2018-06-19: News Headlines

Samantha Borek (2018-06-19). Millions Lack Basic Necessities, but the Senate Just Passed a $716 Billion Bill for Endless War and Empire. truthout.org In a vote that further " entrenches endless war and bloated Pentagon spending" and places greater nuclear capacity in the hands of President Donald Trump, 38 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined nearly every Senate Republican on Monday to pass a $716 billion defense bill that boosts military spending by over $80 billion and authorizes another $21.6 billion for nuclear weapons programs. | Had the Pentagon's budget simply remained the same as it was in 2017, Congress "could have funded public college for every student in the U.S. and had $12 billion left over," noted media analyst Adam Johnson. | But Democrats and Republicans decided to join hands once more late Monday—in an overwhelming 85-10 vote—to affirm that militarism and massive handouts to defense contractors top education, healthcare, and anti-hunger programs on the list of congressional priorities.

Sheldon Richman (2018-06-19). Trump, North Korea, and Iran. counterpunch.org As one of the original settlers of the sparsely populated territory situated between the deranged and warring states of Antitrumplandia and Philotrumplandia, I'm breathing easier today. Anyone who longs for peace and an end to the big-power nuclear threat can only welcome what Trump and Kim did in Singapore this week. It's just the beginning, More

Jeff Biggers, Salon (2018-06-19). Donald Trump's Disastrous Immigration Policy: An Insult to George Washington and Thomas Paine. alternet.org "Family separation" repeats some of the worst errors of our past — and violates a fundamental American creed | When lawmakers meet with President Trump on Tuesday to discuss immigration policy, the trauma of thousands of incarcerated immigrant children separated at the border from their asylum-seeking parents should pinpoint the failure of the Trump administration's new " zero tolerance" policy. "To undo a mistake is always harder than not to create one originally," as First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt declared during her visit to a Japanese-American internment camp in Arizona in 1943. "But we seldom have the foresight. "History provides that foresight now. In fact, our failed immigration policy has been a series of colossal mistakes. Right before her trip to the Arizona camp, Roosevelt had read the dissenting opinion of her friend Judge William Denman on the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding. . .

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Brennan Center for Justice (2018-06-19). The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump's Foundation. alternet.org All of this is a legal problem for the Foundation, the 2016 Campaign and Trump, because the Foundation is not allowed to participate in any political campaign, even Trump's own. | Nonprofit 101 is that a conventional charity cannot give money to a political campaign. But it's possible the Donald J. Trump Foundation may have broken this cardinal rule not just once, but twice. And the fact that it happened twice could make a significant legal difference. The first time could be a simple clerical mistake. But when it happens again and the person running the charity is the political beneficiary, that's a horse of a different color. Last week, the New York Attorney General sued to dissolve the Trump Foundation because in essence it hasn't been acting as a true charity. Rather, the suit alleges, Trump's family, and. . .

Mark Gruenberg (2018-06-19). Supreme Court punts on Wisconsin gerrymandering case. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In a decision important to workers nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court dodged the issue of whether a partisan gerrymander, of state legislative districts and the U.S. House, violates voters' constitutional rights. Instead, in a case challenging the heavily Republican—and heavily gerrymandered—Wisconsin legislature, the justices punted. They said the 12 Democratic voters, from Madison and elsewhere, […]…

History News Network (2018-06-19). Trump's Getting Us Ready to Fight a Nuclear War. alternet.org Buried far below the mass media coverage of the Korea summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war. | Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump's diplomacy with North Korea, his recent love fest with Kim Jong Un does have the potential to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. Even so, buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war. This deeper and more ominous situation is reflected in the extensive nuclear "modernization" program currently underway in the United States. Begun during the Obama administration, the nuclear weapons buildup was initially offered as an inducement to Senate. . .

Amanda Marcotte, Salon (2018-06-19). Trump and His Supporters Keep Struggling to Rationalize an Indefensible Policy — Because Their Voters Love It. alternet.org Why are Republicans grasping for excuses on family separation? Because their voters support it | The number of excuses and outright lies coming out of the mouths of Donald Trump's administration and their supporters to justify tearing apart the families of people seeking political asylum has become dizzying. Children are being forcibly taken from parents who have a legal right to apply for asylum and put in detention centers that literally feature cages. There appears to be no plan for reuniting these children with their families. It's undeniably a bad look, and Trump and his apologists are coughing up a confusing and often contradictory set of lies and distortions in an effort to put some vaguely acceptable spin on the story. So far, Trump has tried to blame family separation on the Democrats, even though it's his own policy. But. . .

Merula Furtado (2018-06-19). Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA. truthout.org Jonathan Latham is co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project and editor of the Independent Science News website. He is a noted critic of corporate interference in scientific endeavors and regulatory bodies, and provides independent scientific research and analysis to the public and media. | Latham holds a Master's degree in crop genetics, a Ph.D. in virology and has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, plant virology, medical genetics and genetic engineering. He regularly presents at scientific conferences on papers published by the Bioscience Resource Project. | Latham is currently working on a book about how genetic science has been manipulated and misrepresented by corporate interests, and how it can be better studied, understood and taught. | In this interview, he discusses his Poison Papers project, a major collection of released regulatory and chemical industry documents, and…

Colin Todhunter (2018-06-19). Pro-GMO Activism And Smears Masquerade As Journalism: From Seralini To Jairam Ramesh, Aruna Rodrigues Puts The Record Straight. counterpunch.org The Print is a Delhi-based, online news magazine that began operations in August 2017. On 9 June, it published a short article by Sandya Ramesh under the title 'EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal'. Sandhya Ramesh is a senior assistant editor (science) at The Print. Preceding the More

Joe Bernick (2018-06-18). Koreans demand peace, but will Trump stick to his pledges? peoplesworld.org So Donald Trump and his hawkish right-wing advisors meet with North Korean leaders, and some Democrats and liberals are criticizing what appear to be steps towards peace. What gives? Why is this so confusing? It's confusing because the American public has been lied to for decades by Republican and Democratic administrations, who have been aided by a massive […]…

Staff (2018-06-18). Doubts Loom Over Colombia Peace Deal With Hawk's Election. truthdig.com Ivan Duque, who takes office in August, campaigned on rolling back benefits inscribed in a peace deal brokered by outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos.

