billionaire Mega-Donor Haim Saban Says He Loves All 2020 Democrats—Except Bernie Sanders. commondreams.org "Siri, show me the hatred that we welcome," tweeted Sanders speechwriter David Sirota | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Venezuelan Constituents Reject UN Human Rights Report. plenglish.com 10 de julio de 2019, 02: 57Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) MP Mercedes Gutierrez has rejected on Wednesday the report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

teleSUR (2019-07-10). Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Concert Citing Women, LGBT Rights. telesurenglish.net U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, which are gravely lacking in the ultra-Islamist country, according to a report by the Associated Press published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Runaway Saudi Sisters Urge Google, Apple to Remove Gov't-made Women-Monitoring App | "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my sch…

plenglish (2019-07-10). Evo Morales Leaves for Russia after Official Visit to Suriname. plenglish.com Paramaribo, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has left on Wednesday for Russia after paying an official visit to Suriname, where he met and signed several agreements with his counterpart, Desi Bouterse.

John McEvoy (2019-07-10). Read Labour's full complaint to the BBC as tensions flare over Panorama's antisemitism episode. thecanary.co The BBC is due to air an episode of Panorama called Is Labour Anti-semitic? at 9pm on 10 July. Ahead of the show, the Labour Party has issued a multi-point complaint. It claims Panorama presenter John Ware is "unsuitable" and asks the BBC to "suspend and reconsider" airing the programme. | Summary: | The compl…

plenglish (2019-07-10). All I Want Is Lula to Be Well, Mujica Says. plenglish.com Brasilia, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Jose Mujica asked that his friend, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, be well, during an interview posted by an Argentine website and quoted in Workers" Party (PT) website.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-10). The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations. counterpunch.org Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington's complete adoption of Israel's messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to stay. Despite the unmistakable clarity in the American More

plenglish (2019-07-10). South Africa Condemns the US Blockade Against Cuba. plenglish.com Pretoria, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The US aggressions against Cuba were strongly condemned on Wednesday in this capital as a violation of international law and a transgression of the rights of peace, development and security of such a sovereign State.

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

Staff (2019-07-10). The US's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide. truthout.org John Carlos Frey's new book, Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border, chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mo…

CP Editor (2019-07-10). The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. counterpunch.org

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

RT (2019-07-10). Ilhan Omar brands Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' in scathing tweet. rt.com Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "racist fool" for saying she is "living proof" that US immigration policy is a danger to the country. |

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-10). 'We Welcome Their Hatred': Sanders Unveils Anti-Endorsement List of Billionaire CEOs and Wall Street Bankers. commondreams.org "I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2019-07-10). Corporate Team of Rivals: Biden and Harris. counterpunch.org The odds are now very strong that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic presidential nominee. New polling averages say they account for almost 70 percent of support nationwide, while no other candidate is anywhere near. For progressives who want to affect the news instead of just consume it, active engagement More

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-09). Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court. telesurenglish.net The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…

splcenter (2019-07-09). Detained Journalist Manuel Duran's Case Ordered Reopened. splcenter.org The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran's case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Staff (2019-07-09). "This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment. democracynow.org In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."

Dan Lieberman (2019-07-09). It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs. dissidentvoice.org United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-09). The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions. counterpunch.org The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation. More

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-07-09). Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-09). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4. counterpunch.org President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft More

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-09). Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment. globalresearch.ca Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center. telesurenglish.net What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception center, located in Mineo, Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday with its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, on hand. | RELATED: | Italy's Salvini Sets New Norms Against Humanitarian Vessels | About 50 former workers at the center and unionists protested ahead of the minister's arrival, holding a protest banner reading: "today we celebrate the funeral of Mineo." | The reception center, a former housing comple…

2019-07-10: Social Media Postees

Acts of solidarity with migrants grow
Mirinda Crissman | workers.org | 2019-07-10
The United States government is waging a white-supremacist, imperialist, neocolonial war on multiple fronts. While this war on oppressed people rages on, people across the country and the world are taking a stand against state violence. Violence abroad can take many forms like resource extraction, economic sanctions and regime change. . . . | Continue reading Acts of solidarity with migrants grow at Workers.org
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Norway, Bachelet, and the Twilight of Guaido's Insurrection
Ociel Alí López | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-10
Venezuelanalysis — Guaido's uprising is going through its terminal phrase. He does not yet appear to have reached his end as leader, as he still produces and consolidates an important consensus among the opposition. What has decisively failed is his attempt to form a government without elections with the backing of the hawks in Washington. In almost six months since his self-swearing in as "interim president," it has become palpable that his governing is truly impossible. The coup de grace was de…
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How the Climate Crisis Is Pushing Central Americans Out of Their Homes Toward the U.S
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
As the U.S. continues to crack down on migrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, we look at one of the underreported driving factors leading people to flee their home countries: the climate crisis. John Carlos Frey, author of "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," spent time with Central American climate refugees traveling in a caravan toward the United States. He says, "If this drought continues, we're looking at all-out famine from Central America. …That's one of the major reasons why they're coming. … The government doesn't even acknowledge the fact that there is a climate c…
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John Carlos Frey: America's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
John Carlos Frey's new book, "Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border," chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mot…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/10/john_carl…

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New. It's a Key Part of a Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-10
More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexual…
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Iran Rightfully Increases Uranium Stockpiles and Enrichment Beyond JCPOA Limits
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Iran recently increased its enriched uranium stockpiles and uranium enrichment levels beyond JCPOA limits in response to Washington's unilateral withdrawal and increased sanctions. | Fourteen months ago, Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the United States out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive …
globalresearch.ca/iran-rightfully-increases-uranium-stockpiles-enrichment-beyond-jcpoa-limits/5683172

Iran Warns US Over Plans of Military Coalition in Gulf Waters
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, a top U.S. general said Tuesday. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | Under the plan, which has only been finalized in recent days, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts for the military c…
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Piddling in the Think Tank
Michael Doliner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
So let's see if I've got this straight. Obama signed the JCPOA with Iran and other countries to get out of a tight spot. He was on the verge of being forced to go to war with Iran. That would have been a disaster. Signing this agreement was supposed to relax the tension. The agreement…
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French Senior Diplomat in Iran to Salvage Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor held Wednesday high-level talks in Tehran aimed at saving the 2015 nuclear deal and easing tensions between Iran and the United States. | RELATED: | Iran Increases Uranium Production Beyond Nuclear Deal's Limit | Emmanuel Bonne met Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his deputy Abbas Araghchi. | Bonne's mission is "to try and…
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The winner of the leadership TV debate declared to be 'people who didn't watch'
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt debated on 9 July. But who won? Well, as the Tory membership has already decided to go Johnson or go home — the winner was whoever avoided watching. | State of affairs : | Hunt continued his strategy of answering as if every question was 'what do the Tory membership want to hear?' This meant responses like: I'm… tough on crime? I'm tough on Iran? I'll be firm with Trump? I'll do whatever Trump wants? I'll dress like a giant chicken and practice auto-erotic asphyxiation? I'll cull squirrels to reduce TB in postmen? I'll gentrify Hadrian's wall? | Johnson, meanwhile, con…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/10/the-winner-of-the-leadership-tv-debate-declared-to-be-people-who-didnt-watch/

The Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Is Not New
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
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China's Belt and Road, Trump's Trade War and the Future of the Global Economy
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan told the audience at this year's World Peace Forum that "development is the key to resolving all issues", remarking in the run-up to his conclusion that "China's development can't shut out the rest of the …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-belt-and-road-trumps-trade-war-and-the-future-of-the-global-economy/5683192

A turning point moment to save people and planet
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
This is part 1 of the full main report, "Unity to save people and planet; For full equality, democracy, peace, and green socialism," which was delivered to the 31st National Convention of the Communist Party USA held in Chicago, Ill., June 21-23, 2019. The abbreviated oral presentation is available here. John Bachtell served as CPUSA …
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Venezuela: US Trying to Destroy Political Dialogue in Barbados
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
Venezuela's Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Wednesday denounced that the U.S. President Donald Trump administration is seeking to "destroy" the negotiations being carried out by President Nicolas Maduro's delegates and the Venezuel…
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John Bolton and the Trump Derangement Syndrome
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
CNN's Jake Tapper's anti-Donald vendetta, amplified by the Trump Derangement Syndrome, demonstrates just how disingenuous a corporate script-reader can be. | It's true, Bolton wasn't on the Trump neocon team during the campaign, but this is largely irrelevant. | From the very …
globalresearch.ca/jake-tapper-john-bolton-trump-derangement-syndrome/5683162

US Military Is a Bigger Polluter than as Many as 140 Countries — Shrinking this War Machine Is a Must
Benjamin Neimark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels. Our …
globalresearch.ca/us-military-bigger-polluter-than-many-140-countries-shrinking-war-machine-must/5683201

The Guardian publishes, then censors Jewish open letter defending smeared pro-Corbyn Labour MP Chris Williamson
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-10
Britain's leading newspaper The Guardian, which has relentlessly attacked Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist allies, published but then quickly removed…
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Israel's Scheme to Bury the Nakba. "The Ethnic Cleansing oF Palestine"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Israel's 1947-48 Nakba against the Palestinian people was and remains one of history's great crimes — what Ilan Pappe called "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine" in his book by this title. | Establishment of the Jewish state came at the expense …
globalresearch.ca/israels-scheme-bury-nakba/5683236

Hong Kong: New Epicenter of the Empire's Smear Campaign Against China?
Thomas Hon Wing Polin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Photograph Source: 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests by Studio Incendo — CC BY 2.0 | As the Western Empire ramps up its full-spectrum war on the Chinese, its latest target is Hong Kong, China's premier special administrative region (SAR). Even the latest wave of media assaults confirms it. | An essential adjunct to an Imperial attack on any designated victim is a sustained campaign of demonization, conducted through mainstream media and supported by associated local media. Such a drive had been onging in Hong Kong, since the former Britis…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/hong-kong-ne…

If You Provoke the Entire World, Something May Happen
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. | It used to be like this …
globalresearch.ca/if-you-provoke-the-entire-world-something-may-happen/5683232

Why Trump caved to China and Huawei
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-07-10
This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Everything about the trade war between the United States and China is bewildering. The world's two largest economies entered a titanic struggle with harsh words and high tariffs, sending shudders through the global economy. Hundreds of billions of dollars of goods on […] | Source…
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Government has 'Dad's Army' approach to coping with climate impacts
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
The Government has a "ramshackle, Dad's Army" approach to making sure England can cope with the impacts of rising temperatures, its climate advisers warn. | And UK action to slash the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change is lagging far behind what is needed, even before the Government set a tougher new target to cut pollution to zero overall by 2050. | In its annual progress report to Parliament, the advisory Committee on Climate Change (CCC) said the Government had to show it was serious about tackling the problem in the next 12 to 18 months. | And it warned that action to prepare homes, businesses an…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/07/10/government-has-dads-army-approach-to-coping-with-climate-impacts/

NORML's Deputy Director Paul Armentano Speaks Volumes
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
"Passing Prop 64 in California was just the beginning. We'll go on tinkering with cannabis rules and regulations for a long time and we'll also have to address life style issues. In many part of the country marijuana is still associated by and large with hippies. The culture wars will go on." — Paul Armentano,…
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Trade group airs ads to boost five senators facing reelection
Jessica Piper | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-10
A trade group representing chemical companies will spend more than $150,000 on advertising during July in support of four Republican senators and one Democrat, all of whom face reelection in 2020. The American Chemistry Council, which represents nearly 200 companies including DuPont, Chevron Phillips and ExxonMobil, is running TV and radio ads in Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota …
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Only a mass movement can bring about a Green New Deal
Angus Satow | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-10
Ours is an age of crisis. Britain faces a crisis of inequality, with the Tories' brutal austerity program leaving schoolchildren eating from bins and 14 million people living in poverty, whilst the obscene riches of the 1% accumulate yet further. At the same time, we face planetary collapse, with just 11 years left to stop runaway warming. …
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The National Security State Is Eating America Alive
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-10
Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point, in terms of the Pentagon and an ever-growing atmosphere of American militarism, this way: I love used bookstores. I've been browsing in them since my teens. I was, then, an early fan of Stephen King, the famed horror-story writer. Admittedly, today I'm more likely to browse t…
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CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report
Crofton Black | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
New report is the most comprehensive public account of one of the most disturbing elements of America's so-called 'War on Terror' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Barack Obama: "Turns Out I'm Really Good At Killing People"
Eric Walberg | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-10
In Obama's Unending Wars, Kuzmarov has brought together many telling proofs, nuggets, of just how horrible the world is, and just how responsible the US and its henchmen around the world are. A kind of who-does-it. Kuzmarov is that rare analyst (Belen Fernandez is another) who respects footnotes, leaving fascinating bits there that would otherwise …
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Appeals Court Sides With Trump in Hotel Lawsuit
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-10
RICHMOND, Va.–A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on Wednesday. | A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the ruling of a federal judge in Maryland who said the lawsuit could move forward. | The state of Maryland and the District of Columbia sued in 2017, claiming Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution…
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'Scraps': A forceful play about slavery's legacy in West Coast premiere
Eric A. Gordon | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
LOS ANGELES– In 2009, just as the Barack Obama presidency began and following more than three decades of producing multiple award-winning work for the stage, Matrix Theatre Company founder/artistic director Joseph Stern resolved to redirect the company's focus to the exploration of race issues in contemporary society. Recently at the Matrix People's World reviewed August …
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"Wars Come About As a Result of Lies." Selected Radio Shows
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
"When we understand that wars come about as a result of lies peddled to the British public and the American public and the publics all over Europe and other countries then who are the war criminals? It is not …
globalresearch.ca/wars-come-about-as-a-result-of-lies-selected-radio-shows/5683159

Turkey's Erdogan Meet's China's Xi: Sultan Shines in the Court of the Dragon King
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
The graphic image of Turkey pivoting away from NATO towards the Russia-China strategic partnership was provided, in more ways than one, by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing right after the G20 in Osaka. | Turkey …
globalresearch.ca/sultan-shines-court-dragon-king/5683189

New Common Cause Site Tracks Which Members of Congress Have Actually Read the Mueller Report
commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
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Pentagon Document Shows U.S. Knew of "Credible" Reports of Civilian Casualties After Its Attacks in Somalia
Nick Turse | theintercept.com | 2019-07-10
U.S. Africa Command claimed no civilians were hurt in its attacks in Somalia — but its own internal assessment shows this isn't true.
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Faith in humanity restored after fellow passengers kicked a man off a bus for being a massive racist
Glen Black | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Passengers "ejected" a man from a bus because of his reportedly "vile racist" behaviour. And while police are still searching for the abuser, the online response shows the strength of community action. | "The woman… remained calm and collected": | Brighton and Hove News reported that passengers "ejected" a man from a bus in Brighton for launching a racist tirade. The man, who hasn't yet been identified, shouted: "f***ing Syrian…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/10/faith-in-humanity-restored-after-fellow-passengers-kicked-a-man-off-a-bus-for-being-a-massive-racist/

How Multinationals Pad Their Budgets With the Wealth of Developing Countries
Tanya Rawal-Jindia | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
In 2015, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) published a study revealing that in 2013 an astounding US$1.1 trillion was stolen annually—or nearly $3 billion a day—from developing countries due to trade mispricing. (Photo: The Weekly Bull/flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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We are the Losers: Played Again by King Donald
Fred Baumgarten | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
I spent last weekend considering the latest word salad plated by our Accidental President and enjoying some of the endless satirical memes about Revolutionary air forces and such, until they became tiresome and predictable–which was in about five minutes. (Still to come: John Oliver, Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and a thousand other talk show hosts…
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Elections in the Era of Charismatic Politics
Walden Bello | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Elections are often regarded as the quintessential expression of democracy. Yet elections can have undemocratic outcomes. The carefully choreographed election designed to give a fig leaf to an authoritarian regime is something everyone is familiar with. But there is also the paradoxical case where a relatively free and fair election ends up bringing the winner…
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Speaking Truth to Power
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Last week Rep. Justin Amash, formerly a very conservative Republican member of Congress and the right-wing House Freedom Caucus, declared he's no longer a member of either the party or the caucus. He is also the only Republican member of Congress to call for the impeachment of president Trump after he actually read the entire…
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Climate change is a working-class and poor people's issue
Mallika Khanna | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
If you've read anything about climate change over the past year, you've probably heard about the IPCC report that gives a 12-year deadline for limiting climate change catastrophe. But for many parts of the world, climate change already is a catastrophe. Recently in Bihar, one of the poorest states in India, more than 40 people were killed by a severe heat …
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Climate Change Is a Poor People's Issue
Mallika Khanna | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
A cemetery in Taft, Louisiana, in the shadow of a petrochemical plant. The area is known as "Cancer Alley." (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Brazil: Glenn Greenwald Invited to Students Union Event
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
More than 18,000 delegates from universities are gathering Wednesday in Brasilia to attend the 57th edition of the National Union of Students (UNE) Congress, an event whose central theme is the defense of education, employment and social security. | RELATED: | Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case | "In times of crisis, when there are attempts to restrict political participation, attacks on acquired rights and other setbacks happening across the country, Brazilian…
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Trump Wants His Friend Boris Johnson to Win the Tory Leadership Race
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Whoever leaked the British Ambassador to the US' diplomatic telegrams to London did so with the intent that the resultant tiff that it predictably provoked with Trump would probably make Boris Johnson win the Tories' leadership vote with a landslide….
globalresearch.ca/trumps-tiff-british-ambassador-will-make-boris-win-landslide/5683193

In Pictures: The Devastated City of Mosul Two Years On
Billy Briggs | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
More than 300,000 people are unable to return to their homes in Mosul two years after the end of a military operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State. | An estimated 138,000 houses were damaged or destroyed in …
globalresearch.ca/pictures-devastated-city-mosul-two-years-on/5683196

"It's Going To Be Carnage" — Deutsche Begins Culling 18,000 Employees
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
Update (9 am ET): Deutsche Bank shares have continued to sell off ahead of the US market open. They were recently off 5% at a new session low, as the bank's shareholders have apparently realized that DB won't be able …
globalresearch.ca/its-going-carnage-deutsche-begins-culling-18000-employees/5683229

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

The High Costs of Military Air Shows
Dr. Gary G. Kohls | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
In 1825, long before anybody even thought about air flight, the US Navy began operations in the Pensacola, Florida area, when the federal government built a naval yard on Pensacola Bay. | 90 years later, in 1914, the naval yard became …
globalresearch.ca/short-history-high-costs-military-air-shows/5683177

The Environmental Fallout of Toxic Plastics

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

At least 2% of U.S. public water systems are like Flint's — Americans just don't hear about them
Laura Pangallozzi | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-10
More than five years after Flint's water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its water. The most recently available testing, from the second half of 2018, puts the lead in Flint's water at 4 parts per billion. That's well below the level, 15 ppb, that the federal …
nationofchange.org/2019/07/10/at-least-2…

Trump's threat to override Supreme Court on census: The march toward rule by decree
wsws.org | 2019-07-10
Trump's greatest asset is the fecklessness of the Democratic Party, whose record is one of complete acquiescence to Trump's escalating attack on basic democratic principles.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/10/pers…

Socialist Analysis & Discussion "The War on Immigrants & the Fight Back Movement"
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
2969 Mission St. near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/09/1882456…

Suriname Recognizes Evo Morales' Leadership in Bolivia and the Region
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
10 de julio de 2019, 15: 14Paramaribo, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The government of Suriname on Wednesday distinguished Bolivia"s President Evo Morales with his nation"s highest award, in recognition of both his regional leadership and the economic and social progress he has attained in his country.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp
Repost, Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882451…

Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Those who are still hoping that the new American agenda on Palestine and Israel is temporary, or reversible, should abandon this false hope. Washington's complete adoption of Israel's messianic, extremist policies regarding Occupied Palestine has been a long time in the making. And it is here to stay. Despite the unmistakable clarity in the American…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/the-book-of-…

Billionaire Mega-Donor Haim Saban Says He Loves All 2020 Democrats—Except Bernie Sanders
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
"Siri, show me the hatred that we welcome," tweeted Sanders speechwriter David Sirota | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/10/billion…

Venezuelan Constituents Reject UN Human Rights Report
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
10 de julio de 2019, 02: 57Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) MP Mercedes Gutierrez has rejected on Wednesday the report presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

The US's Deadly Stealth War on the Mexico Border Is Approaching Genocide
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
John Carlos Frey's new book, Sand and Blood: America's Stealth War on the Mexico Border, chronicles how the U.S.-Mexico border became a war zone through decades of deadly bipartisan immigration policy. But it also examines the border through the personal history of his family. Born in Tijuana, Mexico, Frey moved to the U.S. with his family when he was a toddler in 1965. He grew up in southern San Diego, California, where he witnessed the effects of American immigration policy on the borderlands every day. His father was an American citizen. His mother was a Mexican immigrant. Frey's book is dedicated "To my mo…
truthout.org/video/the-uss-deadly-stealt…

London's Burning: Brexit and Climate Change
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
The Brexit farce continues, this time compounded by the pantomime that is the Tory-party leadership election. Both candidates are from the monied elite (of course), and will be disastrous as prime minister. The choice between them will be made by the largely male, white, and geriatric Tory party membership– it is a standing joke in social media that the meeting of the Young Conservatives at their annual conference has an average age of over 40.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/londons-burn…

Diaz-Canel: Investors Still in Cuba Despite US Pressures
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Havana, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Most of foreign investors keep their business in Cuba in spite of pressures and sanctions of the US blockade, President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirmed this Wednesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Terrorism 'spreading and destabilizing' entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-10
"Trauma from terrorism" hurts families, communities and destabilizes entire regions, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, as he expressed solidarity with victims of extremist attacks in Africa.
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Stop the Deportations! US Hands off Iran and Venezuela! National Day of Protest
Judy Greenspan | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Concert Citing Women, LGBT Rights
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-10
U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community, which are gravely lacking in the ultra-Islamist country, according to a report by the Associated Press published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Runaway Saudi Sisters Urge Google, Apple to Remove Gov't-made Women-Monitoring App | "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my sch…
telesurenglish.net/news/nicki-minaj-canc…

South Africa Condemns the US Blockade Against Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Pretoria, July 10 (Prensa Latina) The US aggressions against Cuba were strongly condemned on Wednesday in this capital as a violation of international law and a transgression of the rights of peace, development and security of such a sovereign State.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela Benefits 80 Percent of Vulnerable Families with Houses
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) About 80 percent of 2,700,000 homes built to date by Venezuela"s Great Housing Mission (GMVV) are assigned to low-income families.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Selected Articles: Towards a Banking Crisis?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-10
In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-iran-rightfully-increases-uranium-stockpiles-and-enrichment-beyond-jcpoa-limits/5683238

Read Labour's full complaint to the BBC as tensions flare over Panorama's antisemitism episode
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
The BBC is due to air an episode of Panorama called Is Labour Anti-semitic? at 9pm on 10 July. Ahead of the show, the Labour Party has issued a multi-point complaint. It claims Panorama presenter John Ware is "unsuitable" and asks the BBC to "suspend and reconsider" airing the programme. | Summary: | The compl…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/10/read-labours-full-complaint-to-the-bbc-as-tensions-flare-over-panoramas-antisemitism-episode/

Washington approves large arms package to Taiwan
wsws.org | 2019-07-10
The deal with Taiwan is part of a stepped-up campaign by Washington to arm allies in the region as part of its preparation for war against China.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/10/taiw…

UN experts voice 'deep concern' over Iran's 'consistent pattern' of denying life-saving medical treatment to detainees
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-10
Despite repeated calls, Iran continues to deny medical treatment to detainees in what amounts to "a consistent pattern", according to eight UN human rights experts, in a statement on Wednesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1…

Ecuador: 33rd Return to Homeland Flight to Depart for Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Quito, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) The 33rd flight of the Return to Homeland Plan, implemented by the Venezuelan Government, will depart from Ecuador on Wednesday, carrying 90 repatriates.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

All I Want Is Lula to Be Well, Mujica Says
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Brasilia, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Uruguayan President Jose Mujica asked that his friend, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, be well, during an interview posted by an Argentine website and quoted in Workers" Party (PT) website.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Inhumane Treatment of Migrants Reflects Decades-Old Bipartisan Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
More than a week after lawmakers flocked to the U.S.-Mexico border to observe the horrible treatment of refugee children and families in immigration jails, reports of unsafe and unsanitary conditions for asylum seekers are continuing. In Clint, Texas, the Border Patrol station that garnered international attention for jailing hundreds of migrant children without access to sufficient food, water, beds or medical care now has a spreading outbreak of scabies, shingles and chickenpox, according to border agents. In Yuma, Arizona, NBC reports that jailed migrant children have been subjected to mistreatment and sexu…
truthout.org/video/inhumane-treatment-of…

Joe Biden: Protector of the Deep State
Jeremy Kuzmarov | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
Kamala Harris surged in the polls after attacking frontrunner Joe Biden during the first Democratic Party debate for opposing federal busing programs in the 1970s that were designed to desegregate public schools. Bernie Sanders in the debate also criticized Biden's support for the Iraq War. Left overlooked, however, were some other skeleton's in "lunch bucket"
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/joe-biden-pr…

Venezuela Denounces US Intention to Sabotage Political Dialogue
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Caracas, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza charged on Tuesday that US authorities are trying to sabotage the political dialogue between the Venezuelan Government and the opposition, which is taking place in Barbados.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Company Vale Sentenced to Pay for Mining Tragedy in Brazil
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Brasilia, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian justice sentenced the company Vale to pay for the damage caused by the collapse of a dam on January 25 in Brumadinho municipality, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Immigrant Rights Activists Renew Push Against Palantir to Cancel ICE Contract
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
Organizers with Mijente, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, the Tech Workers Coalition, and other groups mobilized in New York and Washington D.C. to demand Palantir Technologies, a surveillance company, cancel its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). | In New York, people stood outside the Palantir office and chanted, "Immigrants are welcome here! Time to cancel, Palantir!" | Activists with Mijente, an immigration and Latinx-focused organization, attempted to give workers entering the New York office a flier that ur…
truthout.org/articles/immigrant-rights-a…

Mission Accomplished for Far-Right Brexiteers? After Leaked Memos, UK Ambassador Who Called Trump 'Inept' Resigns
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
"We're on course to become the 51st state of Donald Trump's USA, with Boris Johnson as his consul," tweeted Guardian columnist Owen Jones | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/10/mission…

At NEA, Democratic candidates weave pro-teacher messages into campaign themes
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-10
HOUSTON–From Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders to Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro, Democratic presidential hopefuls weaved pro-teacher, pro-education messages into their general campaign themes at a 2-hour-long one-by-one q-and-a on the evening of July 5 at the convention of the National Education Association, the nation's largest union. There were few mentions of President Donald Trump, …
peoplesworld.org/article/at-nea-democrat…

Evo Morales Leaves for Russia after Official Visit to Suriname
plenglish.com | 2019-07-10
Paramaribo, July 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales has left on Wednesday for Russia after paying an official visit to Suriname, where he met and signed several agreements with his counterpart, Desi Bouterse.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuela and International Law
Urs P. Gascha | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
International law professors explain a US military incursion in Venezuela would violate the UN Charter. "All nations must desist from any threat or use of force in their international relations. The media and governments denounce violations of international law very selectively. International norms promote peaceful coexistence, not the right of the stronger.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/10/1882456…

Ilhan Omar brands Tucker Carlson a 'racist fool' in scathing tweet
rt.com | 2019-07-10
Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "racist fool" for saying she is "living proof" that US immigration policy is a danger to the country. | …
rt.com/usa/463833-tucker-carlson-ilhan-o…

Another Billionaire Running for President?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-10
One might have thought that the election of celebrity businessman Donald Trump would have put an end to the stale old trope that we'd be better off if "the government were run like a business." It's a silly idea since the American government's only resemblance to a business is the fact that it employs a lot of people to do certain tasks and, like most big organizations, it's managed in a hierarchical framework. | Other than that, they are very different systems with very different purposes. The most important distinction being that a business is an autocracy which exists to make a profit while the government i…
truthout.org/articles/another-billionair…

The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882453…

Momentum launches pre-emptive strike on BBC Panorama's 'hatchet job' on antisemitism
Joshua Funnell | thecanary.co | 2019-07-10
Tonight (10 July) the BBC airs its long-anticipated Panorama documentary, Is Labour Anti-Semitic? with reporter John Ware.But one of the Labour left's largest grassroots organisations, Momentum, has expressed…
thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2019/07/10/momentum-launches-pre-emptive-strike-on-bbc-panoramas-hatchet-job-on-antisemitism/

'We Welcome Their Hatred': Sanders Unveils Anti-Endorsement List of Billionaire CEOs and Wall Street Bankers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-10
"I am proud to announce the modern-day oligarchs who oppose our movement." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/10/we-welc…

7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2019-07-10
Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/08/1882455…

Corporate Team of Rivals: Biden and Harris
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-10
The odds are now very strong that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic presidential nominee. New polling averages say they account for almost 70 percent of support nationwide, while no other candidate is anywhere near. For progressives who want to affect the news instead of just consume it, active engagement…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/10/corporate-te…

India's Rahul Gandhi Resigns, PM Modi Faces Little Opposition to Far-Right Agenda
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-10
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's right-wing BJP party won an overwhelming majority in India's election last May and now there is no real opposition to his rule, says Sreerekha Sathi…
therealnews.com/stories/indias-rahul-gan…

H. Ross Perot, billionaire third-party US presidential candidate, dead at 89
wsws.org | 2019-07-10
The Texas tycoon won the biggest support for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/10/pero…

Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Co…

Detained Journalist Manuel Duran's Case Ordered Reopened
splcenter.org | 2019-07-09
The Board of Immigration Appeals has ordered detained journalist Manuel Duran's case reopened, paving the way for an asylum claim and possible release after over 15 months in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
splcenter.org/news/2019/07/09/detained-j…

"This Is Not a Surprise": U.S. Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-09
In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy."
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/9/trump_admi…

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-seizure-…

It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/it-is-not-the…

Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …
globalresearch.ca/frog-marching-trump-toward-war-iran/5683125

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/dogs-of-war-…

Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …
globalresearch.ca/europe-freaks-out-minuscule-iranian-uranium-enrichment/5683063

Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception center, located in Mineo, Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday with its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, on hand. | RELATED: | Italy's Salvini Sets New Norms Against Humanitarian Vessels | About 50 former workers at the center and unionists protested ahead of the minister's arrival, holding a protest banner reading: "today we celebrate the funeral of Mineo." | The reception center, a former housing comple…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Shuts-Down…

Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …
globalresearch.ca/support-global-research-keep-independent-reporting-and-analysis-online/5683148

The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-d-o-a-pe…

2019-07-09: News Headlines

teleSUR -EF (2019-07-09). Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court. telesurenglish.net The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…

Prof. Gordon Adams (2019-07-09). The Ugly Face of America. globalresearch.ca Children are ripped from their parents at the border or lying dead, together, their arms around their father's neck on the banks of the Rio Grande, the result of a cruel immigration strategy. Iranians face empty shelves and rising prices …

Patrick Cockburn (2019-07-09). The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions. counterpunch.org The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation. More

teleSUR (2019-07-09). US Sanctions Hezbollah Lawmakers in Lebanon in First-Ever Move. telesurenglish.net The United States Department of Treasury imposed sanctions Tuesday three top Hezbollah officials for allegedly supporting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). | RELATED: | US Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Organization | Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra'd, who are members of Lebanon's parliament, and Wafiq Safa, a security offic…

WSWS (2019-07-09). US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap. wsws.org Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.

