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2018-08-01: News Headlines

Sputnik News (2018-08-01). US Must 'Show It Is Trustworthy' Before Iran Will Negotiate New Deal. iranian.com Following comments by US President Donald Trump about wanting to open a new dialogue with Tehran, an Iranian scholar told Radio Sputnik Tuesday that if the US "wants to continue talking with Iran, it has no choice but to go back to the nuclear agreement." During a joint news conference Monday in Washington with Italian Prime Minister […]

Staff (2018-08-01). American Islamophobia's Fake Facts. truthdig.com Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered the language.

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Wednesday, four Palestinians from their homes in the Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers stormed and violently searched dozens of homes in the city, and nearby towns of Doura, Beit Awwa, ath-Thaheriyya, as-Sammoa' and […]…

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-01). Obama Says Inequality Led to Rise of the Right, but Takes No Responsibility for It (2/2). therealnews.com Prof. Leo Panitch and Paul Jay discuss Obama's Mandela lecture where he describes how globalization led to the politics of fear and resentment, but won't acknowledge how global capitalism and his presidency created the conditions for it

Russell Mokhiber (2018-08-01). Davitt McAteer on Monongah: The Worst Industrial Accident in U.S. History. counterpunch.org On April 5, 2010, a massive explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch coal mine in southern West Virginia. The mine was owned and operated by Massey Energy. Twenty-nine miners were killed. On December 6, 1907, a massive explosion ripped through the Monongah mine outside Fairmont, West Virginia. More than 500 miners were killed. It More

teleSUR/md-LJS (2018-08-01). Mexico Slams White Supremacist Protest Near New York Consulate. telesurtv.net Relations between the two countries have been tense since Trump said during his campaign that Mexico was sending criminals and rapists to the United States.

teleSUR/rfpl-MS-LJS (2018-08-01). Brazil: Largest Estates Employ Fewer People And Produce Less. telesurtv.net "And despite the territorial struggles, there are signs of greater concentration of land," said Gilmar Mauro, of the Landless Workers' Movement.

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2018-08-01). The Seeds Of Suicide: How Monsanto Destroys Farming. globalresearch.ca Control over seed is the first link in the food chain because seed is the source of life. When a corporation controls seed, it controls life, especially the life of farmers.

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-01). Argentina Marches For 'Disappeared' Activist Santiago Maldonado. telesurtv.net Santiago's brother said: "Tomorrow we summon everyone to Plaza de Mayo… to demand truth and justice for Santiago and for all the disappeared in dictatorship and democracy."

teleSUR/ rfpl-MS (2018-08-01). Guatemala: Mayan Ixil Activist Juana Raymundo Murdered. telesurtv.net Juana was a nurse and the sixth member of the Committee of Campesino Development murdered in 2018.

Serge Halimi (2018-08-01). The Myth of a Tragic Mistake. counterpunch.org Five years ago, one view of an international event triumphed in the West; through assiduous repetition, it has become a state religion. It holds that President Barack Obama made a tragic mistake on 31 August 2013 when he decided not to launch air strikes on the Syrian army after its deadly chemical attacks in the More

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-01). Hatewatch Headlines 8/1/2018. splcenter.org 'Religious liberty task force' is dangerous; Ex-CIA analyst calls for killing Trump critics; Frenzied Trump fans taunt reporters at rally; and more.

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-01). Virginia State Senator in Rare Support by Politician for Assange. consortiumnews.com Julian Assange's lawyers fear his extradition to the U.S. where they believe a sealed indictment in Virginia is awaiting him. In a rare move by a U.S. politician, a state senator in Virginia has come out in support of Assange…. Read more →

Colin Todhunter (2018-08-01). India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime. counterpunch.org Like many countries, India's food system was essentially clean just a generation or two ago but is now being comprehensively contaminated with sugar, bad fats, synthetic additives, GMOs and pesticides under the country's neoliberal 'great leap forward'. The result has been a surge in obesity, diabetes and cancer incidence, while there has been no let-up More

Herbert Dyer, Jr. (2018-08-01). It Really Is Open Season on Black People. counterpunch.org "It just feels like they're coming for us. It's not paranoia. It's objectively just looking at what is happening…It used to be people felt shame for being a racist or saying the word 'nigger'. Not now." — Eva Patterson, founder of Oakland's Equal Justice Society, on the murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilsonby a white supremacist More

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-01). Mexico Extradites Accused 'Fast And Furious' Gunman. telesurtv.net Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, who is charged with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, was sent to the United States.

Lawrence Wittner (2018-08-01). Let's Tax the Rich. counterpunch.org Whatever happened to the notion that rich people should pay their fair share of the cost for their country's public programs? Progressive income taxes‚Äïdesigned to fund government services and facilities—go back centuries, and are based on the idea that taxes should be levied most heavily on people with the ability to pay them. In the United More

Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-01). Is Trump Preparing to Strike Iran? counterpunch.org The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House. Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations. Mortal enemies become amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for their defence. For all that swirling chaos, the one More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-01). General Elections in Zimbabwe: Results Uncertain but Seventy Percent of Eligible Voters Turnout. therealnews.com From the ousting of Mugabe to the unprecedented voter turnout for this election, it is clear that the people are engaged and demanding change says Prof. Horace Campbell

teleSUR/MS (2018-08-01). Venezuela and Grenada Reinforce Ties of Bilateral Cooperation. telesurtv.net Venezuela has managed to conclude strategic cooperation agreements with more than three Caribbean countries.

Faramarz Davar (2018-08-01). Can Iran Legally Close the Strait of Hormuz? globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | This article was first published on GR on July 9, 2018 | On Tuesday, July 3, President Hassan Rouhani implicitly threatened to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz and prevent countries from …

Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers (2018-08-01). Trump Era: "There Is Great Disorder Under The Sky, So The Situation Is Excellent!" counterpunch.org The quote in the headline comes from Mao Tse Tung. It was aptly used by Professor Slavoj Žižek to describe the situation we find ourselves in during the Trump era. There are many things to dislike about President Trump, but he is shaking up the establishment and raising mishandled issues that would not otherwise be discussed. He is More

Ali Mohsin (2018-08-01). "Prison Reform" Bill Stalled in Senate as National Prison Strike Looms. counterpunch.org One of the more curious developments in recent months has been the bipartisan effort to pass the First Step Act, a "prison reform" bill that was approved by the House of Representatives in May. If passed by the Senate, the bill will lead to some minor improvements in the treatment of prisoners currently incarcerated in More

Vicky Peláez (2018-08-01). The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? globalresearch.ca This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research ten years ago in March 2008. | Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation …

Eurasianet (2018-08-01). Pushing Iran Out: Saudis Brag About Giving Tajikistan $200M In Aid. iranian.com Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Tajikistan has revealed in an interview that Riyadh has granted more than $200 million in aid to Dushanbe over the years. Speaking to Avesta news agency, Abdulaziz ibn Muhammad al-Badi made little attempt to disguise the fact that his government's generosity stems from a desire to push Iran, a nation whose Persian heritage […]

Stan Cox (2018-08-01). An Engineer, an Economist, and an Ecomodernist Walk Into a Bar and Order a Free Lunch . . . counterpunch.org Humanity's and the Earth's prospects have been dimming for the past year and a half. But they've been bleak for a long time; as little was being done about the global ecological crisis before January 2017 as has been done since. Neither then nor now has the national or world power structure acknowledged that deep reductions in human resource use and economic activity, but with sufficiency for all, are necessary. Instead, the most popular proposed "solutions" would double down on human ingenuity and market forces, the two factors that have been central to creating our predicament in the first place. Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-01). VIPS to Trump: Intel on Iran Could be CATASTROPHIC. consortiumnews.com As drums beat again for war — this time on Iran—-the VIPS' warning is again being disregarded as it was before the Iraq debacle and this time VIPS fear the consequences will be all-caps CATASTROPHIC. August 1, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran… Read more →

teleSUR / MH (2018-08-01). Aeromexico Plane Crashes in Mexico's Durango State, All Survive. telesurtv.net Governor Jose Rosas Aispuro wrote on Twitter that there were no official figures on deaths or injuries yet.

