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2018-04-01: News Headlines

Staff (2018-04-01). The Pope, in His Easter Vigil, Baptizes Immigrant-Hero. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a thief with his bare hands. | In an Easter Vigil homily, Francis challenged Catholics to not remain silent, as Jesus' disciples were after his crucifixion. Rather, he urged Catholics to "break out" of their routines and let God in. | It wasn't clear if he had a particular reference in mind, but John Ogah certainly didn't stand by speechless as he witnessed a supermarket robbery on Sept. 26. | According to Italian news reports, Ogah had been begging for spare change outside the Carrefour market in Rome's Centocelle neighborhood when a masked thief, armed with a meat cleaver, tried to make off with 400 euros…

RT (2018-04-01). 'Humanitarian Crisis in Hollywood': Chronic homelessness vs. the American Dream. RT US News Thousands of people in one of America's richest cities live on sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis. A Redfish Media report looks at the chronic homelessness crisis in Los Angeles.
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Liz Posner, AlterNet (2018-03-31). Corporations Do Damage to Poor Women with Their Global Philanthropy. AlterNet.org Kathryn Moeller critiques the "girl effect" in her new book. | exploiting Women's History Month, originally meant to celebrate a labor movement ushered in by impoverished female sweatshop workers. These corporations issue shallow acknowledgments of women who have broken glass ceilings, all the while doing damage to poor women through their exploitive business practices. In her new book, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development, Kathryn Moeller, an assistant professor of educational policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how Fortune 500 companies cause even more damage through the charitable programs they launch in order to "give back. "Her work is grounded in a critique of the "girl effect," an economic theory that says the key to reversing poverty in the Southern Hemisphere is to invest financially in women's education and economic development. As Moeller writes in her. . .

Amnesty International (2018-03-31). Israel/OPT: Stop the use of lethal and other excessive force and investigate deaths of Palestinian protesters. Amnesty International Following the deaths of 17 Palestinians during protests that started yesterday in the Gaza Strip and the injuring of hundreds of others, Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to its heavy handed, and often lethal, suppression of Palestinian demonstrations. The organization is also calling for independent and effective investigations to be launched immediately into reports that Israeli soldiers have unlawfully used firearms against unarmed protesters. Israel must respect the human rights to life and to peaceful protest amid concerns that the crackdown against protesters demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees will continue. | "The Israeli authorities must stop using lethal and other excessive force against Palestinian protesters once and for all. At least 17 people have died, and hundreds have been injured, since the protests began and there are no signs the authorities plan…

Staff (2018-03-31). Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 20, is back in her Pakistani hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there for advocating education for girls. | The post Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams (2018-03-31). Saudi Crown Prince—'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'—Enjoys U.S. Tour Hosted by America's Elite. AlterNet.org Despite public relations blitz, Saudi monarchy "retains an atrocious human rights record and the situation has only deteriorated since the crown prince was appointed. " | After meeting with President Donald Trump last week to reaffirm U. S. military support for Saudi Arabia's brutal assault on Yemen, crown prince and accused war criminal Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, is continuing his " whitewash tour" across the country with " a who's who of America's rich and powerful. "A peek at the prince's itinerary, leaked to The Independent on Wednesday, reveals meetings with top U. S. leaders in politics, media, and major industries—shedding light on the "full extent of the heir to the throne's American charm offensive. "From New York to the Silicon Valley, the prince's coast-to-coast welcoming committee reportedly includes up to four previous presidents as well as former Secretary of State. . .

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-03-31). FBI Investigating Head of Hawaii Megachurch for Human Trafficking and Military-Style Weapons. AlterNet.org Pastor Apollo Quiboloy was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement agents in Feb. | The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a controversial megachurch for human trafficking, Hawaii News Now reports. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, or KJC, was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement agents in February after agents discovered $350,000 in cash aboard his leased jet. Sources claimed that parts to assembly military-style rifles were also found on board the jet. The FBI sent an agent from Los Angeles to investigate. "It did indicate some of the classic signs of human trafficking. And people who have come under religious worker visas before have sometimes been connected with human trafficking," attorney Clare Hanusz explained. "This is often done in trafficking. They use threats of deportation and calling law enforcement and making things up. "Pastor Quiboloy claims to be the "Appointed Son of God" and is close friends with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Related Stories: Saudi Crown Prince—'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'—Enjoys U. S. Tour Hosted by America's EliteTrump Takes on the WorldLying Is a Fundamental Part of American Police Culture

WSWS (2018-03-31). Wildcat sickouts hit Kentucky as teachers struggle spreads. World Socialist Web Site Teachers closed schools in opposition to a bill passed Thursday night that includes sweeping attacks to pensions.

Alleen Brown (2018-03-31). Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines. The Intercept Louisiana's bill inflicts harsh penalties for conspiracy to trespass — which can apply even if someone never sets foot on a critical infrastructure site. | The post Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-03-31). Yulia Skripal "improving rapidly": The unravelling of the Russian Novichok narrative. World Socialist Web Site The recovery of Yulia Skripal after having been supposedly poisoned by a "military-grade" nerve agent is just one of the innumerable inconsistencies and contradictions in London's case against Russia.

WSWS (2018-03-31). Democrats green-light Trump's escalating war on immigrants. World Socialist Web Site Amongst other measures, the Trump administration plans to block immigrants who have used social programs from receiving legal status.

Staff (2018-03-31). Court: Detained Immigrant Teens Must Have Abortion Access. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists WASHINGTON—A federal court has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. | U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued an order Friday evening barring the government from "interfering with or obstructing" pregnant minors' access to abortion counseling or abortions, among other things, while a lawsuit proceeds. The order covers pregnant minors being held in federal custody after entering the country illegally. | Lawyers for the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for sheltering children who illegally enter the country unaccompanied by a parent, have said the department has a policy of "refusing to facilitate" abortions. And the director of the office that oversees the shelters has said he believes teens in his agency's care have no constitutional right to abortion. | The American Civil…

WSWS (2018-03-31). Wildcat sickouts hit Kentucky as teachers' struggle spreads. World Socialist Web Site Teachers closed schools in opposition to a bill passed Thursday night that includes sweeping attacks to pensions.

Jim Naureckas (2018-03-31). What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT's Edsall Can't Think of Any. FAIR Exit polls misled Democrats into thinking it was possible to win elections without xenophobia, the New York Times' Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) argues. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters…and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which issubstantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees—the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. | It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this—as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for…

Murtaza Hussain (2018-03-31). Guaranteed Safety by the U.S., Former Guantánamo Detainee Now Faces Deportation to War-Torn Libya and Likely Death. The Intercept Imprisoned by the U.S. with no charges for 14 years, Omar Khalifa now appears to be headed to likely death as the U.S. and Sengeal breach its commitments to him. | The post Guaranteed Safety by the U.S., Former Guantánamo Detainee Now Faces Deportation to War-Torn Libya and Likely Death appeared first on The Intercept.

Ryan Devereaux (2018-03-31). He Spoke Out Against Somalia's Terrorist Groups. Now ICE Has Deported Him There. The Intercept Guled Muhumed came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia in 1996. He raised a family and a became a leader in his community. Then he was arrested by ICE. | The post He Spoke Out Against Somalia's Terrorist Groups. Now ICE Has Deported Him There. appeared first on The Intercept.

Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica (2018-03-31). John Bolton Skewed Intelligence, Say People Who Worked with Him. AlterNet.org Former colleagues say the next national security adviser resists input that doesn't fit his biases. | In early 2002, as the Bush administration hunted for Osama bin Laden, pressed its war in Afghanistan and set its sights on Saddam Hussein's Iraq, John Bolton saw another looming threat: that Cuba was secretly developing biological weapons. Bolton, who was then the State Department's undersecretary for arms control issues, included a warning about the Cuban threat in a draft of a speech and sent it around the department for the necessary clearance. A biological warfare analyst wrote back that Bolton's proposed comments overstated what U. S. intelligence agencies really knew about the matter, and, as routinely happens, suggested some small changes. The analyst was summoned to Bolton's office. "He got very red in the face, and shaking his finger at me, and explained to me that I was. . .

Heather Digby Parton, Salon (2018-03-31). King Donald Rewards Loyal Courtiers—the Others Are Beheaded by Tweet. AlterNet.org Trump's administration now resembles the "privy chamber" of Henry VIII, where the most obsequious rose to power. | Everyone understands by now that President Trump doesn't hire people so much as he casts them. His cabinet has all been chosen the way he chose contestants for "The Apprentice. " So when it was reported that he had finally followed through on the rumored firing of the secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, and replaced him with the White House doctor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson — on the basis of the press conference where Jackson pronounced the president to be svelte, fit and genetically superior — it wasn't a surprise. After all, Jackson had delivered quite a performance, without breaking character even once. It's easy to see why Trump would want to give Jackson a bigger role in the show. He demonstrated real. . .

WSWS (2018-03-31). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. World Socialist Web Site The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2018-03-31). Protests continue in Sacramento as autopsy shows police shot Stephon Clark multiple times in the back. World Socialist Web Site Hundreds of people have joined the protests against police violence that have occurred nearly every day over the two weeks since Clark's murder.

RT (2018-03-31). 'US expelling America's friends': Russian Ambassador decries Trump's move as diplomats leave DC. RT US News The US is expelling those who've been building bridges between Russia and America in business, science and culture, Russia's US envoy Anatoly Antonov said in an address as Russian diplomats and their families left Washington, DC.
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WSWS (2018-03-31). Protests erupt in Ghana over US military agreement. World Socialist Web Site Thousands turned out in the capital Accra to oppose a deal that would allow for a significant expansion of the US military's presence in the West African nation.

RT (2018-03-31). Trump walking back on US pledge to invest $200mn in Syria recovery — report. RT US News US President Donald Trump has reportedly pulled over $200 million in funds earmarked for Syria. It comes after he hinted that the US would no longer bother itself with Syrian problems upon achieving its military goals there. |
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RT (2018-03-31). Russia closes Seattle consulate, but refuses to remove flag. RT US News The Russian consulate in Seattle has been closed by order of the US authorities. The staff has decided not to take down the Russian flag, though, leaving it for the Americans to deal with.
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Tom Boggioni, Raw Story (2018-03-31). Wall Street Journal Warns Trump's 'Political' Attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos Could Lead to Impeachment. AlterNet.org The WSJ loves Trump—until he jeopardizes their Republican economic ideology. | The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon. com, saying the assault on the popular company appeared to be political in nature and that he could face impeachment should he decide to sic government agencies on the company. In the piece published on Friday morning, the WSJ board noted that Trump appears to be going after Amazon because it was founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing. . .