Dan Lieberman (2019-07-09). It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs. dissidentvoice.org United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-09). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4. counterpunch.org President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft More

Rep. Ron Paul (2019-07-09). Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran. globalresearch.ca Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Labour Leader Corbyn to Demand Second Referendum on Brexit. telesurenglish.net The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn Tuesday said that he will request the next British prime minister to put the Brexit plan to a second referendum on the European Union membership, adding that his party would be in favor of a remain vote. | RELATED: | UK: Troops Hang Nazi Flag, Call Kenyans 'African Animals' | "Whoever becomes the new prime m…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-09). Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment. globalresearch.ca Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Iran Warns UK That Oil Tanker Seizure Won't Go 'Unanswered'. telesurenglish.net Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. | RELATED: | Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery' | "Capture of the Iranian oil tanker based on fabricated excuses … will not be unanswered and when necessary Tehran will give appropriate answer," Bagheri said. | British Royal Ma…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center. telesurenglish.net What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception center, located in Mineo, Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday with its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, on hand. | RELATED: | Italy's Salvini Sets New Norms Against Humanitarian Vessels | About 50 former workers at the center and unionists protested ahead of the minister's arrival, holding a protest banner reading: "today we celebrate the funeral of Mineo." | The reception center, a former housing comple…

The Global Research Team (2019-07-09). Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online. globalresearch.ca At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …

Howard Lisnoff (2019-07-09). The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did. counterpunch.org We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from More

Peter Bolton (2019-07-09). Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela. counterpunch.org On June 26, the Trump administration's so-called "Special Representative for Venezuela," Elliott Abrams gave a five-minute update to reporters about the development of the coup attempt against the government of Nicolas Maduro, followed by a brief Q&A session. The event, held at the US State Department in Washington, was textbook Abrams: full of lies, loaded More

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Barbados PM Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Rejects Intervention. telesurenglish.net Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley issued a statement Tuesday saying that her government was happy and ready to host the Venezuelan dialogue efforts between the Venezuelan government and the opposition brokered by the government of Norway. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | "The government of Barbados is happy…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). China Calls on US Government To Drop Arms Sale to Taiwan. telesurenglish.net China's foreign ministry called on the United States Tuesday to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious violation of international law and a "crude interference in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty and security…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). 90 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador with "Return Home" Plan. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after having lived in Ecuador. Through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria ('Return To The Homeland') program, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | The head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Cuba Denounces US Fight on Terrorism As Politically Motivated. telesurenglish.net Cuba's government rejected on Tuesday in the United Nation's (U.N.) Security Council acts of aggression to undermine national sovereignty and meddle in internal affairs, committed by other nations in the name of the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism. | RELATED: | Bolton a Pathological Liar, Cuban Doctors Help Worldwide: Cuban FM | The Cuban ambassador Humberto Rivero expressed his objection against double standards, political selectivity, and the unilateral acts of certain St…

WSWS (2019-07-09). Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka's Jaffna University. wsws.org SEP and IYSSE campaigners campaigned for a July 10 picket that will be held in defence of the WikiLeaks founder in the war-ravaged city.

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-09). Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid. globalresearch.ca Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa's high crimes. | In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem. | According to the ICJ, | "Israeli settlements …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-07-09). UAE's Yemen Troop Withdrawal Follows New Houthi Weapons and Threats of Attack on Dubai. mintpressnews.com The Houthi strategy of striking the Saudi-led Coalition on its own territory appears to be working, as Saudi Arabia's main partner in its war on Yemen, the UAE, recently announced it would begin a drawdown of troops from the country.

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-09). On Whose Orders Did Oman's Foreign Minister Visit Syria? globalresearch.ca The Omani Foreign Minister's surprise visit to Syria strongly suggests that the Arab League's de-facto "normalization" of relations with Syria is presently underway, but it also hints that something bigger might be at going on as well given that Muscat …

Mark Taliano (2019-07-09). What Is the Biggest Lie About the Syrian War? Western War Propaganda, Regime Change, Terrorism. globalresearch.ca In this episode of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, Cindy and Mark discuss criminal Western war propaganda, how it fabricates tacit "consent" from ostensibly "anti-war" protestors, and how it enables the current overseas holocaust that imperils us all. | Some of the issues …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Begs Trump for Asylum. telesurenglish.net The vocal right-wing media personality, Tommy Robinson, has publicly begged U.S. President Donald Trump to grant him asylum ahead of his sentencing hearing in a contempt of court case. The so-called 'anti-Islamification' activist is begging for asylum in the U.S. because he alleges that he will be killed in prison because U.K. jails are "controlled by jihadi gangs." | RELATED: | Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments | "I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my c…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Intermarriages Among Jews Is 'Like Second Holocaust': Israeli Education Minister. telesurenglish.net Israel's far-right Minister of Education Rafi Peretz said during a cabinet meeting that the rate of intermarriage among the U.S. Jewish population is "like a second Holocaust," according to a report by Axios news outlet published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Israel Disappeared Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine to Discredit Nakba: Investigation | According to Axios, the comments were made during a July 1 cabinet meeting where Dennis Ross, the chairman of the board of the "Jewish…

Dean Baker (2019-07-09). Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research? counterpunch.org Many of the leading Democratic candidates, especially Sanders and Warren, have been putting forward bold progressive plans in a wide variety of areas. Sanders and Warren have both supported a quick transition to a universal Medicare program, with no premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. Several candidates have supported a Green New Deal, which in some versions More

John O'Kane (2019-07-09). America First and Diverse. counterpunch.org What alliance of political voices will decide who the deserving are and what skills are needed? Should this task be left to the private sector, specific profit-driven companies that serve their own constituents first, to make it happen? Enlightened wonks sustained by the clout of peer-driven, but far-from-neutral research? How will the formula be constructed for determining how many should be processed? What's too little; too many? More

Thomas Knapp (2019-07-09). Marianne Williamson is Right About American Elections. counterpunch.org Self-help guru Marianne Williamson isn't likely to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite having probably served the American public more ably than any of her opponents (among other things, her Project Angel Food delivers millions of meals to the seriously ill). Good works aside, she's a little too "New Age," spiritual, and individualist/voluntarist-oriented for More

Bernard Marszalek (2019-07-09). When Nature's Feedback Loops Fail. counterpunch.org Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature and the Future by Darrin Qualman (Fernwood Publishing. Halifax, Winnipeg 2019) The title of Darrin Qualman's book, Civilization Critical, can easily be mistaken for an apocalyptic climate change tract. Given the weekly deluge of this grim genre in our bookstores, it is understandable. Regrettably, I believe, publishers in an effort More

Joseph Mangano (2019-07-09). High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included. counterpunch.org Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly. More

Dan Corjescu (2019-07-09). Thinking About Fully Automated Luxury Communism. counterpunch.org Another world is possible and it is coherently presented in Aaron Bastani's new book entitled Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a Manifesto (Verso). The revolution is here and its main protagonist is technology. Bastani writes with almost messianic verve on how capital is about to transform itself into labor. It's all about humanity accelerating the possible practices More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-09). The US Imperium Comes Out. counterpunch.org The United States of Amnesia has occasionally found expression amongst those despairing at the state of historical consciousness in Freedom's Land. Gore Vidal remains something of its high priest, his writings a pertinent scolding about what went wrong in the creation of a New Rome in the Americas. From Pilgrim's Progress to the National Security More

The Canary (2019-07-09). 'Tommy Robinson' encouraged 'vigilante action' in trial broadcast, judges find. thecanary.co Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) encouraged "vigilante action" against defendants in a criminal trial when he filmed them and broadcast the footage on social media, High Court judges have found.The former English Defence League (EDL) founder, was found to have committed contempt of court at the end of a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday.Dame Victoria Sharp and Mr Justice Warby found Yaxley-Lennon was in contempt in three respects when he filmed men accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls and live-streamed the footage, in breach of a reporting ban, outside Leeds Crown Court in May 201…

WSWS (2019-07-09). Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism. wsws.org Hanebrink's false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-09). Entry Ban at Israeli City Park provokes Apartheid Warnings. dissidentvoice.org The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis. Human rights groups have warned that the ban marks a growing trend by local authorities representing the Jewish majority towards …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Indonesia Ships 210 Tons of Trash Back to Australia. telesurenglish.net Southeast Asian countries are refusing to be the dumping grounds for rich nations, and Indonesia is the latest country to announce it will send back waste to a 'developed' nation, refusing some 210 tons of waste shipped to the archipelago nation. | RELATED: | 7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued | Eight vessels were found to contain various types of waste, including household rubbish, electronic waste, plastic bottles, and diapers, as they were inspected in the capit…

William J. Astore (2019-07-09). The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough. thenation.com The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough…

WSWS (2019-07-09). Global conflict situations, poverty lead to rise in mental health crises. wsws.org US imperialism and its allies bear principal responsibility for the wars and military interventions that have wrought devastation throughout the world.

Manlio Dinucci (2019-07-09). La sceneggiata delle relazioni con la Russia. globalresearch.ca La Russia, dove operano 500 aziende italiane, è il quinto mercato extra-europeo per il nostro export e fornisce il 35% del fabbisogno italiano di gas naturale. L'interscambio è stato di 27 miliardi di dollari nel 2018, ma nel 2013 ammontava …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-09). The Russia-Pakistan Strategic Partnership. Russia's Return to South Asia. globalresearch.ca The Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership ("Rusi-Pakistani Yaar Yaar") entered a new phase last week following two significant developments that included their decision to establish a High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Commission and their efforts to expand joint military ties. | A New Phase | The Russian-Pakistani …

Ray McGovern (2019-07-09). Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate. globalresearch.ca As Congress arrives back into town and the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees prepare to question ex-Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on July 17, partisan lines are being drawn even more sharply, as Russias-gate blossoms into Deep-State-gate. On Sunday, a top …

Aidan O'Brien (2019-07-09). Racism Dictates Ireland's Policy in Africa. The "French Connection" is Questioned in Dublin. globalresearch.ca "The tragedy of Africa is that the African has not fully entered into history….they have never really launched themselves into the future…" — Nicolas Sarkozy, 2007 | "The problems Africa face are completely different….they are civilizational…" — Emmanuel Macron, …

Robert J. Burrowes (2019-07-09). The Limited Mind: Psychology as a Means to Understanding Conflict. Why Fear Is Driving Humanity… globalresearch.ca I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. See, for example, many …

Harvey Wasserman (2019-07-09). The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone. globalresearch.ca We are this close to an unimaginable apocalyptic horror: | Had Friday's 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-09). FBI and CIA Crimes Only Matter When the Political Class Is Targeted. globalresearch.ca Rep. Peter King of New York said recently there will be plenty of dirt revealed on the FBI and CIA after Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation into the efforts to sabotage Donald Trump's election campaign. | I have …

Yves Engler (2019-07-09). Despite Talk of Promoting Democracy Trudeau in Bed with Repressive UAE Monarchy. globalresearch.ca Given his personal history perhaps it is no surprise that Justin Trudeau is fond of monarchies. | The United Arab Emirates is a repressive monarchy that pursues violent, anti-democratic, policies in its region. Despite this — or maybe because of it …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2019-07-09). Democratic Primaries: Rising in the Polls, Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice. globalresearch.ca Kamala Harris is rising in the polls after dramatically confronting Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate about his opposition to federally mandated busing for desegregation. The following week, however, Harris backed away from saying that busing should always be …

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case. telesurenglish.net The Official Gazette of the Brazilian Federation announced on Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro will be absent for five days to attend to personal matters, amid the accusations against him for the Lava Jato case. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years | Moro will be absent for five days from his ministerial work, without pay, starting on July 15 until the 19th of the same m…

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years. telesurenglish.net Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's has witnessed a recent surge in his disapproval rating as his month-over-month number has risen by three percent. | RELATED: | Brazil Crowned After Defeating Peru in Copa America Final | According to the polling company Datfolha, Bolsonaro's disapproval rating has jumped from 30 percent in April to 33 percent in the month of May. | The poll showed 33 percent of those surveyed considered Bolsonaro's government bad or very bad, up from 30 percent in th…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-09). The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations. mintpressnews.com What will it take for the Palestinian government to abandon the American option and, instead, to develop a rounded strategy that is founded on national unity, democratic representation and international solidarity? asks Ramzy Baroud.

Miko Peled (2019-07-09). "Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad. mintpressnews.com Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and more.

WSWS (2019-07-09). Trump, Democratic presidential candidates raise more than $100 million. wsws.org The stage is being set for the most expensive campaign in US—and world—history, with estimates that ad spending could top $10 billion for the 2020 elections.

teleSUR (2019-07-09). Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments. telesurenglish.net A group of more than 200 Democratic Party lawmakers said in a statement that as part of lawsuit in federal court they had issued 37 subpoenas the Trump Organization and other entities, seeking information about foreign government payments accepted by properties in his real estate empire. | RELATED: | Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role | The subpoenas also seek information about trademarks granted to Trump businesses by foreign governments. | "Our goal is simple and s…

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-07-09). The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

DJ Mouse (2019-07-09). 7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum. indybay.org Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…

Staff (2019-07-09). New Hampshire Gets a Taste of Elizabeth Warren's Retail Politics. truthout.org The New Hampshire primary, like its Midwest cousin the Iowa caucus and the antiquated Electoral College, remains one of those gateway institutions that exist to ensure white, rural voters enjoy a wildly overbalanced say in the process of picking a president. | A little over 1.3 million people call the Granite State home, about 90 percent of whom are white. Peterborough, the small southwest New Hampshire town of just over 6,500 souls perched along the languid Contoocook River where senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) rallied supporters on Monday afternoon, is a fair example of…

Staff (2019-07-09). US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea. therealnews.com Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…

plenglish (2019-07-09). Venezuela Advocates for Peace in Political Dialogue with Opposition. plenglish.com Caracas, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government ratified on Tuesday its commitment to a peaceful solution to the dialogues with the opposition, led by Norway based in Barbados.

plenglish (2019-07-09). Venezuelan Gov't Arrives in Barbados for Talks with Opposition. plenglish.com Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Government"s delegation arrived in Barbados to continue the political dialogue with the opposition representatives, sponsored by Norway since May 14.

Staff (2019-07-09). Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims. truthout.org With scant public notice, federal immigration officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the United States border have gang affiliations, which would allow officials to detain and eventually deport them. | But legal experts and human rights advocates say the government has kept the use of databases at the border largely secret, subverting potential challenges to the reliability of the information in them. An attorney in Texas recently discovered that her Salvadoran client had been falsely accused of being in the MS-13 gang based on intelligence fr…

Staff (2019-07-09). Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War. truthout.org One of the many myths that have been used to justify the push for war with Iran led by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is that Tehran is responsible for the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the Iraq War. | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, whose job is to round up international support for the Trump administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" on Iran, presented the charge at a State Department press briefing on April 2. "I can announce t…

Staff (2019-07-09). Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2). therealnews.com Greece's Former Deputy Defence Minister Costas Isychos says support for the far-right remains strong despite neo-Nazi defeat…

Staff (2019-07-09). Alberta Government Declares War On Environmentalists. therealnews.com Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is a "climate change denier"

Repost, Democracy Now! (2019-07-09). Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp. indybay.org Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."

Staff (2019-07-09). US Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment. truthout.org In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy. | Transcript:…

Staff (2019-07-09). Lessons From the Natural World on Washington's Unnatural Wars. truthout.org Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point, in terms of the Pentagon and an ever-growing atmosphere of American militarism, this way: I love used bookstores. I've been browsing in them since my teens. I was, then, an early fan of Stephen King, the famed horror-story writer. Admittedly, today I'm more likely to brows…

Peter Koenig (2019-07-08). Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie. dissidentvoice.org When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner's 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela's National Holiday, 5 July, I saw that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not …

Peter Koenig (2019-07-08). Venezuela — The Bachelet "Human Rights Lie" globalresearch.ca "American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela's economy and thereby lead to regime change. It's a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-08). A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A follow-up article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-08). A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…

Eilís O'Neill (2019-07-08). 'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants. thenation.com 'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants…

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-07-08). Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. dissidentvoice.org Protesters stand up to Trump's attacks on immigrants in Los Angeles (Molly Adams|flickr). Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). ICE Used Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition Searches. telesurenglish.net The United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of driver's license databases without any permission in order to get information to hunt migrants, according to documents obtained by privacy experts at the Georgetown University Law Center. | RELATED: | Decorated US-Born Marine Veteran Wrongfully Detained By ICE For Deportation | "Thousands of fac…

Arabi Souri (2019-07-08). Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria! globalresearch.ca In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'. telesurenglish.net Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-08). Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …

Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright (2019-07-08). Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th. commondreams.org U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Saker (2019-07-08). Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel. dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-08). US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else! globalresearch.ca The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-08). Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada" liberationnews.org Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.

Brian Wakamo (2019-07-08). We have the money to fix our food system. nationofchange.org Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget — which would still leave us with a bigger budget than China, Russia, and Iran combined — and raise $886 billion by enacting fair taxes on…

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-08). Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland. globalresearch.ca The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment—currently at a paltry 3.67 percent—is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's …

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

WSWS (2019-07-08). Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees. wsws.org The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration's concentration camps for migrants and refugees.

Violet Jane Evans (2019-07-08). As prosecutors vow retrial of Scott Warren, community vows to continue aiding migrants. liberationnews.org The further persecution of Warren is not having the cooling effect on border-activism that U.S. authorities intended it to have.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-08). Abu Graib at Home in America. globalresearch.ca "This is not what America is about" argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers. | Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out. telesurenglish.net Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan took an indirect jab at the United States during his opening address to the World Peace Format Beijing's Tsinghua University. | RELATED: | 'Pacific Alliance' Reaches Out To Other Regional Trade Blocs | The Chinese Vice President pointed out the faults of the U.S. administration's pressure on China, while highlighting the fact that Beijing plays a critical role in the world's economic development. "China's development can't shut out the rest of the…

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition. telesurenglish.net A Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados on Monday to continue the process of peace dialogue with the opposition, which has been supported by the Government of Norway since last May 14. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Negotiation Talks in Barbados | The sectoral vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, through an official statement, disclosed on his Twitter account about the arrival of this group to the Caribbean nation to a…

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-08). Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact. venezuelanalysis.com Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-08). 'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out. thegrayzone.com Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday morning that Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. | RELATED: | Cuba, Turkey to Attend Venezuela's Transplant Patients | Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed. | "The preparations for the journey, the loading (of the S-400) is continuing ..

Nina Cross (2019-07-08). Swedish Prosecutors: 'It's Not on the Cards' to Interview Assange — After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years. globalresearch.ca Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,"…it …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-08). USAID Anti-Russia Propaganda. globalresearch.ca Both right wings of the US war party consider nonbelligerent Russia an existential threat. | The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute, USAID, right-wing US think tanks, the CIA/AFL and other large labor unions, …

Firas Samuri (2019-07-08). Could Trump's Tricks Boost His Ratings and Settle the Syrian Conflict? globalresearch.ca Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is gaining momentum. We have already seen the celebrities and politicians speeches, preliminary ratings and even the …

The New Arab (2019-07-08). US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin. globalresearch.ca Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. | "We want ground troops from Germany to …

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-07-08). Do We Need a Dictatorship to Respond to Climate Change? counterpunch.org Globally, June 2019 was the hottest June on record. Though it is tricky to attribute any particular event to anthropogenic climate change, scientists estimate that the likelihood of the month's extreme heat was made five times more likely by human contributions. This heat is no anomaly. The top ten hottest years on record globally have all More

Andrew Levine (2019-07-08). Their Deplorables and Ours. counterpunch.org Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" speech at a September 2016 fundraiser probably did her campaign more harm than she claims her favorite scapegoats, "the Russians" and James Comey, could ever have hoped to do. But what she said wasn't wrong; many a Trump supporter back then was deplorable by any and all reasonable standards. More

Elliot Sperber (2019-07-08). The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark). counterpunch.org The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark) For some it's more important To make money, turn a profit, Than to kill a shark — to slice its fins off And toss it back into the water To drown, slowly, on the sea floor And, for some, it's more important That that shark should live More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-08). Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex. counterpunch.org The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free More

2019-07-09: Social Media Postees

Colombia FARC: Committed to Peace, Santrich No-Show at Court
teleSUR -EF | telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The People's Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) political party of Colombia released a statement Tuesday saying it is committed to the nation's 2015-signed peace accords after its Congressman Jesus Santrich did not show up at a Supreme Court of Justice hearing. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Party Denounces 128 Killings of Ex-militants | The FARC party makes clear in its statement it will comply with all the points of the agreement signed by the former government under Manuel San…
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The Ugly Face of America
Prof. Gordon Adams | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Children are ripped from their parents at the border or lying dead, together, their arms around their father's neck on the banks of the Rio Grande, the result of a cruel immigration strategy. Iranians face empty shelves and rising prices …
globalresearch.ca/ugly-face-america/5683086

The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The seizure of an Iranian oil tanker allegedly bound for Syria by British Royal Marine commandos off Gibraltar is the latest episode in the long and disastrous history of economic sanctions in the Middle East. The UK claims that it is implementing EU sanctions on Syria, but the act will be seen by Tehran — and most other states — as the British enforcing US sanctions on Iran that the EU said it opposes. An Iranian official said a British tanker should be seized in retaliation.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-seizure-…

US steps up threats as Iran exceeds uranium enrichment cap
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Iran's government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/iran…

US Sanctions Hezbollah Lawmakers in Lebanon in First-Ever Move
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The United States Department of Treasury imposed sanctions Tuesday three top Hezbollah officials for allegedly supporting Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). | RELATED: | US Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Terrorist Organization | Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Ra'd, who are members of Lebanon's parliament, and Wafiq Safa, a security offic…
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It is not the Non-existent Iranian Bomb; it is the Other Existing Bombs
Dan Lieberman | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
United States (US) demands that Iran promise to halt pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile developments distract from the real intent of the US actions. Knowing that the Islamic Republic is not pursuing nuclear weapons and will react aggressively to sanctions, the US ploy deters other nations from establishing more friendly relations with Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/it-is-not-the…

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
President Trump's order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America's war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/dogs-of-war-…

Europe Freaks Out Over Minuscule Iranian Uranium Enrichment
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Leave it to CBS News and all the other establishment propaganda mills to spin the obvious. | CBS and the others know the Iran nuke deal is a dead letter. | Trump refused to honor the agreement while Europe pretends the deal …
globalresearch.ca/europe-freaks-out-minuscule-iranian-uranium-enrichment/5683063

Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration …
globalresearch.ca/frog-marching-trump-toward-war-iran/5683125

Iran Warns UK That Oil Tanker Seizure Won't Go 'Unanswered'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker off Gibraltar last week will not be "unanswered", Iran's armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Tuesday, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency. | RELATED: | Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery' | "Capture of the Iranian oil tanker based on fabricated excuses … will not be unanswered and when necessary Tehran will give appropriate answer," Bagheri said. | British Royal Ma…
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Italy Shuts Down Europe's Once Biggest Migrant Center
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception center, located in Mineo, Sicily, was officially closed Tuesday with its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, on hand. | RELATED: | Italy's Salvini Sets New Norms Against Humanitarian Vessels | About 50 former workers at the center and unionists protested ahead of the minister's arrival, holding a protest banner reading: "today we celebrate the funeral of Mineo." | The reception center, a former housing comple…
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Support Global Research: Keep Independent Reporting and Analysis Online
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
At Global Research, our mandate is to strive for peace through increasing awareness on the broadest possible level while maintaining full independence in our reports and analyses. Our commitment is to make our content available to the broadest possible readership, …
globalresearch.ca/support-global-research-keep-independent-reporting-and-analysis-online/5683148

The D.O.A. Peace Movement Ain't Marching Much Anymore, But We Did
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
We won't be erased or airbrushed out of history. Even though there appears to be no life in anything resembling a vibrant antiwar movement, especially on college campuses, the endless wars the U.S. now fights go on with lives lost and trillions of dollars of so-called national treasure thrown away. In 2018, I received an email from…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-d-o-a-pe…

Deconstructing Elliott Abrams on Venezuela
Peter Bolton | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
On June 26, the Trump administration's so-called "Special Representative for Venezuela," Elliott Abrams gave a five-minute update to reporters about the development of the coup attempt against the government of Nicolas Maduro, followed by a brief Q&A session. The event, held at the US State Department in Washington, was textbook Abrams: full of lies, loaded…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/deconstructi…

China Calls on US Government To Drop Arms Sale to Taiwan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
China's foreign ministry called on the United States Tuesday to withdraw a potential US$2.2 billion arms sales to Taiwan, saying it strongly opposes the action. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | Speaking in Beijing on Tuesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said U.S. arms sales to Taiwan were a serious violation of international law and a "crude interference in China's internal affairs, harming China's sovereignty and security…
telesurenglish.net/news/China-Calls-on-U…

Barbados PM Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Rejects Intervention
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley issued a statement Tuesday saying that her government was happy and ready to host the Venezuelan dialogue efforts between the Venezuelan government and the opposition brokered by the government of Norway. | RELATED: | China Welcomes Venezuela Talks, Warns Against Intervention | "The government of Barbados is happy…
telesurenglish.net/news/Barbados-PM-Welc…

90 Venezuelans Return Home from Ecuador with "Return Home" Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Venezuela's Foreign Ministry reported Tuesday that a total of 90 Venezuelans will return to their country, after having lived in Ecuador. Through the Plan Vuelta a la Patria ('Return To The Homeland') program, these nationals will reach Venezuelan soil. | RELATED: | Venezuela Welcomes Home 91 Citizens from the Dominican Republic | The head of the state airline Conviasa, Ramon Velazquez Araguayan, said Saturday, "We've seen the quintupling of the number of co-nationals that want to…
telesurenglish.net/news/90-Venezuelans-R…

Cuba Denounces US Fight on Terrorism As Politically Motivated
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Cuba's government rejected on Tuesday in the United Nation's (U.N.) Security Council acts of aggression to undermine national sovereignty and meddle in internal affairs, committed by other nations in the name of the fight against transnational organized crime and terrorism. | RELATED: | Bolton a Pathological Liar, Cuban Doctors Help Worldwide: Cuban FM | The Cuban ambassador Humberto Rivero expressed his objection against double standards, political selectivity, and the unilateral acts of certain St…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Rejects-Fig…

Strong support for Julian Assange at Sri Lanka's Jaffna University
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
SEP and IYSSE campaigners campaigned for a July 10 picket that will be held in defence of the WikiLeaks founder in the war-ravaged city.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/asan…

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Israeli occupation, colonialism and apartheid exceed the worst of South Africa's high crimes. | In 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled the West Bank occupied. The same holds for Gaza and East Jerusalem. | According to the ICJ, | "Israeli settlements | …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-occupation-colonialism-and-apartheid/5683096

UAE's Yemen Troop Withdrawal Follows New Houthi Weapons and Threats of Attack on Dubai
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
The Houthi strategy of striking the Saudi-led Coalition on its own territory appears to be working, as Saudi Arabia's main partner in its war on Yemen, the UAE, recently announced it would begin a drawdown of troops from the country.
mintpressnews.com/uae-yemen-troop-withdr…

On Whose Orders Did Oman's Foreign Minister Visit Syria?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
The Omani Foreign Minister's surprise visit to Syria strongly suggests that the Arab League's de-facto "normalization" of relations with Syria is presently underway, but it also hints that something bigger might be at going on as well given that Muscat …
globalresearch.ca/whose-orders-did-omani-foreign-minister-visit-syria/5683092

What Is the Biggest Lie About the Syrian War? Western War Propaganda, Regime Change, Terrorism
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
In this episode of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox, Cindy and Mark discuss criminal Western war propaganda, how it fabricates tacit "consent" from ostensibly "anti-war" protestors, and how it enables the current overseas holocaust that imperils us all. | Some of the issues …
globalresearch.ca/what-biggest-lie-about-syrian-war-western-war-propaganda-regime-change-terrorism/5683058

Far-Right Activist Tommy Robinson Begs Trump for Asylum
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The vocal right-wing media personality, Tommy Robinson, has publicly begged U.S. President Donald Trump to grant him asylum ahead of his sentencing hearing in a contempt of court case. The so-called 'anti-Islamification' activist is begging for asylum in the U.S. because he alleges that he will be killed in prison because U.K. jails are "controlled by jihadi gangs." | RELATED: | Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments | "I beg Donald Trump, I beg the American government, to look at my c…
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Intermarriages Among Jews Is 'Like Second Holocaust': Israeli Education Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Israel's far-right Minister of Education Rafi Peretz said during a cabinet meeting that the rate of intermarriage among the U.S. Jewish population is "like a second Holocaust," according to a report by Axios news outlet published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Israel Disappeared Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine to Discredit Nakba: Investigation | According to Axios, the comments were made during a July 1 cabinet meeting where Dennis Ross, the chairman of the board of the "Jewish…
telesurenglish.net/news/israel-interfait…

The US Imperium Comes Out
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
The United States of Amnesia has occasionally found expression amongst those despairing at the state of historical consciousness in Freedom's Land. Gore Vidal remains something of its high priest, his writings a pertinent scolding about what went wrong in the creation of a New Rome in the Americas. From Pilgrim's Progress to the National Security…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/the-us-imper…

Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Many of the leading Democratic candidates, especially Sanders and Warren, have been putting forward bold progressive plans in a wide variety of areas. Sanders and Warren have both supported a quick transition to a universal Medicare program, with no premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. Several candidates have supported a Green New Deal, which in some versions…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/why-arent-th…

Marianne Williamson is Right About American Elections
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Self-help guru Marianne Williamson isn't likely to win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite having probably served the American public more ably than any of her opponents (among other things, her Project Angel Food delivers millions of meals to the seriously ill). Good works aside, she's a little too "New Age," spiritual, and individualist/voluntarist-oriented for…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/marianne-wil…

America First and Diverse
John O'Kane | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
What alliance of political voices will decide who the deserving are and what skills are needed? Should this task be left to the private sector, specific profit-driven companies that serve their own constituents first, to make it happen? Enlightened wonks sustained by the clout of peer-driven, but far-from-neutral research? How will the formula be constructed for determining how many should be processed? What's too little; too many?
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/america-firs…

When Nature's Feedback Loops Fail
Bernard Marszalek | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature and the Future by Darrin Qualman (Fernwood Publishing. Halifax, Winnipeg 2019) The title of Darrin Qualman's book, Civilization Critical, can easily be mistaken for an apocalyptic climate change tract. Given the weekly deluge of this grim genre in our bookstores, it is understandable. Regrettably, I believe, publishers in an effort…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/when-natures…

Thinking About Fully Automated Luxury Communism
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Another world is possible and it is coherently presented in Aaron Bastani's new book entitled Fully Automated Luxury Communism: a Manifesto (Verso). The revolution is here and its main protagonist is technology. Bastani writes with almost messianic verve on how capital is about to transform itself into labor. It's all about humanity accelerating the possible practices…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/thinking-abo…

High Cost of Nukes Even Higher If Medical Expenses Included
Joseph Mangano | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-09
Nuclear reactors are shutting in the U.S, and across the world. Reactors have always been dangerous, but over time they have also become more expensive than ever. A 2017 report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates U.S. reactors lose $2.9 billion per year in operations overall. Eight American reactors have closed permanently since 2013, and most of the remaining 97 units are very old and costly.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/09/high-cost-of…

Entry Ban at Israeli City Park provokes Apartheid Warnings
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-09
The barring of a lawyer and her infant from a public park in the Galilee last week has triggered a legal battle over whether local authorities in Israel can segregate citizens on a racial basis. Human rights groups have warned that the ban marks a growing trend by local authorities representing the Jewish majority towards …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/entry-ban-at-…

'Tommy Robinson' encouraged 'vigilante action' in trial broadcast, judges find
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-09
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) encouraged "vigilante action" against defendants in a criminal trial when he filmed them and broadcast the footage on social media, High Court judges have found.The former English Defence League (EDL) founder, was found to have committed contempt of court at the end of a two-day hearing at the Old Bailey on Friday.Dame Victoria Sharp and Mr Justice Warby found Yaxley-Lennon was in contempt in three respects when he filmed men accused of the sexual exploitation of young girls and live-streamed the footage, in breach of a reporting ban, outside Leeds Crown Court in May 201…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/07/09/tommy-robinson-encouraged-vigilante-action-in-trial-broadcast-judges-find/

The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough
William J. Astore | thenation.com | 2019-07-09
The Pentagon Will Never Have Enough…
thenation.com/article/military-war-budge…

Indonesia Ships 210 Tons of Trash Back to Australia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Southeast Asian countries are refusing to be the dumping grounds for rich nations, and Indonesia is the latest country to announce it will send back waste to a 'developed' nation, refusing some 210 tons of waste shipped to the archipelago nation. | RELATED: | 7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued | Eight vessels were found to contain various types of waste, including household rubbish, electronic waste, plastic bottles, and diapers, as they were inspected in the capit…
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Part 2: Stalinism, communism and anti-Semitism
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
Hanebrink's false equation of Stalinism with communism leads to a significant and misleading omission in his discussion of the reemergence of anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe after World War II and internationally today.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/hane…

Global conflict situations, poverty lead to rise in mental health crises
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
US imperialism and its allies bear principal responsibility for the wars and military interventions that have wrought devastation throughout the world.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/ment…

Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
As Congress arrives back into town and the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees prepare to question ex-Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on July 17, partisan lines are being drawn even more sharply, as Russias-gate blossoms into Deep-State-gate. On Sunday, a top …
globalresearch.ca/ex-fbi-cia-officials-draw-withering-fire-russiagate/5683072

The Russia-Pakistan Strategic Partnership. Russia's Return to South Asia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
The Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership ("Rusi-Pakistani Yaar Yaar") entered a new phase last week following two significant developments that included their decision to establish a High-Level Inter-Parliamentary Commission and their efforts to expand joint military ties. | A New Phase | The Russian-Pakistani …
globalresearch.ca/russian-pakistani-strategic-partnership-entered-new-phase/5683084

