RT (2018-08-20). US Embassy in Turkey attacked by gunman in passing car — reports. rt.com An unknown gunman fired several shots at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara from a passing car, smashing a window. Police are looking for the suspect.
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wsws.org (2018-08-20). German Left Party leaders launch right-wing #Standup initiative. wsws.org The interviews of Lafontaine and Wagenknecht focus on anti-refugee agitation, the stirring up of nationalism and the call for German "independence."

IMEMC News (2018-08-20). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seven Palestinians In The West Bank. imemc.org Israeli Soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians from their homes, in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said that the soldiers invaded the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, searched several homes, and abducted Ibrahim Hasan Salah, 22. The PPS [...]...

NBOP (2018-08-20). Sebastopol: Cultura y Cambio & Change Fundraiser for Rise Arts Tour (Climate March) & More. indybay.org Fellowship Hall @ Community Church of Sebastopol UCC | 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Darling in the FranXX: Japanese anime series about fighting for the survival of humanity. wsws.org This 2017 Japanese anime series tells the story a group of teenaged pilots who rebel against authoritarianism and seek to create a world in which humans can live happily.

Carl Boggs (2018-08-20). The Road to Disaster? counterpunch.org The monotonously endless anti-Russia crusade serves a number of political agendas for Democrats and the Washington power structure. It rationalizes Hillary Clinton's stunning defeat, delegitimizes and weakens the Trump presidency, sets momentum for impeachment, and helps drive up Pentagon (and intelligence) spending. Often forgotten is a yet another, deeper factor: Russia has long been targeted as an intolerable obstacle to U.S. Eurasian supremacy, years before the Trump phenomenon was on the horizon. More

teleSUR/GB (2018-08-20). Ecuadorean City Names Kim Jong-un Honorary Citizen. telesurtv.net North Korea's Independence Day or Day of the Foundation of the Republic is celebrated on September 9, also known as 9/9.

James Munson (2018-08-20). "Not With a Bomb, But a Whimper" ... Then More Bombs. counterpunch.org Four years ago, I toppled from my bicycle to the street, dead at age 42 from cardiac arrest. A stranger was giving enough to administer CPR, and I was conscious again in two-days time. I had no prior knowledge of my heart condition, don't know who saved me, and when I woke in the hospital, had no idea why. More

Dana B. (2018-08-20). Unite for Justice: Protest to #StopKavanaugh in Santa Rosa. indybay.org Santa Rosa: Old Courthouse Square, between 4th street, Mendocino Ave., 3rd Street, Santa Rosa Ave., | Santa Rosa 95401 | From north or south, take 101 to the College Ave. exit (409), turn east onto College, right onto Mendocino, then left onto Fourth. | From east or west, take 12 to downtown Santa Rosa exit (7A), turn north onto Santa Rosa, then right onto Third.

wsws.org (2018-08-20). UK: Momentum's Jon Lansman takes his place alongside anti-Corbyn witch-hunters. wsws.org Whatever the progressive sentiments of those who signed up to the project, the Momentum network was from the very start aimed at controlling and ultimately sabotaging any genuine challenge to the right.

RT (2018-08-20). Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign. rt.com Lockheed Martin's social media appeal to send them the best photos of its products went horribly awry, as unimpressed Twitterati responded with gruesome images of the horrors of war.
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teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-20). Chile's Congress Set To Indict Judges For Releasing Torturers. telesurtv.net Chile's lower house is looking to indite three judges who ruled to released five men convicted of tortures and homicides during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

Steve Brown (2018-08-20). Station Manager Quincy McCoy Disgraces KPFA and Pacifica Radio With Unilateral Banning. indybay.org KPFA manager Quincy McCoy has unilaterally banned the longtime show Guns and Butter without any hearing or due process and censored all the past shows. This is from "Free Speech" radio. Quincy has a long history of deciding what should be on the air without any process of the staff and community who pay for the station.

Staff (2018-08-20). Trump Rages Against Mueller Probe for Second Straight Day. truthdig.com The president's tirade follows a report that White House attorney Don McGahn has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel.

Slide Ranch (2018-08-20). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience/Optional Glamping - September 21. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

Workers World Party (2018-08-20). Report from Texas Border Delegation by John Parker. indybay.org Workers World Party | 1305 Franklin St #411 | Oakland, CA 94612 | use intercom at entrance to get buzzed in | one block from City Center BART at 13th & Broadway...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Arbitration panel cuts real wages and healthcare benefits for Washington D.C. Metro workers. wsws.org The amount awarded to the public employees averages to a yearly pay increase of little more than half the annual rate of inflation.

Nick Pinto (2018-08-20). Trump Administration Says Deportable Immigrants Can't Go to the Courts — Even if Their First Amendment Rights Are Violated. theintercept.com An activist says he was targeted for deportation because of First Amendment-protected speech. The government says he can't have a day in court.

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-20). Chile: IACHR Warns Against Release of Pinochet Rights Abusers. telesurtv.net The IACHR called on the state to protect the victims' families as well as consider the long-lasting effects such a decision would induce.

UFJ (2018-08-20). Unite for Justice: Protest to #StopKavanaugh in Monterey. indybay.org Intersection of Camino El Estero and Del Monte Ave in Monterey, CA 93940...

Dennessa A. (2018-08-20). Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in State Capital of Sacramento. indybay.org State Capitol West Steps, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Teacher hostility grows to Michigan Department of Education's curriculum changes. wsws.org The Michigan Department of Education has proposed new social studies standards which remove references to essential democratic rights and aim to censor the study of history.

IMEMC News (2018-08-20). Detainee Receives An Administrative Detention Order For 6 Months After Serving A 16-Month Prison Term. imemc.org On Sunday, the Israeli Authorities informed detainee Nasser Abu Khdeir, from Shu'fat town, in occupied East Jerusalem, that he will be held under Administrative Detention for six months, instead of being released this coming Thursday, after finishing a 16-month prison sentence. The detainee suffers from a number of chronic diseases, [...]...

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-20). Argentine Women Sports Reporters Denounce Sexual Harassment. telesurtv.net Argentine sports reporters and advocates are uniting under #PeriodistasUnidas to expose rampant sexual harassment female sports anchors face on the job.

Labor for Climate, Jobs & Justice (2018-08-20). Art & Music Party: Climate March Labor Contingent. indybay.org 350 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 | SEIU 1021 Office, enter on Kansas and 17th...

Slide Ranch (2018-08-20). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping - August 24. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

Staff (2018-08-20). Why Is the U.S. Helping Saudis Kill Children in Yemen? truthdig.com The Saudi and United Arab Emirates war on little Yemen, which was launched by Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman in March of 2015, has flown under the radar among the U.S. public until a recent bombing.

Dean Baker (2018-08-20). Does France's Economy Need to Be Renewed? counterpunch.org That's the question millions are asking after reading this NYT profile of France's labor minister, Muriel PŽnicaud. The largely positive piece refers to France's "famously voluminous labor code," then goes on to tell readers: "The campaign to renew the French economy, one of President Emmanuel Macron's flagship policies, involves steering toward a Nordic-style labor modelknown More

wsws.org (2018-08-20). As students return to school, US teachers face nationwide struggle to defend education. wsws.org US teachers are returning to the classroom in the aftermath of the "teacher spring," determined to take forward the fight in defense of public education.

AutumnSun (2018-08-20). Drew Glover Kick-Off and World Humanitarian Day Potluck Picnic 8-19-2018. indybay.org Hosted by Drew Glover for Santa Cruz City Council | The event was held today from 1 to 3 PM at the London Nelson (Laurel Park) 301 Center St. Santa Cruz, CA...

KRF (2018-08-20). Joan Morgan: She Begat This: 20 Years of Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Oakland | 2501 Harrison St | Oakland, CA 94612...

Jonathan Nack (2018-08-20). Is Trump Bringing Fascism, Or Removing the Liberal Facade From It? indybay.org President Franklin D. Roosevelt | File photo: Wikipedia | Is Trump bringing fascism to the United States? That is a very legitimate question. However, there is another legitimate question. Is Trump merely taking the facade off, and making more overt, a system that was already fundamentally fascistic and deeply racist?>

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-20). Argentine Writer Jorge Luis Borges' Personal Library Restored. telesurtv.net "I always imagined paradise would be some sort of library." — Jorge Luis Borges.

Susie Day (2018-08-20). Why Pundits Scare Me. counterpunch.org "But, Mabel, you really think The New York Times will review my book? Masha Gessen will write a blurb? WOW!" That's me on the phone, Dear Activist Diary. I'm talking to my literary agent — in my mind. In real life, I'm here at my proofreading job at Penguin Random House — where you can't stop me More

Sheldon Richman (2018-08-20). For the Love of Reason. counterpunch.org Far be it from me to divide humankind in two, but were I so inclined, I'd divide it into those who love reason and those who are indifferent if not outright hostile to it. Members of the first group adore the reasoning process and their own reasoning faculties. The others find the process burdensome and More

Deepal Jayasekera (2018-08-20). Amidst Turkish Crisis Indian Rupee Falls to All-time Low. globalresearch.ca With the ongoing crisis involving Turkish lira, the Indian rupee fell to an all-time low on Tuesday. The Indian currency dropped to the level of 70.1 to the US dollar and ...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Unprecedented monsoonal floods kill over 370 in southwest India. wsws.org While heavy monsoonal rain is normal at this time of the year, the disastrous levels of flooding in Kerala are unprecedented and not a "natural" event.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-20). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 17, 2018. therealnews.com Eze, Dharna, Khalilah, and guest host Faraji Muhammad of WEAA's For the Culture discuss the causes and effects of violence in Baltimore, discrimination against Black girls in schools, police accountability, and Baltimore artist Devin Allen

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Pro- and anti-government rallies, street clashes mark political crisis in Romania. wsws.org The conflict between different factions of Romania's ruling class is increasingly taking place outside the traditional channels of bourgeois democracy.

George Wuerthner (2018-08-20). Why the Gallatin Range Deserves Protection. counterpunch.org The Gallatin Range that lies south of Bozeman, Montana is the largest unprotected wildlands in the northern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). The Gallatin Range is highly scenic with glaciated cirques, grassy meadows, and subalpine lakes. Biologically it is one of the more diverse and important areas in the entire Yellowstone ecosystem. The range is critical More

Jonathan Cook (2018-08-20). Corbyn's Labour Party is Being Made to Fail —By Design. counterpunch.org The Labour party, relentlessly battered by an organised campaign of smears of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn — first for being anti-semitic, and now for honouring Palestinian terrorists — is reportedly about to adopt the four additional working "examples" of anti-semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Labour initially rejected these examples — stoking More

Chauncey DeVega, Salon (2018-08-20). Scholar Warns We Could Be Headed for a 'Violent Conflict' Between Republicans and Democrats. alternet.org Is the United States speeding toward an historic conflict? | President Abraham Lincoln famously warned that "a house divided against itself, cannot stand. " More than 150 years later his alarm still resonates: While the conflagration will most likely take a different form than it did in Lincoln's day, America in the era of President Donald Trump is increasingly a country of warring tribes rather than a united people possessed of a shared sense of identit. . .

Patrick Strickland (2018-08-20). When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over. thenation.com When Bosses Threatened to Close the Plant, These Greek Workers Took It Over appeared first on The Nation.

Staff (2018-08-20). That Time Sarah Sanders and the ACLU Teamed Up for Voting Rights. truthdig.com Although the Trump administration wants to restrict access to the ballot box, its chief spokesperson once sued to overturn a ban on student voting.

repost (2018-08-20). KPFA GM McCoy's Supporters On KPFA LSB Vote To Ban Video Taping Of Meeting On Banning. indybay.org KPFA manager Quincy McCoy's loyal supporters on the KPFA Local Station Board voted to ban the video taping of the meeting where many people were speaking out against the banning of Guns and Butter. The opposition to video taping of KPFA public meetings and the "Town Hall" meeting is a typical pattern of people who want to shutdown debate and information to continue the autocratic practices of the KPFA manager.

David L. (2018-08-20). Unite for Justice: #StopKavanaugh Protest in San Jose. indybay.org San Jose/Santa Clara border: sidewalk protest @ intersection of Winchester Blvd. & Stevens Creek Blvd. (nick name: Peace Corner) in front of the Santa Row shopping center.

Ted Rall (2018-08-20). Is Trump a Brand-New Weird Existential Threat? No. counterpunch.org This past week more than 300 American newspapers colluded — if the word fits... — to simultaneously publish editorials declaring themselves, contra Trump, not "the enemy of the people." Shortly thereafter the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring that it too did not consider the press to be, in a phrase that evokes the More

teleSUR/rfpl-LJS (2018-08-20). 'Queermuseu' Reopens in Brazil Amid Conservative Protests. telesurtv.net

IMEMC News (2018-08-20). Israel Approves Dozens Of Units In Illegal Colony Near Bethlehem. imemc.org The Israeli authorities approved the construction of 106 new units in the illegal Efrat colony, built on private Palestinian lands between Ertas village and the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. Hasan Breijiyya, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and colonies in [...]...

Maureen Smith (2018-08-20). Should the United States Keep Giving Israel $10 Million Per Day? indybay.org Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Ave | Santa Cruz, CA 95060...

IMEMC News (2018-08-20). PPS: "Israeli Soldiers Abduct 14 Palestinians In The West Bank" imemc.org The Palestinian Prisoners' Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, fourteen Palestinians, including a former political prisoner who was imprisoned for 15 years, in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS office in Nablus, in northern West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the [...]...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) to hold online forum: Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's sellout. wsws.org The SEG urges health workers to attend this online forum on September 1 to discuss the NZNO's betrayal and the way forward in the fight against the Labour Party government's austerity measures.

Tony Cartalucci (2018-08-20). Will Turkey Back or Break Militants in Northern Syria? globalresearch.ca Syria once again finds itself at another critical juncture. Having secured virtually all territory in the nation's southwest, Damascus' attention is now fixated on Idlib in the north. | Reuters has recently ...

Faisal Khan (2018-08-20). A British Muslim's Perspective on the Burkha Debate. counterpunch.org Once again, the Burkha finds itself in the headlines in Britain. On this occasion, it was the comments of former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that have instigated the drama. In a column for The Daily Telegraph, Boris Johnson caused controversy when he compared women who wore it to 'letterboxes' and 'bank robbers'. As Boris anticipated More

Staff (2018-08-20). The Militarization of Sports and the Redefinition of Patriotism. truthdig.com As long as I can remember, I've been a sports fan. As long as I can remember, I've been interested in the military. Until recently, I experienced those as two separate and distinct worlds. While I was in the military — I served for 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force — I did, of course, play sports. As a young lieutenant, I was in a racquetball tournament at my base in Colorado. At Squadron Officer School in Alabama, I took part in volleyball and flickerball (a bizarre Air Force sport). At the Air Force Academy, I was on a softball team and when we finally won a game, all of us signed the ball. I also enjoyed being in a military bowling league. I even had my own ball with my name engraved on it. | Don't misunderstand me.

Martin Varese (2018-08-20). 'Brazil's Judiciary Lost Its Masks' Amid Lula Legal Fight: Ex-Justice Minister. telesurtv.net "The entire left-wing will stand together to support a leftist candidate," said Eugenio Aragao, former Minister of Justices under Dilma Rousseff, in an exclusive interview with teleSUR.

Jackie Risley (2018-08-20). Bookstore & Chocolate Crawl. indybay.org Crawl begins at Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, and ends at The Booksmith and Bindery, 1727 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117.

Katha Pollitt (2018-08-20). The News in Motherhood: the Good, the Bad, the WTF. thenation.com The News in Motherhood: the Good, the Bad, the WTF appeared first on The Nation.

Dan Bacher (2018-08-20). Most of 21,000 oil wells approved under Jerry Brown are in low income areas, communities of color. indybay.org "I wonder if Jerry Brown would continue to shield the fossil fuel industry if his family was forced to breathe the same air we do," said Francisco Gonzalez, a Kern County resident. "I hope he will consider communities like mine and put an end to the drilling free-for-all. It's too late for me, but all the kids deserve better."

Javier Sierra (2018-08-20). La gran purga de votantes. peoplesworld.org Hoy, en los Estados Unidos de Donald Trump, a solo tres meses de las elecciones generales del 6 de noviembre, nos enteramos de que antes de los comicios de 2016, los estados purgaron a unos 16 millones de votantes de las listas electorales del pa’s. | Segœn un estudio del Brennan Center for Justice (BCJ), estos votantes purgados —en su mayor’a gente humilde o miembros de minor’as— fueron v’ctimas de inexactitudes e incluso decisiones ilegales de la burocracia estatal. El reporte enfatiza que entre 2014 y 2016, el incremento en la purga de votantes fue de un 33% con respecto al periodo anterior. | Las burocracias estatales solo pueden eliminar nombres de la listas electorales en caso de que la persona sea menor de 18 a–os, no sea ciudadana, si ha cometido algœn crimen mayor, si es enferma mental, si se...

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-20). Revolution and the Third World: Exploring the Radical Ideas of Anti-Imperialist Economist Samir Amin. therealnews.com Samir Amin revolutionized economics by centering the Global South. TRNN's Ben Norton explores the radical legacy of the Egyptian-French anti-imperialist Marxist with scholar Ali Kadri

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Israel steps up harassment of prominent critics of anti-Palestinian and racialist agenda. wsws.org Israel's government is criminalising those protesting its policies on the basis that they represent "the de-legitimisation of Israel," a "threat to state security" or are "anti-Semitic."

wsws.org (2018-08-20). This week in history: August 20-26. wsws.org 25 years ago: Jury convicts two Detroit cops in murder of Malice GreenOn August 23, 1993, a Detroit jury returned verdicts of second-degree murder against two white policemen for the beating death of Malice Green, a young black worker. Walter Budzyn and Larry Nevers smashed in Green's skull with heavy flashlights while seven other policemen stood around them and allowed the savagery to continue without interference. At least one of these accomplices, Robert Lessnau, kicked and punched Green during the beating, as he put handcuffs on the dying man.

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Inequality and the crisis of American democracy. wsws.org Ever-increasing social inequality in the United States is incompatible with democratic forms of rule.

Chris Hedges (2018-08-20). Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth. truthdig.com Climate change is not simply an environmental problem—it is a planetary transition. We will survive only if we rapidly evolve to create new forms of civilization.

Dan Roberts (2018-08-20). The Shortwave Report 08/17/18 Listen Globally! indybay.org

Jacob Sugarman (2018-08-20). Pope on Sex Abuse: We Showed No Care for the Little Ones. truthdig.com In a letter Monday, the pontiff urged Catholics across the world to root out abuse and cover-up.

Howard Lisnoff (2018-08-20). The Mass Media's Outrage at Trump: Why the Surprise? counterpunch.org They're coming fast and furious! Here come 343 media outlets that are criticizing (Guardian, August 15, 2018—at least 350 at this writing) Il Duce for creating the frenzy of "fake news" among his followers and encouraging the violent among his ilk to attack counterprotesters and journalists at campaign events and "public" appearances. The Boston Globe took the lead position More

Charles Redvers (2018-08-20). Una respuesta a la desinformaci—n sobre Nicaragua: fue un golpe, no una 'masacre'. grayzoneproject.com Por: Charles Redvers Para un resumen de la historia de trabajo de Mary Ellsberg con las agencias del gobierno de...

KRF (2018-08-20). Chris Hedges: America: The Farewell Tour. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Political warfare deepens as Democrats, ex-spies circle the wagons around Brennan. wsws.org The intervention by Brennan and other ex-intelligence officials on the Sunday talk shows demonstrates the degree to which the spy agencies have become a dominant political force.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-20). Lula da Silva: "Brazil is Undergoing a Right-Wing Coup" therealnews.com The unraveling of the social safety net put in place by the PT, combined with the legislative manipulations and extreme neoliberal austerity constitutes a right-wing coup, explains Mark Weisbrot of CEPR.

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Alabama: Deteriorating rural sewer and septic systems. wsws.org Alabama's failing sewage and septic systems became notorious when a UN investigation shined a spotlight upon the prevalence of hookworm in the state's rural communities.

Andrew Kahn (2018-08-20). Inhumanity Above the Clouds. counterpunch.org As I write this, 34,000 feet above ground, somewhere in the North Pacific, 2000 miles east of Tokyo, 700 miles northwest of the Midway Islands, in Seat 49A on Philippine Airlines en route to Manila for vacation, I consider that time is unknown. I wonder whether my phone is giving the time back in Vancouver, More

wsws.org (2018-08-20). China-US talks but trade war set to escalate. wsws.org The basic conflict centres on the US demand that China not only lessen the trade deficit but also significantly pull back on its plan to boost its industrial and technological base.

Ariel Natan Pasko (2018-08-20). The Torah's National Structure in the Jewish Nation-State of Israel. indybay.org This article explains Judaism's national structure for political and spiritual independence in the Land of Israel.

teleSUR/jc-CM (2018-08-20). Cuba: Havana Carnival Kicks Off With Music, Dances, Floats. telesurtv.net "We hope this year's carnival is better serviced because of better supplies," said Eugenio Blanch.