TeleSur English (2018-06-18). Venezuela Condemns Opposition Violence in Nicaragua. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela reiterates "the only way to guarantee peace and reconciliation is through dialogue."

Brandon Turbeville (2018-06-18). Is Trump-Kim Deal Really Peace or Is It a Set up for War? globalresearch.ca Presidents Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are perhaps the two most unpredictable leaders in the world with everyone wondering from day to day what new provocative statement will be ushered from official channels. However, the two most unpredictable leaders …

True Publica (2018-06-18). Ex-Boss of Scandal Ridden Prison and Immigration Contractor — Now British Minister for Justice. globalresearch.ca Corporate power has been turning Britain into a corrupt state and it's colonisation of the institutions that are supposed to uphold society is now acting like a terminal disease on the dying carcass of democracy. The corporate elite is putting …

John Pilger (2018-06-18). Bring Julian Assange Home. counterpunch.org The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home. More

Adam Parsons (2018-06-18). Reclaiming the UN's Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice. counterpunch.org The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the significance of its 25th Article, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living—including food, housing, healthcare, social services and basic More

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-06-18). Here's Why White Nationalists Love the Mystery of Roanoke — The Lost Colony. alternet.org Journalist Andrew Lawler about the ongoing relevance of the "Lost Colony" | " The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke" is a very special kind of popular history. While most students of American colonial history are at least vaguely familiar with the mystery of Roanoke Island — the famous "lost colony," the first permanent English settlement in the so-called New World that seemingly vanished into thin air — this new book by Andrew Lawler explores not only what might have happened to those colonists, but why their disappearance is shrouded in enigma for so many Americans. In 1587, the colony of 115 people settled in what is now Hatteras Island, North Carolina, to form the very first outpost in what would eventually become the American colonies. Development of the colony seemed promising at first, but. . .

Andrew Korybko (2018-06-18). Is Greece About to Lay Legal Claim to Atatàºrk and His Legacy? globalresearch.ca Featured image: Mustafa Kemal Atatàºrk | It's absurd to consider the founding father of the modern-day Turkish state as anything other than a Turk, but if the Greek Parliament passes the recently concluded "name deal" with Macedonia, then Athens will legally …

Chris Hedges (2018-06-18). Scapegoating Iran. globalresearch.ca Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-18). Violence in Nicaragua: US-Orchestrated Coup Attempt? globalresearch.ca The pattern is familiar. Ongoing violence in Nicaragua has the earmarks of another US-staged color revolution attempt. | Dirty US imperial hands operate everywhere, sovereign independent states their prime targets, wanting governments not subservient to US interests forcefully toppled, pro-Western puppet …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-06-18). On Father's Day: Poor Alphonse. globalresearch.ca He was my dad, and he most likely never had a chance for a better life. He was born in 1915 to a Sicilian father and Neapolitan mother, both immigrants. When Alphonse was ten, he lost all his teeth from …

Michael Welch (2018-06-18). Trudeau's Troubles: Pipelines, Tariffs, and the Wrath of Trump. globalresearch.ca "For the past decade, Stephen Harper has led a government that is increasingly partisan, suspicious, and hostile when dealing with our closest neighbours: the United States and Mexico. We will end this antagonism and work with our partners to advance …

Debbie Nathan (2018-06-18). Desperate Asylum Seekers Are Being Turned Away by U.S. Border Agents Claiming There's "No Room" globalresearch.ca U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are systematically violating U.S. and international law by blocking immigrants at international ports of entry on the southern border from entering the country so they can claim asylum. Immigration civil rights advocates have been …

Dimitris Konstantakopoulos (2018-06-18). This Is Also a Coup! The Second One in Greece After 2015. Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. globalresearch.ca Maybe it is the best agreement ever signed…Maybe by applying it, Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will enter an era of great friendship and enormous prosperity… | Maybe…The only small detail is the majority of the deputies of …

Philip Giraldi (2018-06-18). Real and Fake Threats to U.S. Vital Interests. globalresearch.ca There has been considerable chatter inside the Washington Beltway about the meaning of President Donald Trump's recent forays into international trade at the G-7 meeting in Canada and his nuclear disarmament tete-a-tete with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-18). China Retaliates Against US-Imposed Tariffs. globalresearch.ca On Friday, the Trump regime announced a 25% duty on $50 billion of Chinese goods, targeting imports "contain(ing) industrially significant technologies." | A White House statement said tariffs will be imposed on "goods related to China's Made in China 2025 strategic …