La sceneggiata delle relazioni con la Russia
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
La Russia, dove operano 500 aziende italiane, è il quinto mercato extra-europeo per il nostro export e fornisce il 35% del fabbisogno italiano di gas naturale. L'interscambio è stato di 27 miliardi di dollari nel 2018, ma nel 2013 ammontava …
globalresearch.ca/la-sceneggiata-delle-relazioni-con-la-russia/5683139

The Limited Mind: Psychology as a Means to Understanding Conflict. Why Fear Is Driving Humanity
Robert J. Burrowes | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it. See, for example, many …
globalresearch.ca/the-limited-mind-psychology-as-a-means-to-understanding-conflict-why-fear-is-driving-humanity/5683069

Despite Talk of Promoting Democracy Trudeau in Bed with Repressive UAE Monarchy
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Given his personal history perhaps it is no surprise that Justin Trudeau is fond of monarchies. | The United Arab Emirates is a repressive monarchy that pursues violent, anti-democratic, policies in its region. Despite this — or maybe because of it …
globalresearch.ca/despite-talk-promoting-democracy-trudeau-bed-repressive-monarchy/5683122

Democratic Primaries: Rising in the Polls, Kamala Harris Has a Distinguished Career of Serving Injustice
Prof. Marjorie Cohn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Kamala Harris is rising in the polls after dramatically confronting Joe Biden during the Democratic primary debate about his opposition to federally mandated busing for desegregation. The following week, however, Harris backed away from saying that busing should always be …
globalresearch.ca/kamala-harris-has-distinguished-career-serving-injustice/5683102

The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone
Harvey Wasserman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
We are this close to an unimaginable apocalyptic horror: | Had Friday's 7.1 earthquake and other ongoing seismic shocks hit less than 200 miles northwest of Ridgecrest/China Lake, ten million people in Los Angeles would now be under an apocalyptic cloud, …
globalresearch.ca/quake-make-los-angeles-radioactive-dead-zone/5683088

FBI and CIA Crimes Only Matter When the Political Class Is Targeted
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
Rep. Peter King of New York said recently there will be plenty of dirt revealed on the FBI and CIA after Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation into the efforts to sabotage Donald Trump's election campaign. | I have …
globalresearch.ca/fbi-cia-crimes-only-matter-when-political-class-targeted/5683065

Racism Dictates Ireland's Policy in Africa. The "French Connection" is Questioned in Dublin
Aidan O'Brien | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-09
"The tragedy of Africa is that the African has not fully entered into history….they have never really launched themselves into the future…" — Nicolas Sarkozy, 2007 | "The problems Africa face are completely different….they are civilizational…" — Emmanuel Macron, …
globalresearch.ca/french-imperialismracism-dictates-irish-policy-africa/5683105

Sergio Moro Asks for a 5-Day Leave During Lava Jato Case
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
The Official Gazette of the Brazilian Federation announced on Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro will be absent for five days to attend to personal matters, amid the accusations against him for the Lava Jato case. | RELATED: | Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years | Moro will be absent for five days from his ministerial work, without pay, starting on July 15 until the 19th of the same m…
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Bolsonaro's Approval Rating is Brazil's Lowest in Last 30 Years
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's has witnessed a recent surge in his disapproval rating as his month-over-month number has risen by three percent. | RELATED: | Brazil Crowned After Defeating Peru in Copa America Final | According to the polling company Datfolha, Bolsonaro's disapproval rating has jumped from 30 percent in April to 33 percent in the month of May. | The poll showed 33 percent of those surveyed considered Bolsonaro's government bad or very bad, up from 30 percent in th…
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The Book of Palestine: National Liberation vs Endless Negotiations
Ramzy Baroud | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
What will it take for the Palestinian government to abandon the American option and, instead, to develop a rounded strategy that is founded on national unity, democratic representation and international solidarity? asks Ramzy Baroud.
mintpressnews.com/book-palestine-nationa…

"Go Forth and Lie" Israel Rolls Out Mandatory Course for Students Travelling Abroad
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-07-09
Israel new course to prepare high school students traveling overseas to be good "ambassadors" includes training on how to combat BDS, claims of apartheid and…
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Trump, Democratic presidential candidates raise more than $100 million
wsws.org | 2019-07-09
The stage is being set for the most expensive campaign in US–and world–history, with estimates that ad spending could top $10 billion for the 2020 elections.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/09/elec…

Democrats Subpoena Trump Over Foreign Payments
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-09
A group of more than 200 Democratic Party lawmakers said in a statement that as part of lawsuit in federal court they had issued 37 subpoenas the Trump Organization and other entities, seeking information about foreign government payments accepted by properties in his real estate empire. | RELATED: | Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role | The subpoenas also seek information about trademarks granted to Trump businesses by foreign governments. | "Our goal is simple and s…
telesurenglish.net/news/Democrats-Subpoe…

The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882453…

Alberta Government Declares War On Environmentalists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Environmentalist Tzeporah Berman says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is a "climate change denier"
therealnews.com/stories/alberta-governme…

7-6-19 Julian Assange and Press Freedom forum
DJ Mouse | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
Wikileaks: the Global Fourth Estate author Nozomi Hayase and award winning reporter Ann Garrison defended Julian Assange at last Saturday's 'Suds, Snacks and Socialism' at the Starry Plough…(142 min.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/08/1882455…

Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
One of the many myths that have been used to justify the push for war with Iran led by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is that Tehran is responsible for the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the Iraq War. | Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, whose job is to round up international support for the Trump administration's campaign of "maximum pressure" on Iran, presented the charge at a State Department press briefing on April 2. "I can announce t…
truthout.org/articles/lies-about-iran-ki…

Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Greece's Former Deputy Defence Minister Costas Isychos says support for the far-right remains strong despite neo-Nazi defeat…
therealnews.com/stories/greek-neo-nazi-p…

US Violates Nuclear Non-Proliferation Obligations, Undermining Credibility With Iran and N. Korea
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-09
Trump administration officials deploy a basic lack of understanding and contradictory policies towards Iran and North Korea, despite dealing with a similar problem: nuclear proliferation. We discuss the issue with Phyllis Bennis and Tim Shorrock…
therealnews.com/stories/us-violates-nucl…

Lessons From the Natural World on Washington's Unnatural Wars
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point, in terms of the Pentagon and an ever-growing atmosphere of American militarism, this way: I love used bookstores. I've been browsing in them since my teens. I was, then, an early fan of Stephen King, the famed horror-story writer. Admittedly, today I'm more likely to brows…
truthout.org/articles/lessons-from-the-n…

Venezuela Advocates for Peace in Political Dialogue with Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-07-09
Caracas, Jul 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government ratified on Tuesday its commitment to a peaceful solution to the dialogues with the opposition, led by Norway based in Barbados.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Venezuelan Gov't Arrives in Barbados for Talks with Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-07-09
Caracas, July 9 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Government"s delegation arrived in Barbados to continue the political dialogue with the opposition representatives, sponsored by Norway since May 14.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp
Repost, Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2019-07-09
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882451…

New Hampshire Gets a Taste of Elizabeth Warren's Retail Politics
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
The New Hampshire primary, like its Midwest cousin the Iowa caucus and the antiquated Electoral College, remains one of those gateway institutions that exist to ensure white, rural voters enjoy a wildly overbalanced say in the process of picking a president. | A little over 1.3 million people call the Granite State home, about 90 percent of whom are white. Peterborough, the small southwest New Hampshire town of just over 6,500 souls perched along the languid Contoocook River where senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) rallied supporters on Monday afternoon, is a fair example of…
truthout.org/articles/new-hampshire-gets…

Immigration Officials Use Secretive Gang Databases to Deny Migrant Asylum Claims
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
With scant public notice, federal immigration officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the United States border have gang affiliations, which would allow officials to detain and eventually deport them. | But legal experts and human rights advocates say the government has kept the use of databases at the border largely secret, subverting potential challenges to the reliability of the information in them. An attorney in Texas recently discovered that her Salvadoran client had been falsely accused of being in the MS-13 gang based on intelligence fr…
truthout.org/articles/immigration-offici…

US Sanctions and Saber Rattling Led to Iran's Renewed Uranium Enrichment
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-09
In ongoing fallout from the Trump administration's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday that Iran has begun enriching uranium above the level agreed to by the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran has threatened to continue to increase their production of enriched uranium if European signatories of the nuclear deal do not help ease the impact of the U.S. sanctions. We speak with Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the new think tank, the Quincy Institute, and author of Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy. | Transcript:…
truthout.org/video/us-sanctions-and-sabe…

Venezuela: The Bachelet Lie
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner's 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela's National Holiday, 5 July, I saw that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/venezuela-the…

Venezuela — The Bachelet "Human Rights Lie"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela's economy and thereby lead to regime change. It's a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people."
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-bachelet-lie/5683019

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A follow-up article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

A Major Conventional War Against Iran Is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
What both the media and military analysts fail to acknowledge is that US CENTCOM's forward Middle East headquarters at the al-Udeid military base close to Doha de facto "lies in enemy territory". Since the May 2017 split of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Qatar has become a staunch ally of Iran…
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Eilís O'Neill | thenation.com | 2019-07-08
'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants…
thenation.com/article/dialysis-health-im…

Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
Protesters stand up to Trump's attacks on immigrants in Los Angeles (Molly Adams|flickr). Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/stop-immigran…

ICE Used Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition Searches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
The United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of driver's license databases without any permission in order to get information to hunt migrants, according to documents obtained by privacy experts at the Georgetown University Law Center. | RELATED: | Decorated US-Born Marine Veteran Wrongfully Detained By ICE For Deportation | "Thousands of fac…
telesurenglish.net/news/ICE-FBI-Driver-L…

Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria!
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …
globalresearch.ca/nobody-talking-about-sanctions-against-syria/5682949

Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …
globalresearch.ca/cheated-jcpoa-iran-no-longer-trusts-europe-heading-towards-full-withdrawal/5682941

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th
Medea Benjamin, Ann Wright | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over as President Donald J. Trump participates in an Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration 'Salute to America' event in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/08/dogs-w…

Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel
The Saker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/debunking-the…

US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else!
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …
globalresearch.ca/us-europe-iran-do-we-say-not-we-do/5683020

Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-DM-Says-…

Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada"
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.
liberationnews.org/peligro-de-guerra-en-…

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment–currently at a paltry 3.67 percent–is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's | …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957

We have the money to fix our food system
Brian Wakamo | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-08
Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget — which would still leave us with a bigger budget than China, Russia, and Iran combined — and raise $886 billion by enacting fair taxes on…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/08/we-have-th…

Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration's concentration camps for migrants and refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/nzus…

As prosecutors vow retrial of Scott Warren, community vows to continue aiding migrants
Violet Jane Evans | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
The further persecution of Warren is not having the cooling effect on border-activism that U.S. authorities intended it to have.
liberationnews.org/jury-refuses-to-convi…

Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"This is not what America is about" argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers. | Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …
globalresearch.ca/abu-graib-home-america/5682706

Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
A Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados on Monday to continue the process of peace dialogue with the opposition, which has been supported by the Government of Norway since last May 14. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Negotiation Talks in Barbados | The sectoral vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, through an official statement, disclosed on his Twitter account about the arrival of this group to the Caribbean nation to a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Deleg…

Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan took an indirect jab at the United States during his opening address to the World Peace Format Beijing's Tsinghua University. | RELATED: | 'Pacific Alliance' Reaches Out To Other Regional Trade Blocs | The Chinese Vice President pointed out the faults of the U.S. administration's pressure on China, while highlighting the fact that Beijing plays a critical role in the world's economic development. "China's development can't shut out the rest of the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinese-VP-Says-…

Venezuela: Dialogue Resumes in Barbados as Guaido Vows to Return to US-led Military Pact
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-08
Self-proclaimed "Interim President" walked back promises not to sit down with the government.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14577

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/08/worse-than-ve…

Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday morning that Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. | RELATED: | Cuba, Turkey to Attend Venezuela's Transplant Patients | Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed. | "The preparations for the journey, the loading (of the S-400) is continuing ..
telesurenglish.net/news/Russian-Made-S-4…

Swedish Prosecutors: 'It's Not on the Cards' to Interview Assange — After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,"…it …
globalresearch.ca/swedish-prosecutors-its-not-cards-interview-assange-hanging-arrest-warrant-over-him-seven-years/5682985

USAID Anti-Russia Propaganda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Both right wings of the US war party consider nonbelligerent Russia an existential threat. | The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute, USAID, right-wing US think tanks, the CIA/AFL and other large labor unions, …
globalresearch.ca/usaid-anti-russia-propaganda/5682938

Donald Trump's Fake Isolationism
Charles Davis | commondreams.org | 2019-07-08
At a minimum, U.S.-led conventional airpower killed over 5,000 civilians in Iraq and Syria in the first two years of MAGA foreign policy, according to the monitoring group Airwars. (Photo: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons.) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/08/donald…

Could Trump's Tricks Boost His Ratings and Settle the Syrian Conflict?
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is gaining momentum. We have already seen the celebrities and politicians speeches, preliminary ratings and even the …
globalresearch.ca/could-trumps-tricks-boost-his-ratings-settle-syrian-conflict/5682988

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. | "We want ground troops from Germany to | …
globalresearch.ca/us-call-german-troops-syria-angers-berlin/5682990

5G Complexities and National Security
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce Commission. The details were thin with no real discussion on the need for 5G or…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/5g-complexit…

Their Deplorables and Ours
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" speech at a September 2016 fundraiser probably did her campaign more harm than she claims her favorite scapegoats, "the Russians" and James Comey, could ever have hoped to do. But what she said wasn't wrong; many a Trump supporter back then was deplorable by any and all reasonable standards.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/their-deplor…

When We See Him: Trump and the Central Park Five
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." –James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/when-we-see-…

Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/going-nuclea…

Conservation Groups Challenge Logging and Burning Project in Idaho Roadless Area
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest just approved the Rowley Canyon Wildlife Enhancement Project that would cut and burn 1,666 acres of sagebrush, juniper, maple, and mountain mahogany trees with mechanized, track-based, mastication equipment. But nothing about this project even marginally enhances habitat for wildlife. If the Forest Service accurately labeled the project, it would have been…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/conservation…

2019-07-08: News Headlines

Peter Koenig (2019-07-08). Venezuela — The Bachelet "Human Rights Lie" globalresearch.ca "American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela's economy and thereby lead to regime change. It's a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people."

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2019-07-08). A Major Conventional War against Iran is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure. globalresearch.ca In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A followup article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-07-08). Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy. dissidentvoice.org Protesters stand up to Trump's attacks on immigrants in Los Angeles (Molly Adams|flickr). Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created …

Staff (2019-07-08). Thousands of U.S. Citizens Have Been Mistakenly Detained or Deported. truthdig.com We are law professors who have studied civil litigation involving citizenship disputes and thousands of cases involving citizens caught up in immigration cases. | That includes the U.S. citizens who have been accidentally swept up in the government's immigration enforcement efforts since the mid-19th century. In many cases, they have been det…

Eilís O'Neill (2019-07-08). 'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants. thenation.com 'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants…

teleSUR (2019-07-08). ICE Used Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition Searches. telesurenglish.net The United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of driver's license databases without any permission in order to get information to hunt migrants, according to documents obtained by privacy experts at the Georgetown University Law Center. | RELATED: | Decorated US-Born Marine Veteran Wrongfully Detained By ICE For Deportation | "Thousands of fac…

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-07-08). Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal. globalresearch.ca For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'. telesurenglish.net Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…

Arabi Souri (2019-07-08). Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria! globalresearch.ca In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …

The Saker (2019-07-08). Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel. dissidentvoice.org ‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-08). US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else! globalresearch.ca The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …

Kurt Nimmo (2019-07-08). Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland. globalresearch.ca The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment—currently at a paltry 3.67 percent—is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's …

Staff (2019-07-08). Headlines for July 8, 2019. democracynow.org Trump & DOJ Reverse Stance, Will Keep Pushing for Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Trump Admin Threatens It's Ready to Start Deporting Up to 1 Million People, ICE and FBI Have Used Facial Recognition Technology to Mine DMV Databases, Trump: Migrants "Very Happy" with Situation in U.S. Migrant Jails, Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal Limits, Condemns U.K.'s Seizure of Oil Tanker, Sudanese Military Leaders and Opposition Agree to 3-Year Power-Sharing Deal, Greek Snap Elections Hand Victory to Conservative Party, U.S. Women's Team Wins Soccer World Cup, Shining a Spotlight on Gender Pay Disparity, State of Emergency De…

Mazda Majidi (2019-07-08). Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada" liberationnews.org Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.

WSWS (2019-07-08). Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees. wsws.org The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration's concentration camps for migrants and refugees.

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-08). Abu Graib at Home in America. globalresearch.ca "This is not what America is about" argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers. | Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition. telesurenglish.net A Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados on Monday to continue the process of peace dialogue with the opposition, which has been supported by the Government of Norway since last May 14. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Negotiation Talks in Barbados | The sectoral vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, through an official statement, disclosed on his Twitter account about the arrival of this group to the Caribbean nation to a…

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out. telesurenglish.net Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan took an indirect jab at the United States during his opening address to the World Peace Format Beijing's Tsinghua University. | RELATED: | 'Pacific Alliance' Reaches Out To Other Regional Trade Blocs | The Chinese Vice President pointed out the faults of the U.S. administration's pressure on China, while highlighting the fact that Beijing plays a critical role in the world's economic development. "China's development can't shut out the rest of the…

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday morning that Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. | RELATED: | Cuba, Turkey to Attend Venezuela's Transplant Patients | Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed. | "The preparations for the journey, the loading (of the S-400) is continuing ..

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-08). 'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out. thegrayzone.com Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…

Nina Cross (2019-07-08). Swedish Prosecutors: 'It's Not on the Cards' to Interview Assange — After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years. globalresearch.ca Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,"…it …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-08). USAID Anti-Russia Propaganda. globalresearch.ca Both right wings of the US war party consider nonbelligerent Russia an existential threat. | The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute, USAID, right-wing US think tanks, the CIA/AFL and other large labor unions, …

Andrew Levine (2019-07-08). Their Deplorables and Ours. counterpunch.org Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" speech at a September 2016 fundraiser probably did her campaign more harm than she claims her favorite scapegoats, "the Russians" and James Comey, could ever have hoped to do. But what she said wasn't wrong; many a Trump supporter back then was deplorable by any and all reasonable standards. More

The Canary (2019-07-08). British Museum to help return ancient artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan. thecanary.co Ancient artefacts that have been looted from Iraq and Afghanistan after recent conflicts and illegally exported to the UK will be returned to their country of origin.The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other government law enforcement agencies to help to return the seized items, which were brought there for analysis, conservation and cataloguing.Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum, said: War, conflict, climate change, globalisation, poverty and migration all play a part in the threats to cultural heritage. | The museum adopts a systematic approach, working with many colleagues ac…

Farooque Chowdhury (2019-07-08). Himalayan glaciers retreating fast: Cold War spy satellites helped find the fact. mronline.org Glacier melt in the Himalayas today is twice as fast as it was before 2000. With conditions remaining unchanged, the glaciers are likely to lose two-thirds of their total ice. | Source

Mark Taliano (2019-07-08). Offshoring and Industrial Relocation: Profits from Exploitation in Honduras. Transnational Companies are Impoverishing us All. globalresearch.ca Imperialists employ myriad strategies to "open the veins" of prey countries. Economic warfare is one such strategy. Prolonged and sustained economic warfare against long-suffering Honduras advances the tentacles of the Big Monopolies as it impoverishes and destroys Honduras. Transnational companies, …

Staff (2019-07-08). Climate Change Is Producing a Harrowing New Phenomenon. truthdig.com News slips in from here and there in the northern hemisphere of outlandish temperatures. Records have been set; thermometers seem to need recalibration. Relief comes from the drop of a few degrees and from rainfall. But this is momentary. People are aware that the weather is more and more erratic, the heat of the summer much more brutal. | It is true that Europe faced remarkable temperatures in June, but the month before South Asia was hit by a severe heat wave. This is not a freak situation. India's weather has been measured since the late 18th century. The records improved with the establishment of the Indian M…

Staff (2019-07-08). U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup, Condemning Pay Discrimination and President Trump. democracynow.org The U.S. national women's soccer team made history by winning its record fourth World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2 to 0 on Sunday in Lyon, France. The U.S. women's World Cup victory came just months after members of the 2015 women's team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. Following the victory, audience members began to chant "equal pay" in solidarity with the team's demands for an equal salary to their male counterparts. Prize money for this year's Women's World Cup is just $30 million compared to $400 million for the 2018 men's World Cup. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe was awarded th…

Jeet Heer (2019-07-08). 'Mad' Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media. thenation.com 'Mad' Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media…

WSWS (2019-07-08). Amazon's 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation. wsws.org The technology and infrastructure behind Amazon's meteoric trajectory and the biggest individual fortune in modern history must be turned towards the needs and aspirations of the world's population as a whole.

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Former Philippine Drug Czar on Killing of Baby: 'Sh*t Happens'. telesurenglish.net Former Philippine Police Chief and current Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said that "sh*t happens" defending the killing of a three-year-old who was shot dead in a province near Manila last week during a police anti-drug related operation. | RELATED: | Philippines Officially Out of International Criminal Court | "We live in an imperfect world," the former enforcer of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs said, adding that "would a police officer want to shoot a child? Never, because t…

Chris Hedges (2019-07-08). War, Memory and Gettysburg. truthdig.com GETTYSBURG, Pa.—Over 50,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing here in July 1863, many of them dying in terrible agony on the battlefield or carted off to improvised hospitals where arms and legs were swiftly amputated and tossed into large heaps on the floor. Abysmal hygiene—surgeons would nonchalantly wipe the blood from their bone saws on their pus-stained smocks and move on to the next victim—caused infection, blood poisoning and gangrene. To buy time, regiments such as the 1st Minnesota were ordered into battle against superior forces and as a result were decimated within min…

WSWS (2019-07-08). Sri Lankan President signs four death warrants. wsws.org The signing of the death warrants comes at a time when the Sri Lankan ruling elite is turning towards more dictatorial forms of rule.

Norman Solomon (2019-07-08). Will Corporate Democrats Team Up to Block Warren and Sanders? truthdig.com Their relationship may be strained right now, but don't be surprised if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ultimately decide to share a ticket.

Kenny Coyle (2019-07-08). Hong Kong protests erupt amidst U.S. trade war against China—Coincidence? peoplesworld.org Some on the left, who are instinctively skeptical of mainstream corporate media narratives of crises in the Middle East or Latin America, nonetheless consider these same media sources as essentially trustworthy when it comes to their coverage of China. The strategy of Western imperialist powers to portray China as a regional bully, serial oppressor of …

WSWS (2019-07-08). One year since the start of US trade war against China. wsws.org Under conditions of its relative economic decline, the US regards China's industrial and technological development as intolerable, and will use all methods necessary to prevent it.

WSWS (2019-07-08). Massive forest fire in Germany exposes deadly legacy of World War II. wsws.org The forest area near Làºbtheen is not the only one littered with old munitions: in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania alone, 38,000 hectares are contaminated with munitions.

Philip Giraldi (2019-07-08). A Secret Meeting to Plot War? globalresearch.ca On June 5, 16 heads of Jewish organizations joined 25 Democratic senators in a private meeting, which, according to the Times of Israel, is an annual event. All of the Jewish organizations but one were openly declared advocates for …

Eric Zuesse (2019-07-08). Why Trump Is Dead Wrong About the Census. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to add to the U.S. Census a question as to whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen, but that would be illegal for him to do, at present, and not because the U.S. Supreme …

F. William Engdahl (2019-07-08). The Role of Debt and China's Shadow Banking System: Is Baoshang Bank China's Lehman Brothers? globalresearch.ca The surprise collapse of a small Inner-Mongolia Chinese bank, Baoshang, has suddenly focused attention on the fragility of the world's largest and largely opaque banking system. The timing is very bad, as China struggles with a sharp domestic economic slowdown.

Billy Briggs (2019-07-08). Export License System Lets 'Illegal' Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Continue. globalresearch.ca Bombs and missiles will still be exported to Saudi Arabia under a secretive licensing system that means business as usual for defence firms despite a landmark ruling that UK arms sales are illegal. | In a judgement on 20 June at …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-07-08). Is China's Debt Load the Locus of the Next Crisis? globalresearch.ca A reader of this blog recently noted the magnitude of the debt problem in China and argued it will be the locus of the next debt-financial crisis—not Europe. Making good points in support of his view, my reply follows arguing …

Firas Samuri (2019-07-08). Could Trump's Tricks Boost His Ratings and Settle the Syrian Conflict? globalresearch.ca Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is gaining momentum. We have already seen the celebrities and politicians speeches, preliminary ratings and even the …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-08). The JCPOA Crisis Isn't About Nukes at All. Embedding US Strategic Influence Worldwide. globalresearch.ca The so-called "international community" can't proverbially "see the forest through the trees" and therefore fails to grasp the larger ambitions being pursued by the US through the JCPOA Crisis that it manufactured, which isn't about nukes at all actually but …

The New Arab (2019-07-08). US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin. globalresearch.ca Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. | "We want ground troops from Germany to …

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Italy Sentences 24 to Life for Operation Condor Disappearances. telesurenglish.net An Italian court in Rome sentenced 24 military personnel from Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, and Peru to life imprisonment Monday for disappearing Italians during Operation Condor during which left-wing activists were hunted by military dictatorships in South America. | RELATED: | CIA Declassified Info: Europe Wanted Own 'Operation Condor' | The present ruling changed th…

Binoy Kampmark (2019-07-08). Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex. counterpunch.org The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free More

RT (2019-07-08). Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with child sex trafficking and conspiracy. rt.com Federal prosecutors have charged financier Jeffrey Epstein with crimes related to sex trafficking of underage girls, more than a decade after he dodged similar charges with a plea deal. |

Staff (2019-07-08). Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking. democracynow.org Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage girls for more than a decade, will appear in federal court today in Manhattan on sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida, but he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida, Alexander Acosta, cut what's been described as "one of the most len…

RT (2019-07-08). Boston sailboat blasted with lightning in shocking VIDEO. rt.com A hair-raising video recorded on Saturday shows a sailboat in Boston Harbor getting lit up by a billion volts of electricity in a stunning example of 'right place, right time.'

Elliot Sperber (2019-07-08). The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark). counterpunch.org The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark) For some it's more important To make money, turn a profit, Than to kill a shark — to slice its fins off And toss it back into the water To drown, slowly, on the sea floor And, for some, it's more important That that shark should live More

Mike Garrity (2019-07-08). Conservation Groups Challenge Logging and Burning Project in Idaho Roadless Area. counterpunch.org The Caribou-Targhee National Forest just approved the Rowley Canyon Wildlife Enhancement Project that would cut and burn 1,666 acres of sagebrush, juniper, maple, and mountain mahogany trees with mechanized, track-based, mastication equipment. But nothing about this project even marginally enhances habitat for wildlife. If the Forest Service accurately labeled the project, it would have been More

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-07-08). Do We Need a Dictatorship to Respond to Climate Change? counterpunch.org Globally, June 2019 was the hottest June on record. Though it is tricky to attribute any particular event to anthropogenic climate change, scientists estimate that the likelihood of the month's extreme heat was made five times more likely by human contributions. This heat is no anomaly. The top ten hottest years on record globally have all More

Renee Parsons (2019-07-08). 5G Complexities and National Security. counterpunch.org In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce Commission. The details were thin with no real discussion on the need for 5G or More

Melvin Goodman (2019-07-08). The International Spy Museum in DC: Lies, Spies, and Paranoia. counterpunch.org The mainstream media have given rave notices to the new International Spy Museum, a striking edifice that is close by the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The New York Times finds the museum "remarkable," and the Washington Post credits the museum with taking an objective look at both intelligence analysis and clandestine operations. However, there are serious shortcomings in a curation that has given the entire intelligence community a remarkable and stunning recruitment tool. More

teleSUR (2019-07-08). Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role. telesurenglish.net U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights. | Pompeo named Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, to head the Commission on Unalienable Rights. | Pompeo, who did not take questions from reporters, said international institutions built to protect human rights had drifted from their mission. | "As human rights claims have proliferated, some claims have come into tension wi…

San Jose Peace & Justice Center (2019-07-08). The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…

Staff (2019-07-08). Elizabeth Warren Tops Sanders' Second Quarter With $19.1 Million Haul. truthdig.com The Massachusetts senator has more than tripled her fundraising total through March, cementing her status as a top contender in 2020.

CGTN Africa (2019-07-08). What next after the continental free trade area launch? cgtn.com Leaders from across Africa launched the operational phase of the biggest trade area, by members, in the world. | General view of conference room of the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Committee of the Meeting of the African Union at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, on July 5, 2019. — The launch of an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be the focus of the two-day summit in the capital Niamey. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images) | Covering a population of 1.2 billion people, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) aims to boost intra-Af…

Global Research News (2019-07-08). Selected Articles: UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design. 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 …

Staff (2019-07-08). David Harvey: The Limits of Social Democracy and of the Welfare State (2/2). therealnews.com The main alternative to neoliberalism is the proposed renewal of social democracy, such as in the form of Bernie Sanders' proposals. But to move forward we need to discuss the limits of a welfare state that ultimately does not change class relations, says David Harvey…

Sarah Mukabana (2019-07-08). ICC convicts DR Congo's rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes. cgtn.com Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the first day of his trial in the Hague, on September 2, 2015. The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda opened at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, where the ex-rebel dubbed "The Terminator" faces 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ntaganda, who surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali in 2013, stands accused of orchestrating hundreds of deaths in savage attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as recruiting and raping child soldiers. (Photo credit MICHAEL…

Staff (2019-07-08). The Financial Industry Preys on 401(k) Fees. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way. truthout.org Many people studying retirement income have long warned about the risk to future retirees from the collapse of the traditional defined benefit pension. Middle-class workers have generally been able to enjoy reasonably comfortable retirements due to the income these defined pensions provided, in addition to their Social Security. | However, with defined benefit pensions rapidly disappearing, and Social Security benefits replacing a smaller share of income, the prospects for future retirees looks considerably worse. An increase in the percentage of health care costs not covered by Medicare also does not help.

CGTN Africa (2019-07-08). IGAD lauds integration of moderate Islamic group into Somali army. cgtn.com East African bloc, IGAD on Sunday welcomed the launch of an exercise to integrate forces of moderate Islamic group Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASWJ) into Somali security forces. | IGAD Executive Secretary, Mahboub Maalim | Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), reaffirmed the bloc's support for the integration exercise and also the ongoing political dialogue and reconciliation in Galmudug State. | "The launch of the integration exercise marks an important milestone in the implementation of the Somalia security architecture and transition plan, which are essential to en…

Repost, Democracy Now! (2019-07-08). Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp. indybay.org Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."

Staff (2019-07-08). Philadelphia Explosion Underscores Danger of Refineries Using Hydrogen Fluoride. truthout.org On Friday, July 12, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in south Philadelphia is slated to close its doors, marking the end of an era that began in 1866, one year after the Civil War ended, when 50,000 barrels of kerosene and chemicals were first stored on site. | The plant — which continued to struggle financially after emerging from bankruptcy in August 2018 — experienced a major industrial accident o…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-07-08). Faulty by Design: the UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela. counterpunch.org Following Michelle Bachelet visit to Venezuela last June the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR ) on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day before initially scheduled. Judging by the quick review I made, the mainstream media is More

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-08). Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report. globalresearch.ca The Venezuelan government has disputed the findings of a report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). | Having seen the report in advance of its publication, Caracas issued a 70-point statement pointing towards …

Dr. Hakim Young (2019-07-08). In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams. counterpunch.org Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, "Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging one another or insisting on our partisan ways?" In Kabul, our thoughts and feelings are diverse, complicated and More

John G. Russell (2019-07-08). When We See Him: Trump and the Central Park Five. counterpunch.org "People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." —James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son "What has happened to the respect for authority, the fear of retribution by the More

Nick Pemberton (2019-07-08). Reparations for Millennials. counterpunch.org Let's begin by wishing everyone a wry, not sardonic, 4th of July! I've been waiting for Elizabeth Warren to collapse. When will people see she is an opportunist? Seriously. A Republican through the first Clinton term and a Clinton supporter just two years prior. Warren is running on Bernie Sanders' coattails from two years prior. More

CGTN Africa (2019-07-08). Ghana to donate $10 for AfCFTA secretariat operationalization. cgtn.com Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo | Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday pledged to donate 10 million U.S. dollars to the African Union to support the operationalization of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). | The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of AU on Sunday selected Ghana as the host country for AfCFTA. | The decision was announced at the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, Niger after Ghana beat off competition from the other six countries including Egypt and Ethiopia. | In his acceptance speech, the president thanked the A…

Staff (2019-07-07). How the Sanctions Harm My Iranian-American Family. truthdig.com "What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. | My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, his wedding band, and some cash. Perhaps the only thing left untouched was the grand, ornate Persian rug in their living room. | My grandfather had left the house for 10 minutes for afternoon prayers at the mosque. Now, he swears to never leave his home unattended again. He…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-07). Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap. commondreams.org Iran increased pressure on European leaders to provide relief from crippling economic sanctions and salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with an announcement Sunday that the Middle Eastern country is set to exceed the pact's uranium enrichment cap. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-07). Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report. venezuelanalysis.com Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.