Robert Fisk (2018-08-20). A US Trade War With Turkey Over a Pastor? Don't Believe It. counterpunch.org It needs a stroke of genius to soften the heart for poor old Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Those of us who have always believed that Erdogan is a bit off his rocker must still be appalled that a US president infinitely more cracked than the Turkish variety is trying to impoverish Nato's second largest military ally. True, More

KRF (2018-08-20). Miko Peled: The General's Son: Journal of an Israeli in Palestine. indybay.org First Congregational Church of Berkeley | 2345 Channing Way | Berkeley, CA 94704...

Heather Digby Parton, Salon (2018-08-20). Here's Why White House Counsel Don McGahn Has Donald Trump So Worried. alternet.org McGahn talked to Robert Mueller's team for 30 hours — that's a huge blow for Trump, and the reasons why run deep. | Reading President Trump's Twitter feed over the past week, it's hard not to conclude that he feels the walls are closing in. It started with his former adviser and fellow reality TV star Omarosa's new book. She accused him of being a racist and, even more unsettlingly, revealed that she has been taping conversations with people in the campaign and. . .

Slide Ranch (2018-08-20). Slide Ranch Farm-to-Table Experience & Optional Glamping - September 7. indybay.org Slide Ranch | 2025 Shoreline Highway | Muir Beach, CA 94965...

Frances Jetter (2018-08-20). Gun World. thenation.com Gun World appeared first on The Nation.

350.org Silicon Valley (2018-08-20). Art & Music Party for SF Climate Marh: Rise for Art Gathering in San Jose (free). indybay.org First Unitarian Church of San Jose, 160 N Third St San Jose 95112...

Armando Aparicio, David Zlutnick (2018-08-20). These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History. thenation.com These Tenants Are Leading the Largest Rent Strike in LA History appeared first on The Nation.

Amy George Cortez (2018-08-20). Many Gods No Masters. indybay.org Amor Eterno Arte 1227 18th AVE Oakland CA 94606 - Between E14th (International) and E12th. 1.3miles from Fruitvale Bart...

teleSUR/LJS (2018-08-20). Venezuelan Immigrants Forced To Flee Brazilian Border Town. telesurtv.net Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza released a statement Saturday condemning the "dangerous matrix of xeonophonic opinions."

RT (2018-08-20). Sacha Baron Cohen tricks food critic into praising 'butter soft human flesh'. rt.com In a new episode of his ridicule-ridden show 'Who is America?' notorious comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pokes fun at pretentious haute cuisine aficionados by treating a food critic to a bite of what he claims is human flesh.
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Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-20). Readying Knives: The Mortality of Australian Prime Ministers. asia-pacificresearch.com ...

teleSUR /ef-MS (2018-08-20). US Backs Down on Key NAFTA Negotiation, Farmers in Agreement. telesurtv.net After months of lobbying by U.S. agricultural lobbies, the Trump administration backs down from crucial clause to not tariff seasonal fruits and vegetables from Mexico.

Dan Glazebrook (2018-08-20). Trump's New Financial War on the Global South. counterpunch.org Trump's attack on the Turkish lira, combined with recent Federal Reserve moves to choke off dollar supply, are pushing the world towards a rerun of the 1997 currency crisis. This may well be the whole point. Last Friday, Donald Trump announced new sanctions on Turkey — comprising a doubling of the steel and aluminium tariffs More

RT (2018-08-20). Harvey Weinstein accuser had sex with 17-year-old, paid him $380k hush money — report. rt.com Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault, herself reportedly assaulted an underage actor, and paid him to stay silent.
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wsws.org (2018-08-20). Australian thunderstorm asthma deaths inquest reveals health system breakdown. wsws.org Triple 0 callers were told an ambulance was on the way when it had not been dispatched.

Peace Now (2018-08-20). Billionaire Erik Prince Wants To Privatize Illegal Afghan War & Be Chief Profiteer. indybay.org War and capitalism are evil twins. John Bolton is pushing | Erik Prince's work to privatize the heinous Afghanistan war and to | become its chief proiteer.

Labor Video Project (2018-08-20). SF Mayor Breed & DPH Garcia Still Pushing Lennar Hunters Point Project "It's Safe" indybay.org At a community meeting on August 15, 2018, San Francisco Department of Public Health "Environmental Engineer" Amy Brownell told community residents that the Hunters Point Shipyard is safe and can be further developed. | Brownell whose salary is funded by the developer Lennar has been involved in the criminal cover-up of the falsification of testing in the billion dollar eco-fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island. Mayor London Breed and DPH director Barbara Garcia are also aware of the criminal retaliation of OSHA health and safety whistleblowers and have colluded with the developers to cover up the m...

Eugene E Ruyle (2018-08-20). Against Assad: Anarchist and Marxist-Humanist Voices‚Ä®. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...

wsws.org (2018-08-20). Growing interest in socialism in Downriver Detroit area. wsws.org The industrialized area has been the core of the congressional district dominated by the Democratic Party and the Dingell family for more than 80 years.

VAGS (2018-08-20). Rise for Climate Charter Buses: Ride & Join SF March from Cities in Bay Area & California. indybay.org Cities around Bay Area & throughout California | Check your city or nearest city for the EXACT departure time of your location's charter bus. Departure times are based on driving distance from San Francisco. For example, the bus from Santa Barbara is scheduled for as early as 12 a.m.

wsws.org (2018-08-20). UPS workers oppose isolation by Teamsters, call for united struggle with Amazon workers. wsws.org The Teamsters union is opposed to any effort to connect the struggles of workers at UPS, Amazon and other logistics companies.

IMEMC News (2018-08-20). Israeli Soldiers Remove A Tent, Assault A Palestinian, Near Hebron. imemc.org Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of illegal colonialist settlers, invaded a Palestinian land, Monday, removed a tent and assaulted a man, in Masafer Yatta area, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Rateb Jabour, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall [...]...

PFSL (2018-08-20). Eyewitness Report from Lebanon - Palestine Will Be Free! indybay.org 2969 Mission St. between 25th and 26th Sts.

Peter Maiden (2018-08-20). Mike Rhodes recognized by Fresno City Council. indybay.org Mike Rhodes, former Indybay Central Valley page co-ordinator, was recognized by the Fresno City Council, who made August 16 "Mike Rhodes Day."

INA (2018-08-19). Tension Mounts Over Truce Deal between Israel and Hamas: Report. imemc.org Disagreements within the Netanyahu administration have increased tensions between Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, Israeli media reports. Yedioth Ahronoth daily writes, according to the PNN, that Education Minister Bennett, head of the Jewish House Party, thinks Lieberman's surrender to Hamas would lead to war, while [...]...

Peter Korzun (2018-08-19). Gold Leaving US Vaults: Signs of Upcoming Currency War and Armed Conflict. Turkey Repatriates its Gold. globalresearch.ca The Turkish government has made the decision to repatriate all of its gold reserves that are currently housed in the US Federal Reserve System (FRS). Overall Turkey was storing 220 tonnes...

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-19). Ex-Fox News Analyst Lt. Col. Ralph Peters Shreds Former Colleagues: 'Prostitutes' And 'Henchmen' for Trump. alternet.org Peters said he's doing his "part in these dreadful, dreadful days in Washington. " | Retired United States Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters on Sunday unloaded on his former Fox News colleagues, arguing they serve Donald Trump with such blind faith that they "constitute a threat to our republic. "Peters, who left Fox News in March with a scathing op-ed about the network's pro-Trump slant, told CNN's Brian Stelter he's doing his "part in these dreadful, dreadful days in Wash. . .

RT (2018-08-19). 14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.
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RT (2018-08-19). US govt doesn't think people have intelligence to decipher news, hence censorship — Keiser. rt.com As Twitter and Facebook are criticized over censorship and constant finger-pointing at Russia, RT's Max Keiser speaks to the senior editor of the Grayzone Project, Max Blumenthal, who sums up the reality of the situation. |
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Barbara Nimri Aziz (2018-08-19). Morality Tales in US Public Life. globalresearch.ca Many Americans who think their country is unquestionably the greatest have been chagrined by recent events that brought them to a new low point. The treatment of families seeking asylum at ...

RT (2018-08-19). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions. rt.com Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.
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Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-19). How the Catholic Church Worked With Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Protect Itself From Sexual Abuse Investigations. alternet.org As Pennsylvanians grapple with this crisis that has impacted so many of our children, it is important for us to remember the significance of our political heritage. | Let us pretend, hypothetically, that a secular institution was discovered to have protected more than 300 pedophiles as they sexually abused more than 1,000 victims over a period of roughly 70 years. Not the Catholic Church, mind you: Most people already know that a recent Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-19). Hatewatch Headlines 8/20/18. splcenter.org Trump speechwriter fired after hanging out with white nationalists; the secret fight to save Confederate monuments; the University of Michigan blocks access to papers from an anti-immigrant leader, and more.

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-19). Torture and Abuse in America's Global Gulag. globalresearch.ca Societies are best judged by how they treat children, the elderly, the infirm, their most disadvantaged and prisoners. | America fails on all counts under Republicans and undemocratic Dems — violator of ...

Sophia A. McClennen, Salon (2018-08-19). Trump's War on Words and the Failures of a 'Weaponized' Defense. alternet.org The story of "weaponize" is a cautionary tale, a tale of how an assault on nuance and meaning is contagious | After 9/11/2001 the nation watched as the George W. Bush administration deployed specific language to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. During that time, the Bush team misrepresented, lied, obfuscated, named, renamed, refused to name, censored, and silenced to advance its agenda. Recall, for example, the Abu Ghraib photo sca. . .

Staff (2018-08-19). Brennan Weighs Legal Action to End Revoking of Security Clearances. truthdig.com The former CIA director says that while he'll fight on behalf of his onetime colleagues, it's up to Congress to put aside politics and step in.

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Self-Managed Abortion Care Becomes Urgent as Threats to Roe v. Wade Mount. truthout.org When President Trump took office just over a year and a half ago, activists could only make educated guesses about whether his promised onslaught against reproductive health care would truly come to pass. The current picture is worse than expected due to attacks from rogue agency heads throughout the Trump-Pence administration who are collaborating to deny access to care to people across the country. | These agency heads include Betsy Devos at the Department of Education, who is working in tandem with the new division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights to reduce access to contraception; Scott Lloyd, who has directed the Office of Refugee Resettlement to deny abortion care to immigrant minors; and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has announced a " religious liberty task force" to shore up already...

Global Research News (2018-08-19). Selected Articles: Turkey's Financial Crisis, Sanctions, Dollar Hegemony. globalresearch.ca For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the ...

RT (2018-08-19). Twitter CEO admits platform is left leaning after complaints tech giant gags conservative voices. rt.com Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey admitted this that the social media powerhouse is "left-leaning" - but he stressed that the company operates without bias after complaints from conservatives that right-wing accounts are being silenced.
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Oriental Review (2018-08-19). What Do The Winners In Syria Want? iranian.com After the liberation of the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, the Syrian civil war entered a new phase. The available land that was up for grabs by any new liberator — without the need for negotiations with outside actors — was shrinking (one section of the desert under ISIL control does not count — it [...]

Yves Engler (2018-08-19). Complicity with Saudi Crimes Limits Canada's Response. globalresearch.ca Governments, like gardeners, reap what they sow. Trudeau's continuation of Harper's Conservative Mideast foreign policy has reaped the current mess with Saudi Arabia. | The Liberal brain trust must be wondering, "what ...

RT (2018-08-19). American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan. rt.com A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.
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Eric Margolis (2018-08-19). Afghanistan: The War That Shames America. globalresearch.ca After 17 bloody years, the longest war in US history continues without relent or purpose in Afghanistan. | There, a valiant, fiercely-independent people, the Pashtun (Pathan) mountain tribes, have battled the full ...

Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). "Danger" Wasn't a Word We Knew: Elaine Mokhtefi and the Panthers in Algiers. truthout.org Algiers, Third World Capital, is a rare glimpse into the work of the international arm of the Black Panther Party.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-19). Over 2,000 Cities with Higher Lead Levels than Flint. therealnews.com Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago and Cleveland all have been victim to high lead and other toxins in the water. Eddie Conway and Eugene Puryear discuss the frustrations of citizens and the struggles to get clean water in communities of color

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-08-19). In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church. alternet.org "Obtaining the vote for women, the divorce law, marriage equality, the gender identity law, the assisted human fertilization law, the law of integral sexual education, the dignified death law were all done fighting clerical power, which seeks to have total dominion over our minds and bodies. " | Hundreds of Argentines stood in long lines in Buenos Aires and around Argentina this weekend to join a "Collective Apostasy" movement, renouncing their Catholic fai. . .

William Astore, Tom Dispatch (2018-08-19). Here's How Professional Sports Have Come to Sell a Militarized form of Patriotism. alternet.org The melding of sports and the military should be seen as inappropriate, if not insidious. | I can remember lying on my bed with a crumpled up piece of paper in my hand and throwing it at the wall while, in my mind, the announcer's voice carried on: "It's a long drive to right field. . . Furillo is going back, back, back. . . He leaps! He's got it! " And I would, of course, catch the paper as it bounced off that wall. It was perhaps the World Series. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-19). U.S. Court Delays Keystone XL Pipeline Construction by Ordering Environmental Review. therealnews.com Diana Best of Greenpeace USA says many obstacles remain to the completion of Keystone XL

Staff (2018-08-19). Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges U.S. West Wildfires. truthdig.com As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled.

Fariba Amini (2018-08-19). A Rebuttal: Mohammad Mossadegh vs. Mohammad Reza Shah. iranian.com "Those who have experienced solitary confinement and have dealt with it know how excruciating and hard it is to any prisoner who is innocent and faultless." -Mohammad Mossadegh "For many years I have realized that Iranian oil is the cheapest oil in the world. Twenty years ago, we knew that we could extract Iranian oil [...]

RT (2018-08-19). Trump calls Mueller probe 'McCarthyism at its worst' lashing out at 'fake' New York Times. rt.com US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to launch another scathing attack on the New York Times and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, calling it "McCarthyism at its WORST."
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The Conversation (2018-08-19). Charlottesville Belies Racism's Deep Roots in the North. alternet.org One year after Charlottesville's white supremacist march, US racism is seen primarily as a Southern-grown problem. But Jim Crow laws started in the North, which has a long history of systemic racism. | A southern city has now become synonymous with the ongoing scourge of racism in the United States. A year ago, white supremacists rallied to "Unite the Right"

RT (2018-08-19). 'Relax & be like FDR': HuffPost founder's advice to sleep-deprived Musk backfires. rt.com HuffPost's Arianna Huffington has added her two cents to the fact that Elon Musk works 120 hour weeks and is often faced with the choice of "no sleep or taking Ambien." She told him to relax, but Twitter wasn't having it.
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Jenny Gonzales (2018-08-19). Environment and Biodiversity: South American Soy Fed to EU Livestock Drives Gran Chaco Deforestation. globalresearch.ca Featured image: A view of the Gran Chaco as it naturally appears in Paraguay. Photo by Ilosuna licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 1.0 Generic license. | The Gran Chaco ecosystem is ...

Staff (2018-08-19). Trump Says His White House Counsel Isn't a 'RAT' Like Nixon's. truthdig.com The president, in a series of angry tweets, denounces a New York Times story that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling.

The Conversation (2018-08-19). Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From the Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It. alternet.org Plains farmers cannot afford to continue pushing land and water resources beyond their limits — especially in light of climate change's cumulative impact on the Central Plains. | Every summer the U. S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton, wheat and corn and maintain large herds of cattle and hogs. As the heat rises, Shared by Merula Furtado (2018-08-19). Law Students Fighting Trump Agenda Won't Find Support at Their Schools. truthout.org In the days after Donald Trump issued his first travel ban, pro bono attorneys across the country were celebrated " like superheroes," and the number of people applying to law school is increasing. Many of these applicants are seeking to arm themselves with a Juris Doctor degree to resist Trump's agenda. | Unbeknownst to them, though, law schools are ruthlessly efficient at systematically changing the disposition of even the most passionate civil rights activists into apathetic and institutionalized corporate attorneys. | Over the past year, I have watched this phenomenon unfold firsthand. The majority of students I met at my law school orientation seemed genuinely interested in wanting to learn how to use their legal education to make the world a better place. From environmental protection to antiwar advocacy, there was hardly a social justice cause left unrepresented by my incoming...

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-19). Rick Santorum Tries to Mansplain Why Mueller Should Target Hillary Clinton to Three Women — And Flames Out Spectacularly. alternet.org Santorum launched into a false rant about how Clinton funded the Steele dossier as a means to manufacture an investigation against Trump. | Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum got shot down on Sunday after he tried to convince three women panelists on CNN that special counsel Robert Mueller should be investigating Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. During a panel discussion on Sunday morning, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) no. . .

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Building a Rapid-Response Network to Defend Immigrant Workers. truthout.org As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigrants, it's urgent for worker centers and unions to organize to defend immigrant members. In Western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley Workers Center has created a rapid-response network it calls "Sanctuary in the Streets" (SiS). The worker center, founded in 2014, organizes restaurant workers and farmworkers in the ... Continued

INA (2018-08-19). Imprisoned Palestinian Journalist Reiterates Call for Solidarity. imemc.org Imprisoned Palestinian journalist and director of Al-Quds TV Alaa Rimawi said on Sunday, 19 August that the arrests carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinian media and journalists are part of a comprehensive attack on Palestinian media, preventing it from doing its work and minimizing its role in publicizing Palestinian realities. [...]...

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-19). Finding Fault and Faulty Infrastructure: Genoa's Morandi Bridge Disaster. globalresearch.ca Bridges are the great symbols of human connection. They suggest a certain animal pride in the human race, a technological capacity to trick, and even subordinate nature. Across ravines, rivers and ...

Alexandra Tempus (2018-08-19). 'It Brings Us All to the Same Table': Meet The New Progressive Farmers. progressive.org Wisconsin farmers, like rural folks across America post-2016 election, are reclaiming their legacy as key players in the country's progressive movement.

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-19). The Bizarro World of Steven Seagal -- Putin's Special Diplomatic Envoy to President Trump. alternet.org Both Seagal and Trump fight for causes that enrich themselves and harm innocent people, even as they hypocritically put on populist airs. | Hopefully there will someday be a filmmaker out there who will tell the story of Steven Seagal, the Hollywood action star who spent his life either acting like or fighting for the villainous characters he beat up in his movies. Considering that he was just appointed to be a special diplomatic envoy to the United States. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-19). 'Incredibly Problematic': Ex-Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warns Trump's 'Political Enemies' List is Reminiscent of Nixon, McCarthy. alternet.org Admiral Mike Mullen spoke with Fox News' Chris Wallace. | Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Bush and Obama, on Sunday told Fox News' Chris Wallace that Donald Trump's decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan—and his threat to remove clearances for several other personal critics—recalls Richard Nixon's "enemies lis" and the Joseph McCarthy era. Asked by Mullen if it. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-19). Brennan Says He's Considering Legal Action After Trump Revoked His Security Clearance. alternet.org He also called on Congress to stand up to the president. | Former CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday said he's mulling legal action against Donald Trump over the president's decision to revoke his security clearance. Speaking with NBC's "Meet the Press," Brennan said he's considering standing up to Trump's "abuses" in court. "If my clearances and my reputation as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump. . .

BelŽn L—pez-PŽrez, Aeon (2018-08-19). Tough Love: A Psychologist Explains When It's Good to Make Others Feel Bad. alternet.org Studies show that making someone feel badly can be useful. | Imagine that someone you care about is procrastinating in advance of a vital exam. If he fails the test, he will not be able to go to university, an eventuality of major consequence in his life. If positive encouragement doesn't work, you might reverse strategy, making your friend feel so bad, so worried, so scared, that the only strategy left is that he starts studying like mad. Sometimes, t. . .

INA (2018-08-19). Erez Crossing Closed by Israeli Authorities. imemc.org Israeli occupation authorities informed the Palestinian side of closing Erez border crossing, in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, to allow the entry of humanitarian cases only. Director of Public Relations and Information Mohammed Al — Maqdama said that Israeli occupation forces announced the closingof the crossing for Palestinian travelers, with [...]...

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-19). 'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press. alternet.org During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-19). Middle East and Asia Geopolitics: Shift in Military Alliances? globalresearch.ca

RT (2018-08-19). 'Truth isn't truth': Bizarre Giuliani quote sends Twitter into frenzy. rt.com Rudy Giuliani spouted some rather confusing words on Sunday, telling NBC's 'Meet the Press' that "truth isn't truth." The strange comment has sent social media into a frenzy.
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James M. Dorsey (2018-08-19). Turkey's Financial Crisis Raises Questions About China's Debt-driven Development Model. globalresearch.ca Financial injections by Qatar and possibly China may resolve Turkey's immediate economic crisis, aggravated by a politics-driven trade war with the United States, but are unlikely to resolve the country's structural ...