Mr. Fish (2018-03-31). Dye Job. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists The post Dye Job appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

WSWS (2018-03-31). Texas woman sentenced to five years in prison for voting while on probation. World Socialist Web Site The savage sentence against the 43-year-old worker highlights the increasing efforts to suppress the voting rights of working class Americans.

WSWS (2018-03-31). ICE arrests wrongly convicted Chicago man released after 20 years in prison. World Socialist Web Site Ricardo Rodriguez, wrongfully convicted for the 1995 murder of a homeless man, was finally freed after 20 years behind bars, only to be immediately taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

RT (2018-03-31). Stephon Clark was shot 8 times, 7 from behind — family-commissioned autopsy. RT US News Of the 20 shots fired by Sacramento, California, police officers, unarmed black man Stephon Clark was hit by eight, according to an autopsy commissioned by his family. Seven of the shots came from behind and one from the side.
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Ron Young (2018-03-31). What Would Martin Luther King Do? Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists In March 1968, President Lyndon Johnson—who had successfully launched important voting rights and anti-poverty initiatives—under pressure from the military decided to send additional troops to join the more than half a million already in Vietnam. There they would fight and eventually lose a war that cost the United States $100 billion. That same month, the bipartisan Kerner Commission, appointed by Johnson in 1967 in response to riots in dozens of American cities, concluded that a massive national investment, estimated at $80 billion to $100 billion in employment, education, welfare and housing, was essential to prevent our nation from becoming "two societies, one black and one white—separate and unequal." The commission briefly considered recommending reducing and reallocating resources from the war in Vietnam but decided that would be too controversial. | Fearing the political costs of losing the war in Vietnam and facing…

WSWS (2018-03-31). New Zealand: Labour government hit by sexual assault allegations. World Socialist Web Site The media has deliberately inflated an apparently minor incident into a major national issue as a warning to Labour to press ahead with an agenda of austerity and war preparations.

Staff (2018-03-31). 50 Years After MLK's Death, Lucrative Jobs Still Elude Blacks. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists BOSTON—Jonathan Garland's fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood. | But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didn't see many who looked like him — there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures. | "If you do something simple like Google 'architects' and you go to the images tab, you're primarily going to see white males," said Garland, 35, who's worked at Boston and New York architectural firms. "That's the image, that's the brand, that's the look of an architect." | And that's not uncommon in other lucrative fields, 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King — a leader in the fight for equal-employment opportunities — was assassinated.

Eugene Robinson (2018-03-31). Can Presidents Be Sued for Malpractice? Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists You can't make this stuff up: President Trump has announced he will nominate a medical doctor who has no discernible management experience to run the second-largest agency in the federal government. | Can presidents be sued for malpractice? | The man Trump has named to ">become secretary of veterans affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, happens to be the president's personal physician. More to the point, given Trump's perpetual hunger for sycophancy, is the fact that Jackson showered the president with hyperbolic Dear-Leader-style praise during a widely viewed television appearance in January. | Trump has "incredibly good genes," Jackson said in describing the physical examination he had given the president. Trump's overall health is "excellent." His "cardiac assessment" put him "in the excellent range." If his diet had been a bit better, "he might live to be 200 years old." In any…

Staff (2018-03-31). Here Comes Bolton, There Goes Arms Control. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser to President Donald Trump is the latest blow to hopes for a less confrontational U.S.-Russia relationship that would include new talks on arms control. Mutual trust is now hanging by a very thin thread. | One wag suggested to me that the Bolton appointment should not really come as a surprise, since it fits the recent Washington pattern — if White House chaos can be considered a pattern. For Kremlin leaders, though, White House zig-zags are no laughing matter. Let's try to put ourselves in their shoes and imagine how the unfolding of recent events may have looked to them. | On March 1 in his state-of-the-nation address, President Putin revealed several new strategic weapons systems that Russia developed after the Bush/Cheney/Bolton administration abrogated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which had been the cornerstone of strategic stability…

WSWS (2018-03-31). Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange? World Socialist Web Site The Ecuadorian government's measures to silence Assange are bound up with a sharp turn to the right by the governments of a number of countries associated with Latin America's so-called "Pink Tide."

RT (2018-03-31). Tesla faces tough questions after fatal highway crash. RT US News Tesla is facing questions about the safety of its driving system after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in California last week. It's understood the driver who died had raised concerns over the autopilot system.
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RT (2018-03-31). Plane crashes into buildings in California, 2 dead (PHOTOS). RT US News A light plane has crashed into buildings near Santa Paula, California, according to the local fire department. Two people were killed in the crash.
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Staff (2018-03-31). Sacramento Kings, NBA Players Back Protests in Stephon Clark Killing. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Demonstrators block entrances to the team's arena on game nights as a wave of protests follows the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man. | The post Sacramento Kings, NBA Players Back Protests in Stephon Clark Killing appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Steve Rendall (2018-03-31). 'Iraqi Public Opinion Is Crystallizing Into Anger and Resistance'. FAIR Steve Rendall interviewed Rahul Mahajan about Fallujah on an April 30, 2004, episode of CounterSpin that was rebroadcast on March 23, 2018. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

Ilana Novick, AlterNet (2018-03-31). 'It's Our Time and We Know What to Do': Activists Plan Next Steps After March For Our Lives. AlterNet.org First, they marched. Now, they vote. | Joaquin Oliver loved basketball. So much so, family friend Carol L. Chenkin told AlterNet, that his father, despite not being a huge sports fan, became his team's coach as a way to bond with his son. On February 14, Joaquin was among the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was buried in Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat's jersey. Chenkin is now the executive director of Change the Ref, an organization started by Joaquin's parents, Manuel and Patricia Oliver, to promote civic engagement and activism among youth determined to fight back against gun violence. During the March for Our Lives last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans descended on Washington, D. C. and cities across the country to protest political inaction on gun control and demand their. . .

Truthout Stories (2018-03-31). Imprisoned for Offering Oral Sex: Ill-Founded Laws Criminalize People With HIV. Truthout Stories Laws remain on the books in more than 30 states making the possible transmission of HIV a criminal act. (Photo: scottmontreal / Flickr) | Despite enormous scientific and medical advances in the treatment of HIV, stigma around the virus continues to persist. Discrimination against those living with HIV remains pervasive in employment, housing and medical care. And in over 30 states, people with HIV are criminalized to the extent that even the possibility of HIV transmission is punishable by fines and incarceration.Laws remain on the books in more than 30 states making the possible transmission of HIV a criminal act. (Photo: scottmontreal / Flickr) | Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! | Eighteen months ago, in September 2017, the

WSWS (2018-03-31). Homeless cleared from Anaheim, California encampment remain in limbo. World Socialist Web Site While the long-term future of the Anaheim homeless is still uncertain, the about-face by the county will strand them for the immediate term.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! (2018-03-31). David Shulkin's Firing at the VA Is Latest Step in Trump-Koch Push to Privatize Veterans' Health Care. AlterNet.org Trump and the Koch brothers are trying to kill the nation's only single-payer system. | On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he'd replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government's second-largest department, with 360,000 employees. Shulkin had been facing criticism for various ethics violations, including using taxpayer money to pay for his wife's airfare during a trip to Europe last summer. But Shulkin says he's actually being ousted because of his opposition to privatizing the VA, which runs 1,700 hospitals and clinics. The push to privatize the VA has been led by a group called Concerned Veterans for America, which is funded by the billionaire conservative Koch brothers. We speak. . .

Human Rights Watch (2018-03-31). Uzbek Journalist's Trial in Tashkent is a Long-Awaited Reunion. Human Rights Watch News The scene outside a Tashkent courtroom where two journalists are on trial is at once festive and tragic. Uzbekistan's embattled human rights defenders, long harassed by the late Islam Karimov's repressive government, gathered in numbers not seen for years alongside local reporters, international journalists, and diplomats. Camaraderie was in the air as newly freed activists and journalists like Akzam Turgunov and Muhammad Bekjanov showed up in solidarity. | With Human Rights Watch back inside an Uzbek courtroom for the first time in years, we saw Daniil Kislov, editor of the Fergana News website who was visiting Tashkent after 14 years in exile, alongside reporters from officially registered media outlets — gazeta.uz and kun.uz — whose very presence two years ago would have been inconceivable. | After hugs and greetings, we remembered our somber reason for attending. In September security…

WSWS (2018-03-31). Fourth suicide since June at Hudson County, New Jersey jail. World Socialist Web Site Carlos Borroto's suicide is only the latest product of the criminal neglect and inadequate health care that has persisted for years at the Hudson County jail.

Human Rights Watch (2018-03-31). Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Campaigners Face Prison. Human Rights Watch News Ukraine's activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison. | In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part because of their advocacy, state officials are now required to publicly declare their personal assets to deter misuse of public funds and abuse of office. | The payback came in March 2017, when President Petro Poroshenko signed legislative amendments that require activists and journalists covering corruption to do the same — even though their work is not supported by taxpayers' money and they do not hold public office. | Since then there has been no shortage of criticism at this absurd — and clearly retaliatory — requirement. International donors expressed outrage on

WSWS (2018-03-31). Israel kills 17 border demonstrators in Gaza. World Socialist Web Site Demonstrations are set to continue for six weeks until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel and the subsequent war between Israel and her Arab neighbours.

CP Editor (2018-03-31). "We Cannot Wait for Change"—Freed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Iraq, Prison & Running for Senate. counterpunch.org

Brave New Films (2018-03-31). Keep Hospitals Safe From ICE. AlterNet.org Our immigration policies force people to choose between their health or deportation. | Since Trump has taken office, the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. With increasing reports of ICE roundups and arrests near and inside hospitals, more and more undocumented immigrants must choose between remaining with their families or risking deportation for medical care—even if their lives depend on it. Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses, the latest video by Brave New Films, exposes the inhumanity of our immigration policies which force people to choose between medical care or deportation. Doctors and nurses report on the heightened levels of anxiety and stress their undocumented immigrant patients are experiencing—resulting in health complications, missed appointments, failure to pick up life-saving medications, and even patients yanking out their ventilation tubes and. . .

