2018-08-14: News Headlines

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-14). Connecticut primary: Teacher of the Year campaigns for Congress. peoplesworld.org WATERBURY, Conn.—A National Teacher of the Year — and a committed unionist — wants to come to Capitol Hill. | And National Education Association member Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher who accepted the 2018 award from Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016, is one of seven unionists on primary ballots for top posts in three states on August 14. | Randy Bryce (Randy Bryce for Congress) | While Hayes seeks the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat in the Danbury-Waterbury-New Britain 5th Congressional District, three other unionists are running for governor elsewhere. Another seeks Connecticut's lieutenant governor's chair and Ironworker Randy Bryce (D) is trying to succeed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) in southern Wisconsin. | Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Minn., an Education Minnesota member, high school teacher and military veteran, and state legislator Erin Murphy, who is also the Minnesota…

DJMD (2018-08-14). The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes. mintpressnews.com China is forcing its Uyghur population into re-education camps at home and launching it's first foreign military intervention in decades to make sure they are defeated in Syria.

SouthFront (2018-08-14). Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018. mintpressnews.com This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. (2015-2018) | INTRODUCTION: | The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2015, Moscow has been employing its air power, military advisors and diplomatic resources to defeat a multitude of terrorist groups, to support the legitimate Syrian government, and to promote a peaceful dialogue across the country, thereby creating the framework for a diplomatic settlement of the conflict on the international and regional levels. | Russia's capabilities of providing military supplies to Syrian government forces and humanitarian aid to the local population, have both played an important role in establishing Russian forces as an influential and reputable power within Syria, which can play the role of a mediator among various factions on the…

Rania Khalek (2018-08-14). "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting. mintpressnews.com In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad, has given residents a respite from the bloodshed.

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

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-14). Foreign Interests Have Spent Over $530 Million Influencing US Policy Since 2017. truthout.org Foreign lobbyists and agents acting on behalf of foreign interests have reported hundreds of millions of dollars in payments since January 2017, an analysis of OpenSecrets' exclusive new Foreign Lobby Watch data reveals. | Today we're making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States. | Foreign lobbyists and other operatives acting on behalf of foreign interests wield a significant amount of power, impacting economic and diplomatic policies as well as public opinion. | The law that governs most foreign influence disclosure requirements, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), requires any foreign agent or lobbyist representing a foreign principal to register with the US Department of Justice and file detailed public disclosures. | These reports may include details that are not found in the more familiar lobbying reports submitted to…

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-14). West Virginia Legislature Approves Articles of Impeachment Against Entire State Supreme Court. alternet.org The judicial crisis in the West Virginia state government continues to unfold. | Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates Judiciary Committee advanced 14 articles of impeachment against the state Supreme Court of Appeals, including every single sitting justice. This Monday, in a special session, the House at large Angelo Young, Salon (2018-08-14). Is It Time to Break up Amazon? alternet.org Critics say U. S. antitrust authorities need to more closely scrutinize the business model of "the Everything store. " | Let's get this over with first: It's an understatement to say consumers love shopping on Amazon. com. Year after year, the 23-year-old e-commerce and cloud computing behemoth ranks near the top in the emotion. . .

Michael Werbowski (2018-08-14). Is Canada's Moral Posturing All Just Fluff? Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Indonesia. globalresearch.ca Who can argue with the merits of defending human rights? | Canada has recently entered into a nasty row over this vaunted universally, or acclaimed value, with the Saudi Kingdom. The officially …

RT News (2018-08-14). US Bomb Pieces Found at Yemen Bus Strike Site as Pentagon Says 'We May Never Know' Who Supplied It. globalresearch.ca A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb …

South Front (2018-08-14). Video: Syria Tiger Forces Are Deploying in Northern Latakia, Final Push against ISIS. globalresearch.ca Syrian government forces have achieved a series of local successes in the framework of their operation against ISIS cells in the province of al-Suwayda. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National …

Samir Amin (2018-08-14). Samir Amin: The Workings of Contemporary Capitalism: It Is Imperative to Reconstruct the Internationale of Workers and Peoples. globalresearch.ca Samir Amin passed away on August 12. He will be remembered for his incisive analysis and historical overview of the global capitalist system. | I first met Samir Amin in Dakar in July 1976 upon my departure from Argentina where I …

Philip Giraldi (2018-08-14). Why Confronting Israel Is Important. globalresearch.ca I am often asked why I have this "thing" about Israel, with friends suggesting that I would be much more respected as a pundit if I were to instead concentrate on …