RT News (2018-06-18). Hundreds Killed and Thousands Flee as Saudi-led Forces Bomb Yemeni Port to 'Liberate' It. globalresearch.ca Civilians are fleeing Hodeidah after hundreds were killed in the Saudi-led coalition's bomb campaign to take the strategic Yemeni port from Houthi rebels. The death toll and the disruption of vital supply lines has alarmed the UN. | Over 4,000 families …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-18). Human Rights an Issue in US/Israeli Relations? US Aid Finances Gross Violations? globalresearch.ca The State Department reportedly asked US Middle East embassies to assure aid isn't given to foreign militaries involved in human rights abuses. | The above sounds more like fiction than reality. No militaries anywhere violate human rights more egregiously than America's …

Dmitry Bokarev (2018-06-18). Eurasian Economic Union: Steady Progress Towards Eurasian Integration. globalresearch.ca Eurasian integration and developing relations with Asian countries are important items on Russia's present-day political agenda. One of the platforms for moving forward on these issues is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan …

Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute (2018-06-18). The Power and Promise of Psychedelics: Michael Pollan Show Us How to Change Our Minds. alternet.org The acclaimed foodie author serves up a heaping platter of mind-bending science and history. | Can psychedelic drugs improve our lives? Michael Pollan thinks so, and he makes a pretty persuasive case in his latest book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. This is good stuff. Pollan elegantly blends science, medicine, memoir, travel writing and history in a dazzlingly authoritative dive into his subject matter. If you want to read only one book on psychedelics, make it this one. The subject is something of a departure for Pollan, who has risen to prominence as the consummate foodie, authoring such well-known tomes as The Omnivore's Dilemma, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food. But it's not entirely surprising: In his 2001 The Botany of Desire, Pollan delved into the world. . .

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-18). Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups. hrw.org For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous. It is part of a sweeping crackdown to silence critical voices that has included new legal restrictions on the internet, on freedom of expression, on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and on other fundamental freedoms. | An enduring, central feature has been the 2012 law requiring independent groups to register as "foreign agents" if they receive any foreign funding and engage in broadly defined "political activity." In Russia, the term "foreign agent" can be interpreted by the public only as "spy" or "traitor." To date, Russia's Justice Ministry has designated 158 groups as "foreign agents," courts have levied staggering fines on many groups for failing to comply with the law,…

Briahna Gray (2018-06-18). Fetishizing "Identity Politics" Could Cost Democrats in 2020. theintercept.com The 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign terraformed the landscape of political possibility: "Socialist" is no longer a slur, "Medicare for All" is a litmus test for 2020 hopefuls, and Americans are no longer so inured to the influence of money in politics. To millions on the left, the then-relatively unknown Vermont senator's unexpected surge in the 2016 Democratic primary (and consistently strong approval ratings) demonstrate that electoral victory in 2020 requires adopting much of his platform and approach to politics. This means, among other things, making economic inequality central to any prospective presidential agenda. | Yet the very concept of "economic anxiety" has become a punchline at best, and a third rail at worst, among a loud swath of the Democratic coalition. Because economic concerns have, at times, been used as a pretext to avoid recognizing the role racism and xenophobia played in…

Human Rights Watch (2018-06-18). Sudan: UN's Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection. hrw.org United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | (New York) — The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018. | The Security Council is expected to approve drastic cuts in the mission, including closing 14 UNAMID team sites and a plan for withdrawal in two years. The African Union Peace and Security Council has already approved the plan. The plan under discussion would limit the mission's area of operation to 13 sites around Jebel Marra, the mountainous area where government…

RT (2018-06-18). N. Korea sanctions: 'With Trump administration the only thing you can count on is nothing'. rt.com North Korea will only carry out the denuclearization in exchange for a new policy from the US: meaning a peace treaty, the normalization of relations and easing of economic sanctions, Brian Becker from Answer Coalition told RT.
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John Pilger (2018-06-17). Bringing Julian Assange Home. globalresearch.ca The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. | The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. | They can remain silent, for which history will be …

Pepe Escobar (2018-06-17). The Key Word in the Trump-Kim Reality Show. globalresearch.ca Featured image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after releasing a joint statement at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday. / Korea Summit Press Pool | The Trump-Kim geopolitical reality-TV show — surreal …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-17). Israeli Military Order 1797 Authorizes Ethnic Cleansing, Demolition of Palestinian Homes. globalresearch.ca Israelis are governed by civil law. Palestinians suffer under the oppressive yoke of unlawful militarized rule — their fundamental rights denied. | Military order 1797 is the latest example of extremist Israeli policy — apartheid ruthlessness by any standard, unrestrained because …

Sara Flounders (2018-06-17). From G7 to SCO Summit, U.S. Swagger Falls Flat. globalresearch.ca The response to President Donald Trump's arrogant withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and wild threats of tariffs on U.S. allies has exposed declining U.S. influence on a global scale. | This became all too obvious at the gathering in …

Whitney Webb (2018-06-17). Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth. globalresearch.ca In recent days, speculation has swirled regarding whether another chemical-weapons attack will soon take place in Syria, as sources in both Syrian intelligence and the Russian military have warned that U.S.-backed forces in the U.S.-occupied region of Deir ez-Zor are …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-06-17). Atlantic Council Lies Dashed "On the Rocks" in Syria. globalresearch.ca The Atlantic Council describes itself as: | …an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we …

Nino Pagliccia (2018-06-17). Chrystia Freeland Fails to See that It Is a Multipolar World on the March, Not Authoritarianism. globalresearch.ca In a strange case of reversed roles Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, tried to convince US president Donald Trump to return to his lost path of globalization and international trade agreements in an impassionate speech she gave …

Ben McGrath (2018-06-17). Geo-strategic Conflicts Set to Intensify Following Trump-Kim Summit. globalresearch.ca Featured image: President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walk together to their one-on-one bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez) | Tuesday's Singapore summit …