Brave New Films (2018-03-31). Keep Hospitals Safe From ICE. AlterNet.org Our immigration policies force people to choose between their health or deportation. | Since Trump has taken office, the Department of Homeland of Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. With increasing reports of ICE roundups and arrests near and inside hospitals, more and more undocumented immigrants must choose between remaining with their families or risking deportation for medical care—even if their lives depend on it. Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses, the latest video by Brave New Films, exposes the inhumanity of immigration policies that force people to choose between medical care or deportation. Doctors and nurses report on the heightened levels of anxiety and stress their undocumented immigrant patients are experiencing, resulting in health complications, missed appointments, failure to pick up life-saving medications, and even patients yanking out their ventilation tubes and fleeing the. . .

Glenn Greenwald (2018-03-31). The $500,000 GoFundMe Charity Campaign for Wealthy Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Is Obscene. The Intercept In the name of "resistance," small donors — encouraged by a cable news star — have contributed a vast sum of money online to help a rich career FBI official. | The post The $500,000 GoFundMe Charity Campaign for Wealthy Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Is Obscene appeared first on The Intercept.

Democracy Now! (2018-03-30). Meet the Doctor Suing Trump: Dr. Eugene Gu on Gun Violence, Privatization of VA & White Supremacy. Democracy Now! Doctors across the country are slamming former Republican Senator Rick Santorum for arguing that young people protesting for gun control would be better served by learning CPR. Dr. Eugene Gu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center tweeted, "As a surgeon, I've operated on gunshot victims who've had bullets tear through their intestines, cut through their spinal cord, and pulverize their kidneys and liver. Rick Santorum telling kids to shut up and take CPR classes is simply unconscionable." We speak to Dr. Gu about gun violence, his lawsuit against President Trump and why he was suspended for taking a knee to fight white supremacy.

Sam Adler-Bell (2018-03-30). Michigan State University Sent Nine "Undercover" Cops to Richard Spencer Protest — but It Says That's Not Surveillance. The Intercept An MSU spokesperson said a cop infiltrating a student group would constitute "undercover surveillance," but an undercover cop attending a protest does not. | The post Michigan State University Sent Nine "Undercover" Cops to Richard Spencer Protest — but It Says That's Not Surveillance appeared first on The Intercept.

WSWS (2018-03-30). York University conspires with Ontario government to break contract-faculty and assistants' strike. World Socialist Web Site Although the Liberals are manifestly preparing to illegalize the strike, CUPE is doing nothing to mobilize the working class in support of the 3,000 striking contract-faculty and graduate assistants.

Joseph Tompkins (2018-03-30). Woke Hollywood? The Marketing of Black Panther. counterpunch.org Most readers will be familiar with the hype around the Black Panther. The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now stands, quite ceremoniously, as a film of many firsts—the first black blockbuster, the first Marvel film to feature a black superhero, black director, screenwriter and cast, the first to make more than $1 billion More

Democracy Now! (2018-03-30). Remembering Stephen Hawking, Groundbreaking Physicist and Advocate for Climate, Palestine & Peace. Democracy Now! On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and science lovers by making groundbreaking discoveries about the origins of the universe, then translating these ideas for millions of nonscientists worldwide. His career and life itself have been celebrated as a medical miracle. Born in Oxford, Britain, in 1942, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. Doctors said he had only a few years to live. Instead, he went on to live for more than 50 years, traveling the world in his motorized wheelchair and communicating through a custom-made computerized voice synthesizer. His only complaint was that the synthesizer gave him an American accent. He also protested against U.S. wars, including the U.S. war in Vietnam and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. We speak to Kitty Ferguson, author of two books about Hawking, "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind" and "Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything."

Amir Nour (2018-03-30). The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be? Why America Isn't Great Anymore. Global Research "We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace" | -Michael Franti [2] | David and Goliath in an upside-down world | President Donald Trump doesn't seem to share Georges Clemenceau's view that "war is too …

Ramzy Baroud (2018-03-30). The Last 'Peace Process' Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread. counterpunch.org The 'deal of the century' is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated plan of the administration of US President Donald Trump has no basis in reality. Netanyahu told his cabinet that there are "no concrete details" More

Ralph Nader (2018-03-30). Stopping War Pusher John Bolton, Trump's Choice for National "Insecurity" Advisor. counterpunch.org John Bolton's career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime's criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump's personal national security advisor More

Robert Mackey (2018-03-30). Israel Opens Fire on Protesters in Gaza After Trump's Envoy Denounces "Hostile March" The Intercept Israeli forces killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday, and injured more hundreds more with live fire, as an estimated 50,000 residents of the besieged enclave answered an activist's call to embrace civil disobedience by demonstrating close to the border fence, an area defined by the Israel Defense Forces as a closed military zone. | Video of unarmed protesters being shot by Israeli snipers, including at least one young man who was engaged in prayer at the time, appalled observers from both communities.#Israeli army sniper in #Gaza today . #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/gGnxlzyCHA | — Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) March 30, 2018 | Disgusting and awful.. | Moments of killing a Palestinian young man in cold blood by an Israeli Zionists snipers at #Gaza strip borders during the peaceful protests of #GreatReturnMarch , i was there…

Basem Naim (2018-03-30). Palestinians Will Not Cease to Demand their Rights. counterpunch.org The West has long been enamored with the specter of passive resistance with tens of thousands of unarmed demonstrators facing off against a heavily armed and ruthless force in pursuit of justice. Today hundreds of thousands of peaceful unarmed demonstrators marched towards the rim of the sealed off Gaza Strip. They got no closer than More

Truthout Stories (2018-03-30). Ninety-Nine Bullets and One Dead Teen. Truthout Stories You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. | Ten officers. Ninety-nine rounds. | That's the tally of gunfire that police used to kill 19-year-old Jesus Adolfo Delgado-Duarte on March 6 in San Francisco's Mission District. | The police killing — the first of 2018 by police in the Mission — has drawn attention because of the overwhelming use of force by officers, who unleashed a barrage of bullets into the trunk of a car that Delgado was allegedly attempting to hide in. Delgado-Duarte was struck by at least 20 bullets of the 99 fired. | Police claim Delgado-Duarte was a suspect in a robbery and that he had fired a gun from inside the trunk of the car. Astonishingly, police opened fire despite the fact that an 18-year-old woman was in the car's…

Philip A Farruggio (2018-03-30). Trump is But The Tip of a "Dangerous Iceberg". Time for Reflection and Understanding. Global Research As I write this column it is Good Friday, the most somber day in the Christian religion. This is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. It is a time for reflection and understanding. One need not be devout …

Christopher Ketcham (2018-03-30). Goodbye Facebook, and Screw You Too. counterpunch.org I joined Facebook in 2014 at the urging of a friend of mine in Moab, Utah — of all places, Moab, an outpost in the desert — who had worked in marketing, political advertising, messaging and the like. He said, "You need to get on there, man! Network. Get your message out. Your articles." Of More

Colin Todhunter (2018-03-30). Theresa May Playing a Reckless Game of Nuclear Roulette. counterpunch.org Back in May 2017, just prior to the British general election, I wrote a piece arguing that a victory for Theresa May would see Britain dragged further towards war with Russia. While Britain is militarily weak compared to Russia, the point was that May would continue to do the bidding of Washington by demonising that More

Brian Cloughley (2018-03-30). Getting Ready for Nuclear War. counterpunch.org John Bolton is to assume the appointment as President Trump's National Security Adviser on April 9. On February 28 he wrote in the Wall Street Journal that "it is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current 'necessity' posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons by striking first," which would undoubtedly lead to explosion of at More

Leslie Salzillo, DailyKos (2018-03-30). Jimmy Carter Fears America's Transformation From Democracy to Oligarchy Is All but Complete. AlterNet.org The former president sounds off on the NRA, the Mueller investigation and more. | At 93, former President Jimmy Carter is out promoting his 32nd book titled Faith: A Journey For All while taking interviews with various news groups along the way. This week, Judy Woodruff with PBS interviewed Carter in a two-part series. Here are excerpts from the first and second discussions. In regard to the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the March For Our Lives, Woodruff asks Carter if he thinks laws will change given the passion of the young people leading the way today. Jimmy Carter: I do. I think they have already shown their ability to change legislation in Florida. I think the arousing of young people all over the country, which they did this past weekend, is a good indication that they will have a permanent. . .

David Rosen (2018-03-30). Disciplining the Body: The Deepening Ecological Crisis. counterpunch.org Walt Whitman opens his now-classic poem, "I Sing the Body Electric," chanting: The love of the body of man or woman balks account, the body itself balks account, That of the male is perfect, and that of the female is perfect. Can we say the same things about our bodies a century-and-a-half later? The U.S. is a More

RT (2018-03-30). Never mind Facebook, Google is the all-seeing 'big brother' you should know about. RT US News The Cambridge Analytica scandal put Facebook through the wringer in recent weeks, losing the company $100 billion in stock value and prompting a global debate on internet privacy.
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Brett Wilkins (2018-03-30). The World According to Mad Dog: US Support for Saudi War in Yemen Reduces Civilian Casualties. counterpunch.org Defense Secretary James "Mad Dog" Mattis claimed on Tuesday that US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen is helping to reduce civilian casualties in a conflict in which tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children have perished over the past three years. Appearing at a Pentagon press briefing, Mattis was asked about reports More

Adam Ramsay (2018-03-30). Cambridge Analytica Is What Happens When You Privatize Military Propaganda. MintPress News The Gulf War Did Not Take Place. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only two months after NATO forces had rained explosives on Iraq, shedding the blood of more than a hundred thousand people. | To understand Cambridge Analytica and its parent firm, Strategic Communication Laboratories, we need to get our heads round what Baudrillard meant, and what has happened since: how military propaganda has changed with technology, how war has been privatised, and how imperialism is coming home. | Baudrillard's argument centred on the fact that NATO's action in the Gulf was the first time audiences in Western countries had been able to watch a war live, on rolling TV news — CNN had become the first 24-hour news channel in 1980. Because camera crews were embedded with American troops, by whom they were…

WSWS (2018-03-30). Democrats seek to use Stephon Clark's funeral to divert anger over police killings. World Socialist Web Site While hundreds grieved over the loss of 22-year-old Clark, Al Sharpton sought to direct opposition to police violence into the dead end of reformism, identity politics and the electoral efforts of the Democratic Party.

Alleen Brown (2018-03-30). A TigerSwan Employee Quietly Registered a New Business in Louisiana After the State Denied the Security Firm a License to Operate. The Intercept The company notorious for surveilling pipeline opponents at Standing Rock was pursuing a contract to guard Louisiana's Bayou Bridge pipeline. | The post A TigerSwan Employee Quietly Registered a New Business in Louisiana After the State Denied the Security Firm a License to Operate appeared first on The Intercept.