Bryce Covert (2018-08-01). What's Next for #MeToo? thenation.com What's Next for #MeToo? appeared first on The Nation.

Clio Chang (2018-08-01). Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality? thenation.com Could a Universal Basic Income Become a Political Reality? appeared first on The Nation.

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Israeli Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Nablus And Ramallah. imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians, including one journalist, in Nablus and Ramallah, and injured several others in Hebron. The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah in central West Bank, and abducted Adham […]…

Staff (2018-08-01). Koch Bros. Funded Study Finds Single Payer Saves Trillions. truthdig.com A report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University underestimates the savings of moving to a National Improved Medicare for All single payer healthcare, but concedes that it would lower the total cost of health care.

Dan Bacher (2018-08-01). Coalition Slams Delta Tunnels Finance Authority's Request for $1.6 Billion Loan from Trump. counterpunch.org The Delta Counties Coalition (DCC), an alliance of the counties of Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano and Yolo, on July 23 issued a statement opposing the Delta Conveyance Finance Authority's (DCFA) request for a $1.6 billion loan from the Trump Administration through an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program for the construction of Governor Jerry More

Laura Flanders (2018-08-01). Ominous Silence on the Anniversary of the ADA. counterpunch.org The Americans with Disabilities Act turned 28 this July. The ADA was signed into law on July 26th, 1990 by the first President Bush. It prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life. Traditionally, Capitol Hill marks the day, and, one way or another, the White House issues a statement, and More

Julian Vigo (2018-08-01). The Right-Wing Assault on Academic Freedom in India. counterpunch.org More>

Bill Lueders (2018-08-01). 'Not Good for a Democracy'. progressive.org James Clapper, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency under George H. W. Bush and Director of National Intelligence under President Barack Obama speaks out against the current President.

Benjamin Serby (2018-08-01). In Tony Kushner's America. thenation.com In Tony Kushner's America appeared first on The Nation.

Peter Franks (2018-08-01). Cirque d'Aforika Borwa (Circa 2003). counterpunch.org Only some of the characters have changed and some affiliations. South Africa is in the midst of a crisis. Of that there is no doubt. But what that crisis is about is less certain. Some would call it a power struggle between contending leaders. Others would call it a skills crisis. Yet others would blame More

Staff (2018-08-01). Remains From N. Korea Arrived Without Identifications. truthdig.com Only one military dog tag was with 55 boxes of human remains supposedly dating to the Korean War. At this point, the U.S. is not sure the bones are those of Americans.

Jason Holland (2018-08-01). Is Sharing Ethical? counterpunch.org Hear me out. I realize the idea of sharing may seem like a vulgarity to the sophisticated American mind, could rile a few people up. The mere suggestion of sharing without receiving something in return may tempt good capitalists of the world to spit on me in disgust, call me commie filth, and possibly launch More

Staff (2018-08-01). Remembering Ron Dellums: Congressman and Anti-War Activist Led With His Principles. truthdig.com The rare example of an activist politician able to work effectively from within the American political system, Dellums distinguished himself by taking strong stances about divisive issues in America and on the global stage.

Kenneth Surin (2018-08-01). The Great Brexit Disorder. counterpunch.org In Blighty, not quite as yet a banana republic like the US, young children are not (so far) kidnapped on a massive scale by the state, and its non-whites (so far) only generally endure systemic and repetitive police harassment and beatings, albeit, relative to the US, with the very occasional police killing thrown in. The burning issue in the UK, where immigration is concerned, consists in the subsequent denial of the right of residence to those who entered the country entirely legally. More

Sasha Abramsky (2018-08-01). The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers. thenation.com The Siege of Chicago at 50: Todd Gitlin Remembers appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-01). Sanders' Plan to Eliminate Bail Could Hit Corporate Roadblock. therealnews.com Local advocates who have fought to eliminate bail at the state level say the well-funded bail lobby will fight to keep a system that monetizes criminal justice

Daniel Thomas Potts (2018-08-01). Iran And America: A Forgotten Friendship. iranian.com As President Donald Trump's rhetoric against Iran heats up again, it is worth recalling a time when the two countries had a distinctly different relationship. That time began in the 1800s, as American missionaries journeyed to what was then called Persia. The missionaries helped build important institutions — schools, colleges, hospitals and medical schools — in Persia, many of […]

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians Near Nablus. imemc.org Medical sources have reported, on Tuesday evening, that Israeli soldiers injured several Palestinians after the army invaded Sebastia town, north of Nablus, in northern West Bank. Mohammad Azem, the mayor of Sebastia, told the WAFA Palestinian News & Info Agency, that the several army jeeps invaded the town, and attacked […]…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-01). Trump and the Politics of Neoliberal Destruction. counterpunch.org With the outrageous decision by the Trump White House to bar a CNN propagandist posing as a reporter, more people are now starting to make the connection between press freedom and the issue of the "right to know" and of unimpeded information. But we have to ask once again, where was this concern when democrats under Obama were using the espionage act to jail whistleblowers and prosecuting journalists? More

teleSUR/md-LJS (2018-08-01). Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring Deal Points to Privatization. telesurtv.net Rossello in January announced a plan to privatize the crippled utility, which recently experienced management changes that led to a congressional oversight hearing.

teleSUR / md-MS (2018-08-01). Chile Govt Confirms It Will Deny Women Access to Free Abortion. telesurtv.net The Minister of Women and Gender Equality, Isabel Pla and Health Minister Emilio Santelices have opposed the legalization of abortion since the beginning of this administration.

Kevin Ryan (2018-08-01). Former FBI Director Robert Mueller's History of Cover-Ups. globalresearch.ca Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been in the news lately due to his inquiry into Russian alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. | After a 12-year stint leading the Bureau, the longest ever since J. Edgar Hoover, Mueller is …

IMEMC News (2018-08-01). Army Injures Several Palestinians In Tubas. imemc.org Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday evening, Tammoun town, south of Tubas in northeastern West Bank, and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation during ensuing protests. Media sources in Tubas said the invasion took place in an area near Tammoun junction. They added that the soldiers fired […]…

teleSUR/rfpl-MS (2018-08-01). Three Years After the Murder That Changed Journalism in Mexico. telesurtv.net Ruben Espinosa and Nadia Vera went to Mexico City thinking they would be safe there.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Australian governments illegally sailed refugee boats to distant reef. wsws.org Successive governments flouted the law to declare asylum seekers "offshore arrivals."

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Geoffrey Rush's lawyers argue newspaper's allegations "motivated to harm" the actor. wsws.org Rush's amended submission documents ongoing detrimental reportage by Murdoch publications.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). California's burning: The social and political background of the deadly infernos. wsws.org For the second year in a row, the US state of California is the scene of death and destruction, as wildfires surge throughout the state and drive thousands from their homes.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Trump plans a $100 billion tax bonus for the rich. wsws.org The Trump administration is preparing to change the calculation of the capital gains tax so as to funnel billions more to the top 10 percent.

RT (2018-08-01). 'CNN sucks!' White House reporter gets harsh welcome at Trump rally (VIDEO). rt.com CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta felt the wrath of the Tampa crowd when he was doing a live shot from a pro-Trump rally on Tuesday. Acosta was heckled with his stand-up almost drowning in chants of "CNN sucks."