Global Research News (2018-06-17). Selected Articles: Korea, China, Syria, Palestine. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …

Liliana Segura (2018-06-17). Alabama's Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South. theintercept.com A week before the crowds arrived in Montgomery for the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a monument to victims of lynching in the United States, Alabama prepared to kill 83-year-old Walter Moody. From his death watch cell at Holman prison, Moody called his attorney the night before he was to die. "He said, 'An EMT was just in here and he seemed concerned about my veins,'" said Spencer Hahn, a lawyer with the Alabama Middle District Federal Defender. | There were good reasons to worry. Moody would be the oldest person executed in the so-called modern death penalty era — and problems finding viable veins had led to an unprecedented disaster at Holman a few months before. For more than two hours, prison personnel had tried and failed to place intravenous lines into the body of 61-year-old Doyle…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-16). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show. therealnews.com Dharna and Khalilah talk about the future of the Kirwan Commission, how the coming Maryland gubernatorial race will affect public education, the Poor People's Campaign, and what happens when hospitals prioritize profit

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-06-16). Koreans Want Peace, Do Liberal Pundits Want War? therealnews.com In decrying the Singapore summit and Trump's freeze on U.S. military exercises, liberal pundits are ignoring popular opinion and years of peace activism in South Korea, says Christine Ahn of Women Cross DMZ

Jared Porter (2018-06-16). New Progressive Georgia County Commissioner Takes Oath on Malcolm X's Autobiography. therealnews.com Georgia's new Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker is a 26-year-old PhD student and rapper who took her oath of office on Malcolm X's autobiography. She discusses how leftists can start transforming US politics at the local level, and how music can inform social justice

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-16). Maryland Gubernatorial Krish Vignarajah on Schools, Police, the Environment, and Being a Woman. therealnews.com With the primary just weeks away, Krish Vignarajah talks to Dharna Noor about how she would fund schools and implement criminal justice reform, and explains why Maryland needs women in elected office

Paul Buhle (2018-06-15). The Russians are Coming! counterpunch.org These days we see a seemingly odd project taking place in the realms of American liberalism: ferocious insistence that the truly outrageous Donald J. Trump is at his worst when….making peace with our enemies! Has he been brainwashed by Russian and/or North Korean agents, perhaps? Or is this all, perhaps, a crude plan to place More

Victor Grossman (2018-06-15). A Key Congress in Leipzig. counterpunch.org Millions of eyes, directed at unusual doings of seven top leaders in Quebec, turned quickly, hoping for peaceful decisions, to the unusual doings of two leaders in Singapore. This time they had luck! Though almost totally ignored elsewhere, an important happening was also taking place in Germany; the leftist DIE LINKE held a congress in More

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Millions Lack Basic Necessities, but the Senate Just Passed a $716 Billion Bill for Endless War and Empire
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-19
In a vote that further " entrenches endless war and bloated Pentagon spending" and places greater nuclear capacity in the hands of President Donald Trump, 38 Democrats and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) joined nearly every Senate Republican on Monday to pass a $716 billion defense bill that boosts military spending by over $80 billion and authorizes another $21.6 billion for nuclear weapons programs. | Had the Pentagon's budget simply remained the same as it was in 2017, Congress "could have funded public college for every student in the U.S. and had $12 billion left over," noted media analyst Adam Johnson. | But Democrats and Republicans decided to join hands once more late Monday–in an overwhelming 85-10 vote–to affirm that militarism and massive handouts to defense contractors top education, healthcare, and anti-hunger programs on the list of congressional priorities.
truthout.org/articles/millions-lack-basic-necessities-but-the-senate-just-passed-a-716-billion-bill-for-endless-war-and-empire/

Trump, North Korea, and Iran
Sheldon Richman | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-19
As one of the original settlers of the sparsely populated territory situated between the deranged and warring states of Antitrumplandia and Philotrumplandia, I'm breathing easier today. Anyone who longs for peace and an end to the big-power nuclear threat can only welcome what Trump and Kim did in Singapore this week. It's just the beginning,…
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Hundreds of United Methodist clergy charge Jeff Sessions with child abuse, immorality and racial discrimination
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
"As his denomination, we have an ethical obligation to speak boldly when one of our members is engaged in causing significant harm," the charges read. | More than 600 United Methodist clergy and church members say they will bring charges against fellow United Methodist Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's attorney general, over his implementation of the president's "zero tolerance" policy which has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the border. According to the United Methodist news wire, Sessions is accused of child abuse, immorality, racial discrimination and "dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrines" of the church. "While other individuals and areas of the federal government are implicated in each of these examples, Mr. Sessions–as a long-term United Methodist in a tremendously powerful, public position–is particularly accountable to us, his church," the complaint reads. "He is. . .
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The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump's Foundation
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Brennan Center for Justice | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
All of this is a legal problem for the Foundation, the 2016 Campaign and Trump, because the Foundation is not allowed to participate in any political campaign, even Trump's own. | Nonprofit 101 is that a conventional charity cannot give money to a political campaign. But it's possible the Donald J. Trump Foundation may have broken this cardinal rule not just once, but twice. And the fact that it happened twice could make a significant legal difference. The first time could be a simple clerical mistake. But when it happens again and the person running the charity is the political beneficiary, that's a horse of a different color. Last week, the New York Attorney General sued to dissolve the Trump Foundation because in essence it hasn't been acting as a true charity. Rather, the suit alleges, Trump's family, and. . .
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Supreme Court punts on Wisconsin gerrymandering case
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-19
WASHINGTON–In a decision important to workers nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court dodged the issue of whether a partisan gerrymander, of state legislative districts and the U.S. House, violates voters' constitutional rights. Instead, in a case challenging the heavily Republican–and heavily gerrymandered–Wisconsin legislature, the justices punted. They said the 12 Democratic voters, from Madison and elsewhere, …