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Short-Term Health Plans: A Junk Solution to a Real Problem. truthout.org After failing to overturn most of the Affordable Care Act in a very public fight, President Donald Trump has been steadily working behind the scenes to further destabilize former President Barack Obama's signature achievement. A major component in this effort has been an activity called rule-making, the administrative implementation of statutes by federal agencies like ... Continued

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Incarcerated People in 17 US States Plan Prison Strike. truthout.org Incarcerated Americans in at least 17 states will go on strike this coming week, refusing to perform labor and engaging in sit-ins and hunger strikes to demand major reforms to the country's prison and criminal justice systems. | pic.twitter.com/Mzbb4e96yp | — Jailhouse Lawyers Speak #August21 (@JailLawSpeak) April 24, 2018 | The Nationwide Prison Strike is planned for August 21, the day Nat Turner led an uprising of slaves in 1831, until September 9, the 47th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion in which more than 40 people were killed. | Organizers of the action, which is endorsed by Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), have released a list of ten demands for improvements to their living conditions, sentencing policies, and laws that allow for prison slavery. | "All persons imprisoned in any place of detention under United...

INA (2018-08-19). Tralee, Ireland to Twin with Beit Sahour. imemc.org A town in Ireland has completed the first step towards twinning with Beit Sahour, in the Bethlehem district of the occupied West Bank. Kerry County Council has passed unopposed a motion to link Tralee, in County Kerry, with the Palestinian municipality. Councillor Pa Daly of the Sinn Fein political party, [...]...

RT (2018-08-19). Teen faces year in jail for pushing friend off 60ft bridge (VIDEO). rt.com An 18-year-old girl has been charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her 16-year-old friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state.
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Ian Reifowitz, Daily Kos (2018-08-19). Trump Uses Race and Culture to Divide and Distract While the GOP is Government By the Corrupt and For the Rich. alternet.org Racial scapegoating is at the heart of Donald Trump's message as a politician, and it has been going back to the day he announced his White House run by attacking people coming to the U. S. from Mexico as "rapists" and "drug dealers. " | I love to rile people up and then take their money. A news analysis in the New York Times ominiously warned that House Democrats are "discar. . .

Tatiane Klein (2018-08-19). "Forget Your Son": Brazil Is Forcibly Taking Indigenous Children and Putting Them Up for Adoption. theintercept.com Without land and living in extreme poverty, indigenous mothers in Brazil are fighting back against local authorities who are taking their children.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). How a Small Town in Iowa Freed Local Workers From ICE Detention. truthout.org Mt. Pleasant, Iowa—Isabel discovered she was pregnant May 14. She and her husband, Jack (names changed because of his undocumented status), had been trying to start a family for years. They had a miscarriage in 2015. In 2016, their baby girl died an hour and a half after being born premature. Given the past complications, this new pregnancy was a huge deal. But Isabel wasn't able to tell Jack in person. | He was one of 32 workers seized during a May 9 raid at the Midwest Precast Concrete facility (MPC) in Mt. Pleasant. It was the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in the state since 2008, when 900 agents blitzed a meatpacking plant in Postville and put a tenth of the small town's population in jail. | Isabel's stepfather, also an MPC employee, went out for lunch that day, narrowly...

RT (2018-08-19). 'Where's the evidence?' Chicago community shocked after teen kills himself while running from police. rt.com A Chicago community is in disbelief after a 16-year-old African-American teen reportedly shot himself while running from officers after they tried to question him about being in possession of a weapon.
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Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-19). Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves. globalresearch.ca Central banks in several regions of the World are building up their gold reserves. | A large part of these Central Bank purchases of gold bullion are not disclosed. They are undertaken through third party contracting companies, with utmost discretion. | The ...

RT (2018-08-19). Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.
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Staff (2018-08-19). Conserving Oil Is No Longer an Economic Imperative, U.S. Says. truthdig.com The position is outlined in a memo released last month in support of the Trump administration's proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-19). Supercharged by Pollution, Florida's Toxic Algae Crisis Continues Unabated. truthout.org "Covering stuff up doesn't make it go away," said Lilly Womble, an 18-year-old on vacation on Florida's Sanibel Island. The island is world renowned for its sea shells but that day we were watching employees from the Sanibel Moorings Resort pull a sheet over a dead loggerhead sea turtle on the beach behind the hotel. One of the men covering the turtle said that people had seen it long enough, and he didn't want it to scare kids. | "I think it is better if kids see what we are doing to the planet," Womble told me. "Maybe seeing the dead turtle will make them pay attention to the environment." Her 9-year-old sister Ellie agreed, adding that "covering the turtle won't stop other turtles from dying." | Earlier that day the sisters had been on a charter fishing boat 10 miles off Sanibel...

RT (2018-08-19). Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced. rt.com Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.
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RT (2018-08-19). Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle. rt.com The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.
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Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-19). Religious Divisions Threaten to Further Inflame Ukrainian Civil War. consortiumnews.com Not admitting the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to Kiev is like barring the Pope from Rome, but that is just what the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government has done, explains Dmitry Babich. By Dmitry Babich Special to Consortium News During... Read more →

Shaun King (2018-08-19). When Will the Democratic Party Get Involved in Local and State Law Enforcement Races? theintercept.com Protesters hold signs during a rally calling for criminal justice reform outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 10, 2018. | . Eighty percent of Democrats want to see the whole justice system reformed. | But when the rubber meets the road on actually making criminal justice reform happen, Democrats are ghosts. I'm not talking about the senators who are likely going to run for president. They have a lot to say about criminal justice reform. And I'm not throwing shade, but it's easy to talk about bold reforms and game-changing policies when you aren't in power — Republicans did it every year when Barack Obama was in the Oval Office. What I'm talking about is the Democratic Party machinery on the local, state, and federal level.If the Democratic Party was smart, they would be out front leading and...

Ece Goksedef (2018-08-19). Turkish Diplomats Get a Front-row View of Lira Crisis at Ankara Conference. globalresearch.ca When Turkish diplomats pencilled this week's conference in Ankara into their diaries, little did they know it would be the epicentre of a dramatic diplomatic and economic crisis. | They arrived in ...

INA (2018-08-19). UN Protection Proposals Rejected by Israel. imemc.org Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, condemned the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' report on improving Palestinian protection in the occupied territories. Danny Danon spoke on behalf of Israel and announced Israel's rejection of the report presented by Guterres on Friday. Danon said, in a statement, that "The only [...]...

Zero Hedge (2018-08-19). Is the US Government Developing Real-Life Supersoldier, Wonder-Dog in New Research Program? globalresearch.ca The US army has announced a new proposal for what really looks like a program to develop supersoldiers and wonder-dogs capable of fast healing, optimized physiological and mental performance, withstanding extreme ...

Hunter, Daily Kos (2018-08-19). Donald Trump Has A Meltdown Over 'Fake' New York Times Report Even As He Admits McGahn Spoke to Mueller. alternet.org Another day, another Twitter meltdown. | Well, Trump is on a tear again. And it's the fault of the New York Times, which he doesn't read and is dumb and stupid and shut up. @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type "RAT. " But I allowed him and all others to testify - I didn't have to. I have nothing to hide. . . . . . [mdas. . .

RT (2018-08-19). No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants. rt.com A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices - water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn't interfere in the matter.
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RT (2018-08-19). Not just Russians: China, North Korea & Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof. rt.com The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence.
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Jay Syrmopoulos (2018-08-19). Russia Triples Gold Reserves in Preparation for Full-Scale Economic War with the U.S. Dollar. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on October 26, 2017. In recent developments, several countries are repatriating their gold holdings held in the U.S. | The Central Bank of Russia has more than doubled the pace of its gold purchases, and tripled its ...

Taylor Link, Salon (2018-08-19). 'Treasonous': John Brennan Torches Trump as He Doubles Down on Claim the President Colluded With Russia. alternet.org On "Meet the Press," Brennan stood by his comments accusing Trump of treason |

In an interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, the former director of the CIA refused to back down from accusations of treason made against President Donald Trump. John Brennan told NBC anchor Chuck Todd that "these are abnormal times" and suggested it was his duty to speak out. A rather outspoken critic of the president, Brennan saw his security clearan. . .

Sputnik News (2018-08-19). Iran Easing Entry Rules: Tourists Will Skip Passport Border Stamps. iranian.com Iranian authorities will introduce protectionist measures to support the nation's tourism industry in the wake of unilateral US sanctions on Iran, Mehr news agency reported Saturday. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ranian media outlet cited Ali Asghar Mounesan, the Iranian vice president and head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO), who announced that passports of foreign tourists visiting Iran [...]

RT (2018-08-18). NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it. rt.com White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency.
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wsws.org (2018-08-18). Presidential slates chosen for Brazil's general elections: a warning to the working class. wsws.org Whatever the result of the elections, the Brazilian political system will swing violently to the right, deepening the class war austerity measures initiated by the Workers Party's (PT).

RT (2018-08-18). Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT. rt.com The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. |
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Martin Cizmar, Raw Story (2018-08-18). John Dean: Don McGahn Has 'Good Reason' to Suspect 'Trump Would Throw Him Under the Bus'. alternet.org It's part of the president's playbook. | Former White House Counsel John Dean, the man who flipped on Richard Nixon and helped end his corrupt presidency, has been in the news today given the obvious parallels to the situation of Don McGahn, Trump's White House Counsel. McGahn has met with the team. . .

RT (2018-08-18). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina deprived of sleep & medication — lawyer to RT. rt.com Jailed Russian gun activist Maria Butina, accused in the US of "espionage," has been unexpectedly transferred to another prison, her lawyer told RT. Butina is suffering from leg swelling and she was effectively deprived of sleep.
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Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with [...]

RT (2018-08-18). Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO). rt.com A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was "at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon."
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wsws.org (2018-08-18). Australian police killed mentally ill young woman seconds after arriving at scene. wsws.org The Coroner's Court was told that 42 percent of those shot by police in Australia between 1989 and 2011 were suffering from a mental illness.

RT (2018-08-18). Judge denies media request to publish names of Manafort jurors. rt.com As a Virginia jury continues deliberations in the tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the judge said he received threats over the case and refused media demands to reveal the jurors' identities.
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Adeyinka Makinde (2018-08-18). The Legacy of Aretha Franklin. Transforming Gospel Music into Soul Music. globalresearch.ca From the moment that she came to public attention Aretha Franklin appeared to be an anointed figure, elevated to a pantheon of greats that include Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holliday...

Juan Cole (2018-08-18). If You Put an Old W. Bush Crony in Charge of Iran Policy, Doesn't It Signal a War-Like Intention? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Brian H. Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, to head a coordinated "Iran Action Group." | Hook served in several important posts ...

Lee Fang (2018-08-18). One of the Strongest Progressives in Congress Is Facing a Primary Challenger Invoking Identity and Change. Will She Unseat Him? theintercept.com Rep. Mike Capuano is facing a Democratic primary challenge from Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley.

RT (2018-08-18). Trump: 'We won't let' discrimination of conservatives on social media happen. rt.com US President Donald Trump has spoken out about censorship against conservatives on social media, saying it is a "very dangerous thing" and calling for everyone to be allowed to participate in the online conversation.
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wsws.org (2018-08-18). UK: Westminster "terror incident" remains unclear. wsws.org While the authorities are not yet able to confirm that the incident was a terrorist attack, it will be used to intensify policing powers and surveillance across the capital.

Paul Rosenberg, Salon (2018-08-18). QAnon, Tampa and Trump: Not All Conspiracy Theories Are the Same. alternet.org Conspiracy theories motivate voters on both sides of the aisle — but with strikingly different results | On Aug. 3, two days after Trump's Tampa rally served as a kind of "coming out" party for enthusiasts of the QAnon conspiracy ( according to which Trump is totally in control, working secretly with Robert Mueller to put the entire. . .

wsws.org (2018-08-18). London: Ecuador embassy vigil marks six years since Julian Assange granted asylum. wsws.org If forced out, Assange faces arrest by British police and imprisonment on bail infringement charges relating to a case dropped by Sweden over a year ago.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2018-08-18). Roots of Aretha Franklin, Proletarian Culture and the Rise of Black Detroit. globalresearch.ca Detroit artist and social activist Aretha Franklin passed into her ancestral realm on Wednesday morning August 16 while surrounded by family and friends in her Detroit Riverfront condominium downtown. | It had ...

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-18). Aretha! Unapologetically Black, Unapologetically Woman. therealnews.com Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed at 76. She leaves a legacy of music, commitment to Black and human liberation and defined America's DNA

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-18). New Information Reveals How Israel Covered-Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza. therealnews.com Shir Hever discusses the Intercept report, revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham

Norisa Diaz (2018-08-18). The Brutality of Borders: Mass Grave Revealed at Arizona Air Force Bombing Range. globalresearch.ca A border search-and-rescue group, Aguilas del Desierto, or "Eagles of the Desert," found over a dozen remains of migrants after it was given special permission to search for a missing person ...

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Pentagon chief promotes anti-China agenda in Latin America. wsws.org Mattis' four-nation tour was aimed at countering China's influence and building up ties between the US and Latin American military commands.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). CEO pay up 17 percent while US workers' wages stagnate. wsws.org The typical CEO of a large firm in the US makes in a single day almost as much as the typical worker earns in an entire year.

Lucian K. Truscott IV, Salon (2018-08-18). The People on Trump's List Aren't Enemies, They Are Witnesses. alternet.org The secrets they have aren't secrets anymore. They're evidence. | Have a gander at Trump's enemies list: John Brennan — 25 years in the CIA. Director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004. Director of Central Intelligence, 2013-2017. James Clapper — 32 years in the Air Force, retired as a three-star general with three Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and two Air Medals. Flew 73 combat support missions over Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Di. . .

CP Editor (2018-08-18). "I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman. counterpunch.org ...

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Lessons of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's sellout: Build rank-and-file committees! Unite the working class against the Labour government! wsws.org The sellout of the nurses' struggle by the union bureaucracy raises the need for rank-and-file committees and a fight to unite the working class against austerity and for socialism.

Alleen Brown (2018-08-18). Ryan Zinke Uses Climate-Fueled Wildfires to Boost the Timber Industry — and It's Not the First Time. theintercept.com Ryan Zinke worked to gut forest protections as Montana's U.S. representative. Now, as interior secretary, he's pushing the same timber-friendly policies.

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-18). 'Mini-Maduro': RNC Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — Compares Her to Venezuelan Dictator. alternet.org The New York congressional candidate has been criticized by conservatives like Tomi Lahren and Ben Shapiro | Even though she's running in a solidly blue district that has no chance of flipping to the GOP, it seems that Republican just can't quit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latest example of this phenomenon, which could be aptly dubbed Ocasio-Cortez Derangement Syndrome, was demonstrated by the Republican National Committee when. . .

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Google employees protest plans to build censored search engine in China. wsws.org Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed Thursday that the company has worked to develop a censored version of its search engine in collaboration with the Chinese state.

RT (2018-08-18). Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests? rt.com Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.
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wsws.org (2018-08-18). Former CIA Director John Brennan's brief for dismantling democracy. wsws.org The view advanced by Brennan, the intelligence agencies and their allies in the Democratic Party can be summed up as: "It is necessary to destroy democracy in order to save it."

RT (2018-08-18). US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding. rt.com The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.
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wsws.org (2018-08-18). Mass grave revealed at Arizona Air Force bombing range. wsws.org The treacherous deserts along the Southwest have taken the lives of tens of thousands of migrants coming to the US.

Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-18). Over Half a Million Dollars From Trump-Related Donors has Flowed to Andrew Cuomo. truthout.org Donald Trump and Andrew Cuomo go way back. They have both been big players on the New York political scene for years and it's hardly a surprise that they share financial connections. | Early this month Cynthia Nixon, Cuomo's rival in the Democratic primary race for governor, criticized him for accepting $64,000 in donations from Trump between 2001 and 2009. | "Governor Cuomo cannot serve as a defense against Donald Trump when he's accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from Donald Trump," read Nixon's Facebook ad. | In response, Cuomo said he would not return the donations. "I'm going to be deeply critical of him and keep the contributions," he said. Cuomo spokesperson Abby Fashouer later called Nixon's critique "a cheap distraction from a campaign gasping for air," and added, "No governor has fought harder against Donald Trump than Gov.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Sixty-one-year-old worker dies in horrific fall into vat of oil near Disney World. wsws.org John Korody was killed shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning when he slipped on a grate and fell into a vat of oil.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Alcoa workers strike in Western Australia. wsws.org The stoppage expresses growing opposition to the corporate giant's global cost-cutting operation.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Aretha Franklin (1942-2018)—A tribute to the Queen of Soul. wsws.org Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin died August 16 at the age of 76. She was a major figure, one of the great performers of the second half of the twentieth century.

Binu Mathew (2018-08-18). Kerala Flood Is Thousands of Times the Magnitude of Thai Cave Rescue! Yet Still... asia-pacificresearch.com ...

RT (2018-08-18). Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders. rt.com Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents' scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it's a good thing.
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William Blum (2018-08-18). The Mind of the Mass Media: Email Exchange Between Myself and a Leading Washington Post Foreign Policy Reporter. globalresearch.ca * | Dear Mr. Birnbaum, | You write Trump "made no mention of Russia's adventures in Ukraine". Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America's adventures in the Ukraine, ...

RT (2018-08-18). African-American support of Trump at 36%, almost double from last year — poll. rt.com Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.
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Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-18). A Retrospective on Kofi Annan, Dead at 80. consortiumnews.com Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan died on Saturday. The following is a look back on his tumultuous ten years in office by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria, writing for The Boston Globe on Dec. 29, 2006. By Joe Lauria, for The... Read more →

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Amidst Turkish crisis Indian rupee falls to all-time low. wsws.org The decline of Indian rupee is a part of a global rush by investors away from so-called emerging markets.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul. wsws.org Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Mexican farmers blame Volkswagen for drought near assembly plant. wsws.org To guarantee their demands for high wages and fully funded social services, autoworkers and farmers are each other's most natural allies.

Catherine Shakdam (2018-08-18). Dangerous Meddling — Spy Games in Iran. globalresearch.ca While there may be no lost love in between Iran and the United States of America; more so since President Donald Trump moved to the White House — thus ushering the ...

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-18). What's Behind the US-Turkey Rift? globalresearch.ca Imprisoned in Turkey since October 2016 on charges of involvement in the failed months earlier coup attempt against President Erdogan, the Trump regime's demand for Andrew Brunson's release conceals what's ...

RT (2018-08-18). Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe 'frustrating as hell'. rt.com After 19 months of a "frustrating as hell' probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found "no factual evidence" of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says.
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Shared by Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-18). The People vs. the Parliament in Argentina. truthout.org Hundreds of thousands of people calling for legal, safe and free abortion on demand in Argentina showed their outrage on August 9 when they gathered in the early morning in the pouring rain after the Senate voted down a bill that would have both decriminalized abortion and allowed free access to the procedure in public and private hospitals. | Despite this disappointing blow to reproductive rights, the headway made in Latin America to legalize safe and accessible abortion — dubbed the "green tide" after the bandannas worn by women's rights activists around the continent — will be invaluable to future struggles. | The Senate vote against the bill came a few months after the lower house of Congress voted in favor by a 129-to-125 margin—and after years of campaigning for the issue, led largely by Ni Una Menos, a grassroots anti gender-based violence...

Middle East Eye (2018-08-17). US Announces 'Action Group' To Coordinate Anti-Iran Efforts. iranian.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force to coordinate all of President Donald Trump's efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a State Department official who served as an adviser to John Bolton in 2006, when the Iran hawk was [...]

Paul Craig Roberts (2018-08-17). Paul Craig Roberts: Is Capitalism Killing Us? mintpressnews.com When we get right down to it, all of the profits that capitalism has generated over the centuries are probably due to capitalists not having to cover the full cost of their production, costs passed on to the environment and to third parties and pocketed the savings as profit.

RT (2018-08-17). 'You never had to say her last name' — Larry King pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. rt.com Broadcast legend Larry King has paid tribute to the late 'Queen of Soul,' Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday aged 76. |
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Eduardo Andrade Bone (2018-08-17). Naming Names: The Actors Working to Take Down Venezuela. mintpressnews.com Attempts to destabilize the Venezuelan government have many sides and also many actors who, directly or from the shadows, constantly conspire against Venezuelan democracy.

Hans-Armin Ohlmann (2018-08-17). My Longest Day: How World War II Ended for My Family. counterpunch.org One of my daily tasks was to bike to Neustadt, my home town, to collect the meager food and household stuff still available on the monthly ration-coupons. Meager for sure but quite a lot when you have 24 people in one household. And that is the number of people accommodated in the small homestead of More

Daryan Rezazad (2018-08-17). Iran And The Doomsday Machine. iranian.com In Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, "Dr. Strangelove", any mention of the Doomsday Machine was verboten. However, back in May 2018 the intrepid Pepe Escobar, who tends to ignore verboten warnings, presented some raw reality: It's also no secret among Persian Gulf traders that in the — hopefully unlikely — event of a US-Saudi-Israeli war in Southwest [...]