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Protest in Munich against attacks on refugees, poverty and war. wsws.org Despite pouring rain, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Munich against right-wing agitation, increasing military spending, poverty and war.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Ronan Farrow's latest #MeToo "bombshell," directed against Leslie Moonves of CBS. wsws.org The New Yorker magazine has posted Farrow's new article, detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Leslie Moonves, the chairman, president and CEO of CBS Corporation.

RT (2018-08-01). Holocaust victim-blaming? College textbook claim sparks outcry. rt.com An online textbook used by students at the University of North Carolina has provoked outrage after it suggested that people who didn't survive the Holocaust had failed to tap into their inner strength.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). France sets aside €300 billion for military in 2019-2025 budget plans. wsws.org The massive increase in military spending underscores the fact that a fundamental aim of European austerity policies is to finance large-scale imperialist wars.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). TSA tracks unsuspecting passengers under "Quiet Skies" program. wsws.org The program allows federal air marshals to follow and report on American citizens not suspected of a crime, not under investigation, and not on any terrorist watch list.

Human Rights Watch (2018-08-01). US Family Detention Centers Not 'Like Summer Camp'. hrw.org Children are escorted to the Cayuga Center, which provides foster care and other services to immigrant children separated from their families, in New York City, U.S., July 10, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters/Brendan McDermid | On Tuesday, Matt…

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Florida's "stand your ground" law under heavy scrutiny following shooting. wsws.org Two weeks ago, a white man shot an unarmed black man over a parking spot at a convenience store but was not arrested.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). German Ryanair pilots ready to strike. wsws.org Every Ryanair pilot who voted cast his or her ballot for strike action, but the Cockpit trade union is seeking to collaborate with management.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). UK Parliament "fake news" report demands sweeping internet censorship. wsws.org The report calls for a crack down on individuals and political organisations, social media and alternative media sources that expose the plans of the imperialist powers.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). Dawn Sturgess funeral held in UK as unanswered questions mount in novichok crisis. wsws.org The Conservative government is desperate to contain and control a story in which not a single word from the authorities can be believed.

wsws.org (2018-08-01). UK: Memorial event held 25 years after Joy Gardner's killing. wsws.org The event last Saturday marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government's Alien Deportation Squad.

Ed Simon, History News Network (2018-07-31). Does the Arc of the Moral Universe Really Bend Toward Justice? alternet.org Ours is a despairing moment, but not one without a certain amount of hope. | Almost a year before the Confederates fired on Ft. Sumter and a bookish, bald, kind-faced minister and professor named Theodor Parker would die while being treated for tuberculosis in temperate Florence, being very far from his birthplace of Lexington, Massachusetts. Rev. Parker was of the New England intellectual vanguard; conversant with the transcendentalism of. . .

Shane Quinn (2018-07-31). Global Species Extinction: Humans Are Now the Asteroid Hitting the Earth. globalresearch.ca The rate of global species extinction is today roughly what it was 66 million years ago, after an asteroid six to nine miles across careered into south-eastern Mexico, quickly wiping out the dinosaurs and much else. The force of the …

Trita Parsi (2018-07-31). Trump's Offer To Meet With Iran's President Rouhani Won't Get Us A Better Deal. We Had Our Chance And Lost It. iranian.com After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and threatening Iran with "consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before," President Trump announced on Monday that he wants to meet with President Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal. Trump thinks he can achieve this by sanctioning Iran until the rulers in Tehran beg for mercy. But […]

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-07-31). Intelligence Agencies Report That North Korea Plans to 'Deceive Washington' While It Builds More Missiles. alternet.org Projects that were underway before the summit continue to move forward. | In Singapore, Donald Trump met alone with dictator Kim Jung Un before signing a document that had no dates, no details, no guidelines for ending the buildup of nuclear weapons in North Korea. Since Trump returned from that trip to tell America to "sleep well," North Korea has expanded production of nuclear materials and improved facilities for building missiles. Now. . .

William D. Hartung (2018-07-31). Will The Trump Administration Attack Iran? iranian.com In a move that set off alarm bells among those concerned about the potential consequences of the harsh turn in U.S.-Iranian relations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported last week that unnamed "senior officials" of the Australian government were suggesting that the Trump administration was crafting a plan to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities as early as August. Australian officials, […]

John Washington (2018-07-31). What Is Prison Abolition? thenation.com What Is Prison Abolition? appeared first on The Nation.

Arnold R. Isaacs, TomDispatch (2018-07-31). Islamophobia in the US Is Fueled by Fake Facts and Paranoia. alternet.org A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the U. S. public that Islam is inherently dangerous. | Anti-Muslim activists in the United States were operating in a "post-truth era" and putting out "alternative facts" long before those phrases entered the language. For the last decade they have been spreading provable falsehoods through their well-organized network of publications and websites. A major theme of those falsehoods is telling the. . .

Elliott Negin, Independent Media Institute (2018-07-31). ExxonMobil's Support for a Carbon Tax Is a Total Sham. alternet.org More lip service as the oil giant snubs a new carbon tax bill. | ExxonMobil executives just had another opportunity to convince skeptics that their support for a carbon tax is genuine. They blew it. On July 23, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) introduced a bill that would place a $24 per ton tax on carbon emissions and dedicate 70 percent of the revenue to rebuilding U. S. i. . .

Freedom Flotilla Coalition (2018-07-31). Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Violently Board and Attack the Freedom Flotilla Al Awda and Participants. globalresearch.ca The statement made by the Israeli authorities that the Freedom Flotilla Coalition's Al Awda boat was intercepted, boarded and redirected from Gaza, Palestine to Ashdod, Israel on 29 July without incident is false. According to first hand evidence that we …

Chris Sosa, AlterNet (2018-07-31). CNN's Don Lemon Defends Lebron James for Using His Platform to Call Out Bigotry: 'There's No Other Side to Racism'. alternet.org He also highlighted the responsibility all public figures have to speak out on issues of morality. | CNN's Don Lemon made forceful denunciations of the "both sides" approach to racism during a discussion with host Poppy Harlow about his interview with NBA star LeBron James. Lemon's remarks came after confirming that he believes James would run for office. "He is so outraged, and rightfully so," Lemon said. "We sit here on television and you h. . .

Staff (2018-07-31). Judge Blocks Release of 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints. truthdig.com The restraining order is issued as President Trump questions whether his administration should have agreed to allow plans for the untraceable and undetectable guns to be posted online.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-07-31). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show July 30, 2018. therealnews.com Dharna, Eze, and Khalilah discuss movements to fight climate change and to create a Black arts & entertainment in Baltimore, Afro-Latina day, and the history of "activist entrepreneurs"

William Blum (2018-07-31). "US-Gate"? Overthrowing Other People's Governments: The Master List of U.S. "Regime Changes" globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | This incisive list of countries by William Blum was first published in 2013, posted on Global Research in 2014. | In relation to recent developments in Latin America and the Middle East, it is worth recalling the history …

Mr. Fish (2018-07-31). Billbama. truthdig.com

BCSCF (2018-07-31). NATO is a Goldmine for US Weapons' Industries. mintpressnews.com Countries of the NATO military alliance have been ordered by President Trump to increase their spending on weapons, and the reasons for his insistence they do so are becoming clearer. It's got nothing to do with any defence rationale, because, after all, the Secretary General of the US-NATO military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, has admitted that " we don't see any imminent threat against any NATO ally" and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recorded in its 2018 World Report that "at $66.3 billion, Russia's military spending in 2017 was 20 per cent lower than in 2016." | Even Radio Free Europe, the US government's anti-Russia broadcaster, records that Russia has reduced its defence spending. | There is demonstrably no threat whatever to any NATO country by Russia, but this is considered irrelevant in the context…

Stuart A. Newman (2018-07-31). Our Assembly-Line Future? counterpunch.org Human civilization has taken an important turn with the publication of a new report by the Nuffield Council, the semi-official bioethics agency of the United Kingdom. The document, two years in preparation, gives the go-ahead to genetically engineer human beings at the embryonic stages of development. The report stated: "There is potential for heritable genome More

Staff (2018-07-31). A Look at Some of Trump's Under-the-Radar Appointees. truthdig.com Since April, at least 69 people have been appointed or transferred to political jobs within the administration with little or no fanfare. A ProPublica investigation reveals who some of them are.