Supreme Court punts on Wisconsin gerrymandering case

Conservatives' Anti-Immigration Fervor Is Political: They Think Keeping the US White Will Save Them
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-19
On Monday, in a courtroom in Wichita, a federal judge told Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach that he had so blatantly violated federal discovery rules in a case he argued, defending a law requiring voters to prove their citizenship, that she ordered Kobach — a former Department of Justice official under George W. Bush — to take remedial legal courses. She also ruled against the law itself, saying there was no evidence it was necessary. | Kobach is best known for writing the "show me your papers" law in Arizona that was also struck down in federal court. He also headed up the ill-fated Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was disbanded after many states balked at Kobach's demand that they turn over their confidential voter rolls to the federal government. He had very…
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Trump and His Supporters Keep Struggling to Rationalize an Indefensible Policy — Because Their Voters Love It
Amanda Marcotte, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
Why are Republicans grasping for excuses on family separation? Because their voters support it | The number of excuses and outright lies coming out of the mouths of Donald Trump's administration and their supporters to justify tearing apart the families of people seeking political asylum has become dizzying. Children are being forcibly taken from parents who have a legal right to apply for asylum and put in detention centers that literally feature cages. There appears to be no plan for reuniting these children with their families. It's undeniably a bad look, and Trump and his apologists are coughing up a confusing and often contradictory set of lies and distortions in an effort to put some vaguely acceptable spin on the story. So far, Trump has tried to blame family separation on the Democrats, even though it's his own policy. But. . .
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Trump's Getting Us Ready to Fight a Nuclear War
History News Network | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
Buried far below the mass media coverage of the Korea summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war. | Although many people have criticized the bizarre nature of Donald Trump's diplomacy with North Korea, his recent love fest with Kim Jong Un does have the potential to reduce the dangers posed by nuclear weapons on the Korean peninsula. Even so, buried far below the mass media coverage of the summit spectacle, the reality is that Trump―assisted by his military and civilian advisors―is busy getting the United States ready for nuclear war. This deeper and more ominous situation is reflected in the extensive nuclear "modernization" program currently underway in the United States. Begun during the Obama administration, the nuclear weapons buildup was initially offered as an inducement to Senate. . .
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Forced Labor Remains Common in Tea and Cocoa Industries, Despite Certification Programs
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-19
If you're like billions of people around the world, you enjoy a nice cup of tea or nibble on a chocolate cookie now and then. Unfortunately, these beloved luxury foods carry a hidden cost: They're infamous for abusive labor conditions, including child slavery, forced labor and horrendous working conditions. | That's why some companies have started pursuing voluntary certification programs to put consumers at ease — but it turns out that some of those certifications may not be very reliable. | According to a study focusing on India and Ghana — two of the biggest producers of raw ingredients for globally-traded tea and chocolate products, respectively — unjust working conditions are commonplace. And for consumers who want the ability to make…
truthout.org/articles/forced-labor-remains-common-in-tea-and-cocoa-industries-despite-certification-programs/

Believing We Have a Functional EPA Is Worse Than Having a Non-Functional EPA
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-06-19
Jonathan Latham is co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project and editor of the Independent Science News website. He is a noted critic of corporate interference in scientific endeavors and regulatory bodies, and provides independent scientific research and analysis to the public and media. | Latham holds a Master's degree in crop genetics, a Ph.D. in virology and has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, plant virology, medical genetics and genetic engineering. He regularly presents at scientific conferences on papers published by the Bioscience Resource Project. | Latham is currently working on a book about how genetic science has been manipulated and misrepresented by corporate interests, and how it can be better studied, understood and taught. | In this interview, he discusses his Poison Papers project, a major collection of released regulatory and chemical industry documents, and…
truthout.org/articles/believing-we-have-a-functional-epa-is-worse-than-having-a-non-functional-epa/

Climate Change Will Make Rice Less Nutritious, Putting Millions of the World's Poor At Risk
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-06-19
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, rice plants produce fewer vitamins and other key nutrients. This could worsen hunger, malnutrition, child stunting and other diet-related health problems. | Rice is the primary food source for more than 3 billion people around the world. Many are unable to afford a diverse and nutritious diet that includes complete protein, grains, fruits and vegetables. They rely heavily on more affordable cereal crops, including rice, for most of their calories. My research focuses on health risks associated with climate variability and change. In a recently published study, I worked with scientists from China, Japan, Australia and the United States to assess how the rising carbon dioxide concentrations that are fueling climate change could alter the nutritional value of rice. We conducted field studies in Asia for multiple genetically diverse rice lines, analyzing how rising concentrations of. . .
www.alternet.org/climate-change-will-make-rice-less-nutritious-putting-millions-worlds-poor-risk

I Visited the Rohingya Camps in Burma and Here Is What I Saw
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-06-19
Burma (also known as Myanmar) recently claimed to have repatriated its first Rohingya refugee family. But, as an official from the United Nations noted, the country is still not safe for the return of its estimated 700,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees, who fled to Bangladesh in 2017 to escape an ongoing state-sponsored military campaign and persecution from Buddhist neighbors. | Indeed, in recent times, the Burma military has been building a fence along the 170-mile border and fortifying it with landmines, to prevent the Rohingya from returning to their villages. | I spent two months between June and July 2017 talking to Rohingya individuals who are still in the country living in an internally displaced person camp, about their experiences of violence, displacement and loss. My research shows the difficult conditions under which the Rohingya live in Burma today and…
truthout.org/articles/i-visited-the-rohingya-camps-in-burma-and-here-is-what-i-saw/