Staff (2019-07-07). Iran Steps Further From Nuke Deal, Adding Pressure on Europe. truthdig.com The nation calls for a diplomatic solution to a crisis that began a year ago when President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 accord.

Trevor Aaronson (2019-07-07). FBI's Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of "Black Identity Extremist" theintercept.com While militia leader Larry Hopkins remained free to terrorize immigrants, Christopher Daniels was jailed for months, losing his home and his job.

teleSUR (2019-07-07). Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Talks in Barbados. telesurenglish.net Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Sunday that representatives from both the Venezuelan government and the country's opposition have decided to continue the process of dialogue mediated by the Scandinavian nation. | RELATED: | President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to Dialogue in Norway | "Both parts will meet this week in Barbados to advance in the search of an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country. Negotiations will be carried out in a continuous and…

teleSUR (2019-07-07). Sudan to Establish Joint Civilian-Military Governing Body. telesurenglish.net Sudan's ruling military council reached an agreement with the leaders of the opposition on Friday, to establish a joint civilian-military governing body. | RELATED: | Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters | As the country takes its first step toward a democratic transition, after months of political impasse. The body will supervise the formation of a transitional civilian administration that will rule for a three years period, which was the opposition's m…

teleSUR (2019-07-07). Two Guatemalan Indigenous Leaders Killed. telesurenglish.net Guatemalan Indigenous leaders Isidro Perez and Melecio Ramirez, members of the Committee of Campesino Development (CODECA), were killed on Friday by armed men in the village of Nuevo Eden in the eastern municipality of Livingston. | RELATED: | Colombia: Revered Social Leader and Activist Killed in Colombia | "These killings are added to the repression maintained against our organization by sectors of economic power and organized crime, supported by repressive forces of the Sta…

RT (2019-07-07). Friend of the Clintons or Trump's pal? Media war erupts after Epstein's arrest. rt.com Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on fresh sex trafficking charges has ignited a media war, with outlets on each side of the spectrum rushing to tie their political opponents to the notorious pedophile. |

Staff (2019-07-07). Israel Is Disappearing the Proof That It Oppresses Palestinians. truthdig.com Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz ["The Land"], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country's archives, including local repositories, and removing and classifying documents having to do with repressive and embarrassing Israeli actions toward Palestinians and Palestinian-Israelis. | One such disappeared document from 1948, a second copy of which nevertheless was located by Israeli researchers, estim…

teleSUR (2019-07-07). 7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued. telesurenglish.net A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 kilometers according to Indonesia's geophysics agency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.9. There were no immediate reports of cas…

Philip Alston (2019-07-07). US Can't Ignore That Climate Crisis Will Force 120 Million People Into Poverty. commondreams.org Climate change is making headlines this summer with record temperatures, devastating floods, and climate-related migration. But in the U.S., mainstream discussions about climate change are remarkably out of touch with the scale of the crisis and the economic and social upheaval it will bring. Political leaders have failed to put forward a vision for avoiding catastrophic consequences or protecting those most affected.

teleSUR (2019-07-07). Ebola Outbreak in Congo an Emergency: UK Development Secretary. telesurenglish.net The United Kingdom's (U.K.) international development secretary, Rory Stewart, has called to declare Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an emergency, after a two-day visit to the emergency health centers for Ebola virus victims in the northeastern cities of Butembo and Beni. | RELATED: | Political Games Hinder Efforts to End Ebola in Congo: WHO | "We are on the edge with this crisis. We keep pulling it back from the brink but it is very dangerous. The very…

The Canary (2019-07-07). Increase in workplace sex discrimination claims, study suggests. thecanary.co The number of sex discrimination claims by workers has increased by 69% to a five-year high, new research suggests. | More than 9,300 claims were made in the past year, with women increasingly likely to come forward since the start of the MeToo movement, said employment lawyers GQ Littler. | Moves by companies to tackle sex discrimination, such as banning alcohol at work-related events, or discouraging hugging, are not preventing claims being made, said the law firm. | Hannah Mahon of GQ Littler said: The increase in…

teleSUR (2019-07-07). Brazil Crowned After Defeating Peru in Copa America Final. telesurenglish.net Brazil won in home soil after 12 years of not lifting the Copa America trophy by beating Peru 3-1 in the final on Sunday at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. | RELATED: | US Wins 4th FIFA World Cup Amid Chants for 'Equal Pay' | The match was highly anticipated as the Brazilian national team had strolled through the first stages scoring 13 goals and finally only receiving one against by Peru in the final. While Peru, who had a rocky start, showed a high level of playing i…

RT (2019-07-07). Billionaire Epstein arrested on child sex trafficking charges, faces 45 years in prison — report. rt.com Financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York for alleged years of sex trafficking underage girls. It comes more than a decade after he struck a plea deal with prosecution.

RT (2019-07-07). Woman sues fertility clinic after giving birth to SOMEONE ELSE'S babies. rt.com An Asian-American couple who enlisted a pricey fertility clinic to help them have children is taking legal action, after the woman ultimately gave birth to twins that were not genetically related to her or her husband.

Staff (2019-07-07). More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers. therealnews.com A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-07). 'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action. commondreams.org A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations disproportionately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-07). Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's "Psychological Violence" and Fines. truthout.org Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can't remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, he worries that whatever semblance of safety they have in sanctuary is being threatened. | Ivan and his mother Hilda Ramirez came to the United States fleeing familial violence in 2014. Since then, they have been "under attack" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the elder Ramirez said. They were detained together for almost a year after first arriving in the United States. Since their release from detention,…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-07-07). Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it's With Her Own Party's Future. theintercept.com It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too.

Staff (2019-07-07). Bolsonaro Came to Power in Brazil Through Election Fraud. truthout.org Janine Jackson: "In Brazil, a nerdy judge is a superstar," declared the Washington Post in December of 2015. The glowing profile was of then-Judge Sérgio Moro, overseeing the trials of those caught in the enormous Lava Jato, or Car Wash, anti-corruption campaign—that,…

Kiwanuka Lawrence Nsereko (2019-07-07). At Jesse Jackson U.S. Global Gathering, Honoree Bobi Wine Describes Gen. Museveni's Brutal Dictatorship. blackstarnews.com May the torch be with you. Civil and human rights veteran Rev. Jesse Jackson honors Bobi Wine and offers words of wisdom. | | The civil rights struggle continues with the resistance against tyrants around the world, Ugandan political and human rights leader Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi, told a U.S. gathering while receiving an award from Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. | | Kyagulanyi, musician-turned-leader, commonly known by his stage moniker Bobi Wine, spoke last week at the Rainbow Push coalition annual convention. He was recognized for standing up for civil rights in Uganda and was one of six honorees fr…

Staff (2019-07-07). We Have the Money to Fix Our Food System. truthout.org Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget —…

Staff (2019-07-07). Future Resource Wars. therealnews.com The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-07-07). Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and It's With Her Own Party's Future. theintercept.com It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too.

plenglish (2019-07-07). Bolivian Exports Exceed Three Billion Dollars. plenglish.com 07 de julio de 2019, 00: 20La Paz, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia"s exports exceed three billion dollars, with an outstanding participation of the manufacture, hydrocarbons, mining and agriculture sectors.

Staff (2019-07-07). Suicide as Corporate Murder: France Télécom on Trial. truthout.org On June 27, a jury at a criminal court in Paris, France, heard testimony from Noémie Louvradoux, the daughter of Rémy Louvradoux, a 56-year-old management controller and father of four. Noémie's father killed himself by self-immolation outside the office block where he worked in the Mérignac suburb near Bordeaux, France, on the morning of April 26, 2011. | Noémie Louvradoux's testimony is part of the last of 39 cases that have been presented…

2019-07-08: Social Media Postees

Venezuela — The Bachelet "Human Rights Lie"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela's economy and thereby lead to regime change. It's a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people."
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-bachelet-lie/5683019

A Major Conventional War against Iran is an Impossibility. Crisis within the US Command Structure
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In this article, we examine America's war strategies, including its ability to launch an all out theater war against the Islamic Republic on Iran. | A followup article will focus on the History of US War Plans against Iran as well …
globalresearch.ca/a-major-conventional-war-against-iran-is-an-impossibility-crisis-within-the-us-command-structure/5682514

Stop Immigrant Arrests, Close The Camps, Transform Immigration Policy
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
Protesters stand up to Trump's attacks on immigrants in Los Angeles (Molly Adams|flickr). Public awareness of the brutal repression against immigrants seeking entry to the United States, the reasons for their migration, and terrorism against immigrants living in the US are reaching levels that make them hard to ignore. The current immigration crisis is self-created …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/stop-immigran…

Thousands of U.S. Citizens Have Been Mistakenly Detained or Deported
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-08
We are law professors who have studied civil litigation involving citizenship disputes and thousands of cases involving citizens caught up in immigration cases. | That includes the U.S. citizens who have been accidentally swept up in the government's immigration enforcement efforts since the mid-19th century. In many cases, they have been det…
truthdig.com/articles/thousands-of-u-s-c…

ICE Used Driver License Photos For Facial Recognition Searches
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
The United States (U.S.) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of driver's license databases without any permission in order to get information to hunt migrants, according to documents obtained by privacy experts at the Georgetown University Law Center. | RELATED: | Decorated US-Born Marine Veteran Wrongfully Detained By ICE For Deportation | "Thousands of fac…
telesurenglish.net/news/ICE-FBI-Driver-L…

'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Eilís O'Neill | thenation.com | 2019-07-08
'It's a Terrible Existence': The Crisis of Emergency Dialysis Care for Undocumented Immigrants…
thenation.com/article/dialysis-health-im…

Cheated by the JCPOA, Iran No Longer Trusts Europe and Is Heading towards Full Withdrawal
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
For more than 14 months now, Europe has offered no solution to ease the crippling US sanctions on Iran, giving the "Islamic Republic" no valid reason to hold on the JCPOA nuclear deal. The Leader of the Revolution Sayyed Ali …
globalresearch.ca/cheated-jcpoa-iran-no-longer-trusts-europe-heading-towards-full-withdrawal/5682941

Nobody Is Talking About the Sanctions Against Syria!
Arabi Souri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
In the news: The smart US regime discovered an oil shipment heading from Iran to Syria and ordered their British ever-loyal servants to steal a large Iranian oil tanker carrying oil to Syria and crossing half of the world …
globalresearch.ca/nobody-talking-about-sanctions-against-syria/5682949

US and Europe to Iran: Do as We Say, Not as We Do — Or Else!
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The US considers itself master of the universe, demanding submissiveness from all other nations. | Its bipartisan ruling authorities tolerate no independent states or social democracies like Venezuela, no military or economic superpowers like Russia and China respectively — what hegemonic …
globalresearch.ca/us-europe-iran-do-we-say-not-we-do/5683020

Debunking the Rumors about Russia Caving in to Israel
The Saker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-08
‚Ä¢ Author's Note: This analysis was written for the Unz Review ***** This Spring saw a sudden increase in the volume of articles in the so-called "alternative media and blogosphere" about Putin "selling out" Syria or Iran to the Israelis and their US patrons, or both. What was particularly interesting about this campaign is that …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/debunking-the…

Iranian DM Says UK's Seizure of Tanker was 'Maritime Robbery'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Iran is not looking for war with any country, Iranian army chief Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Monday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency. | RELATED: | Iran To Enrich Uranium Beyond Permitted Amount Within 'Hours' | Tensions have spiked between Iran and the United States after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone last month. | Iranian officials have said the drone was in their airspace while Washington has said the drone was flyin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-DM-Says-…

Netanyahu Compares Iranian Uranium Enrichment to Nazi Invasion of the Rhineland
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The prime minister of Israel would have the people of Europe believe Iran's recent decision to increase uranium enrichment–currently at a paltry 3.67 percent–is comparable to the German army marching into the Rhineland in March 1936. | . | . | Netanyahu: Iran's | …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-compares-iranian-uranium-enrichment-nazi-invasion-rhineland/5682957

Peligro de guerra en Irán: la máquinaria de guerra de EE. UU. "Amartillada y cargada"
Mazda Majidi | liberationnews.org | 2019-07-08
Una nueva guerra de agresión de Estados Unidos en el Medio Oriente apenas se ha sorteado.
liberationnews.org/peligro-de-guerra-en-…

Protest in New Zealand against US brutality towards refugees
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The July 4 rally outside the US embassy in Wellington demonstrated the growing international outrage at the Trump administration's concentration camps for migrants and refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/nzus…

Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
"This is not what America is about" argues a reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers. | Sorry Mr. Thompson (Propublica journalist who broke this story); …
globalresearch.ca/abu-graib-home-america/5682706

Venezuelan Delegation in Barbados for Dialogue With Opposition
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
A Venezuelan delegation arrived in Barbados on Monday to continue the process of peace dialogue with the opposition, which has been supported by the Government of Norway since last May 14. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Negotiation Talks in Barbados | The sectoral vice president of Communication, Tourism and Culture, Jorge Rodríguez, through an official statement, disclosed on his Twitter account about the arrival of this group to the Caribbean nation to a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Deleg…

Chinese VP Says World Cannot Shut China Out
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan took an indirect jab at the United States during his opening address to the World Peace Format Beijing's Tsinghua University. | RELATED: | 'Pacific Alliance' Reaches Out To Other Regional Trade Blocs | The Chinese Vice President pointed out the faults of the U.S. administration's pressure on China, while highlighting the fact that Beijing plays a critical role in the world's economic development. "China's development can't shut out the rest of the…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chinese-VP-Says-…

Russian-Made S-400 Air Defense System is En Route to Turkey
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday morning that Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey. | RELATED: | Cuba, Turkey to Attend Venezuela's Transplant Patients | Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed. | "The preparations for the journey, the loading (of the S-400) is continuing ..
telesurenglish.net/news/Russian-Made-S-4…

'We're worse than Venezuela!': Hondurans in US-backed regime speak out
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-08
Average Hondurans in the capital Tegucigalpa's central park tell Max Blumenthal their humanitarian crisis is much worse than Venezuela's. The…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/08/worse-than-ve…

Swedish Prosecutors: 'It's Not on the Cards' to Interview Assange — After Hanging Arrest Warrant Over Him for Seven Years
Nina Cross | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Swedish prosecutors have this week announced that for the time being they will not be issuing a European Investigation Order (EIO) to interview Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. According to Sweden's Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Eva-Marie Persson,"…it …
globalresearch.ca/swedish-prosecutors-its-not-cards-interview-assange-hanging-arrest-warrant-over-him-seven-years/5682985

USAID Anti-Russia Propaganda
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Both right wings of the US war party consider nonbelligerent Russia an existential threat. | The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute, USAID, right-wing US think tanks, the CIA/AFL and other large labor unions, …
globalresearch.ca/usaid-anti-russia-propaganda/5682938

Their Deplorables and Ours
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" speech at a September 2016 fundraiser probably did her campaign more harm than she claims her favorite scapegoats, "the Russians" and James Comey, could ever have hoped to do. But what she said wasn't wrong; many a Trump supporter back then was deplorable by any and all reasonable standards.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/their-deplor…

British Museum to help return ancient artefacts looted from Iraq and Afghanistan
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-08
Ancient artefacts that have been looted from Iraq and Afghanistan after recent conflicts and illegally exported to the UK will be returned to their country of origin.The British Museum is working with the UK Border Force and other government law enforcement agencies to help to return the seized items, which were brought there for analysis, conservation and cataloguing.Hartwig Fischer, director of the British Museum, said: War, conflict, climate change, globalisation, poverty and migration all play a part in the threats to cultural heritage. | The museum adopts a systematic approach, working with many colleagues ac…
thecanary.co/global/2019/07/08/british-museum-to-help-return-ancient-artefacts-looted-from-iraq-and-afghanistan/

Offshoring and Industrial Relocation: Profits from Exploitation in Honduras. Transnational Companies are Impoverishing us All
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Imperialists employ myriad strategies to "open the veins" of prey countries. Economic warfare is one such strategy. Prolonged and sustained economic warfare against long-suffering Honduras advances the tentacles of the Big Monopolies as it impoverishes and destroys Honduras. Transnational companies, …
globalresearch.ca/gildan-activewear-inc-profits-exploitation-honduras/5682961

Climate Change Is Producing a Harrowing New Phenomenon
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-08
News slips in from here and there in the northern hemisphere of outlandish temperatures. Records have been set; thermometers seem to need recalibration. Relief comes from the drop of a few degrees and from rainfall. But this is momentary. People are aware that the weather is more and more erratic, the heat of the summer much more brutal. | It is true that Europe faced remarkable temperatures in June, but the month before South Asia was hit by a severe heat wave. This is not a freak situation. India's weather has been measured since the late 18th century. The records improved with the establishment of the Indian M…
truthdig.com/articles/climate-change-is-…

Amazon's 25th anniversary: A conglomerate based on parasitism and exploitation
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The technology and infrastructure behind Amazon's meteoric trajectory and the biggest individual fortune in modern history must be turned towards the needs and aspirations of the world's population as a whole.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/pers…

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins World Cup, Condemning Pay Discrimination and President Trump
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
The U.S. national women's soccer team made history by winning its record fourth World Cup after defeating the Netherlands 2 to 0 on Sunday in Lyon, France. The U.S. women's World Cup victory came just months after members of the 2015 women's team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation over gender discrimination. Following the victory, audience members began to chant "equal pay" in solidarity with the team's demands for an equal salary to their male counterparts. Prize money for this year's Women's World Cup is just $30 million compared to $400 million for the 2018 men's World Cup. Co-captain Megan Rapinoe was awarded th…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/seg_1

Hong Kong protests erupt amidst U.S. trade war against China–Coincidence?
Kenny Coyle | peoplesworld.org | 2019-07-08
Some on the left, who are instinctively skeptical of mainstream corporate media narratives of crises in the Middle East or Latin America, nonetheless consider these same media sources as essentially trustworthy when it comes to their coverage of China. The strategy of Western imperialist powers to portray China as a regional bully, serial oppressor of …
peoplesworld.org/article/hong-kong-prote…

War, Memory and Gettysburg
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-07-08
GETTYSBURG, Pa.–Over 50,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or reported missing here in July 1863, many of them dying in terrible agony on the battlefield or carted off to improvised hospitals where arms and legs were swiftly amputated and tossed into large heaps on the floor. Abysmal hygiene–surgeons would nonchalantly wipe the blood from their bone saws on their pus-stained smocks and move on to the next victim–caused infection, blood poisoning and gangrene. To buy time, regiments such as the 1st Minnesota were ordered into battle against superior forces and as a result were decimated within min…
truthdig.com/articles/war-memory-and-get…

Will Corporate Democrats Team Up to Block Warren and Sanders?
Norman Solomon | truthdig.com | 2019-07-08
Their relationship may be strained right now, but don't be surprised if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ultimately decide to share a ticket.
truthdig.com/articles/will-corporate-dem…

One year since the start of US trade war against China
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
Under conditions of its relative economic decline, the US regards China's industrial and technological development as intolerable, and will use all methods necessary to prevent it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/trad…

Massive forest fire in Germany exposes deadly legacy of World War II
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The forest area near Làºbtheen is not the only one littered with old munitions: in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania alone, 38,000 hectares are contaminated with munitions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/fire…

Sri Lankan President signs four death warrants
wsws.org | 2019-07-08
The signing of the death warrants comes at a time when the Sri Lankan ruling elite is turning towards more dictatorial forms of rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/08/deth…

'Mad' Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-07-08
'Mad' Magazine Told the Truth About War, Advertising, and the Media…
thenation.com/article/mad-magazine-media…

A Secret Meeting to Plot War?
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
On June 5, 16 heads of Jewish organizations joined 25 Democratic senators in a private meeting, which, according to the Times of Israel, is an annual event. All of the Jewish organizations but one were openly declared advocates for …
globalresearch.ca/secret-meeting-plot-war/5682937

Former Philippine Drug Czar on Killing of Baby: 'Sh*t Happens'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
Former Philippine Police Chief and current Senator Ronald Dela Rosa said that "sh*t happens" defending the killing of a three-year-old who was shot dead in a province near Manila last week during a police anti-drug related operation. | RELATED: | Philippines Officially Out of International Criminal Court | "We live in an imperfect world," the former enforcer of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs said, adding that "would a police officer want to shoot a child? Never, because t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Philippines-Drug…

Himalayan glaciers retreating fast: Cold War spy satellites helped find the fact
Farooque Chowdhury | mronline.org | 2019-07-08
Glacier melt in the Himalayas today is twice as fast as it was before 2000. With conditions remaining unchanged, the glaciers are likely to lose two-thirds of their total ice. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/07/08/himalayan-glacie…

Why Trump Is Dead Wrong About the Census
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
U.S. President Donald Trump is trying to add to the U.S. Census a question as to whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen, but that would be illegal for him to do, at present, and not because the U.S. Supreme | …
globalresearch.ca/why-trump-dead-wrong-about-census/5682935

Is China's Debt Load the Locus of the Next Crisis?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
A reader of this blog recently noted the magnitude of the debt problem in China and argued it will be the locus of the next debt-financial crisis–not Europe. Making good points in support of his view, my reply follows arguing …
globalresearch.ca/chinas-debt-load-locus-next-crisis/5682953

US Call for German Troops in Syria Angers Berlin
The New Arab | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Discord broke out in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition Sunday, after the United States urged the country to send ground troops to Syria as Washington looks to withdraw from the region. | "We want ground troops from Germany to | …
globalresearch.ca/us-call-german-troops-syria-angers-berlin/5682990

The JCPOA Crisis Isn't About Nukes at All. Embedding US Strategic Influence Worldwide
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The so-called "international community" can't proverbially "see the forest through the trees" and therefore fails to grasp the larger ambitions being pursued by the US through the JCPOA Crisis that it manufactured, which isn't about nukes at all actually but …
globalresearch.ca/jcpoa-crisis-isnt-about-nukes-at-all-actually/5682998

The Role of Debt and China's Shadow Banking System: Is Baoshang Bank China's Lehman Brothers?
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The surprise collapse of a small Inner-Mongolia Chinese bank, Baoshang, has suddenly focused attention on the fragility of the world's largest and largely opaque banking system. The timing is very bad, as China struggles with a sharp domestic economic slowdown.
globalresearch.ca/baoshang-bank-chinas-lehman-brothers/5683006

Export License System Lets 'Illegal' Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia Continue
Billy Briggs | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Bombs and missiles will still be exported to Saudi Arabia under a secretive licensing system that means business as usual for defence firms despite a landmark ruling that UK arms sales are illegal. | In a judgement on 20 June at …
globalresearch.ca/export-license-system-lets-illegal-arms-sales-saudi-arabia-continue/5683016

Could Trump's Tricks Boost His Ratings and Settle the Syrian Conflict?
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
Recently the U.S. President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign in front of a large crowd in Orlando, Florida. The campaign is gaining momentum. We have already seen the celebrities and politicians speeches, preliminary ratings and even the …
globalresearch.ca/could-trumps-tricks-boost-his-ratings-settle-syrian-conflict/5682988

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams
Dr. Hakim Young | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, "Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging one another or insisting on our partisan ways?" In Kabul, our thoughts and feelings are diverse, complicated and…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/in-afghanist…

Going Nuclear in the Antipodes: Australia's Megadeath Complex
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The antipodes has had a fraught relationship with the nuclear option. At the distant ends of the earth, New Zealand took a stand against the death complex, assuming the forefront of restricting the deployment of nuclear assets in its proximity. This drove Australia bonkers with moral envy and strategic fury. The New Zealand Nuclear Free…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/going-nuclea…

Jeffrey Epstein, a Billionaire Friend of Presidents Trump & Clinton, Arrested for Sex Trafficking
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-08
Billionaire hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually assaulting underage girls for more than a decade, will appear in federal court today in Manhattan on sex trafficking charges. He was arrested on Saturday for allegedly running a sex trafficking operation by luring underage girls as young as 14 years old to his mansion in Manhattan. Epstein was previously accused of molesting and trafficking dozens of underage girls in Florida, but he ended up serving just 13 months in county jail after the U.S. prosecutor in Florida, Alexander Acosta, cut what's been described as "one of the most len…
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/8/jeffrey_ep…

Boston sailboat blasted with lightning in shocking VIDEO
rt.com | 2019-07-08
A hair-raising video recorded on Saturday shows a sailboat in Boston Harbor getting lit up by a billion volts of electricity in a stunning example of 'right place, right time.' | …
rt.com/usa/463624-boston-harbor-lightnin…

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with child sex trafficking and conspiracy
rt.com | 2019-07-08
Federal prosecutors have charged financier Jeffrey Epstein with crimes related to sex trafficking of underage girls, more than a decade after he dodged similar charges with a plea deal. | …
rt.com/usa/463652-jeffrey-epstein-charge…

When We See Him: Trump and the Central Park Five
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." –James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/when-we-see-…

The International Spy Museum in DC: Lies, Spies, and Paranoia
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The mainstream media have given rave notices to the new International Spy Museum, a striking edifice that is close by the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The New York Times finds the museum "remarkable," and the Washington Post credits the museum with taking an objective look at both intelligence analysis and clandestine operations. However, there are serious shortcomings in a curation that has given the entire intelligence community a remarkable and stunning recruitment tool.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/the-internat…

Do We Need a Dictatorship to Respond to Climate Change?
Kollibri terre Sonnenblume | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Globally, June 2019 was the hottest June on record. Though it is tricky to attribute any particular event to anthropogenic climate change, scientists estimate that the likelihood of the month's extreme heat was made five times more likely by human contributions. This heat is no anomaly. The top ten hottest years on record globally have all…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/do-we-need-a…

5G Complexities and National Security
Renee Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce Commission. The details were thin with no real discussion on the need for 5G or…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/5g-complexit…

The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark)
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The Ethics Lesson (or: To Kill a Shark) For some it's more important To make money, turn a profit, Than to kill a shark — to slice its fins off And toss it back into the water To drown, slowly, on the sea floor And, for some, it's more important That that shark should live…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/the-ethics-l…

Conservation Groups Challenge Logging and Burning Project in Idaho Roadless Area
Mike Garrity | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
The Caribou-Targhee National Forest just approved the Rowley Canyon Wildlife Enhancement Project that would cut and burn 1,666 acres of sagebrush, juniper, maple, and mountain mahogany trees with mechanized, track-based, mastication equipment. But nothing about this project even marginally enhances habitat for wildlife. If the Forest Service accurately labeled the project, it would have been…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/conservation…

Pompeo Launches Commission to Study Human Rights Role
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-08
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday launched a panel to re-examine the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy, drawing criticism from lawmakers and activists who said it was an attempt to minimize abortion and gay rights. | Pompeo named Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon, a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, to head the Commission on Unalienable Rights. | Pompeo, who did not take questions from reporters, said international institutions built to protect human rights had drifted from their mission. | "As human rights claims have proliferated, some claims have come into tension wi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Pompeo-Launches-…

The Coming Renewable Energy Revolution
San Jose Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-07-08
San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112 | Bus routes: 22, 522, 23, 11, 63, 64, 72, 73, 81, Hwy 17 Express, MST 55, Dash, LRT, 181…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882453…

Faulty by Design: the UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Following Michelle Bachelet visit to Venezuela last June the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR ) on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day before initially scheduled. Judging by the quick review I made, the mainstream media is…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/faulty-by-de…

Ghana to donate $10 for AfCFTA secretariat operationalization
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-08
Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo | Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday pledged to donate 10 million U.S. dollars to the African Union to support the operationalization of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). | The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of AU on Sunday selected Ghana as the host country for AfCFTA. | The decision was announced at the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, Niger after Ghana beat off competition from the other six countries including Egypt and Ethiopia. | In his acceptance speech, the president thanked the A…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/08/ghana-to-dona…

Philadelphia Explosion Underscores Danger of Refineries Using Hydrogen Fluoride
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-08
On Friday, July 12, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery in south Philadelphia is slated to close its doors, marking the end of an era that began in 1866, one year after the Civil War ended, when 50,000 barrels of kerosene and chemicals were first stored on site. | The plant — which continued to struggle financially after emerging from bankruptcy in August 2018 — experienced a major industrial accident o…
truthout.org/articles/philadelphia-explo…

Elizabeth Warren Tops Sanders' Second Quarter With $19.1 Million Haul
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-08
The Massachusetts senator has more than tripled her fundraising total through March, cementing her status as a top contender in 2020.
truthdig.com/articles/elizabeth-warren-t…

David Harvey: The Limits of Social Democracy and of the Welfare State (2/2)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-08
The main alternative to neoliberalism is the proposed renewal of social democracy, such as in the form of Bernie Sanders' proposals. But to move forward we need to discuss the limits of a welfare state that ultimately does not change class relations, says David Harvey…
therealnews.com/stories/david-harvey-the…

What next after the continental free trade area launch?
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-08
Leaders from across Africa launched the operational phase of the biggest trade area, by members, in the world. | General view of conference room of the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Committee of the Meeting of the African Union at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, on July 5, 2019. — The launch of an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be the focus of the two-day summit in the capital Niamey. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images) | Covering a population of 1.2 billion people, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) aims to boost intra-Af…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/08/what-next-aft…

Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp
Repost, Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2019-07-08
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882451…

Selected Articles: UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
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-un-report-on-human-rights-in-venezuela-faulty-by-design/5683026

ICC convicts DR Congo's rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes
Sarah Mukabana | cgtn.com | 2019-07-08
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda sits in the courtroom of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the first day of his trial in the Hague, on September 2, 2015. The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda opened at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, where the ex-rebel dubbed "The Terminator" faces 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Ntaganda, who surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali in 2013, stands accused of orchestrating hundreds of deaths in savage attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as recruiting and raping child soldiers. (Photo credit MICHAEL…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/08/icc-convicts-…

Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-08
The Venezuelan government has disputed the findings of a report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). | Having seen the report in advance of its publication, Caracas issued a 70-point statement pointing towards …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelan-government-slams-biased-un-human-rights-report/5682993

IGAD lauds integration of moderate Islamic group into Somali army
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-08
East African bloc, IGAD on Sunday welcomed the launch of an exercise to integrate forces of moderate Islamic group Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASWJ) into Somali security forces. | IGAD Executive Secretary, Mahboub Maalim | Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), reaffirmed the bloc's support for the integration exercise and also the ongoing political dialogue and reconciliation in Galmudug State. | "The launch of the integration exercise marks an important milestone in the implementation of the Somalia security architecture and transition plan, which are essential to en…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/07/08/igad-lauds-in…

The Financial Industry Preys on 401(k) Fees. It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-08
Many people studying retirement income have long warned about the risk to future retirees from the collapse of the traditional defined benefit pension. Middle-class workers have generally been able to enjoy reasonably comfortable retirements due to the income these defined pensions provided, in addition to their Social Security. | However, with defined benefit pensions rapidly disappearing, and Social Security benefits replacing a smaller share of income, the prospects for future retirees looks considerably worse. An increase in the percentage of health care costs not covered by Medicare also does not help.
truthout.org/articles/the-financial-indu…

Reparations for Millennials
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-08
Let's begin by wishing everyone a wry, not sardonic, 4th of July! I've been waiting for Elizabeth Warren to collapse. When will people see she is an opportunist? Seriously. A Republican through the first Clinton term and a Clinton supporter just two years prior. Warren is running on Bernie Sanders' coattails from two years prior.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/08/reparations-…

How the Sanctions Harm My Iranian-American Family
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
"What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. | My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, his wedding band, and some cash. Perhaps the only thing left untouched was the grand, ornate Persian rug in their living room. | My grandfather had left the house for 10 minutes for afternoon prayers at the mosque. Now, he swears to never leave his home unattended again. He…
truthdig.com/articles/what-sanctions-mea…

Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
Iran increased pressure on European leaders to provide relief from crippling economic sanctions and salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with an announcement Sunday that the Middle Eastern country is set to exceed the pact's uranium enrichment cap. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/07/increas…

Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-07
Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14575

Iran Steps Further From Nuke Deal, Adding Pressure on Europe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
The nation calls for a diplomatic solution to a crisis that began a year ago when President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 accord.
truthdig.com/articles/iran-steps-further…