Andrew Korybko (2018-08-14). The US' Rebuff of Russia's Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism. globalresearch.ca The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov asked his closest American counterpart Joseph Dunford to assist his country in jointly stabilizing Syria. | Reuters reported that the proposal …

Asa Winstanley (2018-08-14). Israel Is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned. | Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group's hands, …

Peter Koenig (2018-08-14). U.S. Political Meddling: What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. globalresearch.ca Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in …

Misión Verdad (2018-08-14). Maduro Shows His Strength, Looks Death in the Face. globalresearch.ca During an event attended by thousands on Bolivar Avenue in the city of Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, two drones exploded close to …

Tony Cartalucci (2018-08-14). America's War on Yemen Exposed. globalresearch.ca As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is …

Hans Stehling (2018-08-14). London's Grenfell Tower Deaths: Over a Year and Still No Prosecutions for Gross Criminal Negligence. globalresearch.ca | | Those responsible for knowingly turning an essentially fire-safe building into a lethal gas chamber and fire-trap, have no doubt long since liquidated their assets in Britain and moved abroad. | What kind …

Mohammed Saad (2018-08-14). World Acclaimed Marxist Thinker Samir Amin Dies. globalresearch.ca World acclaimed Egyptian economist and thinker, Samir Amin, has died on Sunday in Paris. He was 86. | Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 to an Egyptian father and French …

Zero Hedge (2018-08-14). Bayer Shares Crash Most on Record After Monsanto Cancer Trial Loss. globalresearch.ca Bayer AG shares are down over 12% this morning — the biggest drop ever — to the lowest levels since October 2013, amid investor anxiety over the potential future legal costs …

Roy Morrison (2018-08-14). Climate Truth: Seven Key Numbers for Sustainability and Local Action. globalresearch.ca Local action on climate is both an essential and available path for ecological transformation. Local action does not require permission from Washington or from Paris. Action overcomes despair. Local action and …

Whitney Webb (2018-08-14). Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as "Collective Punishment" globalresearch.ca A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-08-14). Using the Burka: Boris Johnson's Bid for Popularity. globalresearch.ca Comedy, Boris Johnson, and the Tories – these three share a certain comforting, if chaotic affinity, lobbed together in some nightmarish union that risks consuming itself. But times are serious – …

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."

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-08-14). How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science and Silences Dissent. truthout.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." | Please check back later for full transcript.

wsws.org (2018-08-14). Scotland: Protests force Serco to halt asylum seeker evictions. wsws.org Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict "former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK."

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen. therealnews.com Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen

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.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism. therealnews.com This week: Updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo's campaign is faking "small donations;" U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the "market" housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the…

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-08-13). Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization. therealnews.com If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban

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,…

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…

Michael Colby (2018-08-13). Migrant Injustice: Ben & Jerry's Farmworker Exploitation. counterpunch.org These are harrowing times for the nearly 1,500 migrant workers laboring on Vermont's largest dairy farms. These farmworkers, predominantly from Mexico, are forced to live in the shadows, where their farm bosses harbor them in exchange for long hours, low wages, and cheap housing. It's a human rights stain on the state, allowing these migrant workers to live and be treated this way. More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-13). The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018. therealnews.com Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner's interview with Sean Yoes about his book, 'Baltimore After Freddie Gray'

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-08-13). 'Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation': Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players. alternet.org "Sit down," Montel Williams said. | Televison personality Montel Williams on Monday slammed Donald Trumps defender and Fox News regular Gina Loudon for claiming NFL players "make a mockery of our military veterans," explaining neither she, nor her network, understand "serving this nation. "Loudon appeared on Fox Business Saturday to lament NFL players who are using their platform to protest against racism, police brutality and social injustice. "What were they prote. . .

Bill Blum (2018-08-13). The Life-Destroying Danger of Prosecutorial Misconduct. truthdig.com For most prison inmates, news that charges against them have been dismissed is cause for celebration. | Not so for Bobby Joe Maxwell. | Last week, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles dismissed Maxwell's case. The trouble is, after spending nearly 40 years in custody for two counts of first-degree murder, Maxwell can't appreciate his good fortune. In December, he suffered a massive heart attack and has been in a coma ever since. He is not expected to recover. | Maxwell's prosecution is a story of justice delayed and justice denied, compounded by egregious official misconduct. | Now 68 years old, he was arrested in 1979 and charged with stabbing 10 homeless men to death in downtown Los Angeles. The local media at the time hyped him as a satanic serial killer, the "Skid Row Stabber." | In all likelihood, he…