Samantha Borek (2018-07-31). Labor's Power and the Medicare for All Struggle. truthout.org Under capitalism, the 1 percent profits from the illnesses of the 99 percent. | Though it is lost on most mainstream commentary about the health care system, the reality is that the wealth and power of a small group of people depends on other people being sick — and on rationing and restricting their access to quality health care. | This is the reason for the daily reality of working class and poor people skipping medications, going to work sick or missing appointments because they simply cannot afford to be ill. | So it's no wonder that the proposal for a Medicare for All system — in which the government health care program for older Americans would be expanded to cover all ages — is widely popular. In Congress, a new Medicare for All caucus has at least 70 members, including Democrats…

Staff (2018-07-31). Administration Was Warned on Dangers of Family Separations. truthdig.com As immigration policies were developed under Donald Trump, Health and Human Services workers red-flagged "any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interests of the child," the Senate Judiciary Committee is told.

Valentina Pereda (2018-07-31). A Family Faces an Impossible Choice: Reunite Child With Her Detained Mother or Undocumented Father? theintercept.com Jhoseline was still in detention and likely to be deported, while Miguel could end up deported himself if he engaged with the system.

Victor Grossman (2018-07-31). A Wicked Witch and Winged Monkeys…Not From Oz. counterpunch.org Does anyone remember "The Wizard of Oz"? Recent news made me recall its song line: "Ding-dong the witch is dead. Which old witch, the wicked witch, the wicked witch is dead". This "Wicked Witch of the East" is still alive. German law has no death penalty; she was sentenced to life in prison. While her More

Alice Speri (2018-07-31). How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression. theintercept.com NABI SALEH, West Bank — As if anyone needed reminding, even on the day of her release from prison, Israeli authorities seemed to want to show Ahed Tamimi, her family, and her many supporters that they control Palestinian lives. | Ahed and her mother, Nariman, were supposed to be freed on Saturday after serving an eight-month sentence in an Israeli military prison, but because Saturday is not a work day in Israel, their release was postponed. On Sunday, their family was told that they would be freed at 7 a.m. at a military checkpoint in the northern West Bank, nearly an hour and a half drive from their village, Nabi Saleh. When relatives and friends arrived there, the military sent them, as well as dozens of members of the press, to a different checkpoint, nearly two hours in the opposite direction. When they…

Sharon Lerner (2018-07-31). 3M Knew About the Dangers of PFOA and PFOS Decades Ago, Internal Documents Show. theintercept.com Internal studies and other documents show that 3M knew by the 1970s that PFOA and PFOS were toxic and accumulating in people's blood.

Tom Tomorrow (2018-07-31). Don't Be a Goofball… thenation.com Don't Be a Goofball… appeared first on The Nation.

Samantha Borek (2018-07-31). Boston Globe Exposé Reveals TSA Is Secretly Surveilling Thousands of Travellers. truthout.org A Boston Globe investigation has revealed the existence of a domestic surveillance program run by the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, which has been shadowing US citizens on planes and in airports since 2012. Under the program, called "Quiet Skies," federal air marshals collect information about US travelers, including common behavior like using the bathroom repeatedly, sleeping on flights or sweating heavily. In the wake of the Globe investigation, TSA officials have bowed to pressure from Congress and plan to meet with the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees. We speak with Jana Winter, the Boston Globe Spotlight Fellow who broke the story. Her investigation is headlined, "Welcome to the Quiet Skies." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman. | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: And I'm Juan González. Welcome to all of…

Whitney Webb (2018-07-31). To Get Assange, US Likely to Play the "Russia" Angle Via Mueller Probe. mintpressnews.com By treating Assange as a Russian collaborator — not as a journalist or publisher — and using the carefully cultivated RussiaGate hysteria against him, it will spare other journalists the obligation of belatedly coming to Assange's aid and they will instead continue to align themselves with the very institutions that seek to destroy a colleague and his organization.

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Eric A. Gordon (2018-07-31). The world burns as global warming crisis explodes. peoplesworld.org With summer at its crest, with climate change continuing to burn deadly swaths across the globe amid relentless heat waves, wildfire outbreaks are occurring worldwide. Parts of the Arctic are on fire! Specifically in Sweden: The Nordic country is grappling with a heretofore unseen threat as flames encroach with such v…

Janine Jackson (2018-07-31). 'Those Who Are Targeted Know What the State's Agenda Has Been'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Maha Hilal for the July 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…

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Mass protests in Iraq's southern provinces
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Thousands took part in mass demonstrations in southern Iraq over the weekend against the intolerable economic conditions that prevail 15 years after the US-led war for regime change.
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Pope Francis to Participate in Mexico's Peace Process
teleSUR / mv-GB | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to participate in the framework of the consultations that AMLO's team will carry out, in order to create strategies to turn down violence and insecurity in Mexico.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Pope-…