FBI's Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of "Black Identity Extremist"
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-07-07
While militia leader Larry Hopkins remained free to terrorize immigrants, Christopher Daniels was jailed for months, losing his home and his job.
theintercept.com/2019/07/07/fbi-border-v…

Venezuelan Gov't and Opposition to Continue Talks in Barbados
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed on Sunday that representatives from both the Venezuelan government and the country's opposition have decided to continue the process of dialogue mediated by the Scandinavian nation. | RELATED: | President Maduro Ratifies Commitment to Dialogue in Norway | "Both parts will meet this week in Barbados to advance in the search of an agreed-upon and constitutional solution for the country. Negotiations will be carried out in a continuous and…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-gover…

Sudan to Establish Joint Civilian-Military Governing Body
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
Sudan's ruling military council reached an agreement with the leaders of the opposition on Friday, to establish a joint civilian-military governing body. | RELATED: | Sudan's Ruling Military Admits 'Outrageous' Acts on Protesters | As the country takes its first step toward a democratic transition, after months of political impasse. The body will supervise the formation of a transitional civilian administration that will rule for a three years period, which was the opposition's m…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sudan-EstablishJ…

Two Guatemalan Indigenous Leaders Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
Guatemalan Indigenous leaders Isidro Perez and Melecio Ramirez, members of the Committee of Campesino Development (CODECA), were killed on Friday by armed men in the village of Nuevo Eden in the eastern municipality of Livingston. | RELATED: | Colombia: Revered Social Leader and Activist Killed in Colombia | "These killings are added to the repression maintained against our organization by sectors of economic power and organized crime, supported by repressive forces of the Sta…
telesurenglish.net/news/Two-Guatemalan-I…

US Can't Ignore That Climate Crisis Will Force 120 Million People Into Poverty
Philip Alston | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
Climate change is making headlines this summer with record temperatures, devastating floods, and climate-related migration. But in the U.S., mainstream discussions about climate change are remarkably out of touch with the scale of the crisis and the economic and social upheaval it will bring. Political leaders have failed to put forward a vision for avoiding catastrophic consequences or protecting those most affected.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/07/us-can…

Increase in workplace sex discrimination claims, study suggests
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-07
The number of sex discrimination claims by workers has increased by 69% to a five-year high, new research suggests. | More than 9,300 claims were made in the past year, with women increasingly likely to come forward since the start of the MeToo movement, said employment lawyers GQ Littler. | Moves by companies to tackle sex discrimination, such as banning alcohol at work-related events, or discouraging hugging, are not preventing claims being made, said the law firm. | Hannah Mahon of GQ Littler said: The increase in…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/08/increase-in-workplace-sex-discrimination-claims-study-suggests/

Ebola Outbreak in Congo an Emergency: UK Development Secretary
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
The United Kingdom's (U.K.) international development secretary, Rory Stewart, has called to declare Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) an emergency, after a two-day visit to the emergency health centers for Ebola virus victims in the northeastern cities of Butembo and Beni. | RELATED: | Political Games Hinder Efforts to End Ebola in Congo: WHO | "We are on the edge with this crisis. We keep pulling it back from the brink but it is very dangerous. The very…
telesurenglish.net/news/Ebola-Outbreak-i…

Israel Is Disappearing the Proof That It Oppresses Palestinians
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz ["The Land"], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country's archives, including local repositories, and removing and classifying documents having to do with repressive and embarrassing Israeli actions toward Palestinians and Palestinian-Israelis. | One such disappeared document from 1948, a second copy of which nevertheless was located by Israeli researchers, estim…
truthdig.com/articles/israel-is-disappea…

Friend of the Clintons or Trump's pal? Media war erupts after Epstein's arrest
rt.com | 2019-07-07
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on fresh sex trafficking charges has ignited a media war, with outlets on each side of the spectrum rushing to tie their political opponents to the notorious pedophile. | …
rt.com/usa/463597-epstein-bill-clinton-t…

7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 kilometers according to Indonesia's geophysics agency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.9. There were no immediate reports of cas…
telesurenglish.net/news/earthquake-indon…

Brazil Crowned After Defeating Peru in Copa America Final
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
Brazil won in home soil after 12 years of not lifting the Copa America trophy by beating Peru 3-1 in the final on Sunday at the legendary Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. | RELATED: | US Wins 4th FIFA World Cup Amid Chants for 'Equal Pay' | The match was highly anticipated as the Brazilian national team had strolled through the first stages scoring 13 goals and finally only receiving one against by Peru in the final. While Peru, who had a rocky start, showed a high level of playing i…
telesurenglish.net/news/Brazil-Defeats-P…

Billionaire Epstein arrested on child sex trafficking charges, faces 45 years in prison — report
rt.com | 2019-07-07
Financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York for alleged years of sex trafficking underage girls. It comes more than a decade after he struck a plea deal with prosecution. | …
rt.com/usa/463560-epstein-charged-traffi…

Woman sues fertility clinic after giving birth to SOMEONE ELSE'S babies
rt.com | 2019-07-07
An Asian-American couple who enlisted a pricey fertility clinic to help them have children is taking legal action, after the woman ultimately gave birth to twins that were not genetically related to her or her husband. | …
rt.com/usa/463588-pregnant-woman-wrong-b…

Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-07
According to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/07/1…

'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occurring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations disproportionately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/07/stagger…

More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…
therealnews.com/stories/more-details-eme…

Future Resource Wars
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change…
therealnews.com/stories/future-resource-…

Bolsonaro Came to Power in Brazil Through Election Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Janine Jackson: "In Brazil, a nerdy judge is a superstar," declared the Washington Post in December of 2015. The glowing profile was of then-Judge Sérgio Moro, overseeing the trials of those caught in the enormous Lava Jato, or Car Wash, anti-corruption campaign–that,…
truthout.org/audio/bolsonaro-came-to-pow…

Suicide as Corporate Murder: France Télécom on Trial
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
On June 27, a jury at a criminal court in Paris, France, heard testimony from Noémie Louvradoux, the daughter of Rémy Louvradoux, a 56-year-old management controller and father of four. Noémie's father killed himself by self-immolation outside the office block where he worked in the Mérignac suburb near Bordeaux, France, on the morning of April 26, 2011. | Noémie Louvradoux's testimony is part of the last of 39 cases that have been presented…
truthout.org/articles/suicide-as-corpora…

Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's "Psychological Violence" and Fines
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can't remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, he worries that whatever semblance of safety they have in sanctuary is being threatened. | Ivan and his mother Hilda Ramirez came to the United States fleeing familial violence in 2014. Since then, they have been "under attack" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the elder Ramirez said. They were detained together for almost a year after first arriving in the United States. Since their release from detention,…
truthout.org/articles/sanctuary-leaders-…

Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and It's With Her Own Party's Future
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-07-07
It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too.
theintercept.com/2019/07/07/nancy-pelosi…

We Have the Money to Fix Our Food System
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget –…
truthout.org/articles/we-have-the-money-…

At Jesse Jackson U.S. Global Gathering, Honoree Bobi Wine Describes Gen. Museveni's Brutal Dictatorship
Kiwanuka Lawrence Nsereko | blackstarnews.com | 2019-07-07
May the torch be with you. Civil and human rights veteran Rev. Jesse Jackson honors Bobi Wine and offers words of wisdom. | | The civil rights struggle continues with the resistance against tyrants around the world, Ugandan political and human rights leader Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi, told a U.S. gathering while receiving an award from Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. | | Kyagulanyi, musician-turned-leader, commonly known by his stage moniker Bobi Wine, spoke last week at the Rainbow Push coalition annual convention. He was recognized for standing up for civil rights in Uganda and was one of six honorees fr…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/af…

Bolivian Exports Exceed Three Billion Dollars
plenglish.com | 2019-07-07
07 de julio de 2019, 00: 20La Paz, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia"s exports exceed three billion dollars, with an outstanding participation of the manufacture, hydrocarbons, mining and agriculture sectors.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/weaponizing-h…

Trump Wants to Transform Immigrant Communities Into a Permanent, Hyper-Exploited Underclass
Maximillian Alvarez & William Lopez | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
When the president announced in an ominous tweet two weeks ago that mass immigration raids targeting "millions of illegal aliens" around the country were imminent, those who would suffer the worst did not have the luxury of wondering whether or not he was bluffing. Days later, the worst fears of many were seemingly confirmed.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/trump-…

2019-07-07: News Headlines

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-07). Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap. commondreams.org Iran increased pressure on European leaders to provide relief from crippling economic sanctions and salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with an announcement Sunday that the Middle Eastern country is set to exceed the pact's uranium enrichment cap. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-07-07). Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report. venezuelanalysis.com Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.

Staff (2019-07-07). How the Sanctions Harm My Iranian-American Family. truthdig.com "What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. | My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, his wedding band, and some cash. Perhaps the only thing left untouched was the grand, ornate Persian rug in their living room. | My grandfather had left the house for 10 minutes for afternoon prayers at the mosque. Now, he swears to never leave his home unattended again. He…

Staff (2019-07-07). Iran Steps Further From Nuke Deal, Adding Pressure on Europe. truthdig.com The nation calls for a diplomatic solution to a crisis that began a year ago when President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 accord.

Trevor Aaronson (2019-07-07). FBI's Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of "Black Identity Extremist" theintercept.com While militia leader Larry Hopkins remained free to terrorize immigrants, Christopher Daniels was jailed for months, losing his home and his job.

RT (2019-07-07). Billionaire Epstein arrested on child sex trafficking charges, faces 45 years in prison — report. rt.com Financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York for alleged years of sex trafficking underage girls. It comes more than a decade after he struck a plea deal with prosecution.

Philip Alston (2019-07-07). US Can't Ignore That Climate Crisis Will Force 120 Million People Into Poverty. commondreams.org Climate change is making headlines this summer with record temperatures, devastating floods, and climate-related migration. But in the U.S., mainstream discussions about climate change are remarkably out of touch with the scale of the crisis and the economic and social upheaval it will bring. Political leaders have failed to put forward a vision for avoiding catastrophic consequences or protecting those most affected.

teleSUR (2019-07-07). 7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued. telesurenglish.net A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 kilometers according to Indonesia's geophysics agency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.9. There were no immediate reports of cas…

Staff (2019-07-07). Israel Is Disappearing the Proof That It Oppresses Palestinians. truthdig.com Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz ["The Land"], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country's archives, including local repositories, and removing and classifying documents having to do with repressive and embarrassing Israeli actions toward Palestinians and Palestinian-Israelis. | One such disappeared document from 1948, a second copy of which nevertheless was located by Israeli researchers, estim…

RT (2019-07-07). Woman sues fertility clinic after giving birth to SOMEONE ELSE'S babies. rt.com An Asian-American couple who enlisted a pricey fertility clinic to help them have children is taking legal action, after the woman ultimately gave birth to twins that were not genetically related to her or her husband.

Repost, Democracy Now! (2019-07-07). Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp. indybay.org Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."

Staff (2019-07-07). We Have the Money to Fix Our Food System. truthout.org Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget —…

plenglish (2019-07-07). Bolivian Exports Exceed Three Billion Dollars. plenglish.com 07 de julio de 2019, 00: 20La Paz, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia"s exports exceed three billion dollars, with an outstanding participation of the manufacture, hydrocarbons, mining and agriculture sectors.

Staff (2019-07-07). Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's "Psychological Violence" and Fines. truthout.org Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can't remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, he worries that whatever semblance of safety they have in sanctuary is being threatened. | Ivan and his mother Hilda Ramirez came to the United States fleeing familial violence in 2014. Since then, they have been "under attack" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the elder Ramirez said. They were detained together for almost a year after first arriving in the United States. Since their release from detention,…

Staff (2019-07-07). More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers. therealnews.com A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-07). 'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action. commondreams.org A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occuring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations dispropotunately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-07-07). Suicide as Corporate Murder: France Télécom on Trial. truthout.org On June 27, a jury at a criminal court in Paris, France, heard testimony from Noémie Louvradoux, the daughter of Rémy Louvradoux, a 56-year-old management controller and father of four. Noémie's father killed himself by self-immolation outside the office block where he worked in the Mérignac suburb near Bordeaux, France, on the morning of April 26, 2011. | Noémie Louvradoux's testimony is part of the last of 39 cases that have been presented…

Mehdi Hasan (2019-07-07). Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it's With Her Own Party's Future. theintercept.com It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too.

Staff (2019-07-07). Bolsonaro Came to Power in Brazil Through Election Fraud. truthout.org Janine Jackson: "In Brazil, a nerdy judge is a superstar," declared the Washington Post in December of 2015. The glowing profile was of then-Judge Sérgio Moro, overseeing the trials of those caught in the enormous Lava Jato, or Car Wash, anti-corruption campaign—that,…

plenglish (2019-07-07). DPRK Criticizes Japan's Efforts to Keep Sanctions. plenglish.com Pyongyang, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) criticized on Sunday that Japan continues insisting on keeping sanctions and pressure against it, ignoring the unprecedented atmosphere of reconciliation and peace that the peninsula is experiencing.

Staff (2019-07-07). Future Resource Wars. therealnews.com The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change…

DLI (2019-07-07). Another Whitewashed Trial of War Crimes by USA Invader. indybay.org The latest acquittal (except for an "unauthorized posing of a photo of a prisoner" charge) of a Navy SEAL is another case of Imperialist impunity of war crimes in America's global "War on Terror." Special Op. Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all other far more serious charges, including one for killing an injured teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017. He was released without having to serve any more time, since his sentence of 4 months for the "photo posing" charge has been offset by his pretrial detention. Apparently, this is a prime example of "victor's justice" in America's long history of overseas Imperia…

RT (2019-07-07). Friend of the Clintons or Trump's pal? Media war erupts after Epstein's arrest. rt.com Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on fresh sex trafficking charges has ignited a media war, with outlets on each side of the spectrum rushing to tie their political opponents to the notorious pedophile. |

Anya Parampil (2019-07-06). 'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script. thegrayzone.com Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…

Maximillian Alvarez & William Lopez (2019-07-06). Trump Wants to Transform Immigrant Communities Into a Permanent, Hyper-Exploited Underclass. commondreams.org When the president announced in an ominous tweet two weeks ago that mass immigration raids targeting "millions of illegal aliens" around the country were imminent, those who would suffer the worst did not have the luxury of wondering whether or not he was bluffing. Days later, the worst fears of many were seemingly confirmed.

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-06). US Economic and Military Terrorism. globalresearch.ca Sanctions and tariffs are favored economic US weapons of war by other means, especially the former. They're used to inflict economic pain and collective punishment. | The Vienna-based International Progress Organization calls sanctions "an illegitimate form of collective punishment of the …

South Front (2019-07-06). Video: British Marines Seized Iranian Oil Tanker. globalresearch.ca On July 4, a detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria on the belief it was breaching EU sanctions. 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando were involved in the …

Ben Armbruster (2019-07-06). Media Falsely Portrays Iran's Nuclear Deal Breach as Dash to Bomb. commondreams.org The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)—the U.N. nuclear watchdog tasked with vigorously monitoring Iran's nuclear program under the 2015 accord—confirmed this week that Iran exceeded the limit on its supply of low-enriched uranium (LEU). Unfortunately, with a few notable exceptions, reporting from many in the media on this development wasn't great.

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2019-07-06). Why a War Against Iran Will be the "Nail in a Coffin" for U.S. Hegemony in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca President Donald Trump was recently interviewed on Fox Business and was asked about Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's statement calling the White House "Mentally Retarded" and if the U.S. was going to have a war against Iran and he said …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-07-06). Trump Orders More Suffering on Syrian Civilians. US-EU Supported Terrorists' Control of Oil and Gas Wells. globalresearch.ca More suffering has been ordered up by the US President Trump for innocent Syrian civilians. The end of the war was in sight, and they could begin to rebuild their lives, but the US has ordered their only source of …

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-06). Iran Calls UK Seizure of Its Oil Tanker "Maritime Piracy" globalresearch.ca Throughout…

WSWS (2019-07-06). Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US. wsws.org Britain's seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control.

Jason Ditz (2019-07-06). Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request. theantimedia.com Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a commercial oil tanker.

WSWS (2019-07-06). Madrid threatens migrant rescue ship with massive fines. wsws.org Spain's social-democratic government has warned it will impose hundreds of thousands of euros in fines on vessels for rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean.

teleSUR (2019-07-06). Italy: Second Ship Violates Salvini's Anti-Migrant Legislation. telesurenglish.net Forty-one migrants docked on Italian shores Saturday in a second outright violation of the exclusionary legislation instituted by far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | German Sea-Watch Captain To Sue Italy's Salvini for Hate Speech | Flying the Italian flag, 'Alex' landed in the Lampedusa port where members of the national police were waiting. After a difficult two days of awaiting permission to enter the dock, the Alex crew was able…

DHYAPV (2019-07-06). We're the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, And We Have Three Dreams. commondreams.org Our three dreams are about reuniting with nature and 7.7 billion other human beings…

teleSUR (2019-07-06). Salvadoran Court Acquits Ex-Presidents of Laundering Allegation. telesurenglish.net Two Salvadoran ex-presidents were acquitted by the Second Criminal Chamber Saturday of allegations for siphoning funds from a US$10 million donation from Taiwan to El Salvador between 2003 and 2004. | RELATED: | Entrepreneur Nayib Bukele Assumes Presidency of El Salvador | "The Second Chamber of Criminal Matters decided to annul the judicial process that began on March 1 in the Second Court of Peace in the case of funds donated to the country by Taiwan in which presidents Elias A…

Roger D. Harris (2019-07-06). Venezuela Building Socialism in the Midst of a War. dissidentvoice.org "Venezuela," Daniela Rodríguez explained, "is building socialism in the midst of a war." According to Rodríguez, "the U.S. is using new tools of warfare trying to subjugate, dominate, and push back socialism not only in Venezuela but in any part of the world." Nevertheless, she added, "we are learning new ways to defend humanity." A …

Ben Norton (2019-07-06). DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists. thegrayzone.com The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO's Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists…

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-06). Spiralling Health Costs: Trump's Executive Order in the Works on Lowering Drug Prices? globalresearch.ca Since taking office, Trump reneged on his pledge to lower unacceptably high drug prices time and again. | More on this below and a reported White House executive order in the works on this issue. | The cost of healthcare in the …

Amy Goodman (2019-07-06). An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more. nationofchange.org "They're things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren't going after those."

Elizabeth Vos (2019-07-06). Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange. globalresearch.ca With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. | *** | Eight months from now one of the most consequential extradition …

teleSUR (2019-07-06). US: Mysterious Explosion in Florida Mall Injures 21. telesurenglish.net Police are investigating the scene at a Florida shopping center after an explosion in Plantation injured 21 people, two critically, Saturday. | RELATED: | 'Rape List' Found in US Submarine Targeted Female Sailors Aboard | Video footage showed the force of the blast blew out several windows at an 'L.A. Fitness' gym, sending patrons running for the exits. | Firefighters foun…

Ruth Milka (2019-07-06). Judges are complicit in the opioid epidemic says new analysis. nationofchange.org Big Pharma is notorious for their role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than half a million Americans. But according to a new analysis, judges have played a major contributing role as well. | An analysis of U.S. court secrecy, conducted by Reuters, shows that by sealing evidence from the public, judges may have lengthened and deepened the epidemic. | In 2001 the first lawsuit filed by a state against a Big Pharma company that manufactured OxyContin began. West Virginia brought the suit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing them of minimizing the drug's risks and telling doctors that it was less addicti…

RT (2019-07-06). 'Gaffe Machine' Biden forgets the narrative, says no Russian meddling happened on his watch. rt.com Democratic frontrunner and former VP Joe Biden has been mocked for saying that no election interference happened on his watch. Some took his words as a denial of the establishment narrative about 2016 'Russian meddling'.

Zero Hedge (2019-07-06). Chinese Investments in US Grind to Halt, Trade War Blamed. globalresearch.ca Chinese foreign direct investments in the US, including new factories, has collapsed: down to just $5 billion last year, from $29 billion in 2017 and $46 billion the prior year, according to the Rhodium Group, a New York-based economic …

teleSUR (2019-07-06). Bolsonaro Shuts Down Radio MEC, Brazil's Oldest Station. telesurenglish.net The historic "Music, Education and Culture"(MEC) Radio, Brazil's first radio station which was founded in 1923 and donated to the federal government in 1936, was shut down by the Brazilian Communications Broadcaster (EBC), as part of the changes made by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Lily Allen Dedicates Her Song 'F*ck You' to Jair Bolsonaro | "In its crusade against culture in the country, the Bolsonaro administration extinguishes Radio MEC… the radio of classica…

Alexander Zaitchik (2019-07-06). As Brazil's Bolsonaro Wages War on the Amazon, Rainforest Communities Battle Climate Emergency. commondreams.org The catastrophic loss of another fifth of Brazil's rainforest could happen within one generation. It's happened before. It's happening now.< | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-07-06). Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts'. telesurenglish.net The official news agency for North Korea stated on Saturday that an Australian student was expelled from the country after spending ten days in detention for "spying acts" through his work with foreign media. | RELATED: | Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting | The student,Alek Sigley, who had been held in North Korea since June 25, was an active social media user and also a regular contributor to international media organizations including NK News about his time in…

Ajamu Baraka (2019-07-06). U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War. globalresearch.ca While the Democratic presidential candidates rehearsed their anti-Trump lines for the debates, most of the Democrats in the Senate voted for Trump's record-breaking war spending bill. | "The lopsided vote indicates that Democrats have fully embraced this insane policy of first-strike."…

Juan Cole (2019-07-06). If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases Isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What Is? commondreams.org Trump's steampunk daydreams, broadcast as part of his white-nationalist Fascist Fourth of July campaign rally, signal more clearly than ever before the danger he poses to the Republic.

Bryan Wall (2019-07-06). A far-right YouTuber gets milkshaked during a livestream tirade against refugees. thecanary.co An Irish activist has ' milkshaked' a far-right YouTuber while livestreaming. The attack happened while he was delivering a tirade against refugees. | The YouTuber has also previously said the arrival of asylum seekers in Ireland represents a "war" on Irish people. | Targeting asylum seekers: | The target of the milkshake was Rowan Croft, AKA Grand Torino…

Prof Michael Hudson (2019-07-06). The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Economic Backwardness. globalresearch.ca Michael Hudson discusses his seminal work of 1972, Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire, a critique of how the US exploits foreign economies through IMF and World bank debt; difference between the IMF and World Bank; World Bank …

David William Pear (2019-07-06). US Imperialism from Manifest Destiny to the New American Century. dissidentvoice.org Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong have explored the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America's neck in their book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. They look into America's closet of historical secrets and expose them. They knock down …

RT (2019-07-06). California at risk of 'even bigger earthquake' after serious shocks. rt.com California could be hit with a series of large earthquakes after the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Friday, and aftershocks could go on for years, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey has warned.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-06). Sparking Fires and Causing Injuries, Another Even Bigger Earthquake Rattles Southern California. commondreams.org Just a day after a massive earthquake struck Southern California, a 7.1-magnitude temblor rattled the region Friday night—reportedly "cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads, and causing several injuries," as well as eliciting warnings from seismologists that aftershocks could follow for days, weeks, or even years. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-07-06). American injustice: Trump and cronies protect a murderous US Navy SEAL. wsws.org In the months leading up to Edward Gallagher's acquittal, several members of his defense team were revealed to have close ties to the White House.

Craig Murray (2019-07-06). Britain's Persecution of Chagossians: Help Steven Leelah. globalresearch.ca With a callousness that defies belief, the British government continues to pursue and persecute Chagossians in pursuit of the genocide they initiated on the community in 1971. This blog has been campaigning for the Chagossians for over ten years, but …

Tony Cartalucci (2019-07-06). 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 …

Eric Zuesse (2019-07-06). Hypocrisies About Refugees. globalresearch.ca Here are two visuals from the latest annual U.N. report about the world's refugee situation, "UNHCR Global Trends 2018", and though these images don't pack the emotional punch of a child's corpse that has just been washed upon a …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-07-06). Is Deutsche Bank the Next 'Lehman Brothers'? globalresearch.ca Europe's biggest investment bank, Deutsche bank, is in big trouble. This Sunday it will announce a major restructuring. It's also a harbinger of a bigger problem with European banks in general, which are loaded with trillions of euros in non-performing …

WildEarth Guardians (2019-07-06). Lawsuit Seeks to Block Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest. globalresearch.ca Five conservation groups sued the Trump administration late yesterday and called on a federal judge to block approval of Arch Coal's West Elk mine expansion, which would invade the wildlands of western Colorado's Gunnison National Forest. | The lawsuit and …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-06). Turkey's 'Middle Corridor' Looking to Integrate with China's 'Belt and Road' (BRI). globalresearch.ca The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to China on July 2 carries with it high hopes that progress will be made on integrating his country's "Middle Corridor" with BRI. The "Middle Corridor" is Turkey's vision of connecting with …

Edward Curtin (2019-07-06). Much Ado About Nothing: Asking Who Won the Political Debates. dissidentvoice.org It amazes me that alternative journalists would spend even a minute writing about the ongoing Democratic Party debates. They are meaningless and they are not debates. How many times do we have to go through this ridiculous charade before this can be accepted once and for all? The "debates" are farces, total theater, as are …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-07-06). Obama: Front Man for Washington's Imperialism. globalresearch.ca Clarity Press is a good publisher for authors willing to provide real information in place of the officially sanctioned controlled explanations of our time. A current example is Jeremy Kuzmarov's assessment of Obama, Obama's Unending Wars. The forty-fourth president …

Andrew Emett (2019-07-06). Elizabeth Warren urges former FDA head to resign from Pfizer. nationofchange.org In a recent letter to former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on him to immediately resign from his position on Pfizer's board of directors. In the letter, Sen. Warren warned Gottlieb that "this kind of revolving door influence-peddling smacks of corruption." | Serving as FDA Commissioner from May 11, 2017 to April 5, 2019, Gottlieb was later elected to Pfizer's board of directors in June. Gottlieb was also appointed to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-07-06). UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design. globalresearch.ca Following Michelle Bachelet visit to Venezuela last June, the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day …

RT (2019-07-06). 'Now it's the Democrats begging for war?' Lee Camp demolishes critics of Trump-Kim peace overtures. rt.com Diplomatic headway made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is unacceptable because it could lead to peace, Lee Camp said, poking fun at those criticizing the US president for meeting with Kim.

RT (2019-07-06). Trump thanks HIMSELF for record-high stock prices, draws predictable responses. rt.com Donald Trump has fired off yet another one of his signature tweets… this time thanking himself for apparently ushering in record-high stock prices. So, modesty is its own reward?

Dean Baker (2019-07-06). Job growth bounces back in June, but unemployment edges upward. nationofchange.org The annualized rate of wage growth in the second quarter was just 2.7 percent. | The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 224,000 jobs in June, a sharp bounce back from the revised figure of 72,000 jobs reported for May. With a small downward revision to the April data, this brings the three-month average to 171,000. The average hourly wage is up 3.1 percent from the year-ago level. There is evidence of further slowing, with the annualized rate of increase from the first quarter to the second quarter at just 2.7 percent. | There was little change in the household survey. Unemployment edge…

Middle East Eye (2019-07-05). Canadian Firm's Lobbying Contract with Sudan Military Rulers May Face Police Probe. globalresearch.ca Canada's government has referred a lobbying contract between a Montreal-based firm and Sudan's ruling military council to federal police to determine whether the deal violates Canadian sanctions on the country. | A spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada, …

David Rosen (2019-07-05). Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30th may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed "summit" held in Vietnam in February — a political fiasco. The New York Times and other media report that Trump is planning to revise the terms of U.S. More

The Canary (2019-07-05). After UK seizure of Iranian tanker, ex-official says Iran should seize an 'English tanker' in response. thecanary.co On 4 July, Royal Marines helped to seize an Iranian oil tanker heading to Syria in order to enforce European sanctions on the war-torn country. Now, a former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard ( IRGC) says his country should seize a British tanker in response. | Rezaei, who led the IR…

Tyler Durden (2019-07-05). Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released. theantimedia.com (ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

Mina Shahinfar (2019-07-05). What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family. counterpunch.org What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, More

WSWS (2019-07-05). Detroiters oppose Trump's war on immigrants at Fourth of July protest. wsws.org Over 150 people gathered in front of the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office in downtown Detroit Thursday to register their opposition to the most recent wave of horrific attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration.

Lizet Ocampo (2019-07-05). Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity. counterpunch.org Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface about immigrant children sleeping on concrete floors and people being forced to drink water from toilets, one fact has become unmistakably clear: It's well past time to demand an More

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Nearly 1,000 Killed, 5,000 Injured in Pursuit of Tripoli: WHO. telesurenglish.net Over 100,000 people have been displaced, 5,000 injured and nearly 1,000 killed since the rogue military leader Khalifa Haftar set his eyes on the Libyan capital of Tripoli last April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. | RELATED: | Libya: 40 Dead and 80 Wounded in Airstrike on Migrant Center | Three months ago, Haftar launched a military offensive to capture the city of Tripoli from the U.N.-backed forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA). | Air strikes and skirmishe…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-05). Abu Graib at Home in America. counterpunch.org "This is not what America is about" argues a U.S. reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers.Sorry Mr. Thompson (Pro Publica reporter who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about. Vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and children held More

Roger Harris (2019-07-05). Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast. counterpunch.org Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government's ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaidó. Reuters reports in a July 1 article, "Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaidó as Maduro hangs on," that the US-backed "military uprising" has "unraveled." A critical More

Ben Norton (2019-07-05). 'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,' US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland. thegrayzone.com The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM…

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-05). Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'. thegrayzone.com In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-05). North Korea Slams US Hostility. Donald Invites Kim to the White House. globalresearch.ca Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Trump met at the DMZ separating both Koreas. | DJT became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean territory, a symbolic gesture only while unacceptably hardline US policies against …

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

Paul Street, Anthony DiMaggio (2019-07-05). A Mostly Serious Response to the Semi-Satirical Ken Silverstein on Trump's Second Term. counterpunch.org Many if not most writers have penned and sent off for publication something that would have been best left on their laptop or in a drawer. Take Ken Silverstein's recent depressing, semi-satirical Washington Babylon piece "Eight Reasons the Left Should Root for Donald Trump in 2020 in Ilhan Omar in 2024," is a case in More

South Front (2019-07-05). Video: Dozens Militants Killed in Airstrikes on Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca Six improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) exploded on a part of the Kirkuk—Ceyhan oil pipeline passing near Iraq's Mosul on July 3. The IEDs attack caused a major fire on the 970km long pipeline with a capacity of 1,600 thousand barrels per …

WSWS (2019-07-05). Fourteen high-ranking Russian navy officers die in fire on nuclear-powered submarine. wsws.org The submarine disaster is a chilling reminder of the advanced state of the preparations for world war.