Grayzone Project (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…

Richard Falk (2018-08-13). The Future of NATO. globalresearch.ca An interview of Professor Richard Falk with Daniel Falcone on the future of NATO that considers Trump's brazen challenges and the tepid responses of European political leaders, and what this interplay …

Global Research News (2018-08-13). Selected Articles: The US-Turkey Crisis. 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 …

Kathy Kelly (2018-08-13). U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen. globalresearch.ca On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa'ada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational …

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-13). The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes. globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note | We bring to your attention this incisive analysis by Prof James Dorsey. | It should be noted that historically the Uyghur affiliates of Al Qaeda have been covertly supported …

DJRP (2018-08-13). Why America Needs War. globalresearch.ca GR Editor's Note: This incisive article was written on April 30, 2003 in the immediate wake of the war on Iraq, by historian and political scientist Dr. Jacques Pauwels. | The article largely pertains to the presidency of George W. …

Shane Quinn (2018-08-13). The Corporate-driven Assaults on the Planet. Irreversible Destruction. globalresearch.ca Mounting evidence suggests the human race may be rapidly reaching its end, taking much else along with it. Every 24 hours, up to 200 species are being exterminated by humans, ranging from insects to birds. The massive rate of animal …

TNSA (2018-08-13). Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified. globalresearch.ca The following text is from the National Security Archive | Current CIA director Gina Haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected Al-Qa'ida terrorist under her …

TGRT (2018-08-13). "All Hands on Deck!": Global Research In Unstable Waters. globalresearch.ca Last week a small number of our readers responded to our request to " Help Us Stay Afloat", we are very grateful to those who took out memberships with us or made a donation. However, the digital waters …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-13). More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan's Mineral Riches. globalresearch.ca Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America's illegal heroin market.

CounterSpin (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 […]…

wsws.org (2018-08-13). NFL players national anthem protests resume at first preseason games. wsws.org Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.

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.

2018-08-14: Social Media Postees

Connecticut primary: Teacher of the Year campaigns for Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-14
WATERBURY, Conn.–A National Teacher of the Year — and a committed unionist — wants to come to Capitol Hill. | And National Education Association member Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher who accepted the 2018 award from Democratic President Barack Obama in 2016, is one of seven unionists on primary ballots for top posts in three states on August 14. | Randy Bryce (Randy Bryce for Congress) | While Hayes seeks the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat in the Danbury-Waterbury-New Britain 5th Congressional District, three other unionists are running for governor elsewhere. Another seeks Connecticut's lieutenant governor's chair and Ironworker Randy Bryce (D) is trying to succeed U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) in southern Wisconsin. | Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Minn., an Education Minnesota member, high school teacher and military veteran, and state legislator Erin Murphy, who is also the Minnesota…
peoplesworld.org/article/connecticut-primary-teacher-of-the-year-campaigns-for-congress/

After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide"
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-14
Human Rights Activist John Turnbull Describes How Israel's Navy Hijacked a Peaceful Vessel in International Waters and Kidnapped its Passengers and Crew | The post After Emerging From An Israeli Prison, Freedom Flotilla Captain Accuses Canada's Government Of Complicity In A "Slow Genocide" appeared firs…
therealnews.com/stories/after-emerging-from-an-israeli-prison-freedom-flotilla-captain-accuses-canadas-government-of-complicity-in-a-slow-genocide

"We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting
Rania Khalek | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad, has given residents a respite from the bloodshed. | The post "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/syria-peace-process/247652/

Watch | Russian Military Campaign in Syria 2015-2018
SouthFront | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-14
This is a detailed summary of military and political developments in Syria since the start of the Russian military operation until now. (2015-2018) | INTRODUCTION: | The Russian military operation in Syria is nearing the end of its third year. Since 2015, Moscow has been employing its air power, military advisors and diplomatic resources to defeat a multitude of terrorist groups, to support the legitimate Syrian government, and to promote a peaceful dialogue across the country, thereby creating the framework for a diplomatic settlement of the conflict on the international and regional levels. | Russia's capabilities of providing military supplies to Syrian government forces and humanitarian aid to the local population, have both played an important role in establishing Russian forces as an influential and reputable power within Syria, which can play the role of a mediator among various factions on the…
mintpressnews.com/russia-in-syria/247628/