The Fisherman of Sarajevo Told Tales Past Wars and Wars to Come
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
We spotted him at the end of a path beside the River Miljacka, bending over the rail with a fishing rod, staring at the fast-moving, shallow waters with a rare intensity, frowning — angry, I thought — the sort of guy you might avoid if you weren't a journalist on a glowering, rain-spitting day, walking…
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Israel carries out biggest air strikes on Gaza since 2014 war
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
In recent days, Israel has stepped up its campaign to crush resistance in Gaza, intensifying its economic blockade, shooting scores of protesters, and mounting massive air strikes.
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World Trade War Has Begun
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
"By imposing tariffs of 25% on hundreds of products imported from China worth US$34 billion a year on Friday, July 6, the United States has violated the rules of the World Trade Organization and launched the largest trade war in the world's economic history," a statement by China's Commerce Ministry declarae. Beijing claims that it was…
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Participants in the anti-Trump rallies in the UK speak out
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
WSWS reporters spoke to anti-Trump protesters in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Meanwhile, protests continued in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.
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The Best Deals are the Deals that Develop Peace
Wim Laven | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
As an educator of politics and conflict resolution I've spent decades examining deals as they relate to conflict and peace. Negotiation is a key skill of statecraft because successful diplomacy can save millions of lives and avoid trillion-dollar military engagements that may cause years of suffering and still not be anywhere close to a resolution, like…
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Haiti: Prime Minister Lafontant Quits After Fuel-Price Protests
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
The resignation comes as the country struggles to recover from recent violence prompted by fuel-price hikes imposed as part of a deal with the International Monetary Fund.
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The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2018-07-16
The arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, which appears near, would be the first domino to fall. Afterward, thousands of publishers, editors and reporters in the U.S. would be in peril. | The post The War on Assange Is a War on Press Freedom appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran 2/3
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
With more U.S. sanctions expected in November, the Iranian Rial has slid to 50% of its value. The authoritarian Iranian state must come up with strategies to address poverty, inequality, social welfare, instead of the current preoccupation with interests of the ruling elites says Dr Ali Fathollah-Nejad, visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center | The post New U.S. Sanctions Fuel Protests and Economic Mayhem in Iran 2/3 appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Undermining Trump-Putin Summit Means Promoting War
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
Timing isn't everything, but in politics it's important, and the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence for allegedly being behind the supposed hacking of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 in an alleged effort to skew the election in favor of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, announced by Mueller "Russiagate" probe overseer and Associate US Attorney…
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Ro Khanna Says He'll Rally Support for Barbara Lee if She Makes Bid for Democratic Leadership
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-07-16
Barbara Lee's ascension to a significant leadership post would be a signal to grassroots activists that the strength of their opposition to the status quo is being felt inside the Capitol. | The post Ro Khanna Says He'll Rally Support for Barbara Lee if She Makes Bid for Democratic Leadership appeared first on The Intercept.
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The Shadow of Torture Behind Trump's Britain Visit
Hina Shamsi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | As President Trump visits the United Kingdom, the focus has been on strained trans-Atlantic relations, his intervention in domestic politics, and massive public protests. | A different, diplomatically-couched protest has received less …
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Israeli Soldiers Close Al-Fawwar, Colonialist Settlers Attack Homes, In Hebron
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-16
Israeli soldiers closed, Monday, the iron gate which was placed by the army at the entrance of the al-Fawwar refugee camp, and installed roadblocks in several areas in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank. Many illegal colonialist settlers attack a home, and its garden, in Hebron city. …
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Trump-Gulf-Israel 'Peace' Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
Through violence, coercion, and bribery, Israel, the U.S., U.A.E., and Saudi Arabia want Palestinians to give up their rights under international law and accept limited sovereignty in a weak, divided territory. But growing non-violent resistance in the Occupied Territories and solidarity efforts around the world — such as a new settlement boycott in Ireland –… | The post Trump-Gulf-Israel 'Peace' Plan Seeks Palestinian Surrender appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
Our wars abroad and our wars at home. This week on the show, acclaimed graphic artist Molly Crabapple and Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham join me to talk about their collaborative book "Brothers of the Gun." Then, a report by Jonathan Klett on a community in Wisconsin that mobilized to greet Republicans attending a Trump fundraiser: … | The post Laura Flanders Show: Telling Stories of the Syrian Civil War appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Trump Stomps Britain
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
What a rotten guest, but then again, that was to be expected. Ahead of his visit to Britain, there was some indignation that US President Donald Trump should even be visiting in the first place. Protesters were readying their assortment of paraphernalia in anticipation. Walls of noise were promised. Trump, on the other hand, was bullish…
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Myanmar: Further information: Two journalists charged in Myanmar: Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Two journalists who have been detained for more than seven months in Myanmar have been formally charged in connection with their peaceful journalistic activities. They each face up to 14 years in prison. They must be immediately and unconditionally released.
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Trump Turns to Gaza as Middle East Deal of the Century Collapses
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
The Trump administration's "Deal of the Century" for the Palestine-Israel has, predictably, gone over like a lead balloon. So it's shifting gears. The Washington Post reports, "With President Trump's promised Middle East peace plan stalled, administration officials are focusing on improving conditions in the impoverished Gaza Strip — a move that could put political pressure on Palestinian leaders to come to the negotiating table."
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Protesters clash with Chicago police after police murder of Harith Augustus
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Simmering anger over police violence led to protests after police harassed a local barber and shot him in the back as he tried to flee.
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West Scrambles to Evacuate White Helmets From Syria Amid Assassination Threats
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: The file photo shows members of the White Helmets volunteer organization walking amid rubble in Syria. | Western countries have reportedly been scrambling to evacuate "volunteer" White Helmets from Syria, …
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When Did Russia Become an Adversary?
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
"Russia is an adversary." How many times have we heard this lately? Perhaps in some schoolmarmish reminder from a CNN, MSNBC or Fox anchor. Everybody's just supposed to know this. But when did it become received wisdom? How many times did we hear that Russia was an adversary in the 1990s, when Boris Yeltsin ruled…
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"Not Enough!"
Uri Avnery | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
The State of Israel has no oil wells. It has no gold mines. What has it got? It has the ownership of the remembrance of the Holocaust. That is worth a lot. Everyone who wants to clean himself from the stain needs a certificate from the State of Israel. Such a document is worth very…
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La paz se hizo fiesta: miles celebran amistad entre Etiopía y Eritrea
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2018-07-16
ADDIS ABEBA, Etiopía (PL) El primer ministro etíope, Abiy Ahmed, y el presidente eritreo, Isaias Afwerki, visiblemente emocionados, acompañaron hoy a una multitud eufórica que se reunió en el centro de esta capital para festejar el fin del largo conflicto. Los líderes de los países que hasta hace algunas semanas se calificaban entre sí como …
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Recordings Reveal Rampant Corruption: Peru Judiciary
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Several recordings of high-level Peruvian judges reveal corruption and embezzlement schemes in exchange for judicial favors.
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Brazil: Lula Says the Rich 'Fear the People's Choice'
teleSUR / jc | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Lula: "My judicial persecutors not only want me detained, they want me silenced."
telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazi…

Kirstjen Nielsen Just Wants to Protect You
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
So, it's a bit rich that Secretary Nielsen frets that drones are a danger to Americans when the US has killed more people with drones than any other country. You would not know it from her op-ed. Her op-ed gives no hint that US drones have ever harmed a living soul, much less thousands of them. No, Nielsen is worried about armed drones in the hands of foreigners.
counterpunch.org/2018/07/16/kirs…

Kushner Tenants Say They Were Ousted for Luxury Condo Buyers
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-16
In three years, more than 250 rent-stabilized apartments have been emptied or sold as a New York City building was converted to condos, in sales totaling more than $155 million, an average of $1.2 million per apartment. | The post Kushner Tenants Say They Were Ousted for Luxury Condo Buyers appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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The Lydda Death March and the Israeli State of Denial
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the single largest mass expulsion of Arabs from Palestine during the Jewish ethnic cleansing campaign of 1948-49, the infamous Lydda Death March, in which attacking Israeli troops murdered and pillaged the people and property of Lydda, Ramle and surrounding villages while forcing some 80,000 men, women and children into the scorching wilderness, never to return.
counterpunch.org/2018/07/16/the-…

Europe Cringes Before Emperor Trump
Eric Margolis | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time. He's so right. Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy. | The president was certainly …
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Cuba's New Constitution Will Recognize Private Property: Report
teleSUR/LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Ruling Communist Party newspaper Granma published a summary of the new constitution on Saturday, saying a draft it had seen included 224 articles, up from 137 previously.
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Don't Be Deceived – Secret Trade Talks at Heart of Trump Visit
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | I've said for some time now that Brexit is largely about America wanting a new country to exploit. It also wants the EU to fall apart, it wants regulations built in …
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Mexico Rejects 1,000s Of Latin Americans At Airports
teleSUR /ef-MS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
An investigation reveals that thousands of Latin American tourists, mainly from Colombia and Venezuela, are denied entry each year into Mexico.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Mexic…

Aftermath Of Israeli Strikes Proves Israel Is Targeting History, Culture And Ordinary Civilians
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-16
After the Israeli army bombarded Gaza on Saturday, killing two children and causing damage to public, civilian facilities, it became apparent that the soldiers were also targeting a prominent building, meant for preserving and displaying Palestinian archeology, arts and culture. The Palestinian TV has reported that some of the Israeli …
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Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Trump-Putin Summit
Ray McGovern | mintpressnews.com | 2018-07-16
With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that the "evidence" behind the indictments is as fraudulent as the intelligence alleging WMD in Iraq. It is being published exclusively here ahead of the Trump-Putin summit on Monday. | BRIEFING FOR: The President | FROM: Ray McGovern, former CIA briefer of The President's Daily Brief, and William Binney, former Technical Director at NSA | SUBJECT: Info Your Summit Briefers May Have Missed | We reproduce below one of our most recent articles on "Russia-Gate," which, in turn, draws from our Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Memorandum to you of July 24, 2017. | At the time of that Memorandum we wrote: Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data…
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"I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed" — RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that he returned from a vacation in the countryside to find Gorbachev was arrested, Yeltsin was leader and the Soviet Union was no more — with host Paul Jay | The post "I Returned from Vacation to Find the Soviet Union had Collapsed" — RAI with A. Buzgalin (5/12) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Trump Knows That the US Can Exercise More Power in a UK Weakened by Brexit
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
English nationalism as expressed by Brexiteers is a strange beast. Donald Trump gives an interview in which he assumes the right to intervene in the conflict between Theresa May and Boris Johnson over Brexit. He speaks with the same confident authority as he would in his own country, sorting out differences in the Republican Party over who should be…
counterpunch.org/2018/07/16/trum…