Edward Curtin (2018-03-30). Disembodied Americans and "The Crucifixion of the World" Global Research "The existent, the body, disappears. We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity — for Necessity is the condition of the existent. It is what makes reality real." — John Berger, "Steps Toward a …

WSWS (2018-03-30). New Zealand: Nurses reject sellout pay deal. World Socialist Web Site Public health nurses have voted against a 2 percent pay increase, an effective wage freeze, negotiated by their trade union.

Bob Brigham, Raw Story (2018-03-30). Twitter Again Suspends Fringe Republican Senate Candidate Who Promoted Conspiracy Theories Online. AlterNet.org The candidate believes, without evidence, that the site is targeting him for his political beliefs. | A Republican running for U. S. Senate in Arizona has been suspended from Twitter after posting conspiracy theories about the Parkland school shooting massacre, the Phoenix New Times reported Friday. "Recently, [Craig] Brittain had been spreading gross conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting survivors, calling them paid actors," the paper reported. "Brittain tweeted constantly under the name @SenatorBrittain, sharing missives that ranged from utterly bonkers to deeply offensive. "Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor, responded to one of the allegations Brittain made. "I have already appealed, but Twitter's appeal process is a kangaroo court," Brittain charged. "Once banned, you don't get unbanned. ""After continually hiding tweets from most of our followers and refusing to verify our account, today Twitter proved that it is in the business of trying to. . .

Whitney Webb (2018-03-30). Regime Change, Partition, and "Sunnistan": John Bolton's Vision for a New Middle East. MintPress News Bolton is likely to push for the creation of a new sectarian state out of Syrian and Iraqi territory, now that the groundwork has been laid and the path largely cleared to building a "new Middle East." Iran is currently the only country in the region with the potential to foil that plan. | The post Regime Change, Partition, and "Sunnistan": John Bolton's Vision for a New Middle East appeared first on MintPress News.

Richard Becker (2018-03-30). Bolton: Another War Criminal Joins Trump's Gangster Regime. Global Research The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor is the latest move in reorganizing the Trump inner circle as a war cabinet. The Bolton announcement came just days after the naming of Central Intelligence Agency director …

Seth Sandronsky (2018-03-30). "I Won't Keep Calm I Have a Black Son" counterpunch.org Holly Singleteary, a dancer, mother, sister, and worker who lives in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, also helms the nonprofit BlyueRose Dance Project there with her twin sister Heather. Holly joined a rally at Sacramento's City Hall recently to protest the Sacramento police shooting and killing of unarmed Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American, in his More

CounterSpin (2018-03-30). Karen Hobert Flynn on Census & Citizenship, Jeff Cohen on Cable News Hawks. FAIR Media…

Deconstructed (2018-03-30). Deconstructed Podcast: Will John Bolton Get Us All Killed? The Intercept Subscribe to the Deconstructed podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | | In an age of constant outrage and hyperbole, it can be difficult to get people to sit up and notice when something genuinely horrifying happens. But as The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan argues in the second episode of his new podcast "Deconstructed," that is exactly what we need to be doing this week in response to the news that John Bolton will be Trump's next national security adviser. Sure, you've heard about Bolton's bluster, his warmongering, his disregard for international law. What you probably haven't heard is the story of how, in the run-up to the Iraq War, Bolton went to visit José Bustani, the former Brazilian diplomat who was then serving as head of…

RT (2018-03-30). Liberal groups file criminal complaint against Trump campaign. RT US News Two liberal watchdog groups have filed a criminal complaint alleging that the Trump campaign and National Security Advisor John Bolton's super PAC, worked with Cambridge Analytica in violation of US election law. |
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Franklin Lamb (2018-03-30). Iran's Gen. Qassim Solemani Pledges to "Weed the Resistance!" Is Nasrallah His Target? counterpunch.org Beirut Since he became Tehran's anointed leader of Syria in early 2012 with final say over Syria's military and security agencies, Al Quds Force leader Qassim Solemani has been "Weeding the Resistance." Soleimani's "Resistance Weeding" is also designed to help harvest his personal regional political ambitions and neutralize potential post-Assad competitors rumored to include Hassan More

Robert Koehler (2018-03-30). Change is Coming, From the Youth. counterpunch.org The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A million young people seize the truth: "Half of my seventh grade class was affected by gun violence. My own brother was shot in the head. I am tired of being asked to calm down and be quiet." The stories went on and on, speaker More

Jessica Corbett (2018-03-30). 9 Dead as Israel Responds to 'March of Great Return' Protest With Gunfire. MintPress News "Dozens of signs have been set up across the border in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, saying 'We are not here to fight; we are here to return to our lands.'" | The post 9 Dead as Israel Responds to 'March of Great Return' Protest With Gunfire appeared first on MintPress News.

Isabella Bellezza-Smull (2018-03-30). A Glimpse Inside the West Bank. counterpunch.org On Friday, Palestinians worldwide will commemorate those who have died and suffered resisting Israel's decades-long policy seizing Palestinian land. Demonstrations will occur through May 15, the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or "catastrophe," when over 700,000 Palestinians out of a population of 1.9 million were expelled from their homes following the declaration of the State More

Global Research News (2018-03-30). Selected Articles: Facebook Listening through Your Smartphone, Britain's "Patriot Act", Why America Isn't Great Anymore. Global Research Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. | Truth in media is a powerful instrument. As long as we keep probing, asking …

WSWS (2018-03-30). Sisi's sham election and the fate of the Egyptian Revolution. World Socialist Web Site The rubber-stamp reelection of Egypt's dictator General Sisi is symptomatic of a regime beset by insoluble economic, social and political contradictions.

David Yearsley (2018-03-30). John Hsu, Prince of the Viola da Gamba. counterpunch.org In the final pages of Charles Burney's massive four-volume General History of Music published between 1776 and 1789 and the first of its kind written in English, there appears an elegy for an instrument that "during the last century had been," as Burney put its, "a necessary appendage to a nobleman or gentleman's family throughout More

Truthout Stories (2018-03-30). As Advertisers Flee, Critics Not Buying Laura Ingraham's Apology to Parkland Shooting Survivor. Truthout Stories Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham delivers a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) | Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! | "Advertisers start jumping ship and suddenly Ingraham realizes that mocking the misfortunes of a teen gun violence victim might be over the line." | That was what Vox's David Roberts had to say about Fox News host Laura Ingraham's apology to Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg on Thursday, which came around 24 hours after Ingraham mocked the 17-year-old student on Twitter for being rejected by several colleges. | In response to Ingraham's…

Staff (2018-03-30). Teacher 'Rebellion' Spreads to Oklahoma. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists OKLAHOMA CITY—A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. | In the deep red state of Oklahoma, the Republican-led Legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school funding, even hiking taxes on the vaunted oil and gas industry to do it. Republican Governor Mary Fallin rushed to sign the measures into law Thursday. | Oklahoma teachers were inspired by West Virginia, another red state where a 9-day strike led to 5-percent teacher raises. Oklahoma teachers haven't had a raise in a decade of Republican control and they won raises of between 15 and 18 percent. Now, teachers in Arizona thronged their GOP-run Capitol this week, demanding a 20 percent teacher pay hike. | "West Virginia woke us up," Arizona Educators Association…

Eric Gordon (2018-03-30). Hopeless in Gaza? A Talk With Controversial Scholar Norman Finkelstein. MintPress News Finkelstein argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population | The post Hopeless in Gaza? A Talk With Controversial Scholar Norman Finkelstein appeared first on MintPress News.

Sarah Anderson (2018-03-30). The Mosquito Gap: Climate Change and Infectious Diseases. counterpunch.org OK, I admit it, I'm a freeloader. My neighbors asked if I'd go in on a mosquito control service last spring, and I turned them down. I was skeptical about whether the "eco-friendly" service would actually work. But I was mostly taken aback by the cost: $750 for the season. Several neighbors went ahead and More

Ann Garrison (2018-03-30). March for Eight Billion Lives. "US Wars and Domestic Gun Violence are Intertwined." Interview with Riva Enteen. Global Research Organizers of the upcoming Women's March on the Pentagon are calling on the Democratic Party-sponsored Women's March and March for Our Lives to expand their message to include the eight billion lives on the planet, all of which are imperiled …

Emily Wells (2018-03-30). 9th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt Dies at 87. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists "The great tragedy now is not only that Reinhardt has passed away, but that Donald Trump will get to name his successor," says Truthdig columnist Bill Blum. | The post 9th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt Dies at 87 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

TRNN (2018-03-30). Adnan Syed of 'Serial' May Receive New Trial. The Real News Network A Maryland Court has upheld a ruling overturning the conviction of Adnan Syed, whose story went viral on the 2014 podcast 'Serial'

Etelle Higonnet, AlterNet (2018-03-30). Sustainability Tastes Sweeter: Here's Your 2018 Easter Chocolate Shopping Guide. AlterNet.org By making better chocolate choices, we can help reduce deforestation, protect wildlife and defend labor rights. | The week surrounding Easter is the top chocolate purchasing week of the year worldwide. Kids and adults all over the world enjoy the fun of Easter egg hunts and savor delicious treats. But chocolate truly is a guilty pleasure. For the chimps in West Africa, sloths in Peru, jaguars in Ecuador, dwarf buffalos in Indonesia and other animals, many of whom are endangered, chocolate spells disaster as cocoa encroaches on their precious forest homes a little more every year alongside our rising global appetite for chocolate. In the fall of last year, Mighty Earth's groundbreaking report " Chocolate's Dark Secret" revealed how the chocolate industry was actually the number-one driver of deforestation in Ghana and Ivory Coast, responsible for around 30 percent of overall. . .