Foreign Interests Have Spent Over $530 Million Influencing US Policy Since 2017
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-14
Foreign lobbyists and agents acting on behalf of foreign interests have reported hundreds of millions of dollars in payments since January 2017, an analysis of OpenSecrets' exclusive new Foreign Lobby Watch data reveals. | Today we're making available, for the first time, a searchable database of foreign interests spending on lobbying and influence in the United States. | Foreign lobbyists and other operatives acting on behalf of foreign interests wield a significant amount of power, impacting economic and diplomatic policies as well as public opinion. | The law that governs most foreign influence disclosure requirements, the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), requires any foreign agent or lobbyist representing a foreign principal to register with the US Department of Justice and file detailed public disclosures. | These reports may include details that are not found in the more familiar lobbying reports submitted to…
truthout.org/articles/foreign-interests-have-spent-over-530-million-influencing-us-policy-since-2017/

Is It Time to Break up Amazon?
Angelo Young, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-14
Critics say U. S. antitrust authorities need to more closely scrutinize the business model of "the Everything store. " | Let's get this over with first: It's an understatement to say consumers love shopping on Amazon. com. Year after year, the 23-year-old e-commerce and cloud computing behemoth ranks near the top in the emotion. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/it-time-break-amazon

U.S. Political Meddling: What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-political-meddling-what-really-happens-to-nicaragua-venezuela-and-ecuador/5650536

Why Confronting Israel Is Important
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
I am often asked why I have this "thing" about Israel, with friends suggesting that I would be much more respected as a pundit if I were to instead concentrate on …
globalresearch.ca/why-confronting-israel-is-important/5650542

US Bomb Pieces Found at Yemen Bus Strike Site as Pentagon Says 'We May Never Know' Who Supplied It
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb …
globalresearch.ca/us-bomb-pieces-found-at-yemen-bus-strike-site-as-pentagon-says-we-may-never-know-who-supplied-it/5650487

Samir Amin: The Workings of Contemporary Capitalism: It Is Imperative to Reconstruct the Internationale of Workers and Peoples
Samir Amin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Samir Amin passed away on August 12. He will be remembered for his incisive analysis and historical overview of the global capitalist system. | I first met Samir Amin in Dakar in July 1976 upon my departure from Argentina where I …
globalresearch.ca/it-is-imperative-to-reconstruct-the-internationale-of-workers-and-peoples/5601602

World Acclaimed Marxist Thinker Samir Amin Dies
Mohammed Saad | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
World acclaimed Egyptian economist and thinker, Samir Amin, has died on Sunday in Paris. He was 86. | Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 to an Egyptian father and French …
globalresearch.ca/world-acclaimed-marxist-thinker-samir-amin-dies/5650472

America's War on Yemen Exposed
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is …
globalresearch.ca/americas-war-on-yemen-exposed/5650538

Israel Targeting Civilians in Gaza as "Collective Punishment"
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
A newspaper article published in the Hebrew-language version of Israeli newspaper Haaretz has stated that the Israeli military (IDF) is intentionally targeting civilians in Gaza as a form of collective punishment…
globalresearch.ca/israel-targeting-civilians-in-gaza-as-collective-punishment/5650490

Maduro Shows His Strength, Looks Death in the Face
Misión Verdad | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
During an event attended by thousands on Bolivar Avenue in the city of Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the Bolivarian National Guard, two drones exploded close to …
globalresearch.ca/maduro-shows-his-strength-looks-death-in-the-face/5650475

Climate Truth: Seven Key Numbers for Sustainability and Local Action
Roy Morrison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Local action on climate is both an essential and available path for ecological transformation. Local action does not require permission from Washington or from Paris. Action overcomes despair. Local action and …
globalresearch.ca/climate-truth-seven-key-numbers-for-sustainability-and-local-action/5650498

Is Canada's Moral Posturing All Just Fluff? Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Indonesia
Michael Werbowski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Who can argue with the merits of defending human rights? | Canada has recently entered into a nasty row over this vaunted universally, or acclaimed value, with the Saudi Kingdom. The officially …
globalresearch.ca/is-canadas-moral-posturing-all-just-fluff-saudi-arabia-ukraine-indonesia/5650521

Bayer Shares Crash Most on Record After Monsanto Cancer Trial Loss
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Bayer AG shares are down over 12% this morning — the biggest drop ever — to the lowest levels since October 2013, amid investor anxiety over the potential future legal costs …
globalresearch.ca/bayer-shares-crash-most-on-record-after-monsanto-cancer-trial-loss/5650481

Video: Syria Tiger Forces Are Deploying in Northern Latakia, Final Push against ISIS
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Syrian government forces have achieved a series of local successes in the framework of their operation against ISIS cells in the province of al-Suwayda. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National …
globalresearch.ca/video-syria-tiger-forces-are-deploying-in-northern-latakia-final-push-against-isis/5650499