Pro-GMO Activism And Smears Masquerade As Journalism: From Seralini To Jairam Ramesh, Aruna Rodrigues Puts The Record Straight
Colin Todhunter | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-19
The Print is a Delhi-based, online news magazine that began operations in August 2017. On 9 June, it published a short article by Sandya Ramesh under the title 'EU study trashes anti-GM paper by French expert who Jairam Ramesh cited to ban Bt Brinjal'. Sandhya Ramesh is a senior assistant editor (science) at The Print. Preceding the…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/19/pro-gmo-activism-and-smears-masquerade-as-journalism-from-seralini-to-jairam-ramesh-aruna-rodrigues-puts-the-record-straight/

Is Trump-Kim Deal Really Peace or Is It a Set up for War?
Brandon Turbeville | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Presidents Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are perhaps the two most unpredictable leaders in the world with everyone wondering from day to day what new provocative statement will be ushered from official channels. However, the two most unpredictable leaders …
globalresearch.ca/is-trump-kim-deal-really-peace-or-is-it-a-set-up-for-war/5644530

Koreans demand peace, but will Trump stick to his pledges?
Joe Bernick | peoplesworld.org | 2018-06-18
So Donald Trump and his hawkish right-wing advisors meet with North Korean leaders, and some Democrats and liberals are criticizing what appear to be steps towards peace. What gives? Why is this so confusing? It's confusing because the American public has been lied to for decades by Republican and Democratic administrations, who have been aided by a massive …

Koreans demand peace, but will Trump stick to his pledges?

Venezuela Condemns Opposition Violence in Nicaragua
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2018-06-18
Venezuela reiterates "the only way to guarantee peace and reconciliation is through dialogue."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/13881

Doubts Loom Over Colombia Peace Deal With Hawk's Election
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-06-18
Ivan Duque, who takes office in August, campaigned on rolling back benefits inscribed in a peace deal brokered by outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos. | The post Doubts Loom Over Colombia Peace Deal With Hawk's Election appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/doubts-loom-over-colombia-peace-deal-with-hawks-election/

Bring Julian Assange Home
John Pilger | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-18
The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home.
counterpunch.org/2018/06/18/bring-julian-assange-home/

Reclaiming the UN's Radical Vision of Global Economic Justice
Adam Parsons | counterpunch.org | 2018-06-18
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one of the most translated and celebrated documents in the world, marking its 70th anniversary this year. But relatively few people are aware of the significance of its 25th Article, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living–including food, housing, healthcare, social services and basic…
counterpunch.org/2018/06/18/reclaiming-the-uns-radical-vision-of-global-economic-justice/

Ex-Boss of Scandal Ridden Prison and Immigration Contractor — Now British Minister for Justice
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Corporate power has been turning Britain into a corrupt state and it's colonisation of the institutions that are supposed to uphold society is now acting like a terminal disease on the dying carcass of democracy. The corporate elite is putting …
globalresearch.ca/ex-boss-of-scandal-ridden-prison-and-immigration-contractor-now-minister-for-justice/5644542

Here's Why White Nationalists Love the Mystery of Roanoke — The Lost Colony
Matthew Rozsa, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-06-18
Journalist Andrew Lawler about the ongoing relevance of the "Lost Colony" | " The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke" is a very special kind of popular history. While most students of American colonial history are at least vaguely familiar with the mystery of Roanoke Island — the famous "lost colony," the first permanent English settlement in the so-called New World that seemingly vanished into thin air — this new book by Andrew Lawler explores not only what might have happened to those colonists, but why their disappearance is shrouded in enigma for so many Americans. In 1587, the colony of 115 people settled in what is now Hatteras Island, North Carolina, to form the very first outpost in what would eventually become the American colonies. Development of the colony seemed promising at first, but. . .
www.alternet.org/heres-why-white-nationalists-love-mystery-roanoke-lost-colony

China Retaliates Against US-Imposed Tariffs
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
On Friday, the Trump regime announced a 25% duty on $50 billion of Chinese goods, targeting imports "contain(ing) industrially significant technologies." | A White House statement said tariffs will be imposed on "goods related to China's Made in China 2025 strategic …
globalresearch.ca/china-retaliates-against-us-imposed-tariffs/5644415

Eurasian Economic Union: Steady Progress Towards Eurasian Integration
Dmitry Bokarev | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Eurasian integration and developing relations with Asian countries are important items on Russia's present-day political agenda. One of the platforms for moving forward on these issues is the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU or EEU), which includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan …
globalresearch.ca/eurasian-economic-union-steady-progress-towards-eurasian-integration/5644549

Scapegoating Iran
Chris Hedges | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation …
globalresearch.ca/scapegoating-iran/5644517

Desperate Asylum Seekers Are Being Turned Away by U.S. Border Agents Claiming There's "No Room"
Debbie Nathan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are systematically violating U.S. and international law by blocking immigrants at international ports of entry on the southern border from entering the country so they can claim asylum. Immigration civil rights advocates have been …
globalresearch.ca/desperate-asylum-seekers-are-being-turned-away-by-u-s-border-agents-claiming-theres-no-room/5644526