Stephen Lendman (2018-03-30). Russia Responds Weakly to Expulsion of Its Diplomats. Global Research As expected, the response was tit-for-tat — 60 US diplomats expelled, as well as closure of Washington's St. Petersburg consulate, along with a mirror response to staff deported by other countries. | Days earlier, Moscow expelled 23 UK diplomats, responding in …

Peter Koenig (2018-03-30). Russian Exodus from the West. Global Research By now the West — the US, Canada, Australia and the super-puppets of Europe, overall more than 25 countries — has expelled more than 130 Russian diplomats. All as punishment for Russia's alleged nerve gas poisoning of a former Russian …

RT (2018-03-30). Trump ally detained by FBI at Boston airport. RT US News London-based academic and Donald Trump ally Ted Malloch was detained and interrogated by the FBI as he flew into Boston's Logan International Airport.
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The Pope, in His Easter Vigil, Baptizes Immigrant-Hero
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-04-01
VATICAN CITY–Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a thief with his bare hands. | In an Easter Vigil homily, Francis challenged Catholics to not remain silent, as Jesus' disciples were after his crucifixion. Rather, he urged Catholics to "break out" of their routines and let God in. | It wasn't clear if he had a particular reference in mind, but John Ogah certainly didn't stand by speechless as he witnessed a supermarket robbery on Sept. 26. | According to Italian news reports, Ogah had been begging for spare change outside the Carrefour market in Rome's Centocelle neighborhood when a masked thief, armed with a meat cleaver, tried to make off with 400 euros…
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'Humanitarian Crisis in Hollywood': Chronic homelessness vs. the American Dream
RT | RT US News | 2018-04-01
Thousands of people in one of America's richest cities live on sidewalks infested with flesh-eating bacteria and tuberculosis. A Redfish Media report looks at the chronic homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. | RT.com
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Corporations Do Damage to Poor Women with Their Global Philanthropy
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Kathryn Moeller critiques the "girl effect" in her new book. | exploiting Women's History Month, originally meant to celebrate a labor movement ushered in by impoverished female sweatshop workers. These corporations issue shallow acknowledgments of women who have broken glass ceilings, all the while doing damage to poor women through their exploitive business practices. In her new book, The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development, Kathryn Moeller, an assistant professor of educational policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, explains how Fortune 500 companies cause even more damage through the charitable programs they launch in order to "give back. "Her work is grounded in a critique of the "girl effect," an economic theory that says the key to reversing poverty in the Southern Hemisphere is to invest financially in women's education and economic development. As Moeller writes in her. . .
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Israel/OPT: Stop the use of lethal and other excessive force and investigate deaths of Palestinian protesters
Amnesty International | 2018-03-31
Following the deaths of 17 Palestinians during protests that started yesterday in the Gaza Strip and the injuring of hundreds of others, Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to its heavy handed, and often lethal, suppression of Palestinian demonstrations. The organization is also calling for independent and effective investigations to be launched immediately into reports that Israeli soldiers have unlawfully used firearms against unarmed protesters. Israel must respect the human rights to life and to peaceful protest amid concerns that the crackdown against protesters demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees will continue. | "The Israeli authorities must stop using lethal and other excessive force against Palestinian protesters once and for all. At least 17 people have died, and hundreds have been injured, since the protests began and there are no signs the authorities plan…
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Israel/OPT: Stop the use of lethal and other excessive force and investigate deaths of Palestinian protesters
Amnesty International | 2018-03-31
Following the deaths of 17 Palestinians during protests that started yesterday in the Gaza Strip and the injuring of hundreds of others, Amnesty International is calling on the Israeli authorities to put an immediate end to its heavy handed, and often lethal, suppression of Palestinian demonstrations. The organization is also calling for independent and effective investigations to be launched immediately into reports that Israeli soldiers have unlawfully used firearms against unarmed protesters. Israel must respect the human rights to life and to peaceful protest amid concerns that the crackdown against protesters demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees will continue. | "The Israeli authorities must stop using lethal and other excessive force against Palestinian protesters once and for all. At least 17 people have died, and hundreds have been injured, since the protests began and there are no signs the authorities plan…
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Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, 20, is back in her Pakistani hometown for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there for advocating education for girls. | The post Young Nobelist Visits Town Where She Was Shot in 2012 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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FBI Investigating Head of Hawaii Megachurch for Human Trafficking and Military-Style Weapons
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Pastor Apollo Quiboloy was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement agents in Feb. | The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a controversial megachurch for human trafficking, Hawaii News Now reports. Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, or KJC, was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement agents in February after agents discovered $350,000 in cash aboard his leased jet. Sources claimed that parts to assembly military-style rifles were also found on board the jet. The FBI sent an agent from Los Angeles to investigate. "It did indicate some of the classic signs of human trafficking. And people who have come under religious worker visas before have sometimes been connected with human trafficking," attorney Clare Hanusz explained. "This is often done in trafficking. They use threats of deportation and calling law enforcement and making things up. "Pastor Quiboloy claims to be the "Appointed Son of God" and is close friends with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Related Stories: Saudi Crown Prince–'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'–Enjoys U. S. Tour Hosted by America's EliteTrump Takes on the WorldLying Is a Fundamental Part of American Police Culture…
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Keep Hospitals Safe From ICE
Brave New Films | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Our immigration policies force people to choose between their health or deportation. | Since Trump has taken office, the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. With increasing reports of ICE roundups and arrests near and inside hospitals, more and more undocumented immigrants must choose between remaining with their families or risking deportation for medical care–even if their lives depend on it. Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses, the latest video by Brave New Films, exposes the inhumanity of our immigration policies which force people to choose between medical care or deportation. Doctors and nurses report on the heightened levels of anxiety and stress their undocumented immigrant patients are experiencing–resulting in health complications, missed appointments, failure to pick up life-saving medications, and even patients yanking out their ventilation tubes and. . .
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'It's Our Time and We Know What to Do': Activists Plan Next Steps After March For Our Lives
Ilana Novick, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
First, they marched. Now, they vote. | Joaquin Oliver loved basketball. So much so, family friend Carol L. Chenkin told AlterNet, that his father, despite not being a huge sports fan, became his team's coach as a way to bond with his son. On February 14, Joaquin was among the 17 people killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was buried in Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat's jersey. Chenkin is now the executive director of Change the Ref, an organization started by Joaquin's parents, Manuel and Patricia Oliver, to promote civic engagement and activism among youth determined to fight back against gun violence. During the March for Our Lives last Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans descended on Washington, D. C. and cities across the country to protest political inaction on gun control and demand their. . .
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Wildcat sickouts hit Kentucky as teachers' struggle spreads
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Teachers closed schools in opposition to a bill passed Thursday night that includes sweeping attacks to pensions.
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Can Presidents Be Sued for Malpractice?
Eugene Robinson | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
You can't make this stuff up: President Trump has announced he will nominate a medical doctor who has no discernible management experience to run the second-largest agency in the federal government. | Can presidents be sued for malpractice? | The man Trump has named to ">become secretary of veterans affairs, Dr. Ronny Jackson, happens to be the president's personal physician. More to the point, given Trump's perpetual hunger for sycophancy, is the fact that Jackson showered the president with hyperbolic Dear-Leader-style praise during a widely viewed television appearance in January. | Trump has "incredibly good genes," Jackson said in describing the physical examination he had given the president. Trump's overall health is "excellent." His "cardiac assessment" put him "in the excellent range." If his diet had been a bit better, "he might live to be 200 years old." In any…
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John Bolton Skewed Intelligence, Say People Who Worked with Him
Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Former colleagues say the next national security adviser resists input that doesn't fit his biases. | In early 2002, as the Bush administration hunted for Osama bin Laden, pressed its war in Afghanistan and set its sights on Saddam Hussein's Iraq, John Bolton saw another looming threat: that Cuba was secretly developing biological weapons. Bolton, who was then the State Department's undersecretary for arms control issues, included a warning about the Cuban threat in a draft of a speech and sent it around the department for the necessary clearance. A biological warfare analyst wrote back that Bolton's proposed comments overstated what U. S. intelligence agencies really knew about the matter, and, as routinely happens, suggested some small changes. The analyst was summoned to Bolton's office. "He got very red in the face, and shaking his finger at me, and explained to me that I was. . .
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Court: Detained Immigrant Teens Must Have Abortion Access
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
WASHINGTON–A federal court has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. | U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued an order Friday evening barring the government from "interfering with or obstructing" pregnant minors' access to abortion counseling or abortions, among other things, while a lawsuit proceeds. The order covers pregnant minors being held in federal custody after entering the country illegally. | Lawyers for the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for sheltering children who illegally enter the country unaccompanied by a parent, have said the department has a policy of "refusing to facilitate" abortions. And the director of the office that oversees the shelters has said he believes teens in his agency's care have no constitutional right to abortion. | The American Civil…
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Ukraine's Anti-Corruption Campaigners Face Prison
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-31
Ukraine's activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison. | In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part because of their advocacy, state officials are now required to publicly declare their personal assets to deter misuse of public funds and abuse of office. | The payback came in March 2017, when President Petro Poroshenko signed legislative amendments that require activists and journalists covering corruption to do the same — even though their work is not supported by taxpayers' money and they do not hold public office. | Since then there has been no shortage of criticism at this absurd — and clearly retaliatory — requirement. International donors expressed outrage on
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Homeless cleared from Anaheim, California encampment remain in limbo
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
While the long-term future of the Anaheim homeless is still uncertain, the about-face by the county will strand them for the immediate term.
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Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
The Ecuadorian government's measures to silence Assange are bound up with a sharp turn to the right by the governments of a number of countries associated with Latin America's so-called "Pink Tide."
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Wildcat sickouts hit Kentucky as teachers struggle spreads
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Teachers closed schools in opposition to a bill passed Thursday night that includes sweeping attacks to pensions.
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Wall Street Journal Warns Trump's 'Political' Attacks on Amazon and Jeff Bezos Could Lead to Impeachment
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
The WSJ loves Trump–until he jeopardizes their Republican economic ideology. | The conservative editorial board of the Wall Street Journal took President Donald Trump to task for his bizarre Thursday tweet attacking Amazon. com, saying the assault on the popular company appeared to be political in nature and that he could face impeachment should he decide to sic government agencies on the company. In the piece published on Friday morning, the WSJ board noted that Trump appears to be going after Amazon because it was founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the Trump administration. On Thursday, Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing. . .