Cuba Welcomes Latin American, Caribbean Leftist Social Movements Attending Sao Paulo Forum
teleSUR / MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
The debates will be aimed at highlighting the role of the left in the unity of the Latin American revolutionary movement.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Cuba-…

Europe's Central Bank (ECB) Failures: From 1999 Origins to 2017
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The European Central Bank, ECB, is at the heart of the failure to stabilize Europe's economy since the 2008 global crisis. It is a central element as well in the institutional …
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Ireland's Decision to Advance Boycott Bill Could be the Tipping Point for Justice for Palestine
Prof. Kamel Hawwash | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-16
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | The Palestinian people are in need of some good news to boost their morale at an extremely difficult time in their struggle for freedom, justice and equality. | There has been little …
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Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In Bethlehem, Tulkarem And Jenin
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2018-07-16
The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least five Palestinians in Bethlehem, Tulkarem and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The PPS said the soldiers stormed and violently searched many homes in the invaded communities, interrogated several Palestinians and abducted five. …
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Brazil: Lula Vows Not To Compromise Dignity On 'Free Lula' Day
teleSUR/rg-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil to demand the former president be released from prison on the 'National Day of Struggle to Free Lula.'…
telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazi…

Chile: Investigators Pursue Sexual Abuse Cases in Rectory Raids
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
Police raids revealed boxes of papers detailing investigations led by the Catholic church against five priests suspected of sexual abuse.
telesurtv.net/english/news/Chile…

Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-07-16
This week with Rick Wolff: Updates on Left victory in Mexico's election; SCOTUS's Janus decision; Trump's Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin; the GOP's forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries; and the scapegoating of immigrants exposed; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological effects of a dying US empire | The post Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Can We Learn from Heinrich Himmler's Daughter? Should We?
Kary Love | counterpunch.org | 2018-07-16
Heinrich Himmler's daughter, Gudrun Bruz, died May 24, 2018. That's right, Adolf Hitler's right-hand man and architect of the concentration camps and holocaust death machine, head of the SS and Gestapo (and former chicken farmer), thatHeinrich Himmler, his daughter died. Ms. Bruz remained a good Nazi to the end of her days. She spent her…
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Tchad: Budgets en chute, répression en hausse: Le coût humain des mesures d'austérité au Tchad
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Depuis trois ans, l'agitation sociale provoquée par les mesures d'austérité sévères imposées par le gouvernement tchadien et ses créanciers internationaux fait l'objet d'une répression implacable. Ce rapport, fondé sur de nombreux entretiens réalisés au Tchad entre novembre 2017 et mai 2018, ainsi que sur une analyse politique et budgétaire détaillée, décrit les effets dévastateurs sur la population, en particulier sur les plus fragiles, des coupes budgétaires souvent arbitraires pratiquées dans des secteurs sociaux essentiels, comme l'éducation et la santé.
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We all see "the union being paid out and working with the company"
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Part-time workers make up more than two-thirds of United Parcel Service's 230,000 employees and are paid as little as $10 per hour.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

German court authorises extradition of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain on embezzlement charges
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
In Spain, the newly installed minority Socialist Party (PSOE) government announced it would abide by the ruling, although it is a rebuke to the party's line in the Catalan crisis.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Trump vs. the Democrats: Two reactionary factions fight over foreign policy
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Prior to Trump's upcoming meeting with Putin, the Democratic Party, the media and intelligence agencies have been demanding that the anti-Russia campaign be intensified.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Media reports point to the ongoing conspiracy, involving the British, US and Ecuadorian governments, to terminate Assange's political asylum in violation of international law.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Woman dies after New Jersey utility cuts off her electricity
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The shutoff occurred as temperatures climbed above 90 degrees, despite the family's payments and written notifications to the utility company of the woman's medical condition.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Democrats vow to vote against their own bill to abolish ICE
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The Democrats never had any intention of abolishing ICE, even though their so-called "abolition" would amount to little more than rebranding the ruthless agency.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

France wins football World Cup
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
This Cup, marked by many surprise eliminations of top teams, ended with a match between two countries, France and Croatia, that were far from the favorites to win.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

ICC: Strengthen Court on 20th Anniversary
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-16
The Permanent Premises of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. | © 2016 UN Photo/Rick Bajornas | (New York) — Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should increase their support for the court in the face of increasing challenges to delivering justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The court's founding treaty, the Rome Statute, was adopted 20 years ago on July 17, 1998. | Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have released a video on why the ICC matters today to a new generation of law students studying around the world. | "The ICC's hard task of bringing justice to victims of grave international crimes is needed more than ever before," said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch. "ICC member countries should use the 20th…
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Season two of The Handmaid's Tale: Out of steam and it shows
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The familiar problem of having run out of something to say pervades the second season of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

4 Months Since Marielle Franco Execution, No Answers: Brazil
teleSUR / jc-TRP | telesurtv.net | 2018-07-16
"Human rights defenders run a high risk in Brazil" said Amnesty International's coordinator, Renata Neder.
telesurtv.net/english/news/4-Mon…

Ford contests token fines for death of electrician Ivan Bridgewater
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The Kentucky state OSHA office report found that Ivan Bridgewater "suffered crushed injuries to include rib fractures and hemorrhaging which killed him."
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Report documents plundering of US wealth through tax cuts for the rich
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The report's data expose the lie that there is "no money" to fund basic social needs such as decent-paying jobs, health care, education and housing.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

US rejects EU carve-out from sanctions against Iran
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The US decision is another major economic blow against the European powers, which had looked to the nuclear agreement with Iran as opening the way for lucrative trade and investment deals.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Russian Federation: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.
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'The ball is in Russia's court': Pompeo on Moscow-Washington relations
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-16
The prospect of better ties between Moscow and Washington is in Russia's hands, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said ahead of the much-anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki.
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We stand with Oleg Sentsov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
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This week in history: July 16-22
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
25 years ago: Record flood waters devastate the American MidwestThis week in July 1993 marked a high point in the great Midwest flood of that year, as states across the upper-Midwest experienced the highest rainfalls and the highest flood waters on record. On July 17, 1993, for example, 12 inches of rain fell on Baraboo, Wisconsin in a three-hour period, while two inches of rain in one hour fell on Montgomery, Iowa.
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After 63 years, US reopens Emmett Till murder case
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
The Department of Justice has reopened its investigation into the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American from Chicago who was murdered while visiting relatives in Mississippi.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Belarus: Fate and whereabouts of policeman unknown: Artur Aydamirov
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Former Chechen policeman Artur Aydamirov, 34, disappeared on 8 June in Brest, Belarus, after learning in early 2018 that he is required to perform military service in Syria. He decided to flee Chechnya with his family. Witnesses saw unidentified men in uniform force Artur Aydamirov into a van and drive away. He has not been seen since and there are grave concerns about his fate.
amnesty.org/en/documents/eur49/8…

Australian royal commission reveals predatory bank lending to small businesses
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-07-16
Testimony made clear that the banks routinely provided dubious loans that they knew small business owners and franchisees would have little chance of servicing.
wsws.org/en/articles/2018/07/16/…