RT (2019-07-05). Billionaire US coal magnate & 6 others die in helicopter crash off Bahamas. rt.com A wealthy West Virginia coal mine owner, his daughter and five others died when their helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Bahamas en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Glenn Greenwald (2019-07-05). Scandal for Bolsonaro's Justice Minister Sergio Moro Grows as the Intercept Partners With Brazil's Largest Magazine For New Exposé. theintercept.com On June 9, the Intercept began reporting a series of exposés about unethical and corrupt behavior by then-judge Sergio Moro, now the powerful Justice Minister for President Jair Bolsonaro, based on a massive archive of secret documents provided to us by an anonymous source. As the Guardian reported on Wednesday regarding retaliatory investigations launched by Moro's Federal Police against us in an at…

The Canary (2019-07-05). Far-right terrorist who set fire to synagogue locked up in hospital indefinitely. thecanary.co A far-right terrorist who was engulfed in a ball of flames when he set fire to a historic synagogue on a day commemorating the Holocaust has been locked up in hospital indefinitely."Deep-rooted" antisemitism: Hospital X-Ray technician and self-styled folk singer Tristan Morgan, 52, was spotted walking away carrying a petrol can and laughing as smoke spewed from the 18th-century synagogue in Exeter on 21 July last year.Afterwards, CCTV was recovered showing Morgan being burned as he set light to the synagogue through a smashed window.The defendant, from Exeter in Devon, admitted arson with intent to endange…

Gary Leupp (2019-07-05). Thoughts on the Impromptu Kim-Trump Summit. counterpunch.org 1. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told journalists a week before the DMZ meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump that it was likely to occur, and U.S. news reports also indicate that Trump's tweeted invitation to the North Korean leader while in Osaka was not spontaneous. 2. Following Trump's wild threats after his More

John Shafthauer (2019-07-05). Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him. thecanary.co Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he'll end it a loser. He doesn't seem to get that, though. This is why he's making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership. | Promises, promises : | Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to: | Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades. | Give tax rebates to tax dodgers. | Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park. | Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that's treadmill-powered by the 'plebs' it whips. | Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea. | Use…

Paul Edwards (2019-07-05). The Falsity of America. counterpunch.org All rise! It is the anniversary of this conflicted, sclerotic, blind, self-destructive country. There will be celebrations. Glitzy extravaganzas of flash and fireworks providing the shimmering eye candy to camouflage the corpse of the myth that is centerpiece and theme our national shivaree. A nation built on genocide and slavery, with a Constitution launched More

Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner (2019-07-05). The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness. counterpunch.org "The purpose of a military conquest is to take control of foreign economies, to take control of their land and impose tribute. The genius of the World Bank was to recognize that it's not necessary to occupy a country in order to impose tribute, or to take over its industry, agriculture and land. Instead of More

Joseph Natoli (2019-07-05). Can Trump Be Beaten, Regardless? counterpunch.org "[B]reaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age…" — Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, 1966 During this too long Democratic presidential campaign season, we will be talking More

John Shafthauer (2019-07-05). Trump thinks planes predate the USA, and people are losing it. thecanary.co Donald Trump is not known for his firm grasp of history. His latest speech makes it seem like the same could be said of his grasp of reality. Because President Trump — the alleged leader of the free world — thinks that the war of independence involved planes. | During his July 4th speech, President Donald Trump says American forces "took over the airports" during the US War of Independence in the late 18th century. | Planes were not used in warfare until the 20th century. pic.twitter.com/pxhYVdfGz4 | [mdas…

Rémi Carayol (2019-07-05). What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger. thenation.com What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger…

Eva Bartlett (2019-07-05). Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting. globalresearch.ca Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press. | *** | A …

Yves Engler (2019-07-05). Canada's Justin Trudeau's Anti-Palestinism. dissidentvoice.org Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government's pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation. Last week the government released its updated terrorist list. An eighth Palestinian organization was added and the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy (IRFAN) …

Dave Lindorff (2019-07-05). US is a Classic Empire and Is Becoming a Repressive Police State at Home. counterpunch.org As I set out to fly home from the UK on Monday following a short film project in Cambridge, I found my boarding pass, which I had been blocked from obtaining online the night before, carrying a bold-faced SSSS stamp in the lower right corner. Asking about it I was told by the British employee More

2019-07-07: Social Media Postees

Increasing Pressure on Europe to Salvage Nuclear Deal, Iran Announces Plans to Exceed Uranium Enrichment Cap
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
Iran increased pressure on European leaders to provide relief from crippling economic sanctions and salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with an announcement Sunday that the Middle Eastern country is set to exceed the pact's uranium enrichment cap. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuelan Government Slams 'Biased' UN Human Rights Report
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-07-07
Despite recognizing the negative impact of US sanctions, the report contains no recommendation for the measures to be lifted.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14575

How the Sanctions Harm My Iranian-American Family
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
"What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. | My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, his wedding band, and some cash. Perhaps the only thing left untouched was the grand, ornate Persian rug in their living room. | My grandfather had left the house for 10 minutes for afternoon prayers at the mosque. Now, he swears to never leave his home unattended again. He…
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Iran Steps Further From Nuke Deal, Adding Pressure on Europe
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
The nation calls for a diplomatic solution to a crisis that began a year ago when President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 accord.
truthdig.com/articles/iran-steps-further…

FBI's Leniency Toward Border Vigilante Contrasts With Harsh Treatment of "Black Identity Extremist"
Trevor Aaronson | theintercept.com | 2019-07-07
While militia leader Larry Hopkins remained free to terrorize immigrants, Christopher Daniels was jailed for months, losing his home and his job.
theintercept.com/2019/07/07/fbi-border-v…

Billionaire Epstein arrested on child sex trafficking charges, faces 45 years in prison — report
rt.com | 2019-07-07
Financier Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested in New York for alleged years of sex trafficking underage girls. It comes more than a decade after he struck a plea deal with prosecution. | …
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Friend of the Clintons or Trump's pal? Media war erupts after Epstein's arrest
rt.com | 2019-07-07
Billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein's arrest on fresh sex trafficking charges has ignited a media war, with outlets on each side of the spectrum rushing to tie their political opponents to the notorious pedophile. | …
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US Can't Ignore That Climate Crisis Will Force 120 Million People Into Poverty
Philip Alston | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
Climate change is making headlines this summer with record temperatures, devastating floods, and climate-related migration. But in the U.S., mainstream discussions about climate change are remarkably out of touch with the scale of the crisis and the economic and social upheaval it will bring. Political leaders have failed to put forward a vision for avoiding catastrophic consequences or protecting those most affected.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/07/us-can…

7.1 Magnitude Quake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-07
A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning. | RELATED: | Indonesia's Mount Agung Volcano Grounds Flights After Splurting 4,600-Meter Ash Cloud | The quake struck out at sea at a depth of 10 kilometers according to Indonesia's geophysics agency. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.9. There were no immediate reports of cas…
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Israel Is Disappearing the Proof That It Oppresses Palestinians
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-07-07
Hagar Shezaf at the Israeli newspaper of record, Haaretz ["The Land"], reveals that a secretive Israeli agency has been systematically going through the country's archives, including local repositories, and removing and classifying documents having to do with repressive and embarrassing Israeli actions toward Palestinians and Palestinian-Israelis. | One such disappeared document from 1948, a second copy of which nevertheless was located by Israeli researchers, estim…
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Woman sues fertility clinic after giving birth to SOMEONE ELSE'S babies
rt.com | 2019-07-07
An Asian-American couple who enlisted a pricey fertility clinic to help them have children is taking legal action, after the woman ultimately gave birth to twins that were not genetically related to her or her husband. | …
rt.com/usa/463588-pregnant-woman-wrong-b…

Bolivian Exports Exceed Three Billion Dollars
plenglish.com | 2019-07-07
07 de julio de 2019, 00: 20La Paz, July 7 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia"s exports exceed three billion dollars, with an outstanding participation of the manufacture, hydrocarbons, mining and agriculture sectors.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

DPRK Criticizes Japan's Efforts to Keep Sanctions
plenglish.com | 2019-07-07
Pyongyang, July 7 (Prensa Latina) The Democratic People"s Republic of Korea (DPRK) criticized on Sunday that Japan continues insisting on keeping sanctions and pressure against it, ignoring the unprecedented atmosphere of reconciliation and peace that the peninsula is experiencing.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it's With Her Own Party's Future
Mehdi Hasan | theintercept.com | 2019-07-07
It is time for liberals and leftists who lambast Mitch McConnell to admit to themselves that the hippie-punching Pelosi has become a Trump enabler too.
theintercept.com/2019/07/07/nancy-pelosi…

Another Whitewashed Trial of War Crimes by USA Invader
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-07-07
The latest acquittal (except for an "unauthorized posing of a photo of a prisoner" charge) of a Navy SEAL is another case of Imperialist impunity of war crimes in America's global "War on Terror." Special Op. Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all other far more serious charges, including one for killing an injured teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017. He was released without having to serve any more time, since his sentence of 4 months for the "photo posing" charge has been offset by his pretrial detention. Apparently, this is a prime example of "victor's justice" in America's long history of overseas Imperia…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/04/1882443…

'Staggering' UN Warning That Climate Crisis Disasters Now Occur Weekly Provokes Calls for Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-07
A "staggering" new warning from a top United Nations official that climate crisis-related disasters are now occuring at the rate of one per week, with developing nations dispropotunately at risk, provoked calls for immediate global action to combat the human-caused climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/07/stagger…

Suicide as Corporate Murder: France Télécom on Trial
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
On June 27, a jury at a criminal court in Paris, France, heard testimony from Noémie Louvradoux, the daughter of Rémy Louvradoux, a 56-year-old management controller and father of four. Noémie's father killed himself by self-immolation outside the office block where he worked in the Mérignac suburb near Bordeaux, France, on the morning of April 26, 2011. | Noémie Louvradoux's testimony is part of the last of 39 cases that have been presented…
truthout.org/articles/suicide-as-corpora…

More Details Emerge About Horrible Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
A DHS Inspector General report and a visit by members of Congress to detention centers, the inhumane conditions become clearer and spark more outrage…
therealnews.com/stories/more-details-eme…

Bolsonaro Came to Power in Brazil Through Election Fraud
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Janine Jackson: "In Brazil, a nerdy judge is a superstar," declared the Washington Post in December of 2015. The glowing profile was of then-Judge Sérgio Moro, overseeing the trials of those caught in the enormous Lava Jato, or Car Wash, anti-corruption campaign–that,…
truthout.org/audio/bolsonaro-came-to-pow…

Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE's "Psychological Violence" and Fines
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Ivan Ramirez, a 13-year-old Guatemalan asylum seeker, says he can't remember a time in his life when he felt free. Now that the federal government intends to fine his mother more than $300,000, he worries that whatever semblance of safety they have in sanctuary is being threatened. | Ivan and his mother Hilda Ramirez came to the United States fleeing familial violence in 2014. Since then, they have been "under attack" by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the elder Ramirez said. They were detained together for almost a year after first arriving in the United States. Since their release from detention,…
truthout.org/articles/sanctuary-leaders-…

Future Resource Wars
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-07
The fantasy of the USA becoming the first global empire in history quickly dissolved in the wake of the Iraq war. Pepe Escobar and Eddie Conway discuss the coming nexus of global competition and climate change…
therealnews.com/stories/future-resource-…

Japanese American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids at Prison Camp
Repost, Democracy Now! | indybay.org | 2019-07-07
Japanese Americans, including at least one from San Francisco, demonstrated at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma on June 22, one day after President Trump directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders. They were met by uniformed military police who told them they did not have permission to congregate and might face arrest. "You need to move right now!" one of the officers shouted. "What don't you understand? It's English: Get out."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/07/1882451…

We Have the Money to Fix Our Food System
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-07
Poverty is expensive, but fixing it doesn't have to be — at least not compared to the status quo. | The Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People's Campaign recently released a Moral Budget, and it's a veritable treasure trove of illuminating data proving that point. | They propose we could easily cut $350 billion from the annual military budget –…
truthout.org/articles/we-have-the-money-…

'Weaponizing human rights': UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
Former UN special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas slams UN High Commissioner Bachelet's report on Venezuela as a politicized collection of…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/weaponizing-h…

Trump Wants to Transform Immigrant Communities Into a Permanent, Hyper-Exploited Underclass
Maximillian Alvarez & William Lopez | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
When the president announced in an ominous tweet two weeks ago that mass immigration raids targeting "millions of illegal aliens" around the country were imminent, those who would suffer the worst did not have the luxury of wondering whether or not he was bluffing. Days later, the worst fears of many were seemingly confirmed.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/trump-…

US Economic and Military Terrorism
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Sanctions and tariffs are favored economic US weapons of war by other means, especially the former. They're used to inflict economic pain and collective punishment. | The Vienna-based International Progress Organization calls sanctions "an illegitimate form of collective punishment of the …
globalresearch.ca/us-economic-military-terrorism/5682702

Video: British Marines Seized Iranian Oil Tanker
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
On July 4, a detachment of Royal Marines and the authorities in Gibraltar seized a supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria on the belief it was breaching EU sanctions. 30 Royal Marines from 42 Commando were involved in the …
globalresearch.ca/video-british-marines-seized-iranian-oil-tanker/5682839

Media Falsely Portrays Iran's Nuclear Deal Breach as Dash to Bomb
Ben Armbruster | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)—the U.N. nuclear watchdog tasked with vigorously monitoring Iran's nuclear program under the 2015 accord—confirmed this week that Iran exceeded the limit on its supply of low-enriched uranium (LEU). Unfortunately, with a few notable exceptions, reporting from many in the media on this development wasn't great.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/media-…

Why a War Against Iran Will be the "Nail in a Coffin" for U.S. Hegemony in the Middle East
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
President Donald Trump was recently interviewed on Fox Business and was asked about Iran's President Hassan Rouhani's statement calling the White House "Mentally Retarded" and if the U.S. was going to have a war against Iran and he said …
globalresearch.ca/why-war-against-iran-will-nail-coffin-u-s-hegemony-middle-east/5682883

Iran Calls UK Seizure of Its Oil Tanker "Maritime Piracy"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Throughout…
globalresearch.ca/iran-calls-uk-seizure-its-tanker-maritime-piracy/5682850

Royal Marines seize Iranian tanker under orders from US
wsws.org | 2019-07-06
Britain's seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2 million barrels of oil is an act of piracy and a major escalation in tensions that threaten to spiral out of control.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/06/iran…

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-06
Analysts expressed surprise at the unusually aggressive move against a commercial oil tanker.

Spain Says Iranian Oil Tanker Was Seized by Britain at US Request

Madrid threatens migrant rescue ship with massive fines
wsws.org | 2019-07-06
Spain's social-democratic government has warned it will impose hundreds of thousands of euros in fines on vessels for rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/06/madr…

Italy: Second Ship Violates Salvini's Anti-Migrant Legislation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-06
Forty-one migrants docked on Italian shores Saturday in a second outright violation of the exclusionary legislation instituted by far-right Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. | RELATED: | German Sea-Watch Captain To Sue Italy's Salvini for Hate Speech | Flying the Italian flag, 'Alex' landed in the Lampedusa port where members of the national police were waiting. After a difficult two days of awaiting permission to enter the dock, the Alex crew was able…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Second-Shi…

We're the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul, And We Have Three Dreams
DHYAPV | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
Our three dreams are about reuniting with nature and 7.7 billion other human beings…
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/were-a…

Salvadoran Court Acquits Ex-Presidents of Laundering Allegation
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-06
Two Salvadoran ex-presidents were acquitted by the Second Criminal Chamber Saturday of allegations for siphoning funds from a US$10 million donation from Taiwan to El Salvador between 2003 and 2004. | RELATED: | Entrepreneur Nayib Bukele Assumes Presidency of El Salvador | "The Second Chamber of Criminal Matters decided to annul the judicial process that began on March 1 in the Second Court of Peace in the case of funds donated to the country by Taiwan in which presidents Elias A…
telesurenglish.net/news/Salvadoran-Court…

'Now it's the Democrats begging for war?' Lee Camp demolishes critics of Trump-Kim peace overtures
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Diplomatic headway made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is unacceptable because it could lead to peace, Lee Camp said, poking fun at those criticizing the US president for meeting with Kim. | …
rt.com/usa/463522-trump-kim-democrats-wa…

Venezuela Building Socialism in the Midst of a War
Roger D. Harris | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-06
"Venezuela," Daniela Rodríguez explained, "is building socialism in the midst of a war." According to Rodríguez, "the U.S. is using new tools of warfare trying to subjugate, dominate, and push back socialism not only in Venezuela but in any part of the world." Nevertheless, she added, "we are learning new ways to defend humanity." A …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/venezuela-bui…

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO's Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/dsa-jacobin-i…

Spiralling Health Costs: Trump's Executive Order in the Works on Lowering Drug Prices?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Since taking office, Trump reneged on his pledge to lower unacceptably high drug prices time and again. | More on this below and a reported White House executive order in the works on this issue. | The cost of healthcare in the …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-eo-works-lowering-drug-prices/5682854

An hour with Noam Chomsky on fascism, nuclear weapons, climate change, Julian Assange & more
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
"They're things like climate change, like global warming, like the Nuclear Posture Review, deregulation. These are real issues. But the Democrats aren't going after those."
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/an-hour-wi…

Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange
Elizabeth Vos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. | *** | Eight months from now one of the most consequential extradition …
globalresearch.ca/power-versus-press-extradition-cases-pinochet-assange/5682836

Judges are complicit in the opioid epidemic says new analysis
Ruth Milka | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
Big Pharma is notorious for their role in the opioid epidemic that has killed more than half a million Americans. But according to a new analysis, judges have played a major contributing role as well. | An analysis of U.S. court secrecy, conducted by Reuters, shows that by sealing evidence from the public, judges may have lengthened and deepened the epidemic. | In 2001 the first lawsuit filed by a state against a Big Pharma company that manufactured OxyContin began. West Virginia brought the suit against Purdue Pharma LP, accusing them of minimizing the drug's risks and telling doctors that it was less addicti…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/judges-are…

'Gaffe Machine' Biden forgets the narrative, says no Russian meddling happened on his watch
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Democratic frontrunner and former VP Joe Biden has been mocked for saying that no election interference happened on his watch. Some took his words as a denial of the establishment narrative about 2016 'Russian meddling'. | …
rt.com/usa/463496-biden-election-meddlin…

Chinese Investments in US Grind to Halt, Trade War Blamed
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Chinese foreign direct investments in the US, including new factories, has collapsed: down to just $5 billion last year, from $29 billion in 2017 and $46 billion the prior year, according to the Rhodium Group, a New York-based economic …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-investments-us-grind-halt-trade-war-blamed/5682864

Bolsonaro Shuts Down Radio MEC, Brazil's Oldest Station
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-06
The historic "Music, Education and Culture"(MEC) Radio, Brazil's first radio station which was founded in 1923 and donated to the federal government in 1936, was shut down by the Brazilian Communications Broadcaster (EBC), as part of the changes made by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. | RELATED: | Lily Allen Dedicates Her Song 'F*ck You' to Jair Bolsonaro | "In its crusade against culture in the country, the Bolsonaro administration extinguishes Radio MEC… the radio of classica…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Shuts-…

As Brazil's Bolsonaro Wages War on the Amazon, Rainforest Communities Battle Climate Emergency
Alexander Zaitchik | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
The catastrophic loss of another fifth of Brazil's rainforest could happen within one generation. It's happened before. It's happening now.< | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/06/brazils…

Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-06
The official news agency for North Korea stated on Saturday that an Australian student was expelled from the country after spending ten days in detention for "spying acts" through his work with foreign media. | RELATED: | Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting | The student,Alek Sigley, who had been held in North Korea since June 25, was an active social media user and also a regular contributor to international media organizations including NK News about his time in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australian-Stude…

Trump Orders More Suffering on Syrian Civilians. US-EU Supported Terrorists' Control of Oil and Gas Wells
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
More suffering has been ordered up by the US President Trump for innocent Syrian civilians. The end of the war was in sight, and they could begin to rebuild their lives, but the US has ordered their only source of …
globalresearch.ca/trump-orders-more-suffering-on-syrian-civilians-us-eu-supported-terrorists-control-of-oil-and-gas-wells/5682862

A far-right YouTuber gets milkshaked during a livestream tirade against refugees
Bryan Wall | thecanary.co | 2019-07-06
An Irish activist has ' milkshaked' a far-right YouTuber while livestreaming. The attack happened while he was delivering a tirade against refugees. | The YouTuber has also previously said the arrival of asylum seekers in Ireland represents a "war" on Irish people. | Targeting asylum seekers: | The target of the milkshake was Rowan Croft, AKA Grand Torino…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/07/06/a-far-right-youtuber-gets-milkshaked-during-a-livestream-tirade-against-refugees/

US Imperialism from Manifest Destiny to the New American Century
David William Pear | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-06
Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong have explored the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America's neck in their book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News–From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror. They look into America's closet of historical secrets and expose them. They knock down …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/us-imperialis…

If Trump's Steampunk History of Revolutionary War Airbases Isn't Grounds for Impeachment, What Is?
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
Trump's steampunk daydreams, broadcast as part of his white-nationalist Fascist Fourth of July campaign rally, signal more clearly than ever before the danger he poses to the Republic.
commondreams.org/views/2019/07/06/if-tru…

The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Economic Backwardness
Prof Michael Hudson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Michael Hudson discusses his seminal work of 1972, Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire, a critique of how the US exploits foreign economies through IMF and World bank debt; difference between the IMF and World Bank; World Bank …
globalresearch.ca/imf-world-bank-partners-backwardness/5682880

U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
While the Democratic presidential candidates rehearsed their anti-Trump lines for the debates, most of the Democrats in the Senate voted for Trump's record-breaking war spending bill. | "The lopsided vote indicates that Democrats have fully embraced this insane policy of first-strike."…
globalresearch.ca/u-s-militarism-sided-class-war/5682876

American injustice: Trump and cronies protect a murderous US Navy SEAL
wsws.org | 2019-07-06
In the months leading up to Edward Gallagher's acquittal, several members of his defense team were revealed to have close ties to the White House.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/06/seal…

Job growth bounces back in June, but unemployment edges upward
Dean Baker | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
The annualized rate of wage growth in the second quarter was just 2.7 percent. | The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 224,000 jobs in June, a sharp bounce back from the revised figure of 72,000 jobs reported for May. With a small downward revision to the April data, this brings the three-month average to 171,000. The average hourly wage is up 3.1 percent from the year-ago level. There is evidence of further slowing, with the annualized rate of increase from the first quarter to the second quarter at just 2.7 percent. | There was little change in the household survey. Unemployment edge…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/job-growth…

California at risk of 'even bigger earthquake' after serious shocks
rt.com | 2019-07-06
California could be hit with a series of large earthquakes after the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Friday, and aftershocks could go on for years, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey has warned. | …
rt.com/usa/463527-california-earthquake-…

Sparking Fires and Causing Injuries, Another Even Bigger Earthquake Rattles Southern California
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-06
Just a day after a massive earthquake struck Southern California, a 7.1-magnitude temblor rattled the region Friday night—reportedly "cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads, and causing several injuries," as well as eliciting warnings from seismologists that aftershocks could follow for days, weeks, or even years. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/07/06/sparkin…

Trump thanks HIMSELF for record-high stock prices, draws predictable responses
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Donald Trump has fired off yet another one of his signature tweets… this time thanking himself for apparently ushering in record-high stock prices. So, modesty is its own reward? | …
rt.com/usa/463534-trump-stock-market-tha…

US Now Admits it is Funding "Occupy Central" in Hong Kong
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
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-it-is-funding-occupy-central-in-hong-kong/5405680

Britain's Persecution of Chagossians: Help Steven Leelah
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
With a callousness that defies belief, the British government continues to pursue and persecute Chagossians in pursuit of the genocide they initiated on the community in 1971. This blog has been campaigning for the Chagossians for over ten years, but …
globalresearch.ca/britains-persecution-of-chagossians-help-steven-leelah/5682869

Is Deutsche Bank the Next 'Lehman Brothers'?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Europe's biggest investment bank, Deutsche bank, is in big trouble. This Sunday it will announce a major restructuring. It's also a harbinger of a bigger problem with European banks in general, which are loaded with trillions of euros in non-performing …
globalresearch.ca/deutsche-bank-next-lehman-brothers/5682841

Hypocrisies About Refugees
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Here are two visuals from the latest annual U.N. report about the world's refugee situation, "UNHCR Global Trends 2018", and though these images don't pack the emotional punch of a child's corpse that has just been washed upon a …
globalresearch.ca/hypocrisies-about-refugees/5682846

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest
WildEarth Guardians | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Five conservation groups sued the Trump administration late yesterday and called on a federal judge to block approval of Arch Coal's West Elk mine expansion, which would invade the wildlands of western Colorado's Gunnison National Forest. | The lawsuit and …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-seeks-block-colorado-coal-mine-expansion-threatening-climate-national-forest/5682873

Turkey's 'Middle Corridor' Looking to Integrate with China's 'Belt and Road' (BRI)
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to China on July 2 carries with it high hopes that progress will be made on integrating his country's "Middle Corridor" with BRI. The "Middle Corridor" is Turkey's vision of connecting with …
globalresearch.ca/turkeys-middle-corridor-looking-integrate-chinas-bri/5682401

UN Report on Human Rights in Venezuela Faulty by Design
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Following Michelle Bachelet visit to Venezuela last June, the official report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) on the situation of human rights in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela was released on July 4, a day …
globalresearch.ca/un-report-human-rights-venezuela-faulty-design/5682848

Obama: Front Man for Washington's Imperialism
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Clarity Press is a good publisher for authors willing to provide real information in place of the officially sanctioned controlled explanations of our time. A current example is Jeremy Kuzmarov's assessment of Obama, Obama's Unending Wars. The forty-fourth president …
globalresearch.ca/obama-front-man-washingtons-imperialism/5682860

Much Ado About Nothing: Asking Who Won the Political Debates
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-07-06
It amazes me that alternative journalists would spend even a minute writing about the ongoing Democratic Party debates. They are meaningless and they are not debates. How many times do we have to go through this ridiculous charade before this can be accepted once and for all? The "debates" are farces, total theater, as are …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/07/much-ado-abou…

Elizabeth Warren urges former FDA head to resign from Pfizer
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-06
In a recent letter to former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on him to immediately resign from his position on Pfizer's board of directors. In the letter, Sen. Warren warned Gottlieb that "this kind of revolving door influence-peddling smacks of corruption." | Serving as FDA Commissioner from May 11, 2017 to April 5, 2019, Gottlieb was later elected to Pfizer's board of directors in June. Gottlieb was also appointed to the Regulatory and Compliance Committee and the Science…
nationofchange.org/2019/07/06/elizabeth-…

Canadian Firm's Lobbying Contract with Sudan Military Rulers May Face Police Probe
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Canada's government has referred a lobbying contract between a Montreal-based firm and Sudan's ruling military council to federal police to determine whether the deal violates Canadian sanctions on the country. | A spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada, …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-firms-lobbying-contract-sudan-military-rulers-may-face-police-probe/5682799

Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30th may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed "summit" held in Vietnam in February — a political fiasco. The New York Times and other media report that Trump is planning to revise the terms of U.S.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/sanctions-fa…

After UK seizure of Iranian tanker, ex-official says Iran should seize an 'English tanker' in response
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
On 4 July, Royal Marines helped to seize an Iranian oil tanker heading to Syria in order to enforce European sanctions on the war-torn country. Now, a former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard ( IRGC) says his country should seize a British tanker in response. | Rezaei, who led the IR…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/07/05/after-uk-seizure-of-iranian-tanker-ex-official-says-iran-should-seize-an-english-tanker-in-response/

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-07-05
(ZH) — Iran has called for the "immediate release" of its oil tanker after British Royal Marines boarded and seized it off Gibraltar a day ago after it took a long 90-day trek around the tip of Africa, presumably to evade sanctions enforcement en route to Syria. Authorities had accused the Grace 1 supertanker of illegal smuggling …

Iran Threatens Seizure of UK Oil Tanker if Iranian Oil Tanker Not Released

What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family
Mina Shahinfar | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/what-sanctio…

Detroiters oppose Trump's war on immigrants at Fourth of July protest
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
Over 150 people gathered in front of the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office in downtown Detroit Thursday to register their opposition to the most recent wave of horrific attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/05/immi…

Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity
Lizet Ocampo | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface about immigrant children sleeping on concrete floors and people being forced to drink water from toilets, one fact has become unmistakably clear: It's well past time to demand an…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/our-immigran…

Nearly 1,000 Killed, 5,000 Injured in Pursuit of Tripoli: WHO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Over 100,000 people have been displaced, 5,000 injured and nearly 1,000 killed since the rogue military leader Khalifa Haftar set his eyes on the Libyan capital of Tripoli last April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. | RELATED: | Libya: 40 Dead and 80 Wounded in Airstrike on Migrant Center | Three months ago, Haftar launched a military offensive to capture the city of Tripoli from the U.N.-backed forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA). | Air strikes and skirmishe…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nearly-1000-Kill…

Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
"This is not what America is about" argues a U.S. reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers.Sorry Mr. Thompson (Pro Publica reporter who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about. Vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and children held…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/abu-graib-at…

Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government's ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaidó. Reuters reports in a July 1 article, "Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaidó as Maduro hangs on," that the US-backed "military uprising" has "unraveled." A critical…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/why-the-us-p…

'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,' US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/05/canada-adopts…

Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/04/honduras-us-b…

North Korea Slams US Hostility. Donald Invites Kim to the White House
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Trump met at the DMZ separating both Koreas. | DJT became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean territory, a symbolic gesture only while unacceptably hardline US policies against …
globalresearch.ca/north-korea-slams-us-hostility-donald-invited-kim-to-the-white-house/5682790

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
www.democracynow.org/2019/7/5/an_hour_wi…

A Mostly Serious Response to the Semi-Satirical Ken Silverstein on Trump's Second Term
Paul Street, Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Many if not most writers have penned and sent off for publication something that would have been best left on their laptop or in a drawer. Take Ken Silverstein's recent depressing, semi-satirical Washington Babylon piece "Eight Reasons the Left Should Root for Donald Trump in 2020 in Ilhan Omar in 2024," is a case in…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/a-mostly-ser…

Video: Dozens Militants Killed in Airstrikes on Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Six improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) exploded on a part of the Kirkuk–Ceyhan oil pipeline passing near Iraq's Mosul on July 3. The IEDs attack caused a major fire on the 970km long pipeline with a capacity of 1,600 thousand barrels per …
globalresearch.ca/video-dozens-militants-killed-airstrikes-greater-idlib/5682742

Fourteen high-ranking Russian navy officers die in fire on nuclear-powered submarine
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
The submarine disaster is a chilling reminder of the advanced state of the preparations for world war.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/05/russ…

Billionaire US coal magnate & 6 others die in helicopter crash off Bahamas
rt.com | 2019-07-05
A wealthy West Virginia coal mine owner, his daughter and five others died when their helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Bahamas en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. | …
rt.com/usa/463415-coal-magnate-dies-baha…

Scandal for Bolsonaro's Justice Minister Sergio Moro Grows as the Intercept Partners With Brazil's Largest Magazine For New Exposé
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2019-07-05
On June 9, the Intercept began reporting a series of exposés about unethical and corrupt behavior by then-judge Sergio Moro, now the powerful Justice Minister for President Jair Bolsonaro, based on a massive archive of secret documents provided to us by an anonymous source. As the Guardian reported on Wednesday regarding retaliatory investigations launched by Moro's Federal Police against us in an at…
theintercept.com/2019/07/05/scandal-for-…

Far-right terrorist who set fire to synagogue locked up in hospital indefinitely
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
A far-right terrorist who was engulfed in a ball of flames when he set fire to a historic synagogue on a day commemorating the Holocaust has been locked up in hospital indefinitely."Deep-rooted" antisemitism: Hospital X-Ray technician and self-styled folk singer Tristan Morgan, 52, was spotted walking away carrying a petrol can and laughing as smoke spewed from the 18th-century synagogue in Exeter on 21 July last year.Afterwards, CCTV was recovered showing Morgan being burned as he set light to the synagogue through a smashed window.The defendant, from Exeter in Devon, admitted arson with intent to endange…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/07/05/far-right-terrorist-who-set-fire-to-synagogue-locked-up-in-hospital-indefinitely/

Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he'll end it a loser. He doesn't seem to get that, though. This is why he's making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership. | Promises, promises : | Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to: | Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades. | Give tax rebates to tax dodgers. | Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park. | Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that's treadmill-powered by the 'plebs' it whips. | Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea. | Use…
thecanary.co/off-the-perch/2019/07/05/hunt-promises-to-promise-anything-if-people-just-vote-for-him/

Thoughts on the Impromptu Kim-Trump Summit
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
1. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told journalists a week before the DMZ meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump that it was likely to occur, and U.S. news reports also indicate that Trump's tweeted invitation to the North Korean leader while in Osaka was not spontaneous. 2. Following Trump's wild threats after his…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/thoughts-on-…

Trump thinks planes predate the USA, and people are losing it
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
Donald Trump is not known for his firm grasp of history. His latest speech makes it seem like the same could be said of his grasp of reality. Because President Trump — the alleged leader of the free world — thinks that the war of independence involved planes. | During his July 4th speech, President Donald Trump says American forces "took over the airports" during the US War of Independence in the late 18th century. | Planes were not used in warfare until the 20th century. pic.twitter.com/pxhYVdfGz4 | [mdas…
thecanary.co/global/2019/07/05/trump-thinks-planes-predate-the-usa-and-people-are-losing-it/

Can Trump Be Beaten, Regardless?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
"[B]reaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age…" — Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, 1966 During this too long Democratic presidential campaign season, we will be talking…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/can-trump-be…

Born on the 5th of July
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/born-on-the-…

Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers and Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial, They Are in Control and Plan to Keep It That Way
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
The military-corporate management of the climate crisis will undoubtedly follow the same principles that created the crisis: the costs of pollution, adaptation, endless growth and war won't appear in the corporate ledger. Military budgets will only grow larger. The costs will be "externalized" and paid by the suffering of everyday people.
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/doubling-dow…

U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Despite capitalism's internal contradictions, it can sustain itself in various forms — even fascism is a capitalist construct — as long as the bourgeois class is a "class for itself" and the working class is subjectively reduced to non-existence as a political force because of its lack of class consciousness. The various methods with which…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/u-s-militari…

The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness
Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/the-imf-and-…

The Falsity of America
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
All rise! It is the anniversary of this conflicted, sclerotic, blind, self-destructive country. There will be celebrations. Glitzy extravaganzas of flash and fireworks providing the shimmering eye candy to camouflage the corpse of the myth that is centerpiece and theme our national shivaree. A nation built on genocide and slavery, with a Constitution launched…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/the-falsity-…

What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger
Rémi Carayol | thenation.com | 2019-07-05
What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger…
thenation.com/article/niger-agadez-migra…

Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press. | *** | A …
globalresearch.ca/voices-syrias-rukban-refugee-camp-belie-corporate-media-reporting/5682760

2019-07-06: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-07-06). DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists. thegrayzone.com The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO's Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists…

Elizabeth Vos (2019-07-06). Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange. globalresearch.ca With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. | *** | Eight months from now one of the most consequential extradition …

teleSUR (2019-07-06). Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts'. telesurenglish.net The official news agency for North Korea stated on Saturday that an Australian student was expelled from the country after spending ten days in detention for "spying acts" through his work with foreign media. | RELATED: | Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting | The student,Alek Sigley, who had been held in North Korea since June 25, was an active social media user and also a regular contributor to international media organizations including NK News about his time in…

Zero Hedge (2019-07-06). Chinese Investments in US Grind to Halt, Trade War Blamed. globalresearch.ca Chinese foreign direct investments in the US, including new factories, has collapsed: down to just $5 billion last year, from $29 billion in 2017 and $46 billion the prior year, according to the Rhodium Group, a New York-based economic …

RT (2019-07-06). California at risk of 'even bigger earthquake' after serious shocks. rt.com California could be hit with a series of large earthquakes after the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Friday, and aftershocks could go on for years, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey has warned.