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'Iraqi Public Opinion Is Crystallizing Into Anger and Resistance'
Steve Rendall | FAIR | 2018-03-31
Steve Rendall interviewed Rahul Mahajan about Fallujah on an April 30, 2004, episode of CounterSpin that was rebroadcast on March 23, 2018. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
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Yulia Skripal "improving rapidly": The unravelling of the Russian Novichok narrative
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
The recovery of Yulia Skripal after having been supposedly poisoned by a "military-grade" nerve agent is just one of the innumerable inconsistencies and contradictions in London's case against Russia.
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Russia closes Seattle consulate, but refuses to remove flag
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
The Russian consulate in Seattle has been closed by order of the US authorities. The staff has decided not to take down the Russian flag, though, leaving it for the Americans to deal with. | RT.com
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Protests erupt in Ghana over US military agreement
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Thousands turned out in the capital Accra to oppose a deal that would allow for a significant expansion of the US military's presence in the West African nation.
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Keep Hospitals Safe From ICE
Brave New Films | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Our immigration policies force people to choose between their health or deportation. | Since Trump has taken office, the Department of Homeland of Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement have aggressively targeted undocumented immigrants. With increasing reports of ICE roundups and arrests near and inside hospitals, more and more undocumented immigrants must choose between remaining with their families or risking deportation for medical care–even if their lives depend on it. Immigrant Stories: Doctors and Nurses, the latest video by Brave New Films, exposes the inhumanity of immigration policies that force people to choose between medical care or deportation. Doctors and nurses report on the heightened levels of anxiety and stress their undocumented immigrant patients are experiencing, resulting in health complications, missed appointments, failure to pick up life-saving medications, and even patients yanking out their ventilation tubes and fleeing the. . .
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Imprisoned for Offering Oral Sex: Ill-Founded Laws Criminalize People With HIV
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-31
Laws remain on the books in more than 30 states making the possible transmission of HIV a criminal act. (Photo: scottmontreal / Flickr) | Despite enormous scientific and medical advances in the treatment of HIV, stigma around the virus continues to persist. Discrimination against those living with HIV remains pervasive in employment, housing and medical care. And in over 30 states, people with HIV are criminalized to the extent that even the possibility of HIV transmission is punishable by fines and incarceration.Laws remain on the books in more than 30 states making the possible transmission of HIV a criminal act. (Photo: scottmontreal / Flickr) | Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! | Eighteen months ago, in September 2017, the
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Guaranteed Safety by the U.S., Former Guantánamo Detainee Now Faces Deportation to War-Torn Libya and Likely Death
Murtaza Hussain | The Intercept | 2018-03-31
Imprisoned by the U.S. with no charges for 14 years, Omar Khalifa now appears to be headed to likely death as the U.S. and Sengeal breach its commitments to him. | The post Guaranteed Safety by the U.S., Former Guantánamo Detainee Now Faces Deportation to War-Torn Libya and Likely Death appeared first on The Intercept.
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Here Comes Bolton, There Goes Arms Control
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
John Bolton's appointment as national security adviser to President Donald Trump is the latest blow to hopes for a less confrontational U.S.-Russia relationship that would include new talks on arms control. Mutual trust is now hanging by a very thin thread. | One wag suggested to me that the Bolton appointment should not really come as a surprise, since it fits the recent Washington pattern — if White House chaos can be considered a pattern. For Kremlin leaders, though, White House zig-zags are no laughing matter. Let's try to put ourselves in their shoes and imagine how the unfolding of recent events may have looked to them. | On March 1 in his state-of-the-nation address, President Putin revealed several new strategic weapons systems that Russia developed after the Bush/Cheney/Bolton administration abrogated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which had been the cornerstone of strategic stability…
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Protests continue in Sacramento as autopsy shows police shot Stephon Clark multiple times in the back
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Hundreds of people have joined the protests against police violence that have occurred nearly every day over the two weeks since Clark's murder.
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Texas woman sentenced to five years in prison for voting while on probation
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
The savage sentence against the 43-year-old worker highlights the increasing efforts to suppress the voting rights of working class Americans.
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Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.
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Trump walking back on US pledge to invest $200mn in Syria recovery — report
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
US President Donald Trump has reportedly pulled over $200 million in funds earmarked for Syria. It comes after he hinted that the US would no longer bother itself with Syrian problems upon achieving its military goals there. | RT.com
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Tesla faces tough questions after fatal highway crash
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
Tesla is facing questions about the safety of its driving system after one of its vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in California last week. It's understood the driver who died had raised concerns over the autopilot system. | RT.com
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Saudi Crown Prince–'Socially Acceptable War Criminal'–Enjoys U.S. Tour Hosted by America's Elite
Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Despite public relations blitz, Saudi monarchy "retains an atrocious human rights record and the situation has only deteriorated since the crown prince was appointed. " | After meeting with President Donald Trump last week to reaffirm U. S. military support for Saudi Arabia's brutal assault on Yemen, crown prince and accused war criminal Mohammed bin Salman, or MbS, is continuing his " whitewash tour" across the country with " a who's who of America's rich and powerful. "A peek at the prince's itinerary, leaked to The Independent on Wednesday, reveals meetings with top U. S. leaders in politics, media, and major industries–shedding light on the "full extent of the heir to the throne's American charm offensive. "From New York to the Silicon Valley, the prince's coast-to-coast welcoming committee reportedly includes up to four previous presidents as well as former Secretary of State. . .
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He Spoke Out Against Somalia's Terrorist Groups. Now ICE Has Deported Him There
Ryan Devereaux | The Intercept | 2018-03-31
Guled Muhumed came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia in 1996. He raised a family and a became a leader in his community. Then he was arrested by ICE. | The post He Spoke Out Against Somalia's Terrorist Groups. Now ICE Has Deported Him There. appeared first on The Intercept.
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50 Years After MLK's Death, Lucrative Jobs Still Elude Blacks
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
BOSTON–Jonathan Garland's fascination with architecture started early: He spent much of his childhood designing Lego houses and gazing at Boston buildings on rides with his father away from their largely minority neighborhood. | But when Garland looked around at his architectural college, he didn't see many who looked like him — there were few black faces in classroom seats, and fewer teaching skills or giving lectures. | "If you do something simple like Google 'architects' and you go to the images tab, you're primarily going to see white males," said Garland, 35, who's worked at Boston and New York architectural firms. "That's the image, that's the brand, that's the look of an architect." | And that's not uncommon in other lucrative fields, 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King — a leader in the fight for equal-employment opportunities — was assassinated.
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What Would Martin Luther King Do?
Ron Young | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
In March 1968, President Lyndon Johnson–who had successfully launched important voting rights and anti-poverty initiatives–under pressure from the military decided to send additional troops to join the more than half a million already in Vietnam. There they would fight and eventually lose a war that cost the United States $100 billion. That same month, the bipartisan Kerner Commission, appointed by Johnson in 1967 in response to riots in dozens of American cities, concluded that a massive national investment, estimated at $80 billion to $100 billion in employment, education, welfare and housing, was essential to prevent our nation from becoming "two societies, one black and one white–separate and unequal." The commission briefly considered recommending reducing and reallocating resources from the war in Vietnam but decided that would be too controversial. | Fearing the political costs of losing the war in Vietnam and facing…
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Plane crashes into buildings in California, 2 dead (PHOTOS)
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
A light plane has crashed into buildings near Santa Paula, California, according to the local fire department. Two people were killed in the crash. | RT.com
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"We Cannot Wait for Change"–Freed Whistleblower Chelsea Manning on Iraq, Prison & Running for Senate
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-31
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'US expelling America's friends': Russian Ambassador decries Trump's move as diplomats leave DC
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
The US is expelling those who've been building bridges between Russia and America in business, science and culture, Russia's US envoy Anatoly Antonov said in an address as Russian diplomats and their families left Washington, DC. | RT.com
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Sacramento Kings, NBA Players Back Protests in Stephon Clark Killing
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
Demonstrators block entrances to the team's arena on game nights as a wave of protests follows the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man. | The post Sacramento Kings, NBA Players Back Protests in Stephon Clark Killing appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Israel kills 17 border demonstrators in Gaza
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Demonstrations are set to continue for six weeks until May 15, the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel and the subsequent war between Israel and her Arab neighbours.
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Fourth suicide since June at Hudson County, New Jersey jail
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Carlos Borroto's suicide is only the latest product of the criminal neglect and inadequate health care that has persisted for years at the Hudson County jail.
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ICE arrests wrongly convicted Chicago man released after 20 years in prison
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Ricardo Rodriguez, wrongfully convicted for the 1995 murder of a homeless man, was finally freed after 20 years behind bars, only to be immediately taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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The $500,000 GoFundMe Charity Campaign for Wealthy Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Is Obscene
Glenn Greenwald | The Intercept | 2018-03-31
In the name of "resistance," small donors — encouraged by a cable news star — have contributed a vast sum of money online to help a rich career FBI official. | The post The $500,000 GoFundMe Charity Campaign for Wealthy Ex-FBI Official Andrew McCabe Is Obscene appeared first on The Intercept.
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What's a Non-Racist Way to Appeal to Working-Class Whites? NYT's Edsall Can't Think of Any
Jim Naureckas | FAIR | 2018-03-31
Exit polls misled Democrats into thinking it was possible to win elections without xenophobia, the New York Times' Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) argues. | The 2016 presidential exit polls "substantially underestimated the number of Democratic white working-class voters…and overestimated the white college-educated Democratic electorate," New York Times columnist Thomas Edsall ( 3/29/18) writes. A new Pew survey finds that "33 percent of Democratic voters and Democratic leaners are whites without college degrees," says Edsall, which issubstantially larger than the 26 percent of Democrats who are whites with college degrees–the group that many analysts had come to believe was the dominant constituency in the party. | It's good for Edsall to acknowledge this–as FAIR ( 10/9/15) had to take him to task in 2015 for…
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Stephon Clark was shot 8 times, 7 from behind — family-commissioned autopsy
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-31
Of the 20 shots fired by Sacramento, California, police officers, unarmed black man Stephon Clark was hit by eight, according to an autopsy commissioned by his family. Seven of the shots came from behind and one from the side. | RT.com
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David Shulkin's Firing at the VA Is Latest Step in Trump-Koch Push to Privatize Veterans' Health Care