Chad: Strangled budgets, silenced dissent: The human cost of austerity measures in Chad
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Over the last 3 years, social unrest born out of harsh austerity measures imposed by the Chadian government and its international creditors has been met with unrelenting repression. This report, based on extensive in-country interviews conducted between November 2017 and May 2018 as well as detailed policy and budget analysis, shows how often arbitrarily determined budget cuts in key social sectors such as education and health have had a devastating impact on the population, in particular on the most vulnerable.
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This is how human rights activism changes lives
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-07-16
Human rights wins 2018…
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Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-16
Two Syrians walk along a fence near the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey, November 30, 2016. Syrians who arrived in Turkey since late 2017 have been unable to register for temporary protection and receive basic services. | © 2016 Umit Bektas/Reuters | (Istanbul) — Turkish authorities in Istanbul and nine provinces on or near the Syrian border have stopped registering all but a handful of recently arrived Syrian asylum seekers. The suspension is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of health care and education. | The European Commission has recently praised Turkey's asylum system and plans to release the second batch of ‚Ǩ3 billion under its March 2016 migration deal which includes support for refugees in Turkey. European Union institutions and governments have stayed publicly silent on…
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Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-07-15
In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. | © Reuters | (Beirut) — Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. | These abusive practices and distortion of counterterrorism measures have taken place at the same time as Egypt was chairing one of the key United Nations committees to ensure compliance with counterterrorism resolutions and while the UN's most senior counterterrorism official was visiting the country. | "While Egypt faces security threats, the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has exploited these threats cynically as a cover to prosecute peaceful critics and to revive the infamous Mubarak-era state security courts," said Nadim…
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Don't meet one-on-one with 'trained KGB vet' Putin, Democrats urge Trump
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
US politicians have joined their European counterparts in voicing warnings to Donald Trump ahead of his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki. The Democrats urged him not to meet alone with "trained KGB vet" Vladimir Putin.
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Trump Finds a New Weapon for His War on Journalism — Leak Indictments Aimed at Smearing Reporters
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2018-07-15
The Justice Department emphasized a romance between reporter Ali Watkins and alleged leaker James Wolfe. The spotlight on Watkins was intentional. | The post Trump Finds a New Weapon for His War on Journalism — Leak Indictments Aimed at Smearing Reporters appeared first on The Intercept.
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Fox News Busted for Quietly Deleting Tweet Claiming Mueller Hasn't Nabbed Anyone from Trump's Campaign
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
The Fox & Friends tweet Sunday was categorically false. | The Fox News morning show Fox & Friends on Sunday claimed in a tweet that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had not implicated anyone from the Trump campaign. Hours before President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Fox & Friends tweeted a video clip and asserted that Mueller "still hasn't tied anyone from the campaign to the probe. " pic. twitter. com/EQyUC5KFKK– rob, an outsider (@JCDropout) July 15, 2018As CNN's Brian Stelter pointed out, the tweet erroneous claimed that Mueller is looking to end the probe because no members of the Trump campaign have been "tied" to the case. In fact, several members of Trump's 2016 campaign have already been indicted in Mueller's probe — including campaign chairman Paul Manafort. What the Post ACTUALLY reported: "The special counsel is pushing. . .
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How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions: Illustrated by ex-Pentagon Official Ryan Goodman
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-07-15
There are multiple reasons political discourse is degraded by the fact that it now plays out primarily on Twitter, reasons that are inherent in that site's format and functionality: the elimination of nuance due to space constraints; mob behavior coercing adherence to group-think orthodoxies; the addict-like, insatiable craving for re-tweets and likes which the brain processes as approval and for which it thus produces chemical rewards of ecstasy and a sense of worth; and highly tribalized fiefdoms where it's remarkably easy to create self-affirming bubbles in which one only hears from from those who affirm, cheer and validate, rather than challenge and dispute, what one believes and what one wishes to believe is true. (I say this not as some above-it-all sociologist magically immune to those dynamics but as someone who uses Twitter as a necessary part of my work and am thus…
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'Murderers!' Violent protests erupt after Chicago police shoot armed man (VIDEOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-07-15
Violent protests broke out in Chicago, prompting several arrests, after a police officer fatally shot an armed man on Saturday evening following a brief confrontation.
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The Importance of Being Uncivil
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-15
Some years ago when the top administrator at my university passed me in a hallway and, smiling, said hello, I replied, "Don't expect civility from me." | My breach of academic decorum was as startling to me in that moment as it was to the colleagues who witnessed it. But even more startling was that I was expected to bid this administrator — whose financial scandals and excesses were paid for with staff layoffs and the cancellation of retiree health care — a good morning. | It's no surprise, then, that I cheered the staff of the Red Hen restaurant in Virginia for refusing White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a place at their tables. I likewise applauded the protesters whose chants of "If kids don't eat in peace, you don't eat in peace" drove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a…
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Oil Producers and Consumers Are the Final Losers
Marwan Salamah | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Oil prices have risen rapidly this year and are expected, by some, to head higher – possibly towards US$ 100 per barrel. This is alarming to many, who consider such a …
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Israeli warplane drops bombs in northern Gaza, injuring two Palestinians
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
Israeli forces carried out airstrikes in northern Gaza on Sunday, a day after a 'ceasefire' was declared between Israel and the Palestinian Authority governed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The airstrikes targeted a group of Palestinians who were making kites in an open area in northern Gaza. According to …
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California Democratic Party Snubs Feinstein, Endorses Rival
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-07-15
OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. | In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive board ignored Feinstein's calls to stay neutral in the race. Her allies had warned an endorsement would create an intraparty squabble that could detract from important down-ballot races. | De Leon has long been courting party activists and appealed to those seeking a fresh face and a more progressive senator to fight against President Donald Trump. | "Today's vote is a clear-eyed rejection of politics as usual in Washington, D.C.," de Leon said in a statement after the vote. "We have presented Californians with the first real alternative to the worn-out Washington playbook in a quarter-century."
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Donald Trump's Ambassador of Religious Freedom Lobbied on Behalf of an Anti-Islam Activist
Taylor Link, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
The U. S. ambassador of International Religious Freedom lobbied Britain to show sympathy to chief white nationalist | An ambassador representing President Donald Trump lobbied the United Kingdom on behalf of jailed activist Tommy Robinson, the founder of the far-right English Defence League. According to Reuters, the U. S. ambassador inquired about Robinson's safety during a meeting with Britain's ambassador in Washington, D. C. The discussion about Robinson, who gained worldwide notoriety for his anti-Islam rhetoric, was peculiar considering it was brought up by Sam Brownback, the U. S. ambassador of international religious freedom. Why an ambassador of religious freedom would speak on behalf of a religious persecutor has not yet been explained by the Trump administration. Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was arrested in May after broadcasting a Facebook live video outside a courthouse during a child-molestation trial. He was sentenced to 10 months. . .
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Settlers Prevent Shepherds from Feeding Livestock in Jordan Valley
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
Illegal Israeli settlers, on Sunday, chased Palestinian shepherds out pasture areas near the village of Khallet Makahoul, in the northern Jordan Valley, preventing them from grazing their livestock, said a local activist. Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers chased the shepherds and prevented …
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1918: How the Allies Floated to Victory on a Wave of Oil
DJRP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Featured image: French troops transported to the front in trucks, bas-relief on the Voie Sacrée Monument near Verdun (photo by J. Pauwels) | March 3, 1918. Germany signs the peace treaty of …
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With Anti-China Protectionism, the Left Is Aiding Trump's Xenophobic Agenda
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-07-15
Because China is increasingly seen as a threat to US global hegemony, anti-China nationalism is on the rise in American politics. Late last summer, Steve Bannon spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations and discovered– much to his surprise–that his hawkish approach to China had gone mainstream. Early this year, Defense Secretary James Mattis, who is in what passes as the moderate faction in the Donald Trump White House, released the 2018 National Defense Strategy, stating that "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in US national security." China leads the list of "strategic competitors" cited by the Department of Defense. In May, Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei warned at Axios that "China is the greatest, growing threat to America" and suggested that "a smart politician could turn China into a unifying villain on virtually every topic."