Protect Immigrants' Rights; End the Crises that Drive Migration‚Äã
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
The ugliness of US immigration policy is once again evident. There is national outrage that separating children, often infants, from their parents is wrong. There is also national consensus ( nine out of ten people in the US) that people …
globalresearch.ca/protect-immigrants-rights-end-the-crises-that-drive-migration%e2%80%8b/5644495

Is Greece About to Lay Legal Claim to Atatàºrk and His Legacy?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Featured image: Mustafa Kemal Atatàºrk | It's absurd to consider the founding father of the modern-day Turkish state as anything other than a Turk, but if the Greek Parliament passes the recently concluded "name deal" with Macedonia, then Athens will legally …
globalresearch.ca/is-greece-about-to-lay-legal-claim-to-ataturk-and-his-legacy/5644539

Real and Fake Threats to U.S. Vital Interests
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
There has been considerable chatter inside the Washington Beltway about the meaning of President Donald Trump's recent forays into international trade at the G-7 meeting in Canada and his nuclear disarmament tete-a-tete with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in …
globalresearch.ca/real-and-fake-threats-to-u-s-vital-interests/5644554

On Father's Day: Poor Alphonse
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
He was my dad, and he most likely never had a chance for a better life. He was born in 1915 to a Sicilian father and Neapolitan mother, both immigrants. When Alphonse was ten, he lost all his teeth from …
globalresearch.ca/on-fathers-day-poor-alphonse/5644503

Hundreds Killed and Thousands Flee as Saudi-led Forces Bomb Yemeni Port to 'Liberate' It
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Civilians are fleeing Hodeidah after hundreds were killed in the Saudi-led coalition's bomb campaign to take the strategic Yemeni port from Houthi rebels. The death toll and the disruption of vital supply lines has alarmed the UN. | Over 4,000 families …
globalresearch.ca/hundreds-killed-and-thousands-flee-as-saudi-led-forces-bomb-yemeni-port-to-liberate-it/5644547

Trudeau's Troubles: Pipelines, Tariffs, and the Wrath of Trump
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
"For the past decade, Stephen Harper has led a government that is increasingly partisan, suspicious, and hostile when dealing with our closest neighbours: the United States and Mexico. We will end this antagonism and work with our partners to advance …
globalresearch.ca/trudeaus-troubles-pipelines-tariffs-and-the-wrath-of-trump/5644398

Violence in Nicaragua: US-Orchestrated Coup Attempt?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
The pattern is familiar. Ongoing violence in Nicaragua has the earmarks of another US-staged color revolution attempt. | Dirty US imperial hands operate everywhere, sovereign independent states their prime targets, wanting governments not subservient to US interests forcefully toppled, pro-Western puppet …
globalresearch.ca/violence-in-nicaragua-us-orchestrated-coup-attempt/5644556

This Is Also a Coup! The Second One in Greece After 2015. Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Maybe it is the best agreement ever signed…Maybe by applying it, Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, will enter an era of great friendship and enormous prosperity… | Maybe…The only small detail is the majority of the deputies of …
globalresearch.ca/this-is-also-a-coup-the-second-one-in-greece-after-2015-greece-and-the-former-yugoslav-republic-of-macedonia/5644505

Human Rights an Issue in US/Israeli Relations? US Aid Finances Gross Violations?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
The State Department reportedly asked US Middle East embassies to assure aid isn't given to foreign militaries involved in human rights abuses. | The above sounds more like fiction than reality. No militaries anywhere violate human rights more egregiously than America's …
globalresearch.ca/human-rights-an-issue-in-usisraeli-relations-u-s-aid-finances-gross-violations/5644499

They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-18
Iconic. This particular image is borrowed from this site. | Journalist Milton Mayer traveled to Germany in the wake of World War II to find out how ordinary, normally decent, educated German people got caught up, co-opted or neutralized in …
globalresearch.ca/they-thought-they-were-free-the-germans-1933-45/5644521

The Power and Promise of Psychedelics: Michael Pollan Show Us How to Change Our Minds
Phillip Smith, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-06-18
The acclaimed foodie author serves up a heaping platter of mind-bending science and history. | Can psychedelic drugs improve our lives? Michael Pollan thinks so, and he makes a pretty persuasive case in his latest book, How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence. This is good stuff. Pollan elegantly blends science, medicine, memoir, travel writing and history in a dazzlingly authoritative dive into his subject matter. If you want to read only one book on psychedelics, make it this one. The subject is something of a departure for Pollan, who has risen to prominence as the consummate foodie, authoring such well-known tomes as The Omnivore's Dilemma, Food Rules, and In Defense of Food. But it's not entirely surprising: In his 2001 The Botany of Desire, Pollan delved into the world. . .
www.alternet.org/drugs/power-promise-psychedelics-michael-pollan-how-change-our-minds

N. Korea sanctions: 'With Trump administration the only thing you can count on is nothing'
RT | rt.com | 2018-06-18
North Korea will only carry out the denuclearization in exchange for a new policy from the US: meaning a peace treaty, the normalization of relations and easing of economic sanctions, Brian Becker from Answer Coalition told RT. …
www.rt.com/news/430132-north-korea-trump-kim/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Russia: Government vs. Rights Groups
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-18
For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous. It is part of a sweeping crackdown to silence critical voices that has included new legal restrictions on the internet, on freedom of expression, on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and on other fundamental freedoms. | An enduring, central feature has been the 2012 law requiring independent groups to register as "foreign agents" if they receive any foreign funding and engage in broadly defined "political activity." In Russia, the term "foreign agent" can be interpreted by the public only as "spy" or "traitor." To date, Russia's Justice Ministry has designated 158 groups as "foreign agents," courts have levied staggering fines on many groups for failing to comply with the law,…
www.hrw.org/russia-government-against-rights-groups-battle-chronicle