Christopher Brauchli (2018-08-17). A Family Affair. counterpunch.org All of our people, all over the country-except the pure-blooded Indians-are immigrants . . . . — Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 11/4/44 A number of readers have written asking whether the recent privately held citizenship ceremony for Viktor and Amalija Knavs had anything to do with the new regulation being proposed by the Trump administration to More

Joseph Natoli (2018-08-17). First Amendment Rights and the Court of Popular Opinion. counterpunch.org I am interested in the way in which First Amendment rights have descended into the court of popular opinion where it seems true and false are in the eye of the beholder and social media now has the authority to post or take down what those eyes can see. What is involved here is a radical change in mindset -- though "mind" seems not at all to be involved here -- contextualizing what both speech and authority might be in a cyberspace age. More

RT (2018-08-17). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail — embassy. rt.com The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and 'agent' Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. |
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-17). Ultra-orthodox Catholic propaganda outlet pushes anti-LGBT agenda. splcenter.org "Episcopal Sodomy: Communist Homosexual Infiltrators" — that headline blared across the homepage of ChurchMilitant.com on July 31.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis. wsws.org As the Trump administration escalates its onslaught against Venezuela, technology corporations are stepping up censorship of sites critical of US policy.

David Bacon (2018-08-17). What was the life of this guest worker worth? peoplesworld.org On Sunday, August 5, a group of 200 farmworkers and supporters began walking at sunrise along the shoulder of Benson Road, heading north from Lynden, Washington, toward Canada. When they reached O Road, the marchers turned right to walk along the border. Unlike the frontier with Mexico, with its walls, floodlights, and patrols, the borderline here is no line at all—simply a road on each side of a weed-choked median. | The procession, chanting and holding banners, passed a succession of blueberry fields for the next 14 miles, finally reaching the official border crossing at Sumas. Pausing for a protest in front of the local immigrant detention center, it then continued on until it reached its objective one mile further on—the 1,500-acre spread of Sarbanand Farms. There, in front of the ranch's packing and warehouse facilities, participants staged a tribunal. | "We are...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Angela Davis: Aretha Franklin Offered to Post Bail for Me, Saying "Black People Will Be Free" democracynow.org In 1970, Aretha Franklin offered to post bail for Angela Davis, who was jailed on trumped-up charges. Aretha Franklin told Jet magazine in 1970, "My daddy says I don't know what I'm doing. Well, I respect him, of course, but I'm going to stick by my beliefs. Angela Davis must go free. Black people will be free. I've been locked up (for disturbing the peace in Detroit) and I know you got to disturb the peace when you can't get no peace. Jail is hell to be in. I'm going to see her free if there is any justice in our courts, not because I believe in communism, but because she's a Black woman and she wants freedom fo...

David Macaray (2018-08-17). Trump and the Sex Tape. counterpunch.org So the question facing me Wednesday morning was which news item to address over that all-important first cup of morning coffee. As usual, it was a tough call. The paucity of up-lifting, life-affirming stories made it hard to choose. Do I go with yet another icky Catholic Church sodomy-cum-accompanying cover-up scandal? Ex-CIA Director John Brennan More

wsws.org (2018-08-17). German government places Socialist Equality Party on subversive watch-list. wsws.org Last month Germany's domestic intelligence agency added the Socialist Equality Party to its official list of "left-wing extremist" organizations subject to state monitoring.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). An "Exemplary Comrade": The Socialist Workers Party's 40-year-long cover-up of Stalinist spy Sylvia Callen: Part four. wsws.org This is the final part in a four-part series examining the cover-up by the Socialist Workers Party, beginning in 1947, of information exposing the role of Sylvia Callen, the personal secretary of long-time party leader James P. Cannon, as a Stalinist agent.

splcenter.org (2018-08-17). Weekend Read: "You people who've got gay children, don't mess up like I did" splcenter.org "Half-baked maggot." "If he wants to be a female, make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick."

Roger D. Harris (2018-08-17). What's Left in Nicaragua after Ortega. mintpressnews.com The US is the world's hegemon, imposing global neoliberalism. The Ortega government in Nicaragua has been targeted by the hegemon precisely because it has not served as an unquestioning client state.

RT (2018-08-17). Trump's grand military parade postponed until next year. rt.com An extravagant military parade planned by President Donald Trump for November in Washington DC has been put on hold until next year. The parade was reportedly set to cost more than $90 million. |
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Nancy Kurshan (2018-08-17). The Whole World Was Watching: Chicago '68, Revisited. counterpunch.org On the 35th anniversary of the sentencing in the Chicago Conspiracy Trial (February of 2005) I was interviewed by a public television reporter for a retrospective piece on the Chicago 8. As he and his cameraman entered my house, he quipped, "I just interviewed Richard Schultz (Assistant Prosecuting Attorney). He insists that you came to More

Andrew Levine (2018-08-17). Midterms 2018: What's There to Hope For? counterpunch.org Nothing in American politics today defies comprehension quite as much as the steadfast obtuseness of loyal Trump voters. But the notion that establishment Democrats are radical firebrands, and therefore that Democrats running for office in deep "red" districts must distinguish themselves from them, comes close. That unjustified and probably false belief was what led Danny O'Connor, the Democrat running for Congress in the special election held August 7 in the Ohio 12th, to declare that he would not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi! Neoliberal, corporate ass-kissing Nancy Pelosi!

Rene Ebersole (2018-08-17). Monsanto Just Lost a Case Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer. thenation.com Monsanto Just Lost a Case Linking Its Weed Killer to Cancer appeared first on The Nation.

Robin Happel (2018-08-17). The Next Generation of Southern Organizing. thenation.com By providing a playbook for young organizers, Southerners on New Ground encourages college students not simply to stay involved, but to see themselves as leaders in the fight for a more just South.

Paul Edwards (2018-08-17). Totally Irrusianal. counterpunch.org Enough with accusations. Let's assume the worst. Or maybe you think of it as the best. Let's stipulate that Trump, never mind how, is the helpless tool of evil Putin. Putin posted social media attack rants to sow confusion and doubt in American minds about their country, and ordered the DNC hacking to expose and More

Patricia J. Williams (2018-08-17). 'White Voice,' Blackface, and the Ethics of Representation. thenation.com 'White Voice,' Blackface, and the Ethics of Representation appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-17). 'We are not going to take it sitting down': Trump on detention of US pastor in Turkey. rt.com US President Donald Trump has vowed to take new steps to free an American pastor detained in Turkey, stating that "we haven't seen the last of it." Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held by Ankara since 2016.
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Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-17). How to Beat a Manipulator. consortiumnews.com In our political and personal lives many of us have been conned. Here's how to recognize how politicians and people manipulate us and how to stop them, according to Caitlin Johnstone. By Caitlin Johnstone Humans are hackable. Ask any conman.... Read more →

Robert Fantina (2018-08-17). Yemeni and Palestinian Children. counterpunch.org It seems that much of the civilized world is outraged by the recent U.S.-financed, Saudi bombing of a school bus in Yemen. While U.S. spokespeople have hemmed and hawed and not condemned this atrocity, few outside of the U.S. have been so hesitant. How anyone can countenance the bombing of a clearly marked school bus More

Matthew Funke (2018-08-17). The Nordic Countries Aren't Socialist. counterpunch.org If the Nordic countries represent the horizon of possibility for world unfettered by capitalist exploitation, please end me now. Those who claim that Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland, have a socialist economy, also have a misunderstanding of socialism. This misconception must be dispelled, in order to better comprehend our present international political climate and specifically More

Paul Street (2018-08-17). Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People. counterpunch.org I detest the malignantly racist, sexist, narcissistic, and authoritarian pathological liar and bully Donald Trump on many different levels, and I share none of his sick world view, but the corporate media really is, well (to use Trump's recurrent phrase), "the enemy of the people." Here below is an essay I first published (on the More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-17). After Attempted Killing of Indian Leftist Student Leader, Activists Accuse Gov., Media of Incitement. therealnews.com Left-wing student leader Umar Khalid was shot at by a right-wing Hindutva extremist near India's parliament. JNU Professor Jayati Ghosh says their school, the media, and the BJP government have incited this sectarian violence. Ben Norton reports

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Political recriminations as death toll rises in Genoa bridge collapse. wsws.org Leaders of the right-wing coalition government of Lega and the FiveStars Movement rushed to the city to pretend concern for the victims ofthe tragedy.

Daniel Falcone (2018-08-17). The Future of NATO: an Interview With Richard Falk. counterpunch.org At least, Donald Trump's approach has so far avoided the drift toward Cold War 2 that might have happened had Hillary Clinton become president, but Trump's trade war mentality may hasten the advent of a different kind of second Cold War, with China and Europe at its epicenter, that is, if the Trump presidency is More

Nick Pemberton (2018-08-17). Donald Trump and the Rise of Patriotism. counterpunch.org Some people were encouraged by the small number of white supremacists who gathered on the anniversary of Charlottesville. It is indeed a good sign that this form of branding is less appealing than it was a year ago. The admirable goal of making racists afraid again may have won in Charlottesville. Alas, a more insidious More

TeleSur (2018-08-17). Israel's Shin Bet Interrogate And Threaten Reza Aslan. iranian.com According to Reza Aslan Israeli officers threatened him saying things like "we can make it so you don't see your kids for a long time," and asking "you think because you're a public person I can't do whatever I want with you?" [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Iranian-American scholar and writer said he was threatened by Israel's Shin Bet [...]

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Headlines for August 17, 2018. democracynow.org Pope Expresses "Shame and Sorrow" over Pennsylvania Sex Abuse Case, New Special Representative on Iran to Enforce Hardline U.S. Policies, Boston Globe Reports Bomb Threat as President Trump Assails the Paper, Former National Security Officials Blast Trump over Security Clearance Revocations, Pentagon Delays Plans for Trump's Military Parade, In New Tape, Lara Trump Offers Omarosa Manigault Newman "Hush Money", Aretha Franklin, the Legendary Queen of Soul, Dies at 76, India: Floods from Monsoon Rains Leave At Least 164 Dead, Philippines: Wave of Garbage Floods Manila After Heavy Rains, China: Typhoon Rumbia Makes...

RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition. rt.com The Pentagon is raising an alarm about "rapidly" growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are "likely" training for strikes against the US.
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Mark Ashwill (2018-08-17). More Demons Unleashed After Fulbright University Vietnam Official Drops Rhetorical Bombshells. counterpunch.org "The price of empire is America's soul, and that price is too high." — J. William Fulbright The story about Bob Kerrey, former governor, US senator, university president, war hero, and self-confessed war criminal and Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), which I wrote about in these July 2016 and May 2017 bookend articles, is like a More

Cesar Chelala (2018-08-17). The Historic Responsibility of the Catholic Church. counterpunch.org I grew up with an agnostic father and a Catholic mother. In my family we followed many Catholic rites and holidays. That explains why the recent revelations of children's molestation by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses dismay and horrify me. My distress is compounded by realizing that this is only the More

SFTL (2018-08-17). Migrants Deaths: European Democracies and the Right to Not Protect? counterpunch.org Although the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the European Union has decreased this year to numbers comparable to pre-2014, the risk of dying for migrants crossing the Mediterranean has increased. The International Organisation for Migration reports that more migrants are dying every year in their attempts to reach Europe: from 4 in 1000 More

The Saker (2018-08-17). Iran's Reply: No War and No Negotiations. mintpressnews.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each of these retreats from their hysterical rhetoric has only made the Neocons more frustrated and determined to show the planet that they are still The Hegemon who cannot be disobeyed with impunity. As I wrote after the failed US cruise missile strike on Syria this spring, " each click brings us closer to the bang". In the immortal words of Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the...

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-08-17). 'Drunk on Power': Former CIA Director John Brennan Comes Out Swinging Against Trump and the Republicans in Rachel Maddow Interview. alternet.org Brennan said he fears a "wag the dog" scenario with Trump. | Former CIA Director John Brennan appeared on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" Friday night and fired back at President Donald Trump after a week of abuse from the White House. The White House announced this week that it is revoking Brennan's security clearance, an unprecedented move that many believed was a transparent effort by the president to punish a critic. Brennan, along wit. . .

William Camacaro, Frederick B. Mills (2018-08-17). The Military Option Against Venezuela in the "Year of the Americas" counterpunch.org If the US attacks Venezuela from Colombia it will initiate a "war of 100 years, and this war will extend to the entire continent." President Hugo Chavez Frias (Nov. 2009) Year of the Americas: Venezuela in the crosshairs Defense Secretary James N. Mattis began his trip to South America on August 13th to "exchange strategic More

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Respect: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, an Icon of the Civil Rights & Feminist Movements. democracynow.org Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died Thursday at her home in Detroit at the age of 76. For decades, Aretha Franklin has been celebrated as one of the greatest American singers of any genre, who helped give birth to soul and redefined the American musical tradition. In 1987, Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She held the record for the most songs on the Billboard Top 100 for 40 years. Rolling Stone ranked her the greatest singer of all time on its top 100 list, calling her "a gift from God." Her hit single "Respect" became part of the soundtrack to the c...

Robert Hunziker (2018-08-17). Hothouse Earth. counterpunch.org An interesting new study: "Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene," Will Steffen, Johan Rockstrˆ∂m et al, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Aug. 6, 2018 lays out the pathway for Earth entering a Hothouse Climate State. "Our planet is still in danger of becoming a 'Hothouse' Earth despite our current efforts More

RT (2018-08-17). 'Career over!' Trump raps Gov. Cuomo over 'greatness' gaffe, compares it to Clinton's 'deplorables'. rt.com President Donald Trump has called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never that great," asking his followers if it was as bad or worse than Hillary Clinton calling his supporters "deplorables" in 2016.
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Alison Barros (2018-08-17). Dear White American. counterpunch.org Dear White American, No, not the angry guy in the secondhand camo riot gear and Walmart combat boots. I gave up on those assholes a long time ago. But you're different. You're different because you are a hypocrite. Unlike the racist misogynist redneck whose actions clearly align with his words, you are an expert in More

Rann Miller (2018-08-17). In DeVos's Home State, Students Push for their Right to Literacy. progressive.org Literacy has been, and continues to be, a critical component of African-American liberation.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

RT (2018-08-17). 'We defeated communist Japan': Fox News host offers irrefutable proof of America's greatness. rt.com The US victory over "communist Japan" serves as ironclad proof of America's greatness, Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt has argued, laying waste to highly un-American utterances made by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Ron Jacobs (2018-08-17). The Barbarism of US Immigration Policy. counterpunch.org Since Donald Trump took over the White House, many US residents have been repeatedly shocked by the cruelty of his immigration policy. From the detention of returning relatives at US airports when his Muslim ban was announced to the separation of children from their parents seeking asylum on the southern border, the cries of alarm More

Daniel Wolff (2018-08-17). The Aretha Dialogue. counterpunch.org "Respect": signature tune. From the opening horn riff and twangy country guitar, we know we got a beat. The arrangement's incredibly strong. She sets her voice way up high from the start. Its inflection is mostly aimed towards confidence. She will — in the astonishing break — spell it out for us: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T." More

C.J. Atkins (2018-08-17). Communists need not apply. peoplesworld.org Communists need not apply. That's the message Lanier Technical College in Oakwood, Georgia sends to all prospective job-seekers. When Dr. Bill Ellenberg applied for a position teaching English at the school, he discovered that, in addition to being well-versed in literature and composi...

A’da Ch‡vez (2018-08-17). Sex Workers Are Rallying Behind a Democratic Socialist Running for New York Senate. theintercept.com New York state Senate candidate Julia Salazar is one of the few political candidates to consult the sex work community and prioritize their concerns.

Ryan Gallagher (2018-08-17). Google Executives Misled Staff in Meeting on China Censorship. Here Are 13 Questions They Must Answer. theintercept.com Co-founder Sergey Brin said he didn't know about the China plans, which CEO Sundar Pichai said are "in an exploration stage" — despite previous reports.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Private prison corporation CoreCivic facing multiple lawsuits for endangering Tennessee inmates. wsws.org Nashville-based private prison company CoreCivic continues to reap profits despite numerous lawsuits.

ZeroHedge.com (2018-08-17). Pompeo Forms "Iran Action Group" to Coordinate Iran Strategy, Reports Directly to White House. mintpressnews.com Pompeo told reporters the action group would be "directing, reviewing and coordinating all aspects of the State Department's Iran-related activity."

Will Meyer (2018-08-17). Can Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Become the Next Progressive Woman to Unseat an Incumbent? thenation.com Can Tahirah Amatul-Wadud Become the Next Progressive Woman to Unseat an Incumbent? appeared first on The Nation.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne lied to federal investigators about gift to UAW official. wsws.org The latest revelation of bribery in the UAW corruption scandal follows Monday's statement by lawyers for an indicted Chrysler executive that the conspiracy "started long before" 2009.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). New CDC estimates: A record 72,000 US drug overdose deaths in 2017. wsws.org The catastrophic toll of opioid deaths, which is driving falling life expectancies, casts a grim light on the state of America in the 21st century.

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Seoul and Pyongyang prepare for September summit while US intensifies campaign against North Korea. wsws.org Washington will only accept the complete subjugation of the North as it continues to raise tensions in the region with China.

Thomas Knapp (2018-08-17). Murphy's Law: Big Tech Must Serve as Censorship Subcontractors. counterpunch.org In a recent tweet, US Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) warned that "Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart." His solution: "These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it." More

Mark Fiore (2018-08-17). "No Guarantees" progressive.org Sarah Huckabee Sanders says there's a whole lot she "can't guarantee" about her boss.

Jill Richardson (2018-08-17). Profiting From Poison. counterpunch.org The first thing I heard about glyphosate — the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup — was that it was non-toxic. Whatever you wanted to say about other pesticides, many of which are poisonous to humans, glyphosate was safe. It's not controversial to claim that some pesticides are toxic to humans. After all, More

RT (2018-08-17). Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant. rt.com An employee fired from Tesla's 'Gigafactory 1' battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.
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Ralph Nader (2018-08-17). Going Fundamental Eludes Congressional Progressives. counterpunch.org I've recently received fundraising letters from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Chuck Schumer on behalf of their Democratic Party's campaign committees. Mostly, all they ask for is money, though Schumer's letter includes a short tough letter to President Trump for us to sign which they promise to deliver to the White House. Although politicians review More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-17). White House lets payday lenders prey on military families. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — In what may be a new low, even for this GOP regime, the Trump White House is scheming to let payday lenders — one of the sleaziest industries in the country — prey upon military families, despite a federal law designed to stop such abuses. | Needless to say, the plan, floated by the Republican president's acting director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney — who is also GOP President Donald Trump's budget director — outrages consumer groups, a pro-labor veterans group and congressional Democrats. The GOP is notably silent on the issue. | The payday lenders are some of the most-notorious financial predators in the U.S., along with loan sharks and collection agencies. Payday lenders advance people money against their paychecks, but if the full amount isn't repaid on the exact date it's due, the lenders roll...

RT (2018-08-17). 'Russia hysteria' an affront to American values, US congressman insists. rt.com The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued.
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RT (2018-08-17). 'She could've hurt us': Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions. rt.com An 87-year-old Syrian woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in Georgia was tasered by police because she approached an officer with a knife. The police department has defended the move, despite outrage from her family.
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wsws.org (2018-08-17). UK artists' visa refusals highlight tightened legislation against migrants. wsws.org Implementation of the repressive Control Order was confirmed in operational guidance to border staff last month.

CounterSpin (2018-08-17). Alternative Visions Revisited. fair.org Media...

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA chief Brennan: Ruling class warfare intensifies. wsws.org The warfare within the American state pits against each other two deeply reactionary factions of the capitalist ruling elite, personified by Trump and Brennan.

RT (2018-08-17). Trump slams hefty price tag for DC military parade, will spend $900k on flight to Paris instead. rt.com The city of Washington DC wanted an obscene amount of cash to host a now-shelved military parade, Donald Trump has tweeted. Instead, the president will honor the troops with a fiscally responsible $140k per hour flight to Paris.
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RT (2018-08-17). Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be 'great patriot hostage' for US. rt.com President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will "pay nothing" for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released. |
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wsws.org (2018-08-17). Australian government facing defeat over energy policy and company tax cuts. wsws.org It is clear from the events of this week that the government's two signature policies are in tatters.

CJ Hopkins (2018-08-17). Where Have All the Nazis Gone? counterpunch.org So it appears Antifa has scared Trump's army of emboldened Nazis back into their hidey holes, or at least that's the spin the Resistance is putting on the deeply weird events of last Sunday. In case you missed it, what happened was, thousands of "anti-fascist" protestors converged on the streets of the nation's capitol to deny a platform to (or just beat the snot out of) twenty or thirty racist idiots who were trying to assemble in Lafayette Square and stand around shouting racist slogans at each other. The organizer of this idiotic fiasco (i.e., the racist fiasco, not the protest thereof) was the same attention-...

wsws.org (2018-08-17). US escalates trade war against Turkey as Ankara moves to attack workers. wsws.org Washington is waging trade war on Turkey even as the financial collapse of the lira currency tears apart the Turkish economy.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2018-08-17). Roaming Charges: Running Out of Fools. counterpunch.org + Aretha Franklin is dead and America will never be as great again. + Aretha made her first recording when she was 14. She emerged almost fully formed as an artist, with killer chops on the piano and a voice that had the power of Howlin Wolf's and fluidity of Sam Cooke's... + For the More

Rachel Janik (2018-08-17). Kessler falls flat in D.C., but the radical right marches on. splcenter.org To look at the pitiful showing of Jason Kessler's Unite the Right 2 outing last weekend, the casual observer might wonder if the racist "alt-right" was routed. But to mistake Kessler as a one-man bellwether for the strength of white supremacist ideas is to misapprehend — and underestimate — the movement to which he belongs.