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Trump and the Koch brothers are trying to kill the nation's only single-payer system. | On Wednesday, President Trump fired Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and said he'd replace him with White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear admiral in the Navy. Dr. Jackson has no experience running a large agency. The Department of Veterans Affairs is the federal government's second-largest department, with 360,000 employees. Shulkin had been facing criticism for various ethics violations, including using taxpayer money to pay for his wife's airfare during a trip to Europe last summer. But Shulkin says he's actually being ousted because of his opposition to privatizing the VA, which runs 1,700 hospitals and clinics. The push to privatize the VA has been led by a group called Concerned Veterans for America, which is funded by the billionaire conservative Koch brothers. We speak. . .
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Dye Job
Mr. Fish | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-31
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Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines
Alleen Brown | The Intercept | 2018-03-31
Louisiana's bill inflicts harsh penalties for conspiracy to trespass — which can apply even if someone never sets foot on a critical infrastructure site. | The post Louisiana and Minnesota Introduce Anti-Protest Bills Amid Fights Over Bayou Bridge and Enbridge Pipelines appeared first on The Intercept.
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Democrats green-light Trump's escalating war on immigrants
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
Amongst other measures, the Trump administration plans to block immigrants who have used social programs from receiving legal status.
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King Donald Rewards Loyal Courtiers–the Others Are Beheaded by Tweet
Heather Digby Parton, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-31
Trump's administration now resembles the "privy chamber" of Henry VIII, where the most obsequious rose to power. | Everyone understands by now that President Trump doesn't hire people so much as he casts them. His cabinet has all been chosen the way he chose contestants for "The Apprentice. " So when it was reported that he had finally followed through on the rumored firing of the secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, and replaced him with the White House doctor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson — on the basis of the press conference where Jackson pronounced the president to be svelte, fit and genetically superior — it wasn't a surprise. After all, Jackson had delivered quite a performance, without breaking character even once. It's easy to see why Trump would want to give Jackson a bigger role in the show. He demonstrated real. . .
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Uzbek Journalist's Trial in Tashkent is a Long-Awaited Reunion
Human Rights Watch | Human Rights Watch News | 2018-03-31
The scene outside a Tashkent courtroom where two journalists are on trial is at once festive and tragic. Uzbekistan's embattled human rights defenders, long harassed by the late Islam Karimov's repressive government, gathered in numbers not seen for years alongside local reporters, international journalists, and diplomats. Camaraderie was in the air as newly freed activists and journalists like Akzam Turgunov and Muhammad Bekjanov showed up in solidarity. | With Human Rights Watch back inside an Uzbek courtroom for the first time in years, we saw Daniil Kislov, editor of the Fergana News website who was visiting Tashkent after 14 years in exile, alongside reporters from officially registered media outlets — gazeta.uz and kun.uz — whose very presence two years ago would have been inconceivable. | After hugs and greetings, we remembered our somber reason for attending. In September security…
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New Zealand: Labour government hit by sexual assault allegations
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-31
The media has deliberately inflated an apparently minor incident into a major national issue as a warning to Labour to press ahead with an agenda of austerity and war preparations.
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Woke Hollywood? The Marketing of Black Panther
Joseph Tompkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Most readers will be familiar with the hype around the Black Panther. The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now stands, quite ceremoniously, as a film of many firsts–the first black blockbuster, the first Marvel film to feature a black superhero, black director, screenwriter and cast, the first to make more than $1 billion…
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York University conspires with Ontario government to break contract-faculty and assistants' strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
Although the Liberals are manifestly preparing to illegalize the strike, CUPE is doing nothing to mobilize the working class in support of the 3,000 striking contract-faculty and graduate assistants.
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Remembering Stephen Hawking, Groundbreaking Physicist and Advocate for Climate, Palestine & Peace
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-30
On Saturday, members of the scientific community, family, friends and fans alike will gather to remember the life and legacy of groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking. Hawking died on March 14 at his home in Cambridge, England, at the age of 76. For decades, Hawking enchanted both scientists and science lovers by making groundbreaking discoveries about the origins of the universe, then translating these ideas for millions of nonscientists worldwide. His career and life itself have been celebrated as a medical miracle. Born in Oxford, Britain, in 1942, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disorder known as Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 21. Doctors said he had only a few years to live. Instead, he went on to live for more than 50 years, traveling the world in his motorized wheelchair and communicating through a custom-made computerized voice synthesizer. His only complaint was that the synthesizer gave him an American accent. He also protested against U.S. wars, including the U.S. war in Vietnam and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. We speak to Kitty Ferguson, author of two books about Hawking, "Stephen Hawking: An Unfettered Mind" and "Stephen Hawking: Quest for a Theory of Everything."
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York University conspires with Ontario government to break contract-faculty and assistants' strike
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
Although the Liberals are manifestly preparing to illegalize the strike, CUPE is doing nothing to mobilize the working class in support of the 3,000 striking contract-faculty and graduate assistants.
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Michigan State University Sent Nine "Undercover" Cops to Richard Spencer Protest — but It Says That's Not Surveillance
Sam Adler-Bell | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
An MSU spokesperson said a cop infiltrating a student group would constitute "undercover surveillance," but an undercover cop attending a protest does not. | The post Michigan State University Sent Nine "Undercover" Cops to Richard Spencer Protest — but It Says That's Not Surveillance appeared first on The Intercept.
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Meet the Doctor Suing Trump: Dr. Eugene Gu on Gun Violence, Privatization of VA & White Supremacy
Democracy Now! | 2018-03-30
Doctors across the country are slamming former Republican Senator Rick Santorum for arguing that young people protesting for gun control would be better served by learning CPR. Dr. Eugene Gu of Vanderbilt University Medical Center tweeted, "As a surgeon, I've operated on gunshot victims who've had bullets tear through their intestines, cut through their spinal cord, and pulverize their kidneys and liver. Rick Santorum telling kids to shut up and take CPR classes is simply unconscionable." We speak to Dr. Gu about gun violence, his lawsuit against President Trump and why he was suspended for taking a knee to fight white supremacy.
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Stopping War Pusher John Bolton, Trump's Choice for National "Insecurity" Advisor
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
John Bolton's career of pushing for bombing countries like Iran and North Korea, and his having played an active role in the Bush/Cheney regime's criminal war of aggression that destroyed Iraq, makes him a clear and present danger to our country and world peace. He is about to become Donald Trump's personal national security advisor…
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The Last 'Peace Process' Warrior: Abbas Hanging by a Thread
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
The 'deal of the century' is a farce. We suspected that, of course, but, upon his return from Washington, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu revealed in more detail why the long-anticipated plan of the administration of US President Donald Trump has no basis in reality. Netanyahu told his cabinet that there are "no concrete details"
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The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be? Why America Isn't Great Anymore
Amir Nour | Global Research | 2018-03-30
"We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can't bomb it into peace" | -Michael Franti [2] | David and Goliath in an upside-down world | President Donald Trump doesn't seem to share Georges Clemenceau's view that "war is too …
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Palestinians Will Not Cease to Demand their Rights
Basem Naim | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
The West has long been enamored with the specter of passive resistance with tens of thousands of unarmed demonstrators facing off against a heavily armed and ruthless force in pursuit of justice. Today hundreds of thousands of peaceful unarmed demonstrators marched towards the rim of the sealed off Gaza Strip. They got no closer than…
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Israel Opens Fire on Protesters in Gaza After Trump's Envoy Denounces "Hostile March"
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-03-30
Israeli forces killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday, and injured more hundreds more with live fire, as an estimated 50,000 residents of the besieged enclave answered an activist's call to embrace civil disobedience by demonstrating close to the border fence, an area defined by the Israel Defense Forces as a closed military zone. | Video of unarmed protesters being shot by Israeli snipers, including at least one young man who was engaged in prayer at the time, appalled observers from both communities.#Israeli army sniper in #Gaza today . #GreatReturnMarch pic.twitter.com/gGnxlzyCHA | — Nasser Atta (@nasseratta5) March 30, 2018 | Disgusting and awful.. | Moments of killing a Palestinian young man in cold blood by an Israeli Zionists snipers at #Gaza strip borders during the peaceful protests of #GreatReturnMarch , i was there…
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Ninety-Nine Bullets and One Dead Teen
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-30
You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. | Ten officers. Ninety-nine rounds. | That's the tally of gunfire that police used to kill 19-year-old Jesus Adolfo Delgado-Duarte on March 6 in San Francisco's Mission District. | The police killing — the first of 2018 by police in the Mission — has drawn attention because of the overwhelming use of force by officers, who unleashed a barrage of bullets into the trunk of a car that Delgado was allegedly attempting to hide in. Delgado-Duarte was struck by at least 20 bullets of the 99 fired. | Police claim Delgado-Duarte was a suspect in a robbery and that he had fired a gun from inside the trunk of the car. Astonishingly, police opened fire despite the fact that an 18-year-old woman was in the car's…
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Trump is But The Tip of a "Dangerous Iceberg". Time for Reflection and Understanding
Philip A Farruggio | Global Research | 2018-03-30
As I write this column it is Good Friday, the most somber day in the Christian religion. This is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. It is a time for reflection and understanding. One need not be devout …
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Goodbye Facebook, and Screw You Too
Christopher Ketcham | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
I joined Facebook in 2014 at the urging of a friend of mine in Moab, Utah — of all places, Moab, an outpost in the desert — who had worked in marketing, political advertising, messaging and the like. He said, "You need to get on there, man! Network. Get your message out. Your articles." Of…
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Getting Ready for Nuclear War
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
John Bolton is to assume the appointment as President Trump's National Security Adviser on April 9. On February 28 he wrote in the Wall Street Journal that "it is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current 'necessity' posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons by striking first," which would undoubtedly lead to explosion of at…
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Paul Krugman Reveals an Unsettling Truth About Trump's Taste for TV Stars
Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
The president appears to have no actual policies whatsoever. | Earlier this week, Donald Trump called supporter Roseanne Barr to personally congratulate the actress on the "huge" ratings for the revival of her show, "Roseanne. " For any other president, it would have been a bizarre gesture, but for Trump it made perfect sense. As Paul Krugman argues in his Thursday column, the former host of "The Apprentice" treats his entire presidency as one giant television spectacle. "Unfortunately," Krugman writes, "what looks good on TV isn't necessarily good for the America, or the world. "Take Trump's recent appointment of Dr. Ronny L. Jackson to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Jackson has no experience leading a government organization. In fact, his only qualifications seem to be that he gave the president a mostly clean bill of health, and he's a United States. . .
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Bolton's Past Advocacy for Israel at US Expense Heralds Dangerous New Era in Geopolitics
Whitney Webb | MintPress News | 2018-03-30
Notorious war hawk John Bolton — who has long been vying for a position in Trump's administration — has been especially eager to work with a president with minimal foreign policy knowledge or experience, allowing him maximum effect in achieving his policy goals. | The post Bolton's Past Advocacy for Israel at US Expense Heralds Dangerous New Era in Geopolitics appeared first on MintPress News.