WildEarth Guardians (2019-07-06). Lawsuit Seeks to Block Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest. globalresearch.ca Five conservation groups sued the Trump administration late yesterday and called on a federal judge to block approval of Arch Coal's West Elk mine expansion, which would invade the wildlands of western Colorado's Gunnison National Forest. | The lawsuit and …

RT (2019-07-06). 'Gaffe Machine' Biden forgets the narrative, says no Russian meddling happened on his watch. rt.com Democratic frontrunner and former VP Joe Biden has been mocked for saying that no election interference happened on his watch. Some took his words as a denial of the establishment narrative about 2016 'Russian meddling'.

RT (2019-07-06). 'Now it's the Democrats begging for war?' Lee Camp demolishes critics of Trump-Kim peace overtures. rt.com Diplomatic headway made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is unacceptable because it could lead to peace, Lee Camp said, poking fun at those criticizing the US president for meeting with Kim.

RT (2019-07-06). Trump thanks HIMSELF for record-high stock prices, draws predictable responses. rt.com Donald Trump has fired off yet another one of his signature tweets… this time thanking himself for apparently ushering in record-high stock prices. So, modesty is its own reward?

Robert Reich (2019-07-05). Trump nationalism has nothing to do with patriotism. nationofchange.org Let us reject Trump's notion of how to celebrate America — not with tanks and missiles that glorify war, not with a rally fit for a dictator, not with children held at the border in cages, not with disdain for the Supreme Court and charges of "treason" hurled at the free press. Instead, let us celebrate …

David Rosen (2019-07-05). Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy. counterpunch.org President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30th may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed "summit" held in Vietnam in February — a political fiasco. The New York Times and other media report that Trump is planning to revise the terms of U.S. More

The Canary (2019-07-05). After UK seizure of Iranian tanker, ex-official says Iran should seize an 'English tanker' in response. thecanary.co On 4 July, Royal Marines helped to seize an Iranian oil tanker heading to Syria in order to enforce European sanctions on the war-torn country. Now, a former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard ( IRGC) says his country should seize a British tanker in response. | Rezaei, who led the IR…

Middle East Eye (2019-07-05). Canadian Firm's Lobbying Contract with Sudan Military Rulers May Face Police Probe. globalresearch.ca Canada's government has referred a lobbying contract between a Montreal-based firm and Sudan's ruling military council to federal police to determine whether the deal violates Canadian sanctions on the country. | A spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada, …

Mina Shahinfar (2019-07-05). What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family. counterpunch.org What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection, More

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Iran Can Seize UK Tanker If Iranian Vessel Is Not Freed: IRGC. telesurenglish.net A senior official from Iran's Revolutionary Guard's warned that the Islamic Republic could seize a British oil tanker if the U.K. did not release their vessel, which was seized off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4th. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | The IRGC official Mohsen Rezai tweeted on Friday that Iran could seize a British tanker if his country's vessel was not released from Gibraltar. | senior commander warned that it coul…

Pepe Escobar (2019-07-05). The Un-submersible US-Iran Stalemate. globalresearch.ca A thick veil of mystery surrounds the fire that broke out in a state of the art Russian submersible in the Barents Sea, leading to the death of 14 crew members poisoned by toxic fumes. | According to the Russian Defense …

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Cuba Continues to Ensure Safe Return of Kidnapped Doctors. telesurenglish.net Efforts to organize the safe return of the pair of doctors kidnapped in Kenya have not wavered, Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda said Friday. | RELATED: | 'Lies, Slander': Cuba Rejects US Trafficking Blacklist | "The Cuban government has not ceased for a moment in the efforts and negotiations for the safe return … of the kidnapped doctors," Portal told local media. | The two physicians are still alive, Kenyan authorities asserted during a press conference, addin…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-07-05). After British Commandos Seize Oil Tanker, Iran Accuses UK of Committing 'Maritime Piracy' on Behalf of US. commondreams.org "If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities' duty to seize a British oil tanker," said Mohsen Rezai, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-07-05). Detroiters oppose Trump's war on immigrants at Fourth of July protest. wsws.org Over 150 people gathered in front of the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office in downtown Detroit Thursday to register their opposition to the most recent wave of horrific attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration.

Lizet Ocampo (2019-07-05). Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity. counterpunch.org Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface about immigrant children sleeping on concrete floors and people being forced to drink water from toilets, one fact has become unmistakably clear: It's well past time to demand an More

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Nearly 1,000 Killed, 5,000 Injured in Pursuit of Tripoli: WHO. telesurenglish.net Over 100,000 people have been displaced, 5,000 injured and nearly 1,000 killed since the rogue military leader Khalifa Haftar set his eyes on the Libyan capital of Tripoli last April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. | RELATED: | Libya: 40 Dead and 80 Wounded in Airstrike on Migrant Center | Three months ago, Haftar launched a military offensive to capture the city of Tripoli from the U.N.-backed forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA). | Air strikes and skirmishe…

teleSUR (2019-07-05). German Sea-Watch Captain To Sue Italy's Salvini for Hate Speech. telesurenglish.net The German captain of a migrant rescue ship will sue Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for defamation, her lawyer said Friday, intensifying the battle of wills between the charity worker and the far-right leader. | RELATED: | Italian PM Threatens Second Rescue Boat With Arrest | Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest Tuesday after a judge dismissed accu…

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2019-07-05). Abu Graib at Home in America. counterpunch.org "This is not what America is about" argues a U.S. reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers.Sorry Mr. Thompson (Pro Publica reporter who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about. Vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and children held More

Roger Harris (2019-07-05). Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast. counterpunch.org Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government's ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaidó. Reuters reports in a July 1 article, "Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaidó as Maduro hangs on," that the US-backed "military uprising" has "unraveled." A critical More

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Maduro Urges National Unity as Venezuela Marks Independence Day. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by top generals, addressed a military parade in Caracas Friday in commemoration of the country's declaration of Independence, where revolutionary forces led by Simon Bolivar expelled the Spanish empire 208 years ago. | RELATED: | Venezuela Celebrates 208th Anniversary of Independence | "It was the Bolivarian Revolution and our Commander Hugo Chavez who rescued the original and real sense of this historical feat," said President Maduro, a…

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Venezuela Celebrates 208th Anniversary of Independence. telesurenglish.net Bolivarian and communist supporters are marching on Friday across the streets of the capital in order to celebrate the 208th anniversary of Venezuela's Independence Day, while, at the same time, the Venezuelan opposition holds a separate protest. | RELATED: | Putin on Guaido's Plea to God: Get Back to Earth and Dialogue | Diosdado Cabello, head of the National Constituent Assembly and the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), convoked the march starting at 9 A.M.., local time, in…

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Russia to Strengthen Venezuela's Military Defense Capabilities. telesurenglish.net Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated on Friday that his country will continue to develop international cooperation with Venezuela, which includes strengthening military defense capabilities. | RELATED: | Putin on Guaido's Plea to God: Get Back to Earth and Dialogue | "We will continue our multifaceted efforts on developing partner relations with brotherly Venezuela," Ryabkov said while attending an event honouring the 208th anniversary of the South American country's independenc…

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Thousands of Sudanese Hail Landmark Deal with Generals. telesurenglish.net Crowds of thousands jubilant Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday to celebrate a landmark deal between protest leaders and the country's ruling generals aimed at turning the page on months of political unrest. | RELATED: | Protests Erupt in Sudan After Army Kills 11, Wounds More | The group that initially launched demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir in December hailed the agreement. | "Today, our revolution has become victorious and our victory shines," the Sudanese Professio…

Ben Norton (2019-07-05). 'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy'. globalresearch.ca The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM Trudeau appointed hard-line hawk Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister. | *** | The US State Department boasted in a declassified memo in …

Ben Norton (2019-07-05). 'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,' US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland. thegrayzone.com The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM…

Max Blumenthal (2019-07-05). Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'. thegrayzone.com In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…

Paul Street, Anthony DiMaggio (2019-07-05). A Mostly Serious Response to the Semi-Satirical Ken Silverstein on Trump's Second Term. counterpunch.org Many if not most writers have penned and sent off for publication something that would have been best left on their laptop or in a drawer. Take Ken Silverstein's recent depressing, semi-satirical Washington Babylon piece "Eight Reasons the Left Should Root for Donald Trump in 2020 in Ilhan Omar in 2024," is a case in More

Stephen Lendman (2019-07-05). North Korea Slams US Hostility. Donald Invites Kim to the White House. globalresearch.ca Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Trump met at the DMZ separating both Koreas. | DJT became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean territory, a symbolic gesture only while unacceptably hardline US policies against …

Staff (2019-07-05). An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More. democracynow.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

WSWS (2019-07-05). Fourteen high-ranking Russian navy officers die in fire on nuclear-powered submarine. wsws.org The submarine disaster is a chilling reminder of the advanced state of the preparations for world war.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-07-05). Global Effort to Plant a Trillion Trees 'Overwhelmingly' Among Most Effective—and Cheapest—Solutions to Climate Emergency: Study. commondreams.org Amid record-setting temperatures worldwide and predictions by experts that this year will be among the hottest humanity has ever seen, researchers behind a new study say a rapid global effort to plant billions of trees and the restoration of forests would be the "most effective" strategy for battling the planetary climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-07-05). Billionaire US coal magnate & 6 others die in helicopter crash off Bahamas. rt.com A wealthy West Virginia coal mine owner, his daughter and five others died when their helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Bahamas en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

John Shafthauer (2019-07-05). Trump thinks planes predate the USA, and people are losing it. thecanary.co Donald Trump is not known for his firm grasp of history. His latest speech makes it seem like the same could be said of his grasp of reality. Because President Trump — the alleged leader of the free world — thinks that the war of independence involved planes. | pic.twitter.com/pxhYVdfGz4 | — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 5, 2019 | High flyer: | Trump

Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner (2019-07-05). The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness. counterpunch.org "The purpose of a military conquest is to take control of foreign economies, to take control of their land and impose tribute. The genius of the World Bank was to recognize that it's not necessary to occupy a country in order to impose tribute, or to take over its industry, agriculture and land. Instead of More

Joseph Natoli (2019-07-05). Can Trump Be Beaten, Regardless? counterpunch.org "[B]reaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age…" — Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, 1966 During this too long Democratic presidential campaign season, we will be talking More

Paul Edwards (2019-07-05). The Falsity of America. counterpunch.org All rise! It is the anniversary of this conflicted, sclerotic, blind, self-destructive country. There will be celebrations. Glitzy extravaganzas of flash and fireworks providing the shimmering eye candy to camouflage the corpse of the myth that is centerpiece and theme our national shivaree. A nation built on genocide and slavery, with a Constitution launched More

John Shafthauer (2019-07-05). Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him. thecanary.co Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he'll end it a loser. He doesn't seem to get that, though. This is why he's making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership. | Promises, promises : | Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to: | Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades. | Give tax rebates to tax dodgers. | Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park. | Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that's treadmill-powered by the 'plebs' it whips. | Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea. | Use…

Shane Quinn (2019-07-05). Second World War Could Have Ended in 1943 Had Allied Bombing Focused on Military-related Targets. globalresearch.ca Britain's air commander Arthur Harris was convinced that efforts to "scourge the Third Reich" by "bombing Germany city by city", as he put it in July 1942, would bring the war to a swift end. The outcome behind these increasingly …

David William Pear (2019-07-05). American Exceptionalism and American Innocence. globalresearch.ca Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong have explored the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America's neck in their book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News—From the Revolutionary War to the War on

Shane Quinn (2019-07-05). Second World War Could Have Ended in 1943 Had Allied Bombing Focused on Military-related Targets. globalresearch.ca Britain's air commander Arthur Harris was convinced that by "bombing Germany city by city", would bring the war to a swift end. The bombings against densely populated areas often avoided armament hotspots, which served to lengthening the war.

South Front (2019-07-05). Video: Dozens Militants Killed in Airstrikes on Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca Six improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) exploded on a part of the Kirkuk—Ceyhan oil pipeline passing near Iraq's Mosul on July 3. The IEDs attack caused a major fire on the 970km long pipeline with a capacity of 1,600 thousand barrels per …

Jean Saint-Vil (2019-07-05). Can Haitians Help "Make Canada Better"? globalresearch.ca This year, an unprecedented event took place on Canada Day, in Ottawa. A group of Canadians answered a fellow citizen's challenge to host the first ever "Make Canada Better — Speaker's Corner". The challenge went up on Facebook and Twitter, …

Andrew Korybko (2019-07-05). Vladimir Putin: A Social Conservative Leader? globalresearch.ca The Russian leader reminded the world of his original appeal as one of its socio-conservative leaders during an interview that he gave to the Financial Times late last week in which he spoke out strongly against liberalism and staunchly defended …

Prof. Fabio Massimo Parenti (2019-07-05). End of Globalization with Western Characteristics. globalresearch.ca Western, US-driven globalization is defunct, but not globalization per se. A higher degree of economic and cultural interdependence has found favor in the form of new regionalism since the 1990s. | Recently, The Economist interviewed Michael O'Sullivan, former banker and …

Eva Bartlett (2019-07-05). Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting. globalresearch.ca Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press. | *** | A …

Dr. Robert Rennebohm (2019-07-05). The Wealthy and The Miserable: Replacing Global Capitalism. "The Highest Duty is to Think of Others". Victor Hugo. globalresearch.ca Victor Hugo was one of the greatest Social Clinicians who ever lived. He provided accurate diagnosis; he sought root cause; and he offered brilliant remedy—"create vast fields of Public Activity." | Hugo believed in the imperishability of Human Goodness and the …

Prof. Matthew Stanton (2019-07-05). Reasons for the 1776 Revolution. globalresearch.ca "Before the Constitution and before the Bill of Rights there was the Declaration of Independence. The founders took little time to enshrine in the Declaration of Independence the most fundamental and primary right from which all other rights flow: that …

F. William Engdahl (2019-07-05). Genetically Engineered Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation. globalresearch.ca Seeds of Destruction | The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation | by F. William Engdahl | Global Research, ISBN 978-0-937147-2-2 | SPECIAL ONLINE AND MAIL ORDER PRICE US$18.00 (list price $25.95) | Order your copy now | | This skillfully researched book focuses on how a small …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-07-05). Money for the Wrong Something. The Corrupt Rabbit Hole of "Obscene Military Spending" globalresearch.ca This writer has been focussing tirelessly on the (obscene) fact that over half of our federal taxes goes down the rabbit hole of military spending. Well, writer and researcher Andre Damon of the World Socialist Website just wrote a piece …

Yves Engler (2019-07-05). Does Justin Trudeau Hate Palestinians? globalresearch.ca Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government's pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation. | Last week the government released its updated terrorist list. An …

Renee Parsons (2019-07-05). Complexities of 5G and National Security. "China, The Dominant Malicious Actor" globalresearch.ca In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce …

Chris Wright (2019-07-05). "Critical and Informed Thinking Is Dangerous to the Powerful". Workers Cooperatives and Revolution. globalresearch.ca Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote " Worker Cooperatives and Revolution" where you talk about workers' cooperatives. In this fascinating book, we note your optimism about the coming of a new era where the human is at the center. You …

WSWS (2019-07-05). Was the Australian army placed on alert during last year's political crisis? wsws.org Whether or not the military was actually activated, Australia was on the brink of a constitutional crisis last August.

teleSUR (2019-07-05). Two Honduran Vessels Wreck at Sea, 27 People Killed. telesurenglish.net The Government of Honduras reported Thursday that it will investigate the death of 27 people in a wreck of two vessels which happened in the Caribbean on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Honduras Announces State Emergency Over Dengue Outbreak | The Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco) director Lisandro Rosales will be in charge of monitoring the investigation of the wreck of the Captain Waly vessel, which occurred near Cayo Gorda, at the Gracias a Dios department. | This boat was carrying 91 peopl…

Rémi Carayol (2019-07-05). What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger. thenation.com What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger…

WSWS (2019-07-05). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org The main Zimbabwe union federation has threatened a nationwide strike over the devaluation of currency while Nigerian dockworkers are set to strike this week over nonpayment of back wages joining civil servants and polytechnic staff.

Ramzy Baroud (2019-07-05). Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed. counterpunch.org Europe's "Scramble for Africa" began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent. This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23. Although my objective was to address various Kenyan More

Chris Wright (2019-07-05). Political Correctness Is Getting Out of Hand. counterpunch.org On June 28, the New York Times published an article by Bari Weiss that wasn't moronic. Titled "San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History," it was about the school board's unanimous decision to destroy a New Deal-era mural by the famous Communist painter Victor Arnautoff that's painted on the walls of a local high More

Laura Flanders (2019-07-05). Love and Rights: Contingent or Unconditional? counterpunch.org Kali Akuno asks an important question: where would we be as a world today if people of the left had been as organized in 2008 when the financial crash hit as they'd been in 1980 before thirty years of neoliberalism? Akuno, a co-founder and co-coordinator of Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi, asked this question this past More

Dave Lindorff (2019-07-05). US is a Classic Empire and Is Becoming a Repressive Police State at Home. counterpunch.org As I set out to fly home from the UK on Monday following a short film project in Cambridge, I found my boarding pass, which I had been blocked from obtaining online the night before, carrying a bold-faced SSSS stamp in the lower right corner. Asking about it I was told by the British employee More

Gary Leupp (2019-07-05). Thoughts on the Impromptu Kim-Trump Summit. counterpunch.org 1. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told journalists a week before the DMZ meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump that it was likely to occur, and U.S. news reports also indicate that Trump's tweeted invitation to the North Korean leader while in Osaka was not spontaneous. 2. Following Trump's wild threats after his More

Jérà¥me Duval (2019-07-05). Post-Bouteflika Algeria: For a Democratic Transition. counterpunch.org In Algeria, the slogan Yatnahaw ga', "that they all blow off", sums up the widely shared popular will to put an end to the "Bouteflika system". It is a question of setting in motion a process of transition to a Second Republic. In homage to Ramzi Yettou, a victim of repression who died at the More

Rev. William Alberts (2019-07-05). Joe Biden's Alternative White Reality. counterpunch.org Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is playing with a stacked racial deck. His recent pitch is that, as president, he would be a bipartisan consensus-builder. He cited the "civility" of the Senate in the past, when, as a young senator, he was able to work with avowed segregationists, Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, both More

teleSUR (2019-07-05). First Arrest Over Odebrecht Corruption In Mexico. telesurenglish.net The former director of Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has been was arrested Friday on corruption and bribery charges. | Emilio Lozoya ran the highly-indebted PEMEX during the previous neoliberal administration of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), a period already marked by rampant corruption and a unprecedented murder rates. The arrest of Lozoya is Mexico's first in relation to the sprawling Odebrecht kickbacks case that is already well underway in nearly all Latin American countries. | The whereabouts of the defendant, however, are unknown and the court has asked Interpol to issue a re…

Staff (2019-07-05). Immigration Detention Center Conditions Cause Massive Outcry. therealnews.com The revelation of extreme immigration detention center conditions for exhausted asylum seeking children, who are separated from their relatives, sparked outrage nationwide. In Phoenix, Arizona, Jews for Justice demonstrated, demanding permanent medical staff for Border patrol's Provisional Detention Centers…

Staff (2019-07-05). Job Growth Bounces Back in June, But Unemployment Edges Upward. truthout.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 224,000 jobs in June, a sharp bounce back from the revised figure of 72,000 jobs reported for May. With a small downward revision to the April data, this brings the three-month average to 171,000. The average hourly wage is up 3.1 percent from the year-ago level. There is evidence of further slowing, with the annualized rate of increase from the first quarter to the second quarter at just 2.7 percent. | There was little change in the household survey. Unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7 percent, but this was primarily due to an increase in labor…

Staff (2019-07-05). The Nonprofits and Businesses Making Millions From Detaining Migrant Children. truthout.org This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.A new report from the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns of "dangerous overcrowding" and "prolonged detention" at several Customs and Bor…

Edward Curtin (2019-07-05). Much Ado About Nothing: Asking Who Won the Political Debates. "If Voting changed Anything, they'd Make it Illegal." globalresearch.ca It amazes me that alternative journalists would spend even a minute writing about the ongoing Democratic Party debates. They are meaningless and they are not debates. How many times do we have to go through this ridiculous charade before this …

Staff (2019-07-05). Journalists, Pundits and Retired Politicians Put on a Show for Lobbyists. truthout.org This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site.As another presidential election cycle shifts into high gear, the nation's largest special interest organizations will spend millions of dollars on consultants, advertisements, and events. They'll also spend millions on speakers — lots of speakers, ranging from high-profile journalists such as Bob Woodward and Chuck Todd, to retired politicians like Paul Ryan and Jeff Flake. | The practice of paying high-profile Washington insiders to speak at industry trade shows and c…

Halligan Agade (2019-07-05). Sudanese military, opposition strike a power sharing deal. cgtn.com Sudanese people celebrate (REUTERS) | Sudanese people on Friday poured into the streets to celebrate an agreement between the ruling military council and a coalition of opposition groups. | It is expected that the groups will share power during a transitional period followed by the election of a successor to former president Omar al-Bashir. Bashir was ousted from office in April. | Video footage obtained by Reuters showed people cheering and waving Sudanese flags as cars…

BLUES (2019-07-05). EMERGENCY!!! The 18% NeoCorporates Demand Rank Choice Voting — The 81% Need Simple Score. indybay.org They are scamming progressives into promoting ranked choice voting with hundreds of millions of pay-offs for slick neodemocracy. Astroturf! When what we all really need to stop destruction, hunger, and war is simple score voting. It is so simple.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-07-05). The "Critics" of 9/11 Truth. Do They Have a Case? globalresearch.ca The short answer to the question in the title is no. The 9/11 truth critics have nothing but ad hominem arguments.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-07-05). Roaming Charges: When the Band Plays "Hail to the Chief," They Point the Tank at You, Lord. counterpunch.org + Here's an inconvenient truth to chew on over the Fourth of Me Holiday: If Al Gore Sr. had gotten his way, the DMZ rendezvous between Kim and Trump would likely never have taken place. As Alexander Cockburn and I reported in our biography of Al Gore, the old man wanted to saturate the DMZ More

Staff (2019-07-05). Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House. therealnews.com The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street…

Butterfly Williams (2019-07-05). The Alchemy of Manhood: A Celebration of Healthy Masculinity for SGL GBTQ Black Men. indybay.org Oakland Peace Center | 111 Fairmount Avenue (@ 29th Street) | Oakland, CA 94611…

Staff (2019-07-05). Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change and Julian Assange. truthout.org In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special, an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned dissident and father of modern linguistics. In April, Noam Chomsky visited his hometown of Boston, where he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than half a century. He now teaches at the University of Arizona, Tucso…

CGTN America (2019-07-05). What's really happening in Sudan? cgtn.com On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins columnist and activist Azaz El Shami to discuss the uprisings in Sudan and the road toward peace.

Staff (2019-07-05). Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming for You. truthout.org It may not come as a surprise to hear that the majority of Americans don't trust the banking system in this country. Only 27 percent of those surveyed in a 2016 Gallup poll said they had "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the institution — less than half of the record high set in 1979. And the lack of trust is spread relatively evenly across the political spectrum — it's not just liberals or those on the left: Almost everyone is fed up with the banks. | And if banking institutions don't…

DLI (2019-07-05). Another Whitewashed Trial of War Crimes by USA Invader. indybay.org The latest acquittal (except for an "unauthorized posing of a photo of a prisoner" charge) of a Navy SEAL is another case of Imperialist impunity of war crimes in America's global "War on Terror." Special Op. Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all other far more serious charges, including one for killing an injured teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017. He was released without having to serve any more time, since his sentence of 4 months for the "photo posing" charge has been offset by his pretrial detention. Apparently, this is a prime example of "victor's justice" in America's long history of overseas Imperia…

susan_p (2019-07-05). Brazil: Millions strike against Bolsonaro's pension reforms. greenleft.org.au The streets answered with a resounding "no" to Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's pension reform proposition, to his intentions of restraining rights, and to the continuity of attacks against the people since former president Michel Temer's coup d'etat in 2016. | The protests, part of a general strike called by national union organisations, mobilised millions of people in 360 cities from north to south, across 26 states and the Federal district. | The general strike on June 14 developed out of the unified struggle of national unions, popular movements and progressive sectors fighting for public education and ag…

Staff (2019-07-05). Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp. therealnews.com The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump's militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the 'Baby Trump' balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?"

CGTN Africa (2019-07-05). Kenya-South Sudan highway rolling toward 2020 completion. cgtn.com File photo shows road construction equipment during their inspection in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu) | Chinese contractors are on course to complete the Kenya-South Sudan highway in 2020, a Kenyan official said on Wednesday. | Julius Korir, principal secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development told Xinhua in Nairobi that three Chinese contractors won the tender to upgrade about 248 km of road to bitumen standards on the Kenyan section of the road that links to South Sudan. | "So far the project is about 30 percent complete and we expect the road…

David Ochieng Mbewa (2019-07-05). AU congratulates Sudan's military, protesters on agreement. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat attends the closing session of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit held at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. | (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) | The African Union congratulated the Sudan Transitional Military Council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups after both parties reached an agreement towards a democratic transition and civilian rule in Sudan. | In a statement, the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat reiterated the AU's commitmen…

susan_p (2019-07-05). Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change. greenleft.org.au One of the sectors hardest hit by Venezuela's economic crisis is the nation's LGBTI community. Lacking access to life-saving medicines and denied certain rights, activists say there is still much to be done within the revolution. | A recent report by the Washington-based Centre for Economic and Policy Research found that there are more than 300,000 people at risk of death in Venezuela due to a lack of access to medicines or treatment. This includes about 80,000 people living with HIV, many of whom are LGBTI or sexual and gender diverse — the term commonly used in Venezuela. | United States sanctions ha…

CGTN Africa (2019-07-05). Somalia severs diplomatic ties with Guinea. cgtn.com Somalia said Thursday that it has severed all diplomatic ties with Guinea. | The announcement was made by Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, who also cautioned other countries against violating the sovereignty and unity of Somalia. | Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad | In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the federal government of Somalia has decided to cut diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guinea. | "The decision comes after Guinea accorded the protocol of a head of state in Conakry, Guinea to the leader of a separatist movement in Somaliland in northern Somalia, callously disregarding all…

United Nations (2019-07-05). Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes. un.org The toll from Tuesday's reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the "severely traumatized" surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the embattled country.

plenglish (2019-07-05). Venezuelan Human Rights Network regrets UN discriminatory report. plenglish.com Caracas, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Human Rights Network regretted the discriminatory content of the report of the high commissioner of the United Nations Organization, Michelle Bachelet.