Sudan: UN's Planned Cuts to Darfur Mission Risk Rights Protection
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-06-18
United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012. | © 2012 Reuters | (New York) — The United Nations Security Council should ensure that its peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region continues to conduct human rights monitoring and public reporting in all of Darfur. The mandate of the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is due for renewal by the end of June 2018. | The Security Council is expected to approve drastic cuts in the mission, including closing 14 UNAMID team sites and a plan for withdrawal in two years. The African Union Peace and Security Council has already approved the plan. The plan under discussion would limit the mission's area of operation to 13 sites around Jebel Marra, the mountainous area where government…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/06/18/sudan-uns-planned-cuts-darfur-mission-risk-rights-protection

Fetishizing "Identity Politics" Could Cost Democrats in 2020
Briahna Gray | theintercept.com | 2018-06-18
The 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign terraformed the landscape of political possibility: "Socialist" is no longer a slur, "Medicare for All" is a litmus test for 2020 hopefuls, and Americans are no longer so inured to the influence of money in politics. To millions on the left, the then-relatively unknown Vermont senator's unexpected surge in the 2016 Democratic primary (and consistently strong approval ratings) demonstrate that electoral victory in 2020 requires adopting much of his platform and approach to politics. This means, among other things, making economic inequality central to any prospective presidential agenda. | Yet the very concept of "economic anxiety" has become a punchline at best, and a third rail at worst, among a loud swath of the Democratic coalition. Because economic concerns have, at times, been used as a pretext to avoid recognizing the role racism and xenophobia played in…
theintercept.com/2018/06/18/2020-presidential-election-democratic-party/

Russian-Syrian Warnings of a Coming False-Flag Chemical Attack Have Ring of Truth
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
In recent days, speculation has swirled regarding whether another chemical-weapons attack will soon take place in Syria, as sources in both Syrian intelligence and the Russian military have warned that U.S.-backed forces in the U.S.-occupied region of Deir ez-Zor are …
globalresearch.ca/russian-syrian-warnings-of-a-coming-false-flag-chemical-attack-have-ring-of-truth/5644462

Selected Articles: Korea, China, Syria, Palestine
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
Dear Readers, | More than ever, Global Research needs your support. Our task as an independent media is to "Battle the Lie". | "Lying" in mainstream journalism has become the "new normal": mainstream journalists are pressured to comply. Some journalists refuse. | Lies, …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-korea-china-syria-palestine/5644470

From G7 to SCO Summit, U.S. Swagger Falls Flat
Sara Flounders | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
The response to President Donald Trump's arrogant withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and wild threats of tariffs on U.S. allies has exposed declining U.S. influence on a global scale. | This became all too obvious at the gathering in …
globalresearch.ca/from-g7-to-sco-summit-u-s-swagger-falls-flat/5644418

Israeli Military Order 1797 Authorizes Ethnic Cleansing, Demolition of Palestinian Homes
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
Israelis are governed by civil law. Palestinians suffer under the oppressive yoke of unlawful militarized rule — their fundamental rights denied. | Military order 1797 is the latest example of extremist Israeli policy — apartheid ruthlessness by any standard, unrestrained because …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-military-order-1797-authorizes-ethnic-cleansing-demolition-of-palestinian-homes/5644412

Chrystia Freeland Fails to See that It Is a Multipolar World on the March, Not Authoritarianism
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
In a strange case of reversed roles Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, tried to convince US president Donald Trump to return to his lost path of globalization and international trade agreements in an impassionate speech she gave …
globalresearch.ca/chrystia-freeland-fails-to-see-that-it-is-a-multipolar-world-on-the-march-not-authoritarianism/5644436

The Key Word in the Trump-Kim Reality Show
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
Featured image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after releasing a joint statement at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday. / Korea Summit Press Pool | The Trump-Kim geopolitical reality-TV show — surreal …
globalresearch.ca/the-key-word-in-the-trump-kim-reality-show/5644426

Atlantic Council Lies Dashed "On the Rocks" in Syria
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
The Atlantic Council describes itself as: | …an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we …
globalresearch.ca/atlantic-council-lies-dashed-on-the-rocks-in-syria/5644450

Geo-strategic Conflicts Set to Intensify Following Trump-Kim Summit
Ben McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
Featured image: President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, walk together to their one-on-one bilateral meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. (Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez) | Tuesday's Singapore summit …
globalresearch.ca/geo-strategic-conflicts-set-to-intensify-following-trump-kim-summit/5644432

Bringing Julian Assange Home
John Pilger | globalresearch.ca | 2018-06-17
The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy. | The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be. | They can remain silent, for which history will be …
globalresearch.ca/bringing-julian-assange-home/5644447

Alabama's Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South
Liliana Segura | theintercept.com | 2018-06-17
A week before the crowds arrived in Montgomery for the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a monument to victims of lynching in the United States, Alabama prepared to kill 83-year-old Walter Moody. From his death watch cell at Holman prison, Moody called his attorney the night before he was to die. "He said, 'An EMT was just in here and he seemed concerned about my veins,'" said Spencer Hahn, a lawyer with the Alabama Middle District Federal Defender. | There were good reasons to worry. Moody would be the oldest person executed in the so-called modern death penalty era — and problems finding viable veins had led to an unprecedented disaster at Holman a few months before. For more than two hours, prison personnel had tried and failed to place intravenous lines into the body of 61-year-old Doyle…
theintercept.com/2018/06/17/lynching-museum-alabama-death-penalty/

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