EcoWatch (2018-08-17). 65 California Cities, Counties Oppose Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan. peoplesworld.org At least 65 California cities and counties have taken action opposing new fossil fuel leasing in the Pacific Ocean since President Trump proposed a massive expansion of drilling in federal waters last year. That ongoing campaign now represents communities with 21.3 million Californians—more than half the state's population. | These actions, combined with recent public opinion polling showing that 69 percent of Californians oppose new offshore drilling, come as the California Legislature considers Assembly Bill 1775 and Senate Bill 834, which would prohibit new infrastructure to serve expanded federal offshore oil leasing. Members of the Coalition to Protect the Pacific have supported a campaign, which will continue through the fall as the Trump administration works on the next draft of its offshore leasing plan. | "We need to protect our beautiful South Bay as well as...

Elliott Gabriel (2018-08-17). South Korea's Moon Steers Toward Inter-Korean Unity While Wind from Washington Blows in His Face. mintpressnews.com At the height of U.S. power following Japan's defeat, Washington itself wrote the rules of the game for the Korean Peninsula -- whether others are willing to continue playing along indefinitely remains another question entirely.

Kenneth Surin (2018-08-17). In Shanghai. counterpunch.org Another opportunity to decompress psychologically from the Land of Caged Toddlers brings me to Shanghai for an academic conference. I was last here two years ago. Heatwaves seem to be following me around the world this summer. First Texas, then London a couple of weeks ago, and now Shanghai. The day I arrived The Guardian published More

Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond (2018-08-17). Orcas and Other-Than-Human Grief. counterpunch.org There has been an outpouring of media attention to the grieving orca who carried her deceased calf on her nose for seventeen days. The mother orca lost her infant thirty minutes after her birth in the waters near San Juan Island, Washington and refused to let her go, even as she fell behind the pod. More

wsws.org (2018-08-17). Parti Quebecois makes "left" feint in hopes of averting electoral disaster. wsws.org With Quebec's provincial election just weeks away, opinion polls continue to show the big business, pro-independence PQ facing an unprecedented electoral debacle.

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch (2018-08-17). Forever War: Here's the Dark Truth the Unending Conflict in Afghanistan Reveals About the United States. alternet.org Almost 17 years and, coincidentally enough, 17 U. S. commanders later, think of it as a war of abysmal repetition. | Fair warning. Stop reading right now if you want, because I'm going to repeat myself. What choice do I have, since my subject is the Afghan War (America's second Afghan War, no less)? I began writing about that war in October 2001. . .

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-17). Have a Little Carcinogenic Glyphosate With Your Morning Oatmeal. therealnews.com The Environmental Working Group just released an article showing the potentially cancer-causing glyphosate found in Roundup is all over the oats in your favorite cereal and health bars

Victor Grossman (2018-08-17). Stand Up With New Hope in Germany? counterpunch.org If you found German politics monotonous or boring, look again! If you regretted (or rejoiced) that the left-wing German scene — rarely mentioned by US media — was an unimportant sideshow, be prepared for a surprising new hope, called Aufstehen: Stand Up — or for its opposite, more fear. A reason for fear is all too More

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-08-17). Here's How Trump's Revoking Security Clearances Could Constitute a Federal Crime. alternet.org His legal troubles are piling up. | President Donald Trump's controversy-of-the-week was his decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a fierce critic of the president, as he threatened to do the same to many others. But unlike some of the other outrageous acts Trump chooses to fill his time with, ranging from the misguided to the deeply offensive, the path he's on of using his discretionary security clearance powers is potentiall. . .

ZeroHedge.com (2018-08-17). China's Long Range Bombers "Likely Training For Strikes" Against US, Pentagon Warns. mintpressnews.com The warning is contained in an annual Pentagon report prepared for Congress called Military and Security Developments Involving The People's Republic of China 2018, which further notes a defense spending estimate of $190 billion — a third that of the United States.

RT (2018-08-17). McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter. rt.com Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place.
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Elliott Gabriel (2018-08-17). Beijing Notes Signs of US Decline Behind Bloated New Pentagon Budget. mintpressnews.com The emerging multipolar global arrangement has convinced observers that the United States is undeniably confronting an inevitable decline in its status as the world's foremost hegemonic power.

Patrick Bobilin (2018-08-17). Moving the Margins. counterpunch.org Since the opening lines of Grandmaster Flash's 1982 single, "The Message", rappers have been peppering their rhymes with reflections on their reality. Like any biographical writing, there's a little bit of drama and bravado mixed in. However, since there's a premium put on being legit and having actually lived the experience you write about, rap More

Julia Conley (2018-08-17). Trump: Fewer Military Parades Means More "Jet Fighters" mintpressnews.com On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that the parade would not move forward this year, after estimates for the events cost jumped more than 600 percent from previous proposals.

RT (2018-08-17). Tribute confusion: Fox News apologizes for mixing up late Aretha Franklin with Patti LaBelle. rt.com Fox News had to apologize for an embarrassing mistake in its tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. The TV channel mixed up a photo of 'Queen of Soul' Franklin with the 'Godmother of Soul' Patti LaBelle.
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wsws.org (2018-08-17). Vehicle crashes claim lives of 16 migrant workers in Italy. wsws.org The deadly vehicle crashes—caused by sheer greed for profit at the expense of the labourers—are linked to the extremely right-wing course of the government in Rome.

Jeff Cohen (2018-08-17). Democrats Gather in Chicago: Elite Party or Party of the People? counterpunch.org Despite being led by one of the most erratic and least popular presidents in modern history, the Trumpian Republican Party dominates U.S. politics. One of the main reasons for this awful state of affairs is that the opposition party — which calls itself "Democratic" — is led by vacillating, corporate-oriented politicians who seem to have one firm principle: More

John Wojcik (2018-08-17). Germany's Left Party launches a new strategy against the extreme right. peoplesworld.org During my two-week vacation in Germany last month it was clear to me that Germany, like the U.S., is at a crossroad. Dangerous developments connected with a rising fascist movement under the banner of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) are underway. Germany's Left Party (die Linke), on the other hand could well be on its way toward mounting an effective fightback. | First, the bad news | The German version of the Nazis and KKKers who descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, last year are out and about in that country too. They're in the streets flashing barely disguised Nazi symbols (Displaying the swastika is still illegal in Germany) and shouting anti-immigrant slogans. | But, like in the U.S., there are also the clean-cut, "respectable" politicians and commentators who yearn for a return to the days when Germany was "great." I saw them on the...

The Saker (2018-08-17). Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations. iranian.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each [...]

RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon employee questioned contracts with FBI informant Halper & lost his clearance — attorney. rt.com A Pentagon employee claims he was stripped of his security clearance after he complained about Department of Defense contracts with Stefan Halper — the man who was later revealed to be keeping tabs on Donald Trump's campaign.
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Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-17). Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class. counterpunch.org The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now More

John Nichols (2018-08-17). The Other Mandela Is Going to Help End Scott Walker's Governorship. thenation.com The Other Mandela Is Going to Help End Scott Walker's Governorship appeared first on The Nation.

Avi Katz (2018-08-17). Selfie. thenation.com Selfie appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-17). Angela Davis: Aretha Franklin "Will Forever Animate Our Collective Sense of Desire for Change" democracynow.org Aretha Franklin became the voice of the civil rights movement in 1967, when her cover of Otis Redding's "Respect" became an international sensation. Franklin was a steadfast supporter of the civil rights movement throughout her long and remarkable career. She sang at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral after his assassination in 1968. The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Franklin anonymously helped fund the movement for decades. He said, "When Dr. King was alive, several times she helped us make payroll. ... Aretha has always been a very socially conscious artist, an inspiration, not just an entertainer." For more, we sp...

Maia Hibbett (2018-08-17). 'An Eternal Night of Persecution and Death': Activists Speak Out About Nicaragua's Crackdown. thenation.com 'An Eternal Night of Persecution and Death': Activists Speak Out About Nicaragua's Crackdown appeared first on The Nation.

Ali Abunimah (2018-08-17). Rashida Tlaib Repudiates Views of Liberal Zionist Organization, J Street. mintpressnews.com This comes after days of controversy and questions about the political commitments required to secure the support of the liberal Zionist organization.

Daniel Warner (2018-08-17). Tiger Woods, Donald Trump and Crime and Punishment. counterpunch.org Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel Crime and Punishment raises the complex problem of guilt. The hero, Rodion Raskolnikov, commits what seems to be the perfect crime but is torn by moral dilemmas. A poor student, he murders a pawnbroker for her money, a crime for which he could potentially justify his action. Luckily for him, the objective facts More

Dave Lindorff (2018-08-17). Mainstream Media Hypocrisy on Display. counterpunch.org Some 300 newspapers, large and small, joined today in publishing, often on their front pages, editorials defending the First Amendment's freedom of the press, often making note of their own efforts to combat current threats to that freedom posed by President Trump's attacks on journalists and the entire Fourth Estate, which Trump routinely denounces in More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-17). She is a Progressive and Could be the First Native American Woman in Congress. therealnews.com Deb Haaland, a Laguna Pueblo Woman won the primary in the NM First Congressional District. She could be the first Native American woman elected to Congress

Eric Ortiz (2018-08-17). Have British Spies Been Hacking the EU? consortiumnews.com The European Union has accused British intelligence agencies of disrupting Brexit negotiations—creating a new public dispute that could poison further an already toxic situation, says Annie Machon. By Annie Machon in Brussels Special to Consortium News Just after midnight on... Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). Headlines for August 16, 2018. democracynow.org Violence Roils Afghanistan as Taliban Cracks Down on Red Cross, Trump Revokes Security Clearance of Ex-CIA Director, a Major Critic, Security Clearance Flap Comes Amid Mounting White House Scandals, Trump's Lawyer Prepared to "Unload" on Mueller "Like a Ton of Bricks", Hundreds of Media Outlets Condemn Trump's Attacks on the Free Press, Turkish Court Releases Jailed Amnesty International Chair, Brazil: Lula Registers from Prison as Presidential Candidate, Malta Allows Migrant Ship to Dock After 5 Days Stranded at Sea, ACLU Says ICE "Trapped" Immigrant Spouses at Green Card Interviews, CDC Says Record 72,000 Ameri...

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-16). Baltimore's Girls Are Being Pushed Out of Schools at Alarming Rates. therealnews.com In the first of a two-part series, Khalilah Harris explores the disproportionate discipline Black girls face in Baltimore schools, and the steps being taken to eliminate the bridge between classrooms and prisons

Calvin Trillin (2018-08-16). Manafort and Gates. thenation.com Manafort and Gates appeared first on The Nation.

Yael Grauer (2018-08-16). British and Canadian Governments Accidentally Exposed Passwords and Security Plans to the Entire Internet. theintercept.com On Trello, a project management site, the governments posted credentials for servers and domain names and even some emails and code.

RT (2018-08-16). Assange should be given immunity if US wants him to testify — Rand Paul. rt.com WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than 2,200 days in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, should be granted immunity from prosecution if he agrees to testify in the US, Senator Rand Paul has said. |
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RT (2018-08-16). Yes, The Big G is following you: Google admits it tracks users when location history is turned off. rt.com Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the "Location History" setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation.
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PWEB (2018-08-16). People's World to Trump: We are here to stay! peoplesworld.org We join with the newspapers of America today in declaring that we will not cease telling the truth about President Trump, his agenda, the corporate backers who give him aid and comfort, and the politicians who for years have laid the groundwork for his rise to power. | We are determined to defend the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ourselves, our reporters and staff, and most importantly, our readers, against the attacks mounted by Trump and his administration. | We stand today in solidarity with journalists across the country who are speaking out against Trump's dangerous vilification of and attacks upon the free press in our country. | It was only less than a year ago that one of our reporters, along with a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, was rounded up in a "kettle" and arrested by police...

David Hajdu (2018-08-16). William Parker's Late-Career Bloom. thenation.com William Parker's Late-Career Bloom appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'. rt.com An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.
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RT (2018-08-16). Feds shutter & fine 'pirate' Texas radio that broadcast Alex Jones. rt.com The US communications regulator has shut down an Austin, Texas radio station and slapped it with a $15,000 fine for operating without a license.
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Ava Kofman (2018-08-16). Black Hat Hacker Conference Begins to Grapple With Gender Discrimination and Sexual Assault in Cybersecurity. theintercept.com For the first time, the conference invited speakers to address gender discrimination, sexual assault, mental health, and substance abuse.

RT (2018-08-16). Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar draws parallels between national anthem & slave songs. rt.com Black athletes are being forced to sing the national anthem in the same way that slaves were ordered by their masters to sing songs, former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar argued in a recent op-ed.
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Lorenzo Marsili (2018-08-16). 'If We Don't Understand Class Struggle, We Don't Understand Anything'. thenation.com 'If We Don't Understand Class Struggle, We Don't Understand Anything' appeared first on The Nation.

Jamie Kalven (2018-08-16). Invisible Institute Relaunches the Citizens Police Data Project. theintercept.com The long effort by the Invisible Institute to gain access to internal police files is an important chapter in the struggle for civil rights in Chicago.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-16). DNC Reverses Ban on Accepting Fossil Fuel Industry Money. therealnews.com DNC Chair Tom Perez reversed an agreement to ban accepting money from the fossil fuel industry that created a firestorm of protests, we speak with Janet Redman, climate change director at Greenpeace

Our Readers, Stephanie Burt, Carmen GimŽnez Smith (2018-08-16). Letters From the September 10-17, 2018, Issue. thenation.com Our Readers, Stephanie Burt, Carmen GimŽnez Smith Letters From the September 10-17, 2018, Issue appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). Is this sultry sister of 'Hot Felon' Meeks? Woman's mugshot sparks theory (POLL). rt.com A woman reportedly arrested for driving without holding a valid licence could soon become the next criminal to strike it rich after seeing her mugshot go viral.
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). "This Church Is a Criminal Enterprise": Former Priest & Survivor Speak Out on PA Catholic Sex Abuse. democracynow.org A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over a span of seven decades. The church leadership covered up the abuse, lying to communities, transferring predator priests rather than firing them, and locking abuse complaints away in what the church called a "secret archive." For more, we speak with Shaun Dougherty, a survivor of sexual abuse by a Pennsylvania priest. His story was included in Tuesday's grand jury report. He was molested by a priest from the Altoona-Johnstown diocese in Pennsylvania for t...

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-16). For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity. consortiumnews.com The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's... Read more →

RT (2018-08-16). Watch dad blast white supremacist Charlottesville organizer during live stream with neo-Nazi. rt.com The organizer of last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one person dead, has been humiliated in public as a video emerged of him being scolded by his father over his extremist views.
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Zaid Jilani (2018-08-16). Brett Kavanaugh Opponents Are Raising Money for Sen. Susan Collins's 2020 Opponent — but Will Refund It If She Votes "No" theintercept.com Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is one of two Republican senators who may be "no" votes on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Tom Engelhardt (2018-08-16). The War in Afghanistan Is Headed for a Record. thenation.com The War in Afghanistan Is Headed for a Record appeared first on The Nation.

Jeff Abbott (2018-08-16). The Other Americans: Migration in a Changing Climate. progressive.org The drought is driving many small landholders to leave their homes in the hopes of providing for their families. They see themselves as having no other choice.

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-16). Are The United State And Saudi Arabia Stoking Ethnic Protests In Iran? iranian.com A string of recent incidents involving Iran's ethnic minorities suggests the United States and Saudi Arabia are covertly carrying out plans to destabilize Iran. [dropcap]I[/dropcap]ran has raised the spectre of a US-Saudi effort to destabilize the country by exploiting economic grievances against the backdrop of circumstantial evidence that Washington and Riyadh are playing with scenarios for [...]

RT (2018-08-16). Fake news media is 'opposition party' & bad for America - Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump has tweeted that the "fake news media" is the "opposition party," while calling it "very bad" for the US. In true Trump style, he followed that up by saying "we are winning" the fight.
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JKHP (2018-08-16). Puzzle No. 3474. thenation.com Puzzle No. 3474 appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). US threatens new Turkey sanctions unless jailed pastor released. rt.com Washington has new sanctions ready to go if Turkey persists in refusing to release a jailed American pastor, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
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RT (2018-08-16). Antifa clashes debate: Same as 'Batman using violence to prevent greater violence'? rt.com Following CNN host Chris Cuomo's controversial statement that "all punches are not equal," which prompted accusations that he supports Antifa violence, RT has hosted a debate on whether brute force is sometimes justified.
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Dave Zirin (2018-08-16). From Richard Collins III to Jordan McNair: The Shocking Negligence of the University of Maryland. thenation.com From Richard Collins III to Jordan McNair: The Shocking Negligence of the University of Maryland appeared first on The Nation.

John Nichols (2018-08-16). Journalists Are Not the Enemy, Mr. President. thenation.com Journalists Are Not the Enemy, Mr. President appeared first on The Nation.

The Nation (2018-08-16). Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General of New York. thenation.com Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General of New York appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). US creates Iran Action Group to 'change regime's behavior'. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — a fierce critic of the Tehran leadership — has announced the creation of a so-called Iran Action Group. It comes amid Washington's campaign of economic pressure against Iran and its allies. |
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Michelle Chen (2018-08-16). Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges. thenation.com Trump Quietly OK's Bioengineered Farming on Wildlife Refuges appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). 'Full of itself': Facebook using Russia as excuse to censor information online, says Steve Malzberg. rt.com Facebook is using false claims against Russia and its supposed "bots" and "trolls" as justification to shut down pages of news outlets it doesn't agree with, conservative commentator Steve Malzberg told RT's "Watching the Hawks."
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Start Making Sense, Jon Wiener (2018-08-16). Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen. thenation.com Refugees, Immigrants, and Donald Trump: Viet Thanh Nguyen appeared first on The Nation.

Brett Barrouquere (2018-08-16). Head of National Alliance, Will White Williams, convicted of attacking employee. splcenter.org ‚ÄãA self-described "tough guy" and neo-Nazi leader has found out the legal system is a little bit tougher.

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2018-08-16). The Democratic Insurgency Is Winning the War of Ideas. thenation.com The Democratic Insurgency Is Winning the War of Ideas appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan — who spied on them. rt.com Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. |
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Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-16). Genoa Bridge Disaster Plays Into Hands of Italy's Far-Right. therealnews.com The death toll from a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa has reached at least thirty-nine. The tragedy has ignited national frustration with crumbling infrastructure and economic austerity — and it's Italy's far-right that has taken most advantage. We speak to Steve Hellman, professor emeritus at York University.

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). The Story Behind Netanyahu's Video Messages To Iranians. iranian.com It has been a few years since the Israeli prime minister chose to "speak directly" to Iranians. From speaking to BBC Persia in 2013 on how he wants the Iranian youth to wear jeans — which led to a mockery of his words on Twitter by Iranians — to his recent messages on how Iranians are manipulated by their government because, [...]

Andrew Fan (2018-08-16). Chicago Police Are 14 Times More Likely to Use Force Against Young Black Men Than Against Whites. theintercept.com Internal Chicago police files document thousands of police uses of force over more than a decade. Nearly 90 percent were against people of color.

RT (2018-08-16). Power outage holds flights at Reagan National Airport, Washington DC (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com Inbound and outbound flights were bogged down for over an hour in the US capital's primary airport, as it experienced a complete power outage. Stranded travelers have been posting images of the sudden blackout on social media.
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Matt Bors (2018-08-16). Comix Nation. thenation.com Comix Nation appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). 'America was never that great': NY governor bashes his own country to get at Trump. rt.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo drew President Trump's anger, after he told a crowd at a women's rights event that America "was never that great." |
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Jeff Bryant (2018-08-16). Is Louisville Ground Zero in the Fight for Democratic Control of Public Schools? progressive.org The takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools is not a contest between 'red vs. blue,' but of whether democracy matters at all.

RT (2018-08-16). Cereal killers: Monsanto weedkiller that can 'probably' cause cancer found in children's breakfasts. rt.com A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to a new study, that bowl of oatmeal can contain dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer. |
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Michelle Zacarias (2018-08-16). 'BlacKkKlansman' glosses over police and white supremacy ties. peoplesworld.org Spike Lee's new film BlackkKlansman was released last Friday, August 10, to overwhelmingly positive reviews and public acclaim. The movie is based around the true story of a Black police officer who was able to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan and become an official registered member of the white supremacist organization. The film currently scores at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been praised by viewers worldwide. | The story behind the film is fascinating on its own: It's the only known case of an African American being a registered member of the Klan. The real-life Ron Stallworth has interviewed with multiple news outlets about his undercover journey to win the trust of former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke. During the late 70s, when Stallworth was working as a detective in Colorado Springs, he...

David Dayen (2018-08-16). A Democratic Contender for Florida Governor Appears to Own Millions in Puerto Rican Debt. theintercept.com A financial disclosure form for Jeff Greene, a billionaire real estate developer, reveals that Greene may own $27 million of Puerto Rico's debt.