Bolton’s Past Advocacy for Israel at US Expense Heralds Dangerous New Era in Geopolitics

Sous Le Pave, La Plage: May 68
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Fifty year anniversaries are important markers in our culture. This is the case whether we are acknowledging an individual's stay on earth or some greater historical moment. This is why so many are remembering the year 1968 in 2018. The nature of these reminiscences varies. Mainstream media coverage writes about 1968 as the year that…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
Educators in the central African country say they will strike next month to demand a doubling of their pay, which currently puts them below the official government poverty line.
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Bolton: Another War Criminal Joins Trump's Gangster Regime
Richard Becker | Global Research | 2018-03-30
The appointment of the notorious warmonger John Bolton as National Security Advisor is the latest move in reorganizing the Trump inner circle as a war cabinet. The Bolton announcement came just days after the naming of Central Intelligence Agency director …
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Papers, please — and your Facebook posts: US to demand social media info from visa applicants
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years' worth of their online footprint can be scrutinized. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states. | RT.com
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Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-30
Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland's legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but say they are not liable…
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McCabe Reportedly in Possession of Emails That Prove Republicans Lied About Him Misleading Comey
Bob Brigham, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
Two congressmen appear to have been trying to forward a false narrative. | Two Republican congressmen appear to have been caught in a lie about former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. | Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Fox News on Thursday night that the FBI's disciplinary office found that McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey about leaking information to the press. Jordan claimed that the FBI's disciplinary office found that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied to then-Director James Comey. But Michael Bromwich, McCabe's attorney, told The Washington Post that claims of email evidence "clearly show that Mr. McCabe advised Director Comey that he was working with colleagues at the FBI to correct inaccuracies before the stories were published, and that they remained in contact through the weekend while the interactions with the reporter continued. "Bromwich also slammed. . .
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Roseanne Barr Is Promoting a Deranged Conspiracy Theory About Top Democrats
Brad Reed, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
The TV star is one of Donald Trump's most loyal supporters. | Roseanne Barr, whose revived sitcom 'Roseanne' drew 18 million viewers in its first episode this week, has been promoting a wild conspiracy theory about top Democratic leaders being involved in satanic cult that traffics child sex slaves. The Daily Beast reports that Barr has regularly promoted the work of an anonymous 4Chan user who goes by the name of "Q" and who claims to be a top-ranking government official. While "Q" has never given any evidence to show that they really work in the government, their posts on 4Chan have garnered a large following among conspiracy theorists, as they allege that the Trump administration is planning mass arrests of Democratic leaders for their roles in a devil-worshiping child-sex-trafficking ring. Barr first asked her Twitter followers to help her get in. . .
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"I Won't Keep Calm I Have a Black Son"
Seth Sandronsky | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Holly Singleteary, a dancer, mother, sister, and worker who lives in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, also helms the nonprofit BlyueRose Dance Project there with her twin sister Heather. Holly joined a rally at Sacramento's City Hall recently to protest the Sacramento police shooting and killing of unarmed Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American, in his…
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Kentucky teachers shut down schools in protest over 'shameful' pension bill
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
Widespread teacher absences forced schools across Kentucky to close Friday as educators protested against the passing of a controversial pension bill. The move comes after massive teacher strikes in neighboring West Virginia. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/422807-kentucky-teacher-p…

Herman Bell Gains Parole, DeBlasio and Cuomo Lose Ethics
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Dear Bill De Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, You, as governor and mayor — New York State's most powerful liberals — have argued constantly. I, along with millions of NY civilians, have endured years of your snark-attacks and antler-locks. Recently, it got really bad, when you, Governor Cuomo, insinuated that you, Mayor De Blasio, might be…
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Vertigo: Sixty years since the release of Alfred Hitchcock's disturbing classic.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece, Vertigo, endures as one of the most troubling American films of the postwar period.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/30/vert…

Washington police stand by initial conclusion of no foul play in Russian media tycoon's death
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
Metropolitan Police have said they still believe the death of the Russian media tycoon in Washington in 2015 was an accident. The latest assertion comes in light of a secret report alleging Mikhail Lesin was "bludgeoned to death." | RT.com
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Unarmed man with pants down fatally shot by deputy in Houston, Texas.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
So far this year the police have killed more than 308 people of every race, ethnicity, gender and age.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/30/poli…

John Hsu, Prince of the Viola da Gamba
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
In the final pages of Charles Burney's massive four-volume General History of Music published between 1776 and 1789 and the first of its kind written in English, there appears an elegy for an instrument that "during the last century had been," as Burney put its,…
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9th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt Dies at 87
Emily Wells | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-30
"The great tragedy now is not only that Reinhardt has passed away, but that Donald Trump will get to name his successor," says Truthdig columnist Bill Blum. | The post 9th Circuit Court Judge Stephen Reinhardt Dies at 87 appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Russia-Trump Probe: Special Prosecutor to Investigate Alleged FBI/DOJ FISA Abuses
Stephen Lendman | Global Research | 2018-03-30
In mid-March, GOP House and Senate members called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to work jointly with Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz in investigating alleged FBI and DOJ Trump/Russia probe abuses. | House Judiciary chairman …
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All the President's Women
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
There is no doubt about it: Stormy Daniels is a formidable woman. Karen McDougal is no slouch either, though she is hard to admire after that riff, in her Anderson Cooper interview, about how religious and Republican she is; she even said that she used to love the Donald. Stormy Daniels is better than that.
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March for Eight Billion Lives: an Interview With Riva Enteen
Ann Garrison | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Organizers of the upcoming Women's March on the Pentagon are calling on the Democratic Party-sponsored Women's March and March for Our Lives to expand their message to include the eight billion lives on the planet, all of which are imperiled by US weapons and wars. I spoke to Riva Enteen, a former National Lawyers Guild…
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Guns, Corruption and PACs: Three Terrible Supreme Court Decisions
L. Michael Hager | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Russian election meddling, mass shootings, immigration, trade, White House staff changes and sexual misbehavior make daily headlines, while three decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court that pre-date the Trump presidency may have more enduring and destructive impact. The 2008 Heller decision on guns, the 2016 McDonnell decision on corruption and the 2010 Citizens United case on money in politics directly affect public…
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Why Vietnam Still Matters: The Australians Tangle With Victor Charles in the Battle of Long Tan
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Exclusively for CounterPunch, Matthew Stevenson travels from Haiphong and Hanoi, in what was North Vietnam, to the Central Highlands and Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon and the capital, in search of the remnants of the American war in Vietnam. This is Part VI of an eight-part series. On my last day in Vietnam, I…
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San Francisco, a Sanctuary City… for the Irish, Too
Nadya Williams | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
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New Zealand: Nurses reject sellout pay deal.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
Public health nurses have voted against a 2 percent pay increase, an effective wage freeze, negotiated by their trade union.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/30/nznu…

Teacher 'Rebellion' Spreads to Oklahoma.
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-30
OKLAHOMA CITY–A teacher rebellion that started in the hills of West Virginia spread like a prairie fire to Oklahoma this week and now threatens to reach the desert in Arizona. | In the deep red state of Oklahoma, the Republican-led Legislature approved money for teacher raises and more school funding, even hiking taxes on the vaunted oil and gas industry to do it. Republican Governor Mary Fallin rushed to sign the measures into law Thursday. | Oklahoma teachers were inspired by West Virginia, another red state where a 9-day strike led to 5-percent teacher raises. Oklahoma teachers haven't had a raise in a decade of Republican control and they won raises of between 15 and 18 percent. Now, teachers in Arizona thronged their GOP-run Capitol this week, demanding a 20 percent teacher pay hike. | "West Virginia woke us up," Arizona Educators Association…
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US Appeals Court acknowledges UAW lied to Toledo Jeep workers
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-30
A group of former TPT workers at the Fiat Chrysler Jeep complex found themselves in a Kafkaesque position after the UAW squelched their grievance over contract violations and then lied to them about their right to appeal.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/30/auto…

Widow of Orlando Nightclub Gunman Acquitted
Staff | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-30
The acquittal of Noor Salman, who was accused of helping plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward, is a rare defeat for the government in a terrorism case. | The post Widow of Orlando Nightclub Gunman Acquitted appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Palestinian People Airbrushed out of the Picture as Israel Celebrates its Seventieth
Miko Peled | MintPress News | 2018-03-30
The "Israel Celebrates 70" brochure is in full color and is 112 pages long and not one chapter, not one page, not one paragraph and not even one word is dedicated to a people who make up the majority of the inhabitants of the land — the Palestinians. | The post The Palestinian People Airbrushed out of the Picture as Israel Celebrates its Seventieth appeared first on MintPress News.

The Palestinian People Airbrushed out of the Picture as Israel Celebrates its Seventieth

Is the War on Guns the Next War on Terror?
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
The leaders of the United States of America are sick people. They are ignorant. They lack judgement. They choose to fight rather than to cooperate. Especially the Republican party. And especially our current President, Donald Trump. However, the American public remains a sorry lot also. We kill each other at an alarming rate. We are…
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FBI Detains London-Based 'Trump Defender,' Subpoenas Him in Mueller Probe
Elizabeth Preza, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-30
Ted Malloch has ties to Roger Stone and UKIP co-founder Nigel Farage. | Ted Malloch, a London-based American academic and close ally of UK Independence Party co-founder Nigel Farage, was detained on Wednesday by the FBI at a Boston, MA airport and issued a subpoena to testify as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. As the Guardian reports, Malloch–a contributor for the conspiracy website InfoWars and self-described "defender of Trump"–said he was detained at Boston's Logan airport upon arrival from London. Notably, Malloch told the Gateway Pundit he was detained in Cleveland, OH. In a statement, Malloch said he was asked about his relationship to longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone, as well as any possible ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He told the Guardian the federal agent who detained him "seemed to know everything about me. "Malloch is described. . .
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South Carolina volunteer cop shoots fleeing suspect (Body cam video)
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-30
A volunteer constable in Florence, South Carolina fired as many as eight shots at a suspect as he attempted to flee a traffic stop, body camera footage from the officer reveals. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/422799-volunteer-cop-shoo…

Give Me Liberty or Give Them Death
Lauren Walker | Truthout Stories | 2018-03-30
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"I Won't Keep Calm I Have a Black Son"
Seth Sandronsky | counterpunch.org | 2018-03-30
Holly Singleteary, a dancer, mother, sister, and worker who lives in Sacramento's Oak Park neighborhood, also helms the nonprofit BlyueRose Dance Project there with her twin sister Heather. Holly joined a rally at Sacramento's City Hall recently to protest the Sacramento police shooting and killing of unarmed Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old African American, in his…
counterpunch.org/2018/03/30/i-wont-keep-…

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