Richard Moser (2019-07-05). Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers and Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial, They Are in Control and Plan to Keep It That Way. counterpunch.org The military-corporate management of the climate crisis will undoubtedly follow the same principles that created the crisis: the costs of pollution, adaptation, endless growth and war won't appear in the corporate ledger. Military budgets will only grow larger. The costs will be "externalized" and paid by the suffering of everyday people. More

Ajamu Baraka (2019-07-05). U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War. counterpunch.org Despite capitalism's internal contradictions, it can sustain itself in various forms — even fascism is a capitalist construct — as long as the bourgeois class is a "class for itself" and the working class is subjectively reduced to non-existence as a political force because of its lack of class consciousness. The various methods with which More

Rob Urie (2019-07-05). Born on the 5th of July. counterpunch.org The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility. More

CP Editor (2019-07-05). Cass McCombs — Sleeping Volcanoes. counterpunch.org

Jonathan Cook (2019-07-05). The Plot to Keep Jeremy Corbyn Out of Power. counterpunch.org In the latest of the interminable media "furores" about Jeremy Corbyn's supposed unfitness to lead Britain's Labour party — let alone become prime minister — it is easy to forget where we were shortly before he won the support of an overwhelming majority of Labour members to head the party. In the preceding two years, More

Bill Blum (2019-07-05). Ten Questions for Robert Mueller. truthdig.com After weeks of dithering, the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have subpoenaed Robert Mueller to testify July 17 about his investigation into Russia's election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Mueller has reluctantly agreed to honor the subpoenas. He will testify publicly in front of both committees, back-to-back, before continuing in closed sessions. | Here are 10 questions I would ask if given the opportunity. They are grouped by category, together with the rationales be…

pip.hinman (2019-07-05). Labor votes for Coalition's billions in tax cuts for the rich. greenleft.org.au It is an image that captured Labor's class betrayal on July 3, the first day of the new federal parliament. | A division had been called in the House of Representatives over the Coalition government's bill for huge tax cuts, which will disproportionately benefit the rich, erode progressive income tax by making marginal tax rates flatter, and force more cuts to public health, education and welfare. | On one side sat the sole Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. On the other, Labor and Coalition MPs. | The tax cuts then passed through the Senate the following day, with only Greens senators voting…

CGTN Africa (2019-07-05). South Sudan partners with UNIDO to boost food security. cgtn.com South Sudan in partnership with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Friday launched an agro-processing and entrepreneurship development skills project to promote food security and economic growth in the country. | Mou Mou Athian, undersecretary in South Sudan's Ministry of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community Affairs said the project which will take a year, is expected to boost food and nutritional security among communities displaced by civil strife. | "Our people are going to be trained in agro-processing and entrepreneurship, development skills. Skills is the word here and whatever the skill…

2019-07-06: Social Media Postees

'Now it's the Democrats begging for war?' Lee Camp demolishes critics of Trump-Kim peace overtures
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Diplomatic headway made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is unacceptable because it could lead to peace, Lee Camp said, poking fun at those criticizing the US president for meeting with Kim. | …
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DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored 'Socialism' conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-06
The 2019 Socialism Conference, sponsored by American leftist juggernauts the DSA, Jacobin magazine, and ISO's Haymarket Books, features regime-change activists…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/06/dsa-jacobin-i…

Power versus the Press: The Extradition Cases of Pinochet & Assange
Elizabeth Vos | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
With Julian Assange facing possible extradition from Britain to the U.S. for publishing classified secrets, Elizabeth Vos reflects on the parallel but divergent case of a notorious Chilean dictator. | *** | Eight months from now one of the most consequential extradition …
globalresearch.ca/power-versus-press-extradition-cases-pinochet-assange/5682836

Australian Student Expelled From North Korea For 'Spying Acts'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-06
The official news agency for North Korea stated on Saturday that an Australian student was expelled from the country after spending ten days in detention for "spying acts" through his work with foreign media. | RELATED: | Nuclear Talks To Resume After Surprise Trump-Kim Meeting | The student,Alek Sigley, who had been held in North Korea since June 25, was an active social media user and also a regular contributor to international media organizations including NK News about his time in…
telesurenglish.net/news/Australian-Stude…

Chinese Investments in US Grind to Halt, Trade War Blamed
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Chinese foreign direct investments in the US, including new factories, has collapsed: down to just $5 billion last year, from $29 billion in 2017 and $46 billion the prior year, according to the Rhodium Group, a New York-based economic …
globalresearch.ca/chinese-investments-us-grind-halt-trade-war-blamed/5682864

California at risk of 'even bigger earthquake' after serious shocks
rt.com | 2019-07-06
California could be hit with a series of large earthquakes after the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Friday, and aftershocks could go on for years, a seismologist with the US Geological Survey has warned. | …
rt.com/usa/463527-california-earthquake-…

Trump thanks HIMSELF for record-high stock prices, draws predictable responses
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Donald Trump has fired off yet another one of his signature tweets… this time thanking himself for apparently ushering in record-high stock prices. So, modesty is its own reward? | …
rt.com/usa/463534-trump-stock-market-tha…

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Colorado Coal Mine Expansion Threatening Climate, National Forest
WildEarth Guardians | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-06
Five conservation groups sued the Trump administration late yesterday and called on a federal judge to block approval of Arch Coal's West Elk mine expansion, which would invade the wildlands of western Colorado's Gunnison National Forest. | The lawsuit and …
globalresearch.ca/lawsuit-seeks-block-colorado-coal-mine-expansion-threatening-climate-national-forest/5682873

'Gaffe Machine' Biden forgets the narrative, says no Russian meddling happened on his watch
rt.com | 2019-07-06
Democratic frontrunner and former VP Joe Biden has been mocked for saying that no election interference happened on his watch. Some took his words as a denial of the establishment narrative about 2016 'Russian meddling'. | …
rt.com/usa/463496-biden-election-meddlin…

Trump nationalism has nothing to do with patriotism
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2019-07-05
Let us reject Trump's notion of how to celebrate America — not with tanks and missiles that glorify war, not with a rally fit for a dictator, not with children held at the border in cages, not with disdain for the Supreme Court and charges of "treason" hurled at the free press. Instead, let us celebrate …
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Canadian Firm's Lobbying Contract with Sudan Military Rulers May Face Police Probe
Middle East Eye | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Canada's government has referred a lobbying contract between a Montreal-based firm and Sudan's ruling military council to federal police to determine whether the deal violates Canadian sanctions on the country. | A spokeswoman for the Canadian foreign ministry, Global Affairs Canada, …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-firms-lobbying-contract-sudan-military-rulers-may-face-police-probe/5682799

Sanctions: Failure of U.S. Foreign Policy
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, on June 30th may turn out to be more than just another publicity stunt similar to the failed "summit" held in Vietnam in February — a political fiasco. The New York Times and other media report that Trump is planning to revise the terms of U.S.
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What Sanctions Mean for My Iranian-American Family
Mina Shahinfar | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
What's wrong?" I asked my mother, as I saw her broken expression. She was on the phone, speaking with my grandparents in Iran. "A terrible thing has happened," she replied. My grandparent's home in Tehran had been broken into. The thieves took everything they could carry — my grandmother's jewelry, my uncle's prized watch collection,…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/what-sanctio…

After UK seizure of Iranian tanker, ex-official says Iran should seize an 'English tanker' in response
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
On 4 July, Royal Marines helped to seize an Iranian oil tanker heading to Syria in order to enforce European sanctions on the war-torn country. Now, a former commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard ( IRGC) says his country should seize a British tanker in response. | Rezaei, who led the IR…
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Iran Can Seize UK Tanker If Iranian Vessel Is Not Freed: IRGC
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
A senior official from Iran's Revolutionary Guard's warned that the Islamic Republic could seize a British oil tanker if the U.K. did not release their vessel, which was seized off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4th. | RELATED: | UK Navy Seizes Tanker Filled With 'Iranian Oil' Meant for Syria | The IRGC official Mohsen Rezai tweeted on Friday that Iran could seize a British tanker if his country's vessel was not released from Gibraltar. | senior commander warned that it coul…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Can-Seize-U…

The Un-submersible US-Iran Stalemate
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
A thick veil of mystery surrounds the fire that broke out in a state of the art Russian submersible in the Barents Sea, leading to the death of 14 crew members poisoned by toxic fumes. | According to the Russian Defense …
globalresearch.ca/un-submersible-us-iran-stalemate/5682745

Cuba Continues to Ensure Safe Return of Kidnapped Doctors
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Efforts to organize the safe return of the pair of doctors kidnapped in Kenya have not wavered, Cuban Minister of Public Health Jose Angel Portal Miranda said Friday. | RELATED: | 'Lies, Slander': Cuba Rejects US Trafficking Blacklist | "The Cuban government has not ceased for a moment in the efforts and negotiations for the safe return … of the kidnapped doctors," Portal told local media. | The two physicians are still alive, Kenyan authorities asserted during a press conference, addin…
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After British Commandos Seize Oil Tanker, Iran Accuses UK of Committing 'Maritime Piracy' on Behalf of US
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-05
"If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities' duty to seize a British oil tanker," said Mohsen Rezai, a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Detroiters oppose Trump's war on immigrants at Fourth of July protest
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
Over 150 people gathered in front of the ICE Enforcement & Removal Operations Field Office in downtown Detroit Thursday to register their opposition to the most recent wave of horrific attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration.
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Our Immigrant Prisons are an Atrocity
Lizet Ocampo | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Over the past several weeks, the brutal terror that immigrants face at the hands of our government has come into even sharper focus. As reports surface about immigrant children sleeping on concrete floors and people being forced to drink water from toilets, one fact has become unmistakably clear: It's well past time to demand an…
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Nearly 1,000 Killed, 5,000 Injured in Pursuit of Tripoli: WHO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Over 100,000 people have been displaced, 5,000 injured and nearly 1,000 killed since the rogue military leader Khalifa Haftar set his eyes on the Libyan capital of Tripoli last April, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. | RELATED: | Libya: 40 Dead and 80 Wounded in Airstrike on Migrant Center | Three months ago, Haftar launched a military offensive to capture the city of Tripoli from the U.N.-backed forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA). | Air strikes and skirmishe…
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German Sea-Watch Captain To Sue Italy's Salvini for Hate Speech
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
The German captain of a migrant rescue ship will sue Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for defamation, her lawyer said Friday, intensifying the battle of wills between the charity worker and the far-right leader. | RELATED: | Italian PM Threatens Second Rescue Boat With Arrest | Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest Tuesday after a judge dismissed accu…
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Abu Graib at Home in America
Barbara Nimri Aziz | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
"This is not what America is about" argues a U.S. reporter referring to revelations of misogynist, violent, racist behavior by employees of the U.S. Border Patrol 'guarding' migrants held in detention centers.Sorry Mr. Thompson (Pro Publica reporter who broke this story); THIS IS what America is about. Vulnerable people, i.e. women, men and children held…
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Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Even the corporate media are losing enthusiasm for the US government's ploy to replace the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela with the US-anointed security asset Juan Guaidó. Reuters reports in a July 1 article, "Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaidó as Maduro hangs on," that the US-backed "military uprising" has "unraveled." A critical…
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Maduro Urges National Unity as Venezuela Marks Independence Day
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, surrounded by top generals, addressed a military parade in Caracas Friday in commemoration of the country's declaration of Independence, where revolutionary forces led by Simon Bolivar expelled the Spanish empire 208 years ago. | RELATED: | Venezuela Celebrates 208th Anniversary of Independence | "It was the Bolivarian Revolution and our Commander Hugo Chavez who rescued the original and real sense of this historical feat," said President Maduro, a…
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Venezuela Celebrates 208th Anniversary of Independence
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Bolivarian and communist supporters are marching on Friday across the streets of the capital in order to celebrate the 208th anniversary of Venezuela's Independence Day, while, at the same time, the Venezuelan opposition holds a separate protest. | RELATED: | Putin on Guaido's Plea to God: Get Back to Earth and Dialogue | Diosdado Cabello, head of the National Constituent Assembly and the governing United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), convoked the march starting at 9 A.M.., local time, in…
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Russia to Strengthen Venezuela's Military Defense Capabilities
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated on Friday that his country will continue to develop international cooperation with Venezuela, which includes strengthening military defense capabilities. | RELATED: | Putin on Guaido's Plea to God: Get Back to Earth and Dialogue | "We will continue our multifaceted efforts on developing partner relations with brotherly Venezuela," Ryabkov said while attending an event honouring the 208th anniversary of the South American country's independenc…
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Thousands of Sudanese Hail Landmark Deal with Generals
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
Crowds of thousands jubilant Sudanese took to the streets of Khartoum on Friday to celebrate a landmark deal between protest leaders and the country's ruling generals aimed at turning the page on months of political unrest. | RELATED: | Protests Erupt in Sudan After Army Kills 11, Wounds More | The group that initially launched demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir in December hailed the agreement. | "Today, our revolution has become victorious and our victory shines," the Sudanese Professio…
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'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy'
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM Trudeau appointed hard-line hawk Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister. | *** | The US State Department boasted in a declassified memo in …
globalresearch.ca/canada-adopts-america-first-foreign-policy-us-state-dept-boasted-2017-appointment-fm-chrystia-freeland/5682794

'Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,' US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
The US embassy in Ottawa boasted in a March 2017 memo, "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy," just after PM…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/05/canada-adopts…

Watch Hondurans describe nightmare of life under US-backed 'dictatorship'
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2019-07-05
In downtown Tegucigalpa, average Hondurans told The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal that the US-backed Juan Orlando Hernández government is a "dictatorship"…
thegrayzone.com/2019/07/04/honduras-us-b…

A Mostly Serious Response to the Semi-Satirical Ken Silverstein on Trump's Second Term
Paul Street, Anthony DiMaggio | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Many if not most writers have penned and sent off for publication something that would have been best left on their laptop or in a drawer. Take Ken Silverstein's recent depressing, semi-satirical Washington Babylon piece "Eight Reasons the Left Should Root for Donald Trump in 2020 in Ilhan Omar in 2024," is a case in…
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North Korea Slams US Hostility. Donald Invites Kim to the White House
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and Trump met at the DMZ separating both Koreas. | DJT became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean territory, a symbolic gesture only while unacceptably hardline US policies against …
globalresearch.ca/north-korea-slams-us-hostility-donald-invited-kim-to-the-white-house/5682790

An Hour with Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, Julian Assange & More
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.
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Fourteen high-ranking Russian navy officers die in fire on nuclear-powered submarine
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
The submarine disaster is a chilling reminder of the advanced state of the preparations for world war.
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Global Effort to Plant a Trillion Trees 'Overwhelmingly' Among Most Effective—and Cheapest—Solutions to Climate Emergency: Study
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-07-05
Amid record-setting temperatures worldwide and predictions by experts that this year will be among the hottest humanity has ever seen, researchers behind a new study say a rapid global effort to plant billions of trees and the restoration of forests would be the "most effective" strategy for battling the planetary climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Billionaire US coal magnate & 6 others die in helicopter crash off Bahamas
rt.com | 2019-07-05
A wealthy West Virginia coal mine owner, his daughter and five others died when their helicopter crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Bahamas en route to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. | …
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Trump thinks planes predate the USA, and people are losing it
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
Donald Trump is not known for his firm grasp of history. His latest speech makes it seem like the same could be said of his grasp of reality. Because President Trump — the alleged leader of the free world — thinks that the war of independence involved planes. | pic.twitter.com/pxhYVdfGz4 | — Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) July 5, 2019 | High flyer: | Trump
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American Exceptionalism and American Innocence
David William Pear | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Roberto Sirvent and Danny Haiphong have explored the albatross of myths, legends, lies and damn lies around America's neck in their book American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News–From the Revolutionary War to the War on …
globalresearch.ca/american-exceptionalism-and-american-innocence/5682770

Born on the 5th of July
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
The unifying factor behind environmental decline, an extractive health care system, mind-numbing work for poverty wages, perpetual wars and increasingly intrusive and assertive commercial relations, is capitalism. Of course, the term is an abstraction, shorthand for a belief system used to explain and organize social relations. Its history is of brutality, pillage and genocide explained by its perpetrators as laying the ground for some imagined future civility.
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Second World War Could Have Ended in 1943 Had Allied Bombing Focused on Military-related Targets
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Britain's air commander Arthur Harris was convinced that efforts to "scourge the Third Reich" by "bombing Germany city by city", as he put it in July 1942, would bring the war to a swift end. The outcome behind these increasingly …
globalresearch.ca/second-world-war-could-have-ended-1943-had-allied-bombing-focused-military-related-targets/5682757

Can Trump Be Beaten, Regardless?
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
"[B]reaking up all the ordered surfaces and all the planes with which we are accustomed to tame the wild profusion of existing things, and continuing long afterwards to disturb and threaten with collapse our age…" — Michel Foucault, The Order of Things, 1966 During this too long Democratic presidential campaign season, we will be talking…
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The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness
Michael Hudson — Bonnie Faulkner | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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Second World War Could Have Ended in 1943 Had Allied Bombing Focused on Military-related Targets
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Britain's air commander Arthur Harris was convinced that by "bombing Germany city by city", would bring the war to a swift end. The bombings against densely populated areas often avoided armament hotspots, which served to lengthening the war.
globalresearch.ca/second-world-war-could-have-ended-1943-had-allied-bombing-focused-military-related-targets/5682757

U.S. Militarism and the One-Sided Class War
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Despite capitalism's internal contradictions, it can sustain itself in various forms — even fascism is a capitalist construct — as long as the bourgeois class is a "class for itself" and the working class is subjectively reduced to non-existence as a political force because of its lack of class consciousness. The various methods with which…
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Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers and Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial, They Are in Control and Plan to Keep It That Way
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
The military-corporate management of the climate crisis will undoubtedly follow the same principles that created the crisis: the costs of pollution, adaptation, endless growth and war won't appear in the corporate ledger. Military budgets will only grow larger. The costs will be "externalized" and paid by the suffering of everyday people.
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The Falsity of America
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
All rise! It is the anniversary of this conflicted, sclerotic, blind, self-destructive country. There will be celebrations. Glitzy extravaganzas of flash and fireworks providing the shimmering eye candy to camouflage the corpse of the myth that is centerpiece and theme our national shivaree. A nation built on genocide and slavery, with a Constitution launched…
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Hunt promises to promise anything if people just vote for him
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-07-05
Jeremy Hunt began this leadership race a loser and he'll end it a loser. He doesn't seem to get that, though. This is why he's making a series of increasingly unhinged promises to the Tory membership. | Promises, promises : | Over the past 24 hours, Hunt has promised to: | Send our troops back to the Falklands/Normandy/the Crusades. | Give tax rebates to tax dodgers. | Construct a statue of Margaret Thatcher in every supermarket car park. | Replace the NHS with a giant whipping machine that's treadmill-powered by the 'plebs' it whips. | Start a bidding war for Scotland between Cuba and North Korea. | Use…
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Genetically Engineered Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Seeds of Destruction | The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation | by F. William Engdahl | Global Research, ISBN 978-0-937147-2-2 | SPECIAL ONLINE AND MAIL ORDER PRICE US$18.00 (list price $25.95) | Order your copy now | | This skillfully researched book focuses on how a small …
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Complexities of 5G and National Security. "China, The Dominant Malicious Actor"
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
In case you missed the kickoff, there is an unprecedented 'must win' wireless race for the US to cross the 5G finish line before China as alluded to during the recent Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on the Federal Commerce …
globalresearch.ca/complexities-5g-national-security/5682767

Vladimir Putin: A Social Conservative Leader?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
The Russian leader reminded the world of his original appeal as one of its socio-conservative leaders during an interview that he gave to the Financial Times late last week in which he spoke out strongly against liberalism and staunchly defended …
globalresearch.ca/putins-social-conservatism-full-display-during-his-ft-interview/5682781

Can Haitians Help "Make Canada Better"?
Jean Saint-Vil | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
This year, an unprecedented event took place on Canada Day, in Ottawa. A group of Canadians answered a fellow citizen's challenge to host the first ever "Make Canada Better — Speaker's Corner". The challenge went up on Facebook and Twitter, …
globalresearch.ca/can-haitians-help-make-canada-better/5682755

Video: Dozens Militants Killed in Airstrikes on Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Six improvised-explosive devices (IEDs) exploded on a part of the Kirkuk–Ceyhan oil pipeline passing near Iraq's Mosul on July 3. The IEDs attack caused a major fire on the 970km long pipeline with a capacity of 1,600 thousand barrels per …
globalresearch.ca/video-dozens-militants-killed-airstrikes-greater-idlib/5682742

"Critical and Informed Thinking Is Dangerous to the Powerful". Workers Cooperatives and Revolution
Chris Wright | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote " Worker Cooperatives and Revolution" where you talk about workers' cooperatives. In this fascinating book, we note your optimism about the coming of a new era where the human is at the center. You …
globalresearch.ca/critical-informed-thinking-dangerous-powerful/5682764

The Wealthy and The Miserable: Replacing Global Capitalism. "The Highest Duty is to Think of Others". Victor Hugo
Dr. Robert Rennebohm | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Victor Hugo was one of the greatest Social Clinicians who ever lived. He provided accurate diagnosis; he sought root cause; and he offered brilliant remedy–"create vast fields of Public Activity." | Hugo believed in the imperishability of Human Goodness and the …
globalresearch.ca/create-vast-fields-public-activity/5682775

End of Globalization with Western Characteristics
Prof. Fabio Massimo Parenti | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Western, US-driven globalization is defunct, but not globalization per se. A higher degree of economic and cultural interdependence has found favor in the form of new regionalism since the 1990s. | Recently, The Economist interviewed Michael O'Sullivan, former banker and …
globalresearch.ca/end-globalization-western-characteristics/5682709

Voices from Syria's Rukban Refugee Camp Belie Corporate Media Reporting
Eva Bartlett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Eva Bartlett visited refugees in Syria escaping the horrid conditions in the Rukban Refugee Camp, a desolate outpost in the US administered deconfliction zone. What she found was very different than the 'reality' depicted by the Western press. | *** | A …
globalresearch.ca/voices-syrias-rukban-refugee-camp-belie-corporate-media-reporting/5682760

Reasons for the 1776 Revolution
Prof. Matthew Stanton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
"Before the Constitution and before the Bill of Rights there was the Declaration of Independence. The founders took little time to enshrine in the Declaration of Independence the most fundamental and primary right from which all other rights flow: that …
globalresearch.ca/reasons-1776-revolution/5682747

Does Justin Trudeau Hate Palestinians?
Yves Engler | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government's pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation. | Last week the government released its updated terrorist list. An …
globalresearch.ca/does-justin-trudeau-hate-palestinians/5682802

Money for the Wrong Something. The Corrupt Rabbit Hole of "Obscene Military Spending"
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
This writer has been focussing tirelessly on the (obscene) fact that over half of our federal taxes goes down the rabbit hole of military spending. Well, writer and researcher Andre Damon of the World Socialist Website just wrote a piece …
globalresearch.ca/money-wrong-something/5682751

Was the Australian army placed on alert during last year's political crisis?
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
Whether or not the military was actually activated, Australia was on the brink of a constitutional crisis last August.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/05/coup…

Two Honduran Vessels Wreck at Sea, 27 People Killed
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
The Government of Honduras reported Thursday that it will investigate the death of 27 people in a wreck of two vessels which happened in the Caribbean on Wednesday. | RELATED: | Honduras Announces State Emergency Over Dengue Outbreak | The Permanent Contingency Commission (Copeco) director Lisandro Rosales will be in charge of monitoring the investigation of the wreck of the Captain Waly vessel, which occurred near Cayo Gorda, at the Gracias a Dios department. | This boat was carrying 91 peopl…
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What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger
Rémi Carayol | thenation.com | 2019-07-05
What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2019-07-05
The main Zimbabwe union federation has threatened a nationwide strike over the devaluation of currency while Nigerian dockworkers are set to strike this week over nonpayment of back wages joining civil servants and polytechnic staff.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/07/05/work…

Love and Rights: Contingent or Unconditional?
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Kali Akuno asks an important question: where would we be as a world today if people of the left had been as organized in 2008 when the financial crash hit as they'd been in 1980 before thirty years of neoliberalism? Akuno, a co-founder and co-coordinator of Cooperation Jackson in Mississippi, asked this question this past…
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Cass McCombs — Sleeping Volcanoes
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
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The Plot to Keep Jeremy Corbyn Out of Power
Jonathan Cook | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
In the latest of the interminable media "furores" about Jeremy Corbyn's supposed unfitness to lead Britain's Labour party — let alone become prime minister — it is easy to forget where we were shortly before he won the support of an overwhelming majority of Labour members to head the party. In the preceding two years,…
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US is a Classic Empire and Is Becoming a Repressive Police State at Home
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
As I set out to fly home from the UK on Monday following a short film project in Cambridge, I found my boarding pass, which I had been blocked from obtaining online the night before, carrying a bold-faced SSSS stamp in the lower right corner. Asking about it I was told by the British employee…
counterpunch.org/2019/07/05/us-is-a-clas…

Post-Bouteflika Algeria: For a Democratic Transition
Jérà¥me Duval | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
In Algeria, the slogan Yatnahaw ga', "that they all blow off", sums up the widely shared popular will to put an end to the "Bouteflika system". It is a question of setting in motion a process of transition to a Second Republic. In homage to Ramzi Yettou, a victim of repression who died at the…
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Africa and Palestine: A Noble Legacy That Must Never Be Betrayed
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Europe's "Scramble for Africa" began in earnest in 1881, but never ended. The attempt at dominating the continent using old and new strategies continues to define the western relationship with this rich continent. This reality was further validated when I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on June 23. Although my objective was to address various Kenyan…
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Political Correctness Is Getting Out of Hand
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
On June 28, the New York Times published an article by Bari Weiss that wasn't moronic. Titled "San Francisco Will Spend $600,000 to Erase History," it was about the school board's unanimous decision to destroy a New Deal-era mural by the famous Communist painter Victor Arnautoff that's painted on the walls of a local high…
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Joe Biden's Alternative White Reality
Rev. William Alberts | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden is playing with a stacked racial deck. His recent pitch is that, as president, he would be a bipartisan consensus-builder. He cited the "civility" of the Senate in the past, when, as a young senator, he was able to work with avowed segregationists, Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, both…
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Thoughts on the Impromptu Kim-Trump Summit
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
1. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told journalists a week before the DMZ meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump that it was likely to occur, and U.S. news reports also indicate that Trump's tweeted invitation to the North Korean leader while in Osaka was not spontaneous. 2. Following Trump's wild threats after his…
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First Arrest Over Odebrecht Corruption In Mexico
telesurenglish.net | 2019-07-05
The former director of Mexico's state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) has been was arrested Friday on corruption and bribery charges. | Emilio Lozoya ran the highly-indebted PEMEX during the previous neoliberal administration of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), a period already marked by rampant corruption and a unprecedented murder rates. The arrest of Lozoya is Mexico's first in relation to the sprawling Odebrecht kickbacks case that is already well underway in nearly all Latin American countries. | The whereabouts of the defendant, however, are unknown and the court has asked Interpol to issue a re…
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Ten Questions for Robert Mueller
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2019-07-05
After weeks of dithering, the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have subpoenaed Robert Mueller to testify July 17 about his investigation into Russia's election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Mueller has reluctantly agreed to honor the subpoenas. He will testify publicly in front of both committees, back-to-back, before continuing in closed sessions. | Here are 10 questions I would ask if given the opportunity. They are grouped by category, together with the rationales be…
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Noam Chomsky on Fascism, Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change and Julian Assange
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-05
In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky's speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Today, a Democracy Now! special, an hour with Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned dissident and father of modern linguistics. In April, Noam Chomsky visited his hometown of Boston, where he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than half a century. He now teaches at the University of Arizona, Tucso…
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The "Critics" of 9/11 Truth. Do They Have a Case?
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
The short answer to the question in the title is no. The 9/11 truth critics have nothing but ad hominem arguments.
globalresearch.ca/the-critics-of-9-11-truth-do-they-have-a-case/26520

Job Growth Bounces Back in June, But Unemployment Edges Upward
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-05
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 224,000 jobs in June, a sharp bounce back from the revised figure of 72,000 jobs reported for May. With a small downward revision to the April data, this brings the three-month average to 171,000. The average hourly wage is up 3.1 percent from the year-ago level. There is evidence of further slowing, with the annualized rate of increase from the first quarter to the second quarter at just 2.7 percent. | There was little change in the household survey. Unemployment edged up slightly to 3.7 percent, but this was primarily due to an increase in labor…
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Much Ado About Nothing: Asking Who Won the Political Debates. "If Voting changed Anything, they'd Make it Illegal."
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-07-05
It amazes me that alternative journalists would spend even a minute writing about the ongoing Democratic Party debates. They are meaningless and they are not debates. How many times do we have to go through this ridiculous charade before this …
globalresearch.ca/much-ado-about-nothing-asking-who-won-political-debates/5682772

Labor votes for Coalition's billions in tax cuts for the rich
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
It is an image that captured Labor's class betrayal on July 3, the first day of the new federal parliament. | A division had been called in the House of Representatives over the Coalition government's bill for huge tax cuts, which will disproportionately benefit the rich, erode progressive income tax by making marginal tax rates flatter, and force more cuts to public health, education and welfare. | On one side sat the sole Greens MP Adam Bandt and independent MP Andrew Wilkie. On the other, Labor and Coalition MPs. | The tax cuts then passed through the Senate the following day, with only Greens senators voting…
greenleft.org.au/content/labor-votes-coalitions-billions-tax-cuts-rich

The Nonprofits and Businesses Making Millions From Detaining Migrant Children
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-05
This article was produced by Sludge, an independent, ad-free investigative news site covering money in politics. Click here to support Sludge.A new report from the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns of "dangerous overcrowding" and "prolonged detention" at several Customs and Bor…
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Kenya-South Sudan highway rolling toward 2020 completion
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
File photo shows road construction equipment during their inspection in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu) | Chinese contractors are on course to complete the Kenya-South Sudan highway in 2020, a Kenyan official said on Wednesday. | Julius Korir, principal secretary in Kenya's Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development told Xinhua in Nairobi that three Chinese contractors won the tender to upgrade about 248 km of road to bitumen standards on the Kenyan section of the road that links to South Sudan. | "So far the project is about 30 percent complete and we expect the road…
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The Alchemy of Manhood: A Celebration of Healthy Masculinity for SGL GBTQ Black Men
Butterfly Williams | indybay.org | 2019-07-05
Oakland Peace Center | 111 Fairmount Avenue (@ 29th Street) | Oakland, CA 94611…
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Another Whitewashed Trial of War Crimes by USA Invader
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-07-05
The latest acquittal (except for an "unauthorized posing of a photo of a prisoner" charge) of a Navy SEAL is another case of Imperialist impunity of war crimes in America's global "War on Terror." Special Op. Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all other far more serious charges, including one for killing an injured teenage ISIS fighter in Iraq in 2017. He was released without having to serve any more time, since his sentence of 4 months for the "photo posing" charge has been offset by his pretrial detention. Apparently, this is a prime example of "victor's justice" in America's long history of overseas Imperia…
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Venezuelan Human Rights Network regrets UN discriminatory report
plenglish.com | 2019-07-05
Caracas, July 5 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Human Rights Network regretted the discriminatory content of the report of the high commissioner of the United Nations Organization, Michelle Bachelet.
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Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes
United Nations | un.org | 2019-07-05
The toll from Tuesday's reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the "severely traumatized" surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the embattled country.
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Somalia severs diplomatic ties with Guinea
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
Somalia said Thursday that it has severed all diplomatic ties with Guinea. | The announcement was made by Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad, who also cautioned other countries against violating the sovereignty and unity of Somalia. | Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad | In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the federal government of Somalia has decided to cut diplomatic relations with the Republic of Guinea. | "The decision comes after Guinea accorded the protocol of a head of state in Conakry, Guinea to the leader of a separatist movement in Somaliland in northern Somalia, callously disregarding all…
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AU congratulates Sudan's military, protesters on agreement
David Ochieng Mbewa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
FILE PHOTO: African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat attends the closing session of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit held at African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. | (Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) | The African Union congratulated the Sudan Transitional Military Council and a coalition of opposition and protest groups after both parties reached an agreement towards a democratic transition and civilian rule in Sudan. | In a statement, the African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat reiterated the AU's commitmen…
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South Sudan partners with UNIDO to boost food security
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
South Sudan in partnership with UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on Friday launched an agro-processing and entrepreneurship development skills project to promote food security and economic growth in the country. | Mou Mou Athian, undersecretary in South Sudan's Ministry of Trade, Industry and East Africa Community Affairs said the project which will take a year, is expected to boost food and nutritional security among communities displaced by civil strife. | "Our people are going to be trained in agro-processing and entrepreneurship, development skills. Skills is the word here and whatever the skill…
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Journalists, Pundits and Retired Politicians Put on a Show for Lobbyists
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-05
This story was produced in conjunction with Tarbell.org, a Philadelphia-based investigative news site.As another presidential election cycle shifts into high gear, the nation's largest special interest organizations will spend millions of dollars on consultants, advertisements, and events. They'll also spend millions on speakers — lots of speakers, ranging from high-profile journalists such as Bob Woodward and Chuck Todd, to retired politicians like Paul Ryan and Jeff Flake. | The practice of paying high-profile Washington insiders to speak at industry trade shows and c…
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Venezuela: Amid crisis and sanctions, LGBTI activists continue to demand change
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
One of the sectors hardest hit by Venezuela's economic crisis is the nation's LGBTI community. Lacking access to life-saving medicines and denied certain rights, activists say there is still much to be done within the revolution. | A recent report by the Washington-based Centre for Economic and Policy Research found that there are more than 300,000 people at risk of death in Venezuela due to a lack of access to medicines or treatment. This includes about 80,000 people living with HIV, many of whom are LGBTI or sexual and gender diverse — the term commonly used in Venezuela. | United States sanctions ha…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-amid-crisis-and-sanctions-lgbti-activists-continue-demand-change

Brazil: Millions strike against Bolsonaro's pension reforms
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-07-05
The streets answered with a resounding "no" to Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro's pension reform proposition, to his intentions of restraining rights, and to the continuity of attacks against the people since former president Michel Temer's coup d'etat in 2016. | The protests, part of a general strike called by national union organisations, mobilised millions of people in 360 cities from north to south, across 26 states and the Federal district. | The general strike on June 14 developed out of the unified struggle of national unions, popular movements and progressive sectors fighting for public education and ag…
greenleft.org.au/content/brazil-millions-strike-against-bolsonaro%E2%80%99s-pension-reforms

Sudanese military, opposition strike a power sharing deal
Halligan Agade | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
Sudanese people celebrate (REUTERS) | Sudanese people on Friday poured into the streets to celebrate an agreement between the ruling military council and a coalition of opposition groups. | It is expected that the groups will share power during a transitional period followed by the election of a successor to former president Omar al-Bashir. Bashir was ousted from office in April. | Video footage obtained by Reuters showed people cheering and waving Sudanese flags as cars…
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Immigration Detention Center Conditions Cause Massive Outcry
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The revelation of extreme immigration detention center conditions for exhausted asylum seeking children, who are separated from their relatives, sparked outrage nationwide. In Phoenix, Arizona, Jews for Justice demonstrated, demanding permanent medical staff for Border patrol's Provisional Detention Centers…
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Anti-Trump 4th of July Protest in DC Features 'Baby Trump' Blimp
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The peace group CodePink organized a protest on the Washington DC Mall, just prior to Trump's militarized Independence Day extravaganza. The protest featured the 'Baby Trump' balloon from London, many speakers, and a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?"
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Roaming Charges: When the Band Plays "Hail to the Chief," They Point the Tank at You, Lord
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-07-05
+ Here's an inconvenient truth to chew on over the Fourth of Me Holiday: If Al Gore Sr. had gotten his way, the DMZ rendezvous between Kim and Trump would likely never have taken place. As Alexander Cockburn and I reported in our biography of Al Gore, the old man wanted to saturate the DMZ…
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What's really happening in Sudan?
CGTN America | cgtn.com | 2019-07-05
On the latest episode of The Heat Podcast, guest host Mike Walter joins columnist and activist Azaz El Shami to discuss the uprisings in Sudan and the road toward peace.
america.cgtn.com/2019/07/05/whats-really…

EMERGENCY!!! The 18% NeoCorporates Demand Rank Choice Voting — The 81% Need Simple Score
BLUES | indybay.org | 2019-07-05
They are scamming progressives into promoting ranked choice voting with hundreds of millions of pay-offs for slick neodemocracy. Astroturf! When what we all really need to stop destruction, hunger, and war is simple score voting. It is so simple.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/04/1882444…

Wall Street Beware: The Public Banking Movement Is Coming for You
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-07-05
It may not come as a surprise to hear that the majority of Americans don't trust the banking system in this country. Only 27 percent of those surveyed in a 2016 Gallup poll said they had "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in the institution — less than half of the record high set in 1979. And the lack of trust is spread relatively evenly across the political spectrum — it's not just liberals or those on the left: Almost everyone is fed up with the banks. | And if banking institutions don't…
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Tenants Continue to Protest Deteriorating Living Conditions at Bolton House
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-07-05
The Bolton House Tenants Coalition of Baltimore held a rally outside their apartment complex demanding safe and affordable housing. Activists argue that city officials and housing authorities are reluctant to renovate the building because they want to make way for a large-scale cityscape project across the street…
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