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-16). Saudi-Canada Diplomatic Row Obscures Canada's Support for the Deadly War on Yemen. therealnews.com Canadian Journalist Anthony Fenton Explains Canada's Extensive Arms Sales to the Saudi Autocracy

Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign [...]

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-16). Trump-Media Logrolling. consortiumnews.com Hundreds of mainstream newspapers on Thursday have coordinated editorials against Trump's attacks on the press, but as Sam Husseini explains, the major media need to do some soul-searching itself. By Sam Husseini Today, hundreds of newspapers, at the initiative of The Boston... Read more →

Dario Castillejos (2018-08-16). The Press Is Under Presidential Attack. thenation.com The Press Is Under Presidential Attack appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). 'Social Distortion' punk band frontman attacks Trump supporter during live show (VIDEO). rt.com Dramatic video footage has captured the moment the lead singer of the punk rock band 'Social Distortion' allegedly attacked a supporter of US President Donald Trump during a live performance.
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Joelle Fishman (2018-08-16). Janus, labor's fightback and 2018 elections Webinar, Sun., August 19. peoplesworld.org ...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). "I'm Bringing My Bullhorn to Congress": Rashida Tlaib Poised to Become First Muslim Congresswoman. democracynow.org Detroit Democratic congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib is poised to become the first Palestinian-American woman and first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, after winning the Democratic primary for John Conyers's old House seat in Michigan last week. Tlaib is a Democratic Socialist who supports the Palestinian right of return and a one-state solution, Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing ICE. The child of immigrants, she has spoken out against the Trump administration's travel bans. We speak with Rashida Tlaib about her historic victory and her plans for Congress.

James Risen (2018-08-16). Donald Trump Is a Dangerous Demagogue. It's Time for a Crusading Press to Fight Back. theintercept.com Trump is seeking to destroy the legitimacy of American journalism. The press should come together to jointly investigate his administration.

Stuart Klawans (2018-08-16). BlaKkKlansman's Leap Into the Present. thenation.com BlaKkKlansman's Leap Into the Present appeared first on The Nation.

Eric Alterman (2018-08-16). The Right Is Working the Ref Yet Again. This Time on Facebook—and It's Working. thenation.com The Right Is Working the Ref Yet Again. This Time on Facebook—and It's Working. appeared first on The Nation.

Special to PeoplesWorld.org (2018-08-16). Aretha Franklin: Her legacy in music and social justice lives on. peoplesworld.org The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76. Franklin was a trailblazer and history maker. Born in the birthplace of Rock and Roll, Memphis, Tennessee, and raised in the capital of Motown music, Detroit, Michigan, Franklin is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. She broke ground as the first female performer to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of her many hit songs, Respect, has been known as an anthem not just for women, but for all human beings looking to be respected and given their due. Her visibility as a strong Black woman performer in charge of her career and image was important and necessary in a field where white men at recording studios and performance venues called most of the shots. Franklin used her music and her platform...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-16). Hatewatch Headlines 8/17/2018. splcenter.org Portland police chief boasts of aggressive tactics; 'QAnon' posts made promoters a bundle; Twitter's dealing with Alex Jones don't add up; and more.

RT (2018-08-16). 50 Cent and 6ix9ine narrowly miss shooting in Brooklyn near music video set. rt.com 50 Cent and 6ix9ine's music video shoot almost turned deadly on Tuesday night as they narrowly escaped being hit by gunfire in the Brooklyn area of New York. |
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Mark Engler (2018-08-16). The World of Eduardo Galeano. thenation.com The World of Eduardo Galeano appeared first on The Nation.

Ryan Gallagher (2018-08-16). Google Staff Tell Bosses China Censorship is "Moral and Ethical" Crisis. theintercept.com Google employees are demanding answers from the company's leadership amid growing internal protests over plans to launch a censored search engine in China. | Staff inside the internet giant's offices have agreed that the censorship project raises "urgent moral and ethical issues" and have circulated a letter saying so, calling on bosses to disclose more about the company's work in China, which they say is shrouded in too much secrecy, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter. | The internal furor began after The Intercept earlier this month revealed details about the censored search engine, which would remove content that China's authoritarian government views as sensitive, such as information about political dissidents, free speech, democracy, human rights, and peaceful protest. It would "blacklist sensitive queries" so that "no results will be shown" at all when people enter certain words or...

RT (2018-08-16). 'We've lost an American treasure': Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin. rt.com Tributes are being paid to singer Aretha Franklin who has passed away at the age of 76. Known as the 'Queen of Soul,' the music icon was hailed by online commentators as the "greatest American vocalist in history."
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Rob Arthur (2018-08-16). 130 Chicago Officers Account for 29 Percent of Police Shootings. theintercept.com While more than 95 percent of all Chicago police officers never fired their gun from 2004 to 2016, 130 officers have done it more than once.

Rob Arthur (2018-08-16). Bad Chicago Cops Spread Their Misconduct Like a Disease. theintercept.com From 1972 to 1991, a Chicago detective named Jon Burge led a group of police officers in torturing confessions out of suspects. They called themselves the " Midnight Crew," and their behavior eventually resulted in the jailing of Burge and the creation of a reparations council to pay the victims. More recently, the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force was found to have planted evidence, assaulted innocent citizens, and committed overtime fraud. | Many of the most egregious examples of police misconduct arise from tightly knit groups of officers like these. That's no accident. Recently released data from the Chicago police department shows that misconduct spreads from officer to officer like an infectious disease. And the same behavior that leads cops to violate the rules often predicts whether they will participate in a shooting. | In 2009, the Invisible Institute...

RT (2018-08-16). Teen fakes her own kidnapping to get $400 from father. rt.com A Kentucky teenager has been accused of going to extreme lengths to get some spending money from her father. Police say she staged her own kidnapping and demanded a $400 ransom. |
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RT (2018-08-16). Punctured batteries, massive waste: Whistleblower accuses Tesla of sloppy production (PHOTOS). rt.com A former Tesla technician took to Twitter to detail what he says is extensive evidence of malpractice and waste at the electric carmaker's factories, and potentially deadly battery defects in its cars. |
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-16). California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance gets a white nationalist member. splcenter.org The California chapter of anti-LGBT hate group MassResistance was formed in May 2016 by longtime anti-immigrant and nativist activist Arthur Schaper. Now it's added a white nationalist to its ranks.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-16). Catholic Church Cover-up: 300 Priests Sexually Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania. democracynow.org In Pennsylvania, a grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over seven decades, and that church leadership covered up the abuse. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro described harrowing accounts of priests raping young girls and boys, including one priest who raped a young girl in the hospital after she had her tonsils out. Another priest impregnated a young girl and then arranged for her to have an abortion. The report reveals that the church orchestrated a massive, systematic cover-up to conceal the abuse, i...

Farah Jasmine Griffin (2018-08-16). Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter. thenation.com Aretha Franklin—Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-16). 'Say a Little Prayer': Music legend Aretha Franklin dies aged 76. rt.com Soul music icon Aretha Franklin has died, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in Detroit, following a long battle with illness. She was 76 years old.
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Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-16). Kris Kobach, Trump's Top Vote Suppressor, Wins Kansas Primary. therealnews.com Kris Kobach is the frontrunner to become the next governor of Kansas after winning the Republican primary. And even though Kobach's vote suppression efforts have faced legal setbacks, Trump's stacking of the Supreme Court may soon hand him another victory, says investigative journalist Greg Palast

RT (2018-08-15). Five examples that show internet censorship is as much a threat to the left as the right. rt.com The banning of right wing controversialist Alex Jones from multiple social media platforms last week was a cause of celebration for many liberals, but should those on the left really be so complacent about creeping censorship? |
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Zaid Jilani (2018-08-15). Sheriff David Clarke's Deputy Goes Down in a Night of Big Wins for Wisconsin Progressives. theintercept.com While a primary victory by ironworker Randy Bryce won headlines in Wisconsin, a lower-profile race signaled another significant victory for criminal justice reform strategists who have embraced electoral politics as a direct route to change. | In Milwaukee, former MLB security official Earnell Lucas won the Democratic nomination for sheriff, which almost guarantees he will win the general election in November. Lucas, a progressive with the backing of the Working Families Party, defeated Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt, who had previously worked under Sheriff David Clarke, whose tenure was marked with mistreatment of Milwaukee residents. Schmidt was unable to overcome the association with Clarke, who is better known these days as a Fox News personality. | Schmidt's loss came just a week after the movement dealt another controversial and high-profile law enforcement official a blow, unseating Bob McCulloch in St. Louis County.

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-15). Continuing the Teachers' Fight in West Virginia. progressive.org The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-15). Kavanaugh's Appointment to the Supreme Court: Tipping the Balance. therealnews.com Kristen Clarke head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law talks about the consequences for the nation's future if Brett Kavanaugh is put on the Supreme Court

RT (2018-08-15). Police bodycams can be hacked and footage altered, tech expert reveals. rt.com Footage recorded by police body cameras are vulnerable to hacking and can be easily edited, manipulated or deleted, while the officer wearing it may be tracked and surveilled, a cybersecurity expert has revealed.
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RT (2018-08-15). Trump trolls 'Democrat Party leader' Maxine Waters with birthday wish. rt.com US President Donald Trump has used the 80th birthday of 'crazy' Maxine Waters to troll the outspoken Democrat, with whom he has been locked in a war of words throughout his administration.
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). Military Cover-Up? 100s of Migrants Feared Dead in Mass Grave at AZ's Barry Goldwater Bombing Range. democracynow.org As the Trump administration continues an immigration crackdown at the border, asylum seekers are being told to wait for days or weeks on end before being allowed entry into the United States. This practice is leading more and more immigrants to risk their lives on dangerous journeys through the desert to enter the country instead, says investigative reporter John Carlos Frey. We speak with the Marshall Project reporter about the Barry Goldwater bombing range in Arizona, a vast swath of land across the border from Nogales, Mexico. The area is part of an incredibly dangerous migrant path, but aid workers are not al...

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-15). 'Journey for Justice' Caravan Launches Cross-Country Trek. consortiumnews.com The Trump administration is dismantling Temporary Protected Status, a program that protects people from deportations to countries destabilized by war, civil conflict, or natural catastrophe. One group is fighting back. By Dennis J Bernstein The Trump Administration, with Attorney General... Read more →

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-15). Hatewatch Headlines 8/15/2018. splcenter.org Jones tells followers to ready 'battle rifles'; Neo-Nazis still raising funds via tech firms; White supremacist movement is in disarray; and more.

RT (2018-08-15). Alex Jones suspended from Twitter after tweet calling to end censorship. rt.com Controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has been banned from tweeting after he posted a link to a video of himself calling on President Trump to "take action" against tech companies censoring his content. |
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Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-15). Turkey's President Erdogan Vows to Win 'Economic War' With U.S. therealnews.com Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey's economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

Bryce Covert (2018-08-15). The Promise of a Universal Basic Income—and Its Limitations. thenation.com The Promise of a Universal Basic Income—and Its Limitations appeared first on The Nation.

NationAction (2018-08-15). Keep Up the Fight to Defeat Brett Kavanaugh. thenation.com Keep Up the Fight to Defeat Brett Kavanaugh appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-15). Trump Explores Creating a Military Branch to Dominate Space. therealnews.com In violation of international accords, Trump wants to create a new branch of the military that will dominate the frontier of space with weapons

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-15). Trump Strikes Back at 'Ringleader' Brennan. consortiumnews.com At war with current and former intelligence officials since before he was elected, Donald Trump on Wednesday moved to strip Barack Obama's CIA chief of his security clearance, though worse may be in store for John Brennan, says Ray McGovern.... Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). Headlines for August 15, 2018. democracynow.org Pennsylvania Priests Abused 1,000 Children and Covered Up the Abuse, Christine Hallquist Becomes First Transgender Major-Party Gubernatorial Nominee, In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar Is Poised to Be First Somali American Elected to Congress, Keith Ellison Wins Democratic Primary for Minnesota Attorney General, Jahana Hayes Poised to Be Connecticut's First Black Woman in Congress, Kansas: Jeff Colyer Concedes to Kris Kobach in Republican Primary for Governor, In Sexist & Racist Attack, Trump Calls Omarosa "Crazed" and a "Dog", Italy: 39 Killed in Bridge Collapse in Genoa, Yemen: 13 Reportedly Killed by Airstrikes in Hodei...

Paul Dobson (2018-08-15). Venezuela to Sell Off Assets of Public Bus Network and Civil Aviation Institute as Fears of Privatisation Grow. venezuelanalysis.com The measure has received no public attention as of yet and forms part of a series of recent sell-offs of state-run firms.

TeleSur English (2018-08-15). Venezuela Top Prosecutor: 34 Involved In Failed Assassination of Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com The Public Prosecutor's office has delivered the information to Interpol in a record time and with great detail about those involved in the failed attack, Saab reported.

RT (2018-08-15). US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS. rt.com After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT's Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the "barbarian" enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. |
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Janine Jackson (2018-08-15). 'There's an Alternative to the Hierarchical, Top-Down Capitalist Corporation'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Richard Wolff about the racial wealth divide for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link JANINE JACKSON: When we spoke with Richard Wolff earlier this year, I noted that news media don't even present economics as a contested realm. Richard, It's as if there's only [...]...

Christopher Dale (2018-08-15). Soaring Defense Budget Shortchanges our Future. progressive.org Viewed through a global lens, our defense budget looks obscene.

RT (2018-08-15). Young Americans have soured on capitalism, and that's what got Trump elected — Slavoj ≈Ωi≈æek. rt.com Support for capitalism among younger voters has dropped drastically, a new Gallup poll reveals. The US establishment's refusal to see this shift has resulted in Trump's election, philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT.
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RT (2018-08-15). Poop Patrol: San Fran deploys squads to clear streets of human feces after residents raise stink. rt.com San Francisco has established 'Poop Patrols' to deal with human waste that's contaminating sidewalks in one of America's wealthiest cities, sometimes making them almost impassable. |
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). John Carlos Frey: Deported Parents Say Trump Administration Is Still Separating Families at Border. democracynow.org Nearly three weeks after the court-imposed deadline for reuniting families forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Trump administration has admitted that 559 children remain in government custody. More than 360 of these children are separated from parents who have been deported by the U.S. government. Most of the families separated at the border were seeking asylum from violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Instead, the parents were charged in federal court with a crime for illegally crossing the border, then held in jail and detention. The children, some still breastf...

John Nichols (2018-08-15). Christine Hallquist Isn't Just the First Transgender Candidate for Governor—She's Also a Visionary Progressive. thenation.com Christine Hallquist Isn't Just the First Transgender Candidate for Governor—She's Also a Visionary Progressive appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-15). Race and Class Struggle Sharpening as Insurgent Democrats and Trump Supporters Win Tuesday's Primaries. therealnews.com Non traditional Democrats are winning and changing the electoral world while Trumpian are pushing Republicans to the edge. What is the political future?

Charles Redvers (2018-08-15). A Response to Misinformation on Nicaragua: It Was a Coup, Not a 'Massacre'. grayzoneproject.com Mary Ellsberg's latest is a collection of tropes and distortions with little connection to the current reality. A longtime resident...

Max Blumenthal (2018-08-15). How Nicaragua's 'Left-Wing' Opposition MRS Are NGO Opportunists Lobbying the West for Regime Change. grayzoneproject.com The Sandinista Renovation Movement (Movimiento Renovador Sandinista — MRS) is the intellectual, left-sounding arm of reactionary politics in Nicaragua. Its...

RT (2018-08-15). Transport Security head says armed surveillance of innocent flying Americans 'makes a lot of sense'. rt.com Transport Security administrator David Pekoske has defended his agency's controversial and creepy Quiet Skies surveillance program — that sees armed federal agents collect information on ordinary Americans' behavior in airports. |
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PBS (2018-08-15). How The Internet Has Changed Life In Iran (video). iranian.com In this clip, explore how the internet has changed life in Iran, meet a woman who participated in the headscarf protests that went viral across social media, and see footage of the religious police in action as they arrested women who publicly violated the country's dress code.

Mark N. Katz (2018-08-15). New Caspian Accord Resolves Some Issues, Not All. iranian.com Ever since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran) have been unable to reach agreement on a legal regime for the body of water—until just recently at a summit meeting of their presidents in Aqtau, Kazakhstan on August 12. Although the [...]

Ruth Conniff (2018-08-15). Tuesday's Primary Sets up Trumpism Versus Progressivism in Fall Elections. progressive.org In the Midwest and across the country, the November election will test the Democrats' messages of civility and progress against an entrenched Republican Party that has now fully embraced Donald Trump.

Elizabeth Pochoda (2018-08-15). Mourning the Violence of Its Past, Oklahoma City Is Moving Forward. thenation.com Mourning the Violence of Its Past, Oklahoma City Is Moving Forward appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-15). Parents of Murdered Parkland Student Joaquin Oliver on Using Art to Demand End to Gun Violence. democracynow.org Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, return to class today, amid heavy security, after summer break. It was six months ago Tuesday when a former student, armed with a semiautomatic AR-15, gunned down 17 students, staff and teachers in just three minutes. It was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. After the horrific attack, many of the students who survived the shooting became leading activists for gun control. 
Among the students killed at Stoneman Douglas High School was Joaquin Oliver. On Tuesday, Democracy Now! spoke to Joaquin's parents, Ma...

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-15). Hatewatch Headlines 8/16/2018. splcenter.org Antifa/alt-right equivalencies plague media reports; Infowars website goes dark; Kobach now Kansas GOP's nominee for governor; and more.

RT (2018-08-15). Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan. rt.com President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, saying he helped to "sow division and chaos" while criticizing the Trump administration, the White House has announced.
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Joan Walsh (2018-08-15). This One Time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won't Back Up Trump. thenation.com This One Time, Sarah Huckabee Sanders Won't Back Up Trump appeared first on The Nation.

Stephen F. Cohen (2018-08-15). Sanction Mania vs. Russia. thenation.com Sanction Mania vs. Russia appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-15). Judge who bailed New Mexico desert camp suspects receives threats to have 'throat slit'. rt.com A New Mexico judge has received death threats amid outrage over her decision to grant bail to four adult suspects held in connection to a ramshackle camp, where arms, 11 starving children, and the remains of a child were found.
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Sarah Aziza (2018-08-15). Donald Trump Isn't Just Slashing the Refugee Quota, He's Dismantling the Entire Resettlement System. theintercept.com As the president prepares to slash the refugee cap to another historic low, advocates say the figure is no longer a reliable indicator of actual admissions.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-08-15). Assad In A Secret Message To Putin: Israel Has Exhausted Our Patience And Iran Will Stay In Syria As Long As Needed. iranian.com The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has communicated to the Russian leadership that "Israel has exhausted our patience" ... "Israeli jets will be a legitimate target for our defense systems if Tel Aviv doesn't cease its provocation and stop targeting our military positions and jets". According to decision-makers, "Assad has no intention of asking Iran and [...]

RT (2018-08-15). White House apologizes over wrong African-American jobs claim. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has backtracked on her claim that the Obama administration created just 195,000 jobs for African Americans, after it emerged that the actual figure is closer to three million.
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RT (2018-08-15). From 'menace' to assets: Soros now buying social media shares. rt.com Months after denouncing social media as a "menace to society," controversial billionaire George Soros is again investing into Facebook, Twitter and streaming services Spotify and Pandora, while scaling back his Google holdings.
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RT (2018-08-15). Twitter shouldn't silence Proud Boys — right & left agree during heated debate on RT. rt.com Despite a fiery live debate on RT, both the spokesman for right-wing group Proud Boys and his leftist opponent from Code Pink shared the view that the group shouldn't have been banned by Twitter.
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John Nichols (2018-08-15). The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect. thenation.com The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect appeared first on The Nation.

Mike Konczal (2018-08-15). The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children. thenation.com The Shareholder Revolution Devours Its Children appeared first on The Nation.

Felipe Galindo (2018-08-15). Rays of Hope. thenation.com Rays of Hope appeared first on The Nation.

Brett Barrouquere (2018-08-15). Greg Conte, a key Richard Spencer ally, walks away from multiple alt-right operations. splcenter.org Racist "alt-right" former golden boy Richard Spencer is continuing to unravel.

Radio Farda (2018-08-15). As Currency Drops Iran Faces Shortages Of Medications. iranian.com Iran's health ministry spokesman has admitted that the country is currently suffering from shortages of foreign-made medications, but, insisted that "it can be overcome". Blaming chaotic fluctuations in Iranian forex market and nosediving national currency, Iraj Harirchi says, "Since forty-fifty types of foreign medications have recently become scarce in Iran, the government has allocated $3.5 [...]

Jamie Lincoln Kitman (2018-08-15). Worse Than Lead? thenation.com Worse Than Lead? appeared first on The Nation.