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The Map That Shocked Obama
subir, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
It is troubling that the otherwise well-informed Obama was unaware of the true impact of Israeli policies on Palestinians. | One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration's special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that exposed him to hundreds of maps of the West Bank. (One adorned his State Department office. )Typically, those maps made Jewish settlements and outposts look tiny compared to the areas where the Palestinians lived. The new map in the briefing book was different. It showed large swaths of territory that were off limits to Palestinian development and filled in space between the settlements and the outposts. At that moment, Lowenstein told me, he saw "the forest for the trees"–not. . .
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Is Donald Trump Ushering In a New World War?
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
Those of us who imagine a more democratic and egalitarian future are at great moral risk. | Perhaps the most vivid description of President Trump's histrionic performance at the NATO summit earlier this week in Brussels came from a foreign-policy analyst named Philipp Liesenhoff, who quoted a German folk saying to reporters for the Daily Beast: "A blind chicken finds corn once in a while. "It's a marvelous metaphor. But I'm afraid it's deceptive. Here's a word of advice to the Trump-loathing defenders of the liberal-democratic order, whether in Europe or Britain or at home in the United States: Beware the blind chicken. His other senses have become finely tuned. Mock him at your peril. If you believe for a second that he will be easy to capture or contain or defeat, then you have learned nothing from the last three years. . .
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Are We Alone? The Question is Worthy of Serious Scientific Study
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
If there are indeed extraterrestrial craft visiting Earth, it would greatly benefit us to know about them, their nature and their intent. | Are we alone? Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory. To be alone in this vast universe is a lonely prospect. On the other hand, if we are not alone and there is someone or something more powerful out there, that too is terrifying. As a NASA research scientist and now a professor of physics, I attended the 2002 NASA Contact Conference, which focused on serious speculation about extraterrestrials. During the meeting a concerned participant said loudly in a sinister tone, "You have absolutely no idea what is out there! " The silence was palpable as the truth of this statement sunk in. Humans are fearful of extraterrestrials visiting Earth. Perhaps fortunately, the distances between the stars are prohibitively. . .
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Why Is Israel Not Being Held to the Same International Standards as All Other UN Member States?
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Why is Israel not subject to the regulation and inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the United Nations? | Why is Israel not a party to the nuclear Non …
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FBI Chief Mueller Drops Indictments against Russia Intel Ops. as Deep State Panics Over Trump-Putin Summit
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | On the eve of Trump's historic meeting with Vladimir Putin — with Russia-US relations at their worst since the fall of the USSR — Grand Inquisitor Robert Mueller handed down 12 …
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Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran?
Jared Porter | therealnews.com | 2018-07-15
Days after Netanyahu's visit to Moscow, Trump will meet with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a "grand bargain" that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don't expect it to happen, says professor and syndicated columnist Rami Khouri | The post Can Trump, Israel, and Gulf Allies Get Putin to Turn On Iran? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Feminist Israelis attacked by right-wing Israelis; Police fail to respond because 'attackers aren't Arabs'
Celine Hagbard | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
A group of Israeli Jewish feminists called the 'Women of the Wall' held their monthly prayer service at the 'Western Wall' in Jerusalem on Friday, and were assaulted by a group of right-wing religious Jewish zealots who threw stones at the women, beat them, and burned their prayer books. The …
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Virtue or Vice: Do Benefits of Legalized Cannabis Outweigh Risks?
Tomasz Pierscionek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | While cannabis' potential for harm has been well-documented and numerous studies show some therapeutic benefits of medicines synthesized from the drug, UK government is pressured to review the law on medicinal …
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Kevin de León Stuns Dianne Feinstein, Wins California Democratic Party Endorsement in a Landslide
David Dayen | theintercept.com | 2018-07-15
The endorsement is a resounding rejection of Feinstein's brand of centrist politics, which simply doesn't mesh well with the party's most dedicated and plugged-in supporters. | The post Kevin de León Stuns Dianne Feinstein, Wins California Democratic Party Endorsement in a Landslide appeared first on The Intercept.
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Turning Power into Money, the End of the Soviet Union — RAI with A. Buzgalin (4/12)
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-07-15
On Reality Asserts Itself, Prof. Alexander Buzgalin says that many Communist Party leaders supported Gorbachev's perestroika reforms, but what they really wanted, was to drop restrictions on accumulating great wealth — with host Paul Jay | The post Turning Power into Money, the End of the Soviet Union — RAI with A. Buzgalin (4/12) appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza
INA | imemc.org | 2018-07-15
Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 …
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'Fake News': European Council President Hits Back After Trump Calls the E.U. America's 'Foe'
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
"America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. " | Literally minutes after CBS aired an interview in which President Donald Trump declared the European Union to be among America's greatest enemies, the head of the EU struck back. European Council President Donald Tusk (photo, left) took to Twitter, and in an elegant mocking of Trump's favorite phrase, declared, "America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. " The European Council represents the European Union. America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news. — Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) July 15, 2018President Trump had told CBS News, "I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a. . .
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Trump's Claim That Europe is 'Losing Its Culture' is Racism — And It Must be Challenged
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
Britain is experiencing a moment of great cultural tension. The US president isn't helping. | According to Donald Trump, Britain and Europe is " losing its culture" as a result of immigration. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, given in Brussels shortly before travelling to London, Trump explained how migrants from the Middle East and Africa are permanently changing Europe for the worse. Speaking about the pain it causes him, given that both his mother and father were European, he added: I think what has happened to Europe is a shame. Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame. I think it changed the fabric of Europe and, unless you act very quickly, it's never going to be what it was and I don't mean that in a positive way . . . I think you are losing your culture. Look. . .
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Keeping the "Public" in Public Art
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-07-15
The Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue in Harlem, New York, is an example of public art commissioned by the Percent for Art program.Felix Lipov / Shutterstock.com | Money for the arts: Where does it come from and where does it go to? Every day there is another multimillion-dollar art auction some place. In New York City, the Metropolitan Museum — where entry had been on a contribution basis — recently instituted a hefty ticket price for non-New Yorkers. Just recently, the appointment of two white curators to the Brooklyn Museum's African Art exhibit caused a furor. | Then, there's public art. Starting in the 1930s, the US Treasury required 1 percent of the cost of federal buildings to be applied to art and what they called "decoration." Now, more than half of the states maintain 1 percent for their art programs. In New York,…
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The Woes of Luka Modri?: Croatia, Nationalism and Football
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-07-15
Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | Juraj Vrdoljak of Telesport was convinced. "I think half the population didn't show up to work on the morning after the win against England." The victory had inspired early shop closures, …
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Memo to the President Ahead of Monday's Summit
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-07-15
Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump ahead of Monday's summit. With Friday's indictments of Russian intelligence officers, Ray McGovern and Bill Binney have written an open letter to President Trump making clear that… Read more ?…
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To Survive the Trump Era, Democrats Must Embrace Their True Identity — Which Most Americans Strongly Support
Paul Rosenberg, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-07-15
Democrats have an ideology — government as a force for good. To win, they must embrace it | As Matt Grossmann and David Hopkins vividly underscore in their book " Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats" (Salon review here), America's two parties are not mirror images, and Democrats don't present as ideologically unified or coherent. "While the Democratic Party is fundamentally a group coalition, the Republican Party can be most accurately characterized as the vehicle of an ideological movement," they argue, with a broad range of evidence in support — from individual voters' opinions and how the two parties organize to public-policy issue debates, political campaigns and finally how the parties govern. At every level of analysis the same distinction recurs, and the differences at each level reinforce one another. At the level of individual opinion, more people identify as. . .
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