Kate Kizer (2018-08-15). America's Gulf Allies Are Making the World a More Dangerous Place. thenation.com America's Gulf Allies Are Making the World a More Dangerous Place appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-15). US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches. rt.com The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions.
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Paul Dobson (2018-08-15). Venezuelan Landlord Arrested & Accused of Masterminding Triple Campesino Murder. venezuelanalysis.com The homicides in the Escondida ranch took place just hours after Maduro received a ground-breaking commission of campesino leaders at Miraflores Palace.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-15). German Police Attack a Jewish Professor, and Blame it on "a Palestinian" therealnews.com Prof. Yitzhak Melamed was the victim of a hate crime in Bonn, perpetrated by those whose duty is to protect him

Margot Williams (2018-08-15). 328 NSA Documents Reveal "Vast Network" of Iranian Agents, Details of a Key Intelligence Coup, and a Fervor for Voice-Matching Technology. theintercept.com Highlights from the seventh release of the internal NSA newsletter, SIDtoday.

RT (2018-08-15). 'Blatant extremism': Pearl Jam slammed for poster depicting Trump as rotting corpse (IMAGE). rt.com Rock band Pearl Jam has stirred the political cauldron with an official event poster which depicts the White House engulfed in flames and the carcass of US President Donald Trump being picked over by a bald eagle.
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Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-14). Deadly Taliban Offensive Exposes US-Afghan Forces' Disarray. therealnews.com As the death toll from a Taliban assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni passes 300, journalist and author Ahmed Rashid says the attack underscores the the ineffectiveness of the US-NATO-Afghan government coalition, and the urgent need for talks to end the nearly 17-year war

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-14). Consortium News Radio— Episode 2: Joe Meadors. consortiumnews.com Read more →>

RT (2018-08-14). Roger Stone posts 'Space Force' image with swastikas to Instagram... to support Trump. rt.com In an apparent effort to show support for President Donald Trump's 'Space Force' project, former adviser Roger Stone posted a photoshopped image of himself and other US officials posing in spacesuits adorned with Nazi symbols. |
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RT (2018-08-14). US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'. rt.com The full text of Congress' latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically — and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. |
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Headlines for August 14, 2018. democracynow.org Economists Fear Turkish Financial Crisis Could Spread, Thousands Attend Funeral of 40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike, Car Drives into Security Barrier at UK Parliament, Three Injured, Trump Signs $716 Billion Military Spending Bill; Includes $21 Billion for Nuke Program, State of Virginia Confirms Immigrant Teenagers Were Strapped to Chairs With Bags Over Their Heads, Stephen Miller's Uncle: My Nephew Is an "Immigration Hypocrite", U.N. Official: Trump's Attacks on Press Are "Very Close to Incitement to Violence", Firefighter Dies Battling Mendocino Complex Fire, DNC Lifts Ban on Fossil Fuel Company Do...

William D. Hartung (2018-08-14). Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire. thenation.com Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire appeared first on The Nation.

Swathi Shanmugasundaram (2018-08-14). Roundup of anti-immigrant events and activities 8/14/2018. splcenter.org The following is a list of activities and events of anti-immigrant organizations and individuals. Organizations listed as anti-immigrant hate groups are designated with an asterisk.

RT (2018-08-14). New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia. rt.com The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011. |
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RT (2018-08-14). 'All punches are not equal' — CNN's Cuomo stops short of defending Antifa violence. rt.com After Sunday's poorly attended 'Unite the Right 2' white nationalist rally, CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that violence perpetrated by Antifa, while wrong in the eyes of the law, was morally superior to the violence of "hate."
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Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-14). Right-Wing Reunion in Charlottesville, Portland and DC, Outnumbered by Anti-Racist. therealnews.com A year after Heather Heyer's brutal murder, white nationalist rally in Portland and DC, but they are outnumbered by anti-racist opponents. We speak to Eugene Puryear.

TeleSUR English (2018-08-14). US Pentagon: 'Brazil Should Lead Solution to Venezuela Crisis'. venezuelanalysis.com Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned U.S. interventionism and military bases in the region.

Janine Jackson (2018-08-14). 'There is a Strong Reason for All Americans to Feel more Economically Insecure than they Did Before the Great Recession'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Dedrick Asante-Muhammad about the racial wealth divide for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Last September, elite media were heralding numbers suggesting that incomes were up among middle class Americans, but tiptoeing around the fact that the rising tide was not lifting [...]...

TeleSUR English (2018-08-14). Venezuelan President Announces New System of Wages and Prices. venezuelanalysis.com "We are heading towards normalization, to a country of stability with the Recovery, Growth and Economic Prosperity plan," Nicolas Maduro said.

RT (2018-08-14). Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 'predator priests,' 1000s of victims possible — Penn. grand jury. rt.com Authorities in Pennsylvania have released a redacted version of a grand jury report accusing over 300 'predator priests' of sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church of covering it up for decades.
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Reese Erlich (2018-08-14). Foreign Correspondent: Afghanistan Has Become Trump's 'Failed Narco State'. progressive.org President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan.

Peter Greene (2018-08-14). What the 'Sensible Middle' Doesn't Get About Education. progressive.org There is no middle between facts and the story that the earth is flat.

RT (2018-08-14). Trump calls fired Omarosa a 'dog' in new furious tweet. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Twitter, calling the ex-White House staffer a "dog" and thanking his Chief of Staff John Kelly for firing her. |
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RT (2018-08-14). Abducted boy died in Islamic exorcism ceremony in New Mexico desert, prosecutor says. rt.com A missing three-year-old boy, whose remains were discovered buried at a compound in the New Mexico desert, had died during an Islamic ritual ceremony to cast out demonic spirits, a prosecutor told a court hearing on Monday. |
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David Rosen (2018-08-14). It's Time to Decriminalize Sex Work. progressive.org For many Americans, prostitution has shifted from a moral issue, "sin," to a legal one, "consent."

Jordan Green (2018-08-14). Raging and Healing in Charlottesville. progressive.org The twelve months since the violent white supremacist Unite the Right rally have forced a painful reckoning on the liberal college town.

Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-14). Hatewatch Headlines 8/14/2018. splcenter.org The futile quest to quantify the alt-right; Tucker claims white supremacy's not a crisis; John Legend takes on unjust Louisiana court rules; and more.

Erin Corbett, Elizabeth King (2018-08-14). The Dangers of Shunning 'Bad' Protesters. thenation.com The narratives that painted Black Lives Matter activists as "violent" have turned into legislation that targets black people, leftists, and other marginalized groups.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-14). After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide" therealnews.com Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel's Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew

Peter Kuper (2018-08-14). Military Might? thenation.com Military Might? appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-14). US high school students to receive 'trauma training' to prepare for 'mass casualty events' - report. rt.com High school-age children in the United States are set to receive "life-saving trauma training" funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to prepare them for "mass casualty events".
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical. democracynow.org As Monsanto comes under scrutiny for allegedly hiding the dangers of its weed killer, Roundup, we talk to a reporter who says the company attempted to censor and discredit her when she published stories on their product that contradicted their business interests. Carey Gillam is a veteran investigative journalist and author of "Whitewash - The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science."

RT (2018-08-14). Bolton to meet Russian counterpart for 'Helsinki summit follow-up' — White House. rt.com President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will meet with his Russian counterpart next week for follow-up discussions on issues raised at the Helsinki summit, the White House confirmed.
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splcenter.org (2018-08-14). SPLC sues Trump administration for approving Arkansas Medicaid work requirement. splcenter.org Cesar Ardon was a welder for 15 years before he had surgery last year to remove a baseball-sized tumor over his right ribs.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). 40 Yemeni Children Dead by U.S.-Made Bomb? Outrage Mounts Over U.S. Role in Airstrike on School Bus. democracynow.org Thousands of mourners gathered in Yemen's northern city of Saada Monday for the funerals of 51 people, including 40 children, who were killed in a U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a school bus last week. The massacre of school boys between the ages of 6 and 11 was one of the worst attacks on children in the history of Yemen's brutal war. Images posted online suggest a U.S.-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the bombing. We speak with Shireen Al-Adeimi, a Yemeni scholar and activist and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. Her latest piece for In These Times is titled "Fine Print in Defense...

RT (2018-08-14). Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor's office, confesses to years of abuse. rt.com A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor's waiting room. |
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Michelle Chen (2018-08-14). Europe Hardens Its Borders and Deepens the Migrant Crisis at Sea. thenation.com Europe Hardens Its Borders and Deepens the Migrant Crisis at Sea appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-14). Utah man flies plane into his own house after argument with wife (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A Utah man flew a small aircraft into his own house, kamikaze-style, hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife during an argument, police say. |
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). Historic Ruling Against Monsanto Finds Company Acted with "Malice" Against Groundskeeper with Cancer. democracynow.org California jurors have awarded $289 million in a historic verdict against Monsanto in the case of a school groundskeeper who developed cancer after using its weed killer, Roundup. We speak with Brent Wisner, the lead trial counsel for Dewayne Lee Johnson, who has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doctors say he is unlikely to live past 2020. Johnson's was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Filed in 2016, it was fast-tracked for trial due to the severity of his illness.

Tom Tomorrow (2018-08-14). If Collusion Is in the Eye of the Beholder... thenation.com If Collusion Is in the Eye of the Beholder... appeared first on The Nation.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-14). Commissioner Says Fellow Officer Did Not Have to Stop Cop Beatdown (Pt. 2/2). therealnews.com In a press conference after a video surfaced showing a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a city residents Commissioner Gary Tuggle says the second officer on the scene could not intervene because he feared for his safety from onlookers

Democracy Now! (2018-08-14). AP Investigation: Behind the Scenes in Yemen, U.S.-Backed Saudi Coalition Is Working with al-Qaeda. democracynow.org The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has repeatedly cut secret deals with al-Qaeda, even paying its fighters to retreat from towns or join the coalition, a bombshell Associated Press investigation has revealed. The AP probe accuses the United States of being aligned with al-Qaeda in the fight against Yemen's Houthi rebels, despite claiming to be fighting the extremist group in the region. One senior tribal leader told the AP, "Al-Qaeda wasn't defeated. It didn't fight in the first place." We speak with Maggie Michael, one of the three reporters for the Associated Press who broke the story, headlined "U.S.

splcenter.org (2018-08-13). Add your name to the list of supporters who believe hate has no place in schools. splcenter.org The Southern Poverty Law Center has joined forces with 14 other education advocacy groups to counter hate in American schools.

RT (2018-08-13). 'More data, more profit': Google tracks your location even when you ask it not to, says report. rt.com If you've ever suspected that Google is watching your every move even when you explicitly tell it not to, a new investigation has vindicated your suspicions by proving just that.
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RT (2018-08-13). Great F-35 and super nukes: Trump lauds US weapons signing $716bn military bill. rt.com In a speech before signing the $716 billion Pentagon funding bill, President Donald Trump praised the US military and the "finest" weapons anywhere in the world, but made no references to his critic after whom the bill was named.
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Joan Shipps (2018-08-13). A White Supremacist Rally With Hardly Any White Supremacists. progressive.org The 'Unite the Right 2' rally was a flop thanks to overwhelming, well-organized opposition.

Kanishk Tharoor (2018-08-13). The Dreams of India's Restless Generation. thenation.com The Dreams of India's Restless Generation appeared first on The Nation.

Janine Jackson (2018-08-13). 'The Vast Majority of Tipped Workers in America Suffer from Three Times the Poverty Rate of the Rest of the US Workforce'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Saru Jayaraman about tipped worker rights for the August 10 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She's author [...]...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclea...

TEV (2018-08-13). Maduro Encourages FBI to Investigate Drone Attack Suspect. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan citizen Osman Delgado Tabosky lives in Miami. Equally, another accused, Venezuelan lawmaker Juan Requesens, has confessed to the crime, according to video footage released by the government.

RT (2018-08-13). FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes. rt.com FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton's private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said.
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-13). Hatewatch Headlines 8/13/2018. splcenter.org ADF goes on hate radio to attack hate-group status; White nationalists' message permeates mainstream right; Twitter gives Proud Boys the boot; and more.

Rania Khalek (2018-08-13). "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting. grayzoneproject.com In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad,...

splcenter.org (2018-08-13). 'The March Continues': Speaking out against hate across the U.S. splcenter.org Leaving Montgomery on Friday, I felt strangely anxious. Nervous even.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-13). Crystallex Gains Right to Seize Venezuela's CITGO in US Court Reversal. venezuelanalysis.com The future of PDVSA's US-subsidiary is uncertain as a host of other transnationals line up to strip Venezuelan assets.

Dave Zirin (2018-08-13). Police Unions Know Exactly Why NFL Players Keep Protesting. thenation.com Police Unions Know Exactly Why NFL Players Keep Protesting appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-13). Trump feuds with former 'apprentice' Omarosa in White House drama fit for reality TV. rt.com Donald Trump has taken time out of his busy presidential schedule to tweet insults at ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, amid a rapidly-escalating feud between the two estranged reality television prima donnas.
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Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Meet the Two Protesters Who Confronted Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke over Corruption & Climate Change. democracynow.org We go to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to speak with Sallie Holmes and Jesse Brucato, who interrupted a speech by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday. Zinke has faced 14 federal misconduct investigations since joining President Trump's cabinet. The protesters asked Zinke about his alleged ethical lapses and questioned why he refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the wildfires raging across the western United States. We are also joined by Politico reporter Ben Lefebvre, who broke the stories linking Zinke to a real estate deal with energy giant Halliburton's chairperson David Lesar.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb. therealnews.com Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a school bus. Even after a Raytheon-made MK-82 bomb was found in the wreckage, Defense Secretary James Mattis told said that the US is "not engaged in the civil war." We...

Brendan O'Connor (2018-08-13). The Racist Right Retreats Behind Police Lines. thenation.com The Racist Right Retreats Behind Police Lines appeared first on The Nation.

Junaid Ahmad (2018-08-13). Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate. grayzoneproject.com The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad...

Sean McElwee, Jon Green, Colin McAuliffe (2018-08-13). The Left Is Winning Even When It Loses. thenation.com Sean McElwee, Jon Green, Colin McAuliffe The Left Is Winning Even When It Loses appeared first on The Nation.

RT (2018-08-13). Scientists capture the speed of death as it rages through a cell. rt.com For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have measured its speed. The revolutionary finding could hold potential for the future treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. |
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Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-13). 'Too Big to Fail': Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack. consortiumnews.com One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism, comments Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence... Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill with Over $21 Billion for Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uyghurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela to Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto...

Herman Schwartz (2018-08-13). Trump's EPA Is Poisoning Our Children. thenation.com Trump's EPA Is Poisoning Our Children appeared first on The Nation.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Interior Sec. Zinke Blames "Radical Environmentalists," Not Climate Change, as 100+ Wildfires Rage. democracynow.org As more than 100 fires rage in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrote an op-ed last week in USA Today about forest management on public lands that blamed "radical environmentalists" for the fires. "Most Americans get it, that climate change is no longer something we can just wish away with this administration," responds Joel Clement, who served as director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until July of 2017 and worked at the Interior Department for seven years. We also speak with Ben Lefebvre, an energy reporter for Politico who has done a series of stories...

RT (2018-08-13). 'Hulking muscled guards': CIA cable gives steamy description of 'enhanced' interrogation. rt.com A declassified cable detailing torture at a CIA blacksite in Thailand operated by now-CIA Director Gina Haspel employed hokey language perhaps better suited for an erotic novel — as opposed to documenting the agency's actions. |
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RT (2018-08-13). 'This state and constitution aren't made for us': RT doco follows African-American activists. rt.com With racial tensions in the USA back in the spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty.
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Hatewatch Staff (2018-08-12). Jason Kessler and 'Unite the Right 2' crew arrive in DC aboard 'Special' subway train. splcenter.org "Unite the Right 2" organizer Jason Kessler and a contingent of his followers got off a subway train marked "SPECIAL" at the Foggy Bottom stop in Washington, D.C., this afternoon and began their march toward Lafayette Square.

Brett Barrouquere (2018-08-12). Heather Heyer's mom, Susan Bro, stands strong on the anniversary of her daughter's death. splcenter.org Susan Bro has not been silent since a car driven by a neo-Nazi sympathizer plowed down her daughter one year ago.

Alexandra Tempus (2018-08-11). Five Questions For: 'Documenting Hate: Charlottesville' Producer Karim Hajj. progressive.org 'I was most surprised by their reluctance to admit to their politics.'

Brett Barrouquere (2018-08-11). Here's what Charlottesville is like one year to the day after infamous tiki torch march. splcenter.org Around downtown Charlottesville's brick-lined pedestrian walking mall, two things were in abundance on Saturday: heavily armed police and television cameras.

Anthony Pahnke (2018-08-10). Farmers Want Fair Trade, Not Handouts. progressive.org If Trump really wants to earn farmers' trust, then his administration needs to seriously work on legislation that ensures them a fair price that covers their cost of production.

splcenter.org (2018-08-10). SPLC urges thorough guidelines for collection of data on fatal police encounters, prisoner deaths. splcenter.org The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should adopt guidelines that ensure the "timely, accurate and complete" collection of data on police killings and deaths in correctional facilities in all states and U.S. territories, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in comments submitted to the DOJ today.

Kathy Kelly (2018-08-10). The U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen. progressive.org On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa'ada, a city in northern Yemen.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). "All For One": U.S. and Russian Filmmakers with Disabilities Collaborate in Powerful New Documentary. democracynow.org While tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue to heat up, one group of filmmakers has found a way to strengthen ties between the two countries through a common bond: their disabilities. A new film premiering tonight in New York follows the Media Enabled Musketeers, American and Russian filmmakers with disabilities, as they make original films to tell their stories. "All For One" tells the story of 35 Russians and 13 Americans who collaborated to create films about everyday issues to empower themselves, educate the public and provide more opportunities for people with disabilities. These include films about...

pacbi (2018-08-10). Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite. bdsmovement.net Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite: AnalysisThree recent events in Israel's largest universities demonstrate academic and security institutions are actually increasing their cooperation. | Academic BoycottJuly 23, 2018 | By: | | Shir Hever

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerrilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency. democracynow.org In Colombia, right-wing politician Iv‡n Duque has been sworn in as Colombia's new president. Duque was handpicked by former right-wing President ˆÅlvaro Uribe and has vowed to roll back key parts of Colombia's landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. Just before Duque's inauguration, Democracy Now! spoke to Gustavo Petro, who placed second in this year's presidential race, receiving 8 million votes in his attempt to become Colombia's first leftist president. In the 1980s, Petro was jailed and tortured for being a member of the M-19 guerrilla movement. He later went on to lead efforts in Colombia's Congress to...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). Headlines for August 10, 2018. democracynow.org Puerto Rican Government Admits At Least 1,427 People Died After Hurricane Maria, Judge Threatens to Hold Sessions in Contempt of Court over Asylum Seekers' Deportation, Trump Admin Has Still Not Reunited 559 Separated Children with Their Parents, Trump Travel Ban Preventing Iranian Woman from Seeking Life-Saving Treatment in U.S., Melania Trump's Parents Become U.S. Citizens Through Process Trump Wants to Eliminate, Fox's Laura Ingraham Faces Backlash After Going on Racist Tirade, Pence Calls for Military Space Force to Maintain "American Supremacy" in Outer Space, New Details Emerge About U.S.-Backed Bombing of...

CounterSpin (2018-08-10). Media Econ 101. fair.org ...

Mike Ervin (2018-08-10). Smart Ass Cripple: Calling for a Straw Summit. progressive.org I drink martinis through a straw—which isn't easy.

Jeff Bryant (2018-08-10). Scott Walker's Gubernatorial Opponent Will be the Democrat Who Embraces Public Education. progressive.org Tony Evers leads in polls among the slew of Democratic candidates vying to take on Walker. But is he pro-public school enough to win?

pacbi (2018-08-10). Western Authors Take Stand in Israel/Palestine Conflict by Refusing to Be Published in Israel. bdsmovement.net Western Authors Take Stand in Israel/Palestine Conflict by Refusing to Be Published in Israel: In the NewsRenowned authors have refused to have their works distributed by Israeli...

Ruth Conniff (2018-08-09). Wisconsin Democrats Debate Who Can Beat Scott Walker. progressive.org Between two groups—the divided and the disaffected—lies the path to victory for Democrats in Wisconsin.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2018. democracynow.org Saudi-Led Airstrike in Yemen Hits Bus Carrying Children, Killing Dozens, U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills a Dozen Afghan Soldiers "By Mistake", Israeli Airstrikes Kill Three in Gaza, Including Mother and Her Toddler, In Colombia, Nikki Haley Escalates Anti-Venezuela Rhetoric, U.S. to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, Senate Committee Asks Julian Assange to Testify About Russian Meddling in Election, Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies, Longtime DRC Leader Joseph Kabila Will Not Run for Re-election, Argentine Senate Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion, NY C...

Noah Alexander Flora (2018-08-09). The U.S. is Funding a War on Poor People in the Philippines. progressive.org The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte's war on drugs, receive a significant amount of funding through U.S. foreign military financing.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-09). Opposition Lawmaker Borges Named in Drone Bombing Investigation, Arrest Warrant Issued. venezuelanalysis.com The ex-National Assembly president is currently living in Bogota, Colombia.

Venezuelanalysis (2018-08-09). Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook's Removal of Our Page. venezuelanalysis.com VA's Facebook page was arbitrarily removed by the social media tech-giant on Thursday morning.

Mark Fiore (2018-08-09). The Leaning Tower of Trump. progressive.org 'Meeting with a foreign power to help swing an election is, like, SO legal. Everyone does it!'

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). 73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare. democracynow.org Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat—an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace—last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha—th...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). Experts: If We Don't Stop Climate Change, CA Fires "Will Seem Mild in Comparison to What's Coming" democracynow.org The Mendocino Complex fire in Northern California is now the largest wildfire ever recorded in California's history. It started burning in July—the state's hottest month on record. Of the 20 largest wildfires in California history, 15 have occurred since 2000. This year's fires have already burned nearly three times as many acres as the same time last year. Experts say climate change has increased the length of fire season. In Oakland, California, we speak with Michael Brune, the director of the Sierra Club. We also speak with Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State Univer...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). $1 an Hour to Fight Largest Fire in CA History: Are Prison Firefighting Programs Slave Labor? democracynow.org California relies on thousands of prisoners, including many women, to battle the wildfires burning statewide. Prisoner firefighters gain training and earn time off of their sentences for good behavior, typically two days off for each day served. But critics of the program say the state is exploiting prisoners' eagerness to earn time for early release. While salaried firefighters earn an annual mean wage of $74,000 plus benefits, inmates earn just $2 per day with an additional $1 per hour when fighting an active fire. According to some estimates, California avoids spending about $80-$100 million a year by using pr...

Janine Jackson (2018-08-08). 'A Newspaper Closure Does Indeed Lead to Higher Costs for Local Governments'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Dermont Murphy on Local News Cuts for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: An important article in the American Journalism Review, headlined Missing the Story at the Statehouse, posed a troubling question: "State governments are doing more than ever. So why [...]...

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-08). Challenging the Far-Right in Public Spaces. progressive.org Listen to what Black Lives Matter Charlottesville is planning for the first anniversary of the "The Unite the Right" rally.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-08). Madison, Wisconsin "Shaken" by Shooting at Community Radio Station WORT-FM. democracynow.org It's been three days since a masked gunman opened fire on a Madison community radio station early Sunday morning, injuring one person. A station DJ who was shot in the buttocks was taken to the hospital and later discharged. No arrests have been made. WORT-FM is a member-controlled community radio station broadcasting to South Central Wisconsin that has been on the air since 1975. The Madison police say they do not believe the attack was motivated by hatred of the media. We speak with political writer John Nichols on the community response to the shooting.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-08). Do Historic Victories & Tight Races in Primaries Mean Dems Could Retake Senate & House in November? democracynow.org Voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a special election in Ohio and primaries in Michigan, Kansas, Missouri and Washington. A special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District remains too close to call, but Republican Troy Balderson has already claimed victory over Democrat Danny O'Connor to serve the remainder of former Republican Congressmember Pat Tiberi's term. Balderson leads by just 1,754 votes, and thousands of absentee and provisional ballots still need to be counted. O'Connor is hoping to pull off a major upset. President Trump won the district in 2016 by a margin of more than 11 percent. In Michi...

TeleSUR English (2018-08-08). UN Chief Condemns Attack Targeting Venezuela's Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com Antonio Guterres expresses concern about the latest developments in Venezuela and rejects any act of violence.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-08). Headlines for August 8, 2018. democracynow.org Tight Races in Ohio & Kansas Remain Too Close to Call, Judge Certifies Class-Action Suit Against GEO Group over Wage Theft, Court Rules Family of Mexican Teen Killed by Border Patrol Can Sue Agent, Colombia: Right-Wing President Iv‡n Duque Sworn Into Office, Ethiopian Gov't Signs Deal to End Hostilities with Oromo Liberation Front, Bangladeshi Authorities Arrest Photographer Shahidul Alam for Covering Protests, California Youth Arrested at Sit-in in Gov. Brown's Office Demanding Climate Action, Puerto Rico Proposes Transporting 3,200 Inmates to Prisons on U.S. Mainland, Tennessee: Lawyers Ask Supreme Court to Sta...

Stephanie Wykstra (2018-08-08). A Solution to the Cash Bail Crisis Might Be Almost as Bad. progressive.org Compared to jail, electronic monitoring with ankle bracelets is said to be a more humane and effective approach—but it's not so simple.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-08). Meet Debbie Africa: First MOVE 9 Member to Be Freed in 40 Years & Now Reunited with Her Son, Mike. democracynow.org Today marks the 40th anniversary of a massive police operation in Philadelphia that culminated in the siege of the headquarters of the black radical group known as MOVE. The group was founded by John Africa, and all its members took the surname Africa. It was August 8, 1978, when police tried to remove members of MOVE from their communal home with water cannons and battering rams, even as some continued to hide in the basement with children. During the siege on MOVE's house, gunfire was exchanged, and a police officer named James Ramp was killed. Two years later, nine MOVE members were convicted of third-degree m...

leili (2018-08-08). Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018. bdsmovement.net Top 70 Moments of Solidarity & BDS for Palestine in 2018: UpdateHere's a short-list of moments in 2018 demonstrating growing recognition of Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people and inspiring efforts around the world to hold Israel accountable for its gross violations of human rights. Support for Palestinian rights has grown in parliaments, city c...

TeleSUR English (2018-08-08). Venezuela: Opposition Legislator Linked to Drone Attack Detained. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition legislator Juan Requesens was detained after being linked to the assassination attempt by retired military officer Juan Carlos Monasterios.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Mother of Heather Heyer, Killed 1 Year Ago: Everyone Needs to Pick Up the Baton & Stand Against Hate. democracynow.org It has been nearly a year since anti-racist activist Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville, Virginia, when white supremacist James Alex Fields drove his Dodge Charger into a crowd of counterdemonstrators. As white supremacists plan to mark the first anniversary of Charlottesville by holding another "Unite the Right" rally in Washington, D.C., we speak with Heyer's mother Susan Bro about Heather Heyer's legacy and what activists can do to combat racism.

Nithin Coca (2018-08-07). The Gig Economy Workers are Organizing. progressive.org Are the days of venture-capital-backed platforms exploiting mostly silent workers over?

James Goodman (2018-08-07). New York Case Shows Cruelty of ICE Toward the Mentally Disabled. progressive.org U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has revoked Abigail Hernandez's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, paving the way for deportation to Mexico. "She would be taken advantage of. She would not survive," her teacher says.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). New Charlottesville Doc Exposes Neo-Nazi Leaders & Their Ties to U.S. Military & Weapons Contractors. democracynow.org When hundreds of white supremacists arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a deadly "Unite the Right" protest last August, local authorities were unprepared for the violence that terrorized the city, largely standing back during bloody encounters between white supremacists and counterprotesters. One year later, we speak with investigative reporter A.C. Thompson on his work to track down and identify white supremacists from Charlottesville and other extremist rallies across the country. His investigation, "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville," premieres tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Headlines for August 7, 2018. democracynow.org U.S. Reimposes Sanctions Against Iran, Brazil's Workers' Party Nominates Lula as Presidential Candidate, Rick Gates Testifies He and Manafort Committed Crimes, Voters Head to Polls in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan & Washington State, Tennessee Democrats Celebrate "Blue Wave" That Swept Shelby County, Massive Student Protests Sweep Bangladesh Demanding Safer Roads, Canada Criticizes Saudi Arabia over Arrest of Feminist Activists, Mendocino Complex Now Largest Fire in California History, Social Media Platforms Remove Alex Jones, Citing Hate Speech, The Dream Defenders Organize National Protests Against GEO Group, Gunm...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-07). Documenting Hate: New Doc Lays Bare the Violent White Supremacy that Exploded in Charlottesville. democracynow.org This week marks one year since white supremacists and neo-Nazis descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, in the deadly "Unite the Right" rally to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. It became the biggest and deadliest white supremacist rally in the United States in decades. We look back at the deadly rally in Charlottesville with a new documentary by Frontline PBS and ProPublica titled "Documenting Hate: Charlottesville." We speak with A.C. Thompson, the reporter who produced the investigation, which premieres tonight on PBS.

Greta Zarro (2018-08-06). When It Comes to War, Words Matter. progressive.org An unheralded word change to Trump's Department of Defense mission statement is unsettling—to say the least.

Reese Erlich (2018-08-06). The American Psychological Association Struggles with its Policy on Torture. progressive.org Should psychologists be allowed to counsel detainees at Guantanamo and other sites where torture has taken place?

Janine Jackson (2018-08-06). 'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as [...]...

Paul Dobson (2018-08-06). Venezuela's Maduro Receives International Solidarity Following Assassination Attempt. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's right-wing parties are divided over whether to condemn the terrorist attack or deny it took place.

Dave Zirin (2018-08-05). Why LeBron James Must Not Shut Up. progressive.org Over the last six years, LeBron has carved out a legacy for himself as someone unafraid to use his platform to speak out about racism and police violence.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-05). Venezuela's President Maduro Survives Assassination Attack On Live TV. venezuelanalysis.com Six arrests have already been made in the dramatic foiled terrorist attack.

Will Durst (2018-08-05). The Oval Office Apprentice. progressive.org President Donald Trump has failed at many endeavors, but he has a real knack for pretending to be authentic.

Debbie S. Miller (2018-08-04). Fighting for a Way of Life in the Arctic. progressive.org The coastal plain, opened for oil drilling by the Trump Administration, is the birthplace and nursery for the Porcupine caribou herd, and land that the Gwich'in call, "The Sacred Place Where Life Begins."

Ed Rampell (2018-08-03). Infiltrate Hate: Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" progressive.org The movie is Lee's best and most radical film in decades, and a lot of fun as well.

CounterSpin (2018-08-03). Trita Parsi on Trump's Iran Threat, Dermot Murphy on Local News Cuts. fair.org Media...

Ruth Conniff (2018-08-03). The Fight for Wisconsin Schools is a Fight for Democracy. progressive.org Might a "consensus of pain" unite resistance to Governor Scott Walker's politics of divide-and-conquer?

pacbi (2018-08-03). Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel. bdsmovement.net Palestinians Call for Boycott of Meteor Music Festival in Israel: UpdatePalestinians urge participating artists to withdraw from the festival as a meaningful contribution to our struggle for freedom, justice and equality. | Cultural BoycottAugust 3, 2018 | By: | Mark Fiore (2018-08-03). Exclusive: The Trump-Giuliani Tape. progressive.org Rudy is out there downplaying collusion in anticipation of . . . hmmmm.

Jud Lounsbury (2018-08-02). The Myth of the Iowa Farmer Trump Supporter. progressive.org This morning, while checking my beef cows for heat, I thought about "cow tipping"— a myth as prevalent as the Iowa Farmer Trump supporter.

Rania Khalek (2018-08-02). Meet the Mystery Fixer Who Negotiated Syria Out of Seven Years of War. grayzoneproject.com How a nearly unknown businessman named Khaled al Ahmad became Damascus' secret liaison to the West and quietly dealt Syria's...

Michelle Chen (2018-08-02). Trump Administration's Breastmilk War Exposes Backchannel Politics in Health Care. progressive.org Nipplegate has a long history in the Global South.

Owen Poindexter (2018-08-02). Legalizing Pot, State by State. progressive.org Marijuana legalization is happening across the country, and New York and New Jersey could be a tipping point, but voters need to step up.

Paul Dobson (2018-08-02). Venezuela's Marching Campesinos Meet Maduro, Denounce Corruption & Revolutionary 'Reversals'. venezuelanalysis.com After 20 days walking 435 kilometres, the marchers held a fiery televised meeting with the president, finally being able to present their proposals to the nation.

Bill Blum (2018-08-01). The Supremes v. the Unions. progressive.org Recent rulings expose the high court's anti-worker bias.

Brandon Weber (2018-08-01). 'This Is In Our Blood'. progressive.org How striking West Virginians made history—again.

Jake Kallio (2018-08-01). More evidence of Libya blowback: UK Navy rescued Manchester suicide bomber. grayzoneproject.com The UK Navy "rescued" Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi in Libya in 2014. This provides further insight into the...

Sharon Johnson (2018-08-01). Ending the Silence. progressive.org Advocates take aim at non-disclosure pacts that protect sexual harassers.

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-01). Building the Movement for Medicare for All. progressive.org This week was the 53rd anniversary of Medicare, created in the middle of the social agitation of the 1960s. Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW! talks about how today, we are in the middle of similar upheaval.

Madison Margolin (2018-08-01). Where There's Smoke, There's Fired. progressive.org Employers are still dumping workers for using pot, even where it's legal.

Stephanie Russell-Kraft (2018-08-01). Ties that Bind. progressive.org Draconian employment contracts are creating a new form of indentured servitude.

Simon Davis-Cohen (2018-08-01). Going Local. progressive.org In the age of Donald Trump, some of the most significant political battles are taking place on the local level.

Bill Forman (2018-08-01). Black Officer, White Robe. progressive.org Ron Stallworth, Colorado Springs Police Department's first black undercover detective speaks about one of the most ironic infiltrations of all time.

Bill Lueders (2018-08-01). Smoking Gun: He's Lying! progressive.org If Trump's nose had grown a quarter-inch with each lie, it would now be sixty-eight feet long.

Robert Lowes (2018-08-01). On the Corner of Happy and Hypocritical. progressive.org Why is the nation's largest drugstore chain still selling cigarettes?

James Goodman (2018-08-01). The Wall at Home. progressive.org Trump's assault on the immigration courts.

Maeve Higgins (2018-08-01). Nanny Nation. progressive.org There Is one job Americans don't mind giving immigrants: caring for their kids.

Erwin Knoll (2018-08-01). In memory of Ron Dellums: "Black, Radical, and Hopeful." progressive.org When Dellums talked about peace, he meant peace—withdrawal from the mentality that relies on death and the threat of death as a national way of life.

Janine Jackson (2018-08-01). 'Thriving Wildlife Benefits People Enormously'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Brett Hartl about Donald Trump's assault on the Endangered Species Act for the July 27, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

Jen Sorensen (2018-08-01). Pros & Cons of the New Supreme Court. progressive.org ...

TeleSur English (2018-07-31). Venezuelans Mark 1st Year of National Constituent Assembly. venezuelanalysis.com Monday's celebrations marked the anniversary of the ANC's founding, which brought peace to Caribbean country by ending the violent guarimbas.

Justin Anderson (2018-07-31). Reporting on Medicare for All Makes Media Forget How Math Works. fair.org CBS News (7/30/18) | "Medicare for All," a federally funded universal healthcare plan championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont—Ind.), has quickly become a key issue for progressive voters evaluating Democratic Party candidates for the 2018 midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race. The plan would provide coverage for the 40 million currently uninsured in the United States, a gap that is estimated to cause tens of thousands of deaths annually. Despite this, Medicare for All has received no shortage of negative coverage in the media, all revolving around the same question: Just how are we going to pay for it? | A study on the cost of Medicare for All was recently conducted by Charles Blahous for the libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Blahous' study projected that Sanders' Medicare for All system,...

pacbi (2018-07-31). Team Justice Scores. Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association. bdsmovement.net Team Justice Scores. Adidas No Longer Sponsoring Israel Football Association: UpdateFollowing a global campaign, Adidas is no longer sponsoring football teams in illegal Israeli settlements. Palestinians call on new sponsor Puma to end complicity with Israel's violations of international law. | Cultural Boycott Red Card IsraelJuly 31, 2018 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

pacbi (2018-07-30). Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel. bdsmovement.net Celebrities and public figures launch Irish campaign to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel: In the NewsIn a stand for Palestinian rights, music legends, former Eurovision winner, commentator and presenters, performaning arts trade unions and well known LGBTQ+ and feminist campaigners and others endorse the call for Ireland to boycott Eurovision 2019. | Cultural Boycott Boycott Eurovision 2019June 27, 2018 | By: | | Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)

pacbi (2018-07-30). Irish MEP calls for 2019 Eurovision Boycott in light of Israel's 'Nation State' vote. bdsmovement.net Irish MEP calls for 2019 Eurovision Boycott in light of Israel's 'Nation State' vote: In the NewsMember of European Parliament calls on Ireland's public br...

pacbi (2018-07-30). Dublin Lord Mayor calls for boycott of next year's Eurovision in Israel. bdsmovement.net Dublin Lord Mayor calls for boycott of next year's Eurovision in Israel: In the NewsThe Lord Mayor of Dublin has called for a boycott of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest following Israels's win in Lisbon on Saturday night.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-30). PSUV Holds Congress as Pressure Mounts for Maduro to Receive Campesino March. venezuelanalysis.com Party delegates considered raising petrol prices, remodelling state-run industries, further nationalisations, and eliminating currency exchange controls.

pacbi (2018-07-30). Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision. bdsmovement.net Over 18,000 people sign petition calling on Iceland to boycott Israel Eurovision: In the NewsThe petition cites Israel's human rights violations against Palestinian people and calls on national broadcaster RUV to withdraw Iceland from the contest. | Cultural Boyc...

Max Blumenthal (2018-07-30). An Exclusive Interview with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. grayzoneproject.com Daniel Ortega claims his Sandinista government has just defeated a US-backed coup. In a candid and lengthy discussion with me...

Max Blumenthal (2018-07-30). How Washington and Soft Power NGOs Manipulated Nicaragua's Death Toll to Drive Regime Change and Sanctions. grayzoneproject.com Did Nicaragua's Sandinista government really kill 300+ peaceful protesters? A forensic analysis of the death toll exposes the claim as...

leili (2018-07-27). Glasgow City Council Concedes to Supporters of Palestinian Rights, Vows to Refrain From Sponsoring Future Arms Fairs. bdsmovement.net Glasgow City Council Concedes to Supporters of Palestinian Rights, Vows to Refrain From Sponsoring Future Arms Fairs: UpdateGlasgow City Council promises supporters of Palestinian rights that it will no longer sponsor arms fairs featuring Israeli weapons manufacturers and will ensure that the city's guidelines for hosting events reflect that "Glasgow is a human rights respecting city." | Military Embargo Boycott HP Apartheid Free Zones Local governments Sanctions and governmentsJuly 27, 2018 | By: | | Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC)

Paul Dobson (2018-07-26). Venezuela: Maduro Announces Economic Reforms Including Monetary Reconversion, Tax Breaks & Currency Control Changes. venezuelanalysis.com The measures also transfer an entire oilfield from PDVSA to the Central Bank.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-25). Campesinos March Across Venezuela Demanding Gov't Rectify Agrarian Policy. venezuelanalysis.com The peasant farmers will bring a range of complaints and proposals to President Maduro's attention.

Grayzone Project (2018-07-24). An Open Letter To The Guardian On Its Wildly Inaccurate Coverage of Nicaragua. grayzoneproject.com This Guardian's editor-in-chief received the following letter but has refused to publish it, even in shorter form. For the past...

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-24). Venezuela's Electrical Workers Launch Workplace Slowdown Joining Other Industries' Laborers in Protesting Low Wages. venezuelanalysis.com A new wave of labor protests aims at improving the situation of the country's workers rather than regime change.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-23). Venezuela to Invest €293m to Modernise Public Health System as National Nurses' Strike Continues. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro has called for a "revolution within the revolution" in the health sector.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-20). Glimmers of Economic Recovery amid Mixed Reports about Venezuelan Oil Production. venezuelanalysis.com Lower levels of oil production have been reportedly offset by rising prices and reduced domestic consumption.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-20). Trump Admin Closes Venezuela Sanctions Loophole in Favour of US Bondholders. venezuelanalysis.com The measure opens the way for seizures of Venezuela's US-based oil assets should the Maduro government default on PDVSA bond payments.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-19). Venezuela: Bust Unveils Import Corporation's Massive Embezzlement of State Resources. venezuelanalysis.com The Spanish-owned Garcia Armas Corporation is accused of over $49m of embezzlement in the years leading up to its 2010 expropriation.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-17). USAID Chief's Visit to Colombo‚ÄêVenezuelan Border Raises Spectre of Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The organization has a long history of funding opposition groups in the Caribbean nation.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-12). Venezuela's Defunct National Assembly Attempts to Privatise Oil Industry. venezuelanalysis.com Grassroots movements have frequently denounced de facto back-door privatisation in PDVSA.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-11). Venezuela to Launch Local Defense Committees as Maduro Makes Changes to Top Military Brass. venezuelanalysis.com The government will incorporate the country's civilian population into national security plans.

Shannon Ebrahim (2018-07-10). US Set on Regime Change in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Donald Trump said openly that he is not against using the military against Venezuela and his government pursues a range of destabilizing tactics.

TeleSUR English (2018-07-10). Mexico's New FM: Regional Policy on Venezuela Obeys US Agenda. venezuelanalysis.com Marcelo Ebrard, appointed by Lopez Obrador as his foreign minister, pledged Mexico will stick to its non-interventionist tradition.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2018-07-10). Venezuelan Nurses' Strike for Better Salaries and Work Conditions. venezuelanalysis.com The struggle cuts across political lines but is deemed too narrow by some leftists.

Paul Dobson (2018-07-09). Venezuela's Democratic Action Party Breaks from MUD as Opposition Fractures Deepen. venezuelanalysis.com A lack of presidential primaries and internal tensions are believed to have brought about the schism.