Israel Is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
Asa Winstanley | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned. | Azov Battalion online propaganda shows Israeli-licensed Tavor rifles in the fascist group's hands, …
globalresearch.ca/israel-is-arming-neo-nazis-in-ukraine/5650478

The US' Rebuff of Russia's Cooperation Request in Syria Shows Its Cynicism
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
The head of the Russian Armed Forces General Staff Valery Gerasimov asked his closest American counterpart Joseph Dunford to assist his country in jointly stabilizing Syria. | Reuters reported that the proposal …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-rebuff-of-russias-cooperation-request-in-syria-shows-its-cynicism/5650531

London's Grenfell Tower Deaths: Over a Year and Still No Prosecutions for Gross Criminal Negligence
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
| Those responsible for knowingly turning an essentially fire-safe building into a lethal gas chamber and fire-trap, have no doubt long since liquidated their assets in Britain and moved abroad. | What kind …
globalresearch.ca/londons-grenfell-tower-deaths-over-a-year-and-still-no-prosecutions-for-gross-criminal-negligence/5650484

Using the Burka: Boris Johnson's Bid for Popularity
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-14
Comedy, Boris Johnson, and the Tories – these three share a certain comforting, if chaotic affinity, lobbed together in some nightmarish union that risks consuming itself. But times are serious – …
globalresearch.ca/using-the-burka-boris-johnsons-bid-for-popularity/5650527

How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science & Silences Dissent to Sell a Cancer-Linked Chemical
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-14
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."
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/14/how_monsanto_plants_stories_suppresses_science

How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science and Silences Dissent
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-14
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." | Please check back later for full transcript. | The post How Monsanto Plants Stories, Suppresses Science and Silences Dissent appeared first on Truthout.
truthout.org/video/how-monsanto-plants-stories-suppresses-science-and-silences-dissent/

Scotland: Protests force Serco to halt asylum seeker evictions
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-14
Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict "former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/14/serc-a14.html

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

Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
Khalilah Harris discusses arts education, trauma, healing, and life after Freddie Gray with photography phenom Devin Allen | The post Black Boy Joy: An Interview with Baltimore's Devin Allen appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Economic Update: Hidden Failures of Capitalism
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
This week: Updates on Europe's higher labor force participation; NY Governor Cuomo's campaign is faking "small donations;" U.S. restaurants decline as pinched incomes force home delivery of food; how the "market" housing system causes homelessness; and how the U.S. educational system fails to overcome a racial wealth gap; Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on the… | The post Economic…
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Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization
Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
If voters approve the amendment on the November ballot, Baltimore will be the first major city in the U.S. to pass such a ban | The post Baltimore Mayor Signs Charter Amendment Banning Water Privatization appeared first on The Real News Network.
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"We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting
Rania Khalek | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-13
In war torn areas across Syria, a series of reconciliation deals overseen by the secret fixer of Damascus, Khaled al Ahmad,… | The post "We Don't Want To Lose Anymore": Inside the Complex Peace Process That Helped Syrians Find an End to the Fighting appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/13/we-dont-want-to-lose-anymore-inside-the-complex-peace-process-that-helped-syrians-find-a-way-out-of-war/

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
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… | The post Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb ap…
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Migrant Injustice: Ben & Jerry's Farmworker Exploitation
Michael Colby | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-13
These are harrowing times for the nearly 1,500 migrant workers laboring on Vermont's largest dairy farms. These farmworkers, predominantly from Mexico, are forced to live in the shadows, where their farm bosses harbor them in exchange for long hours, low wages, and cheap housing. It's a human rights stain on the state, allowing these migrant workers to live and be treated this way.
counterpunch.org/2018/08/13/migrant-injustice-ben-jerrys-farmworker-exploitation/

The Life-Destroying Danger of Prosecutorial Misconduct
Bill Blum | truthdig.com | 2018-08-13
For most prison inmates, news that charges against them have been dismissed is cause for celebration. | Not so for Bobby Joe Maxwell. | Last week, a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles dismissed Maxwell's case. The trouble is, after spending nearly 40 years in custody for two counts of first-degree murder, Maxwell can't appreciate his good fortune. In December, he suffered a massive heart attack and has been in a coma ever since. He is not expected to recover. | Maxwell's prosecution is a story of justice delayed and justice denied, compounded by egregious official misconduct. | Now 68 years old, he was arrested in 1979 and charged with stabbing 10 homeless men to death in downtown Los Angeles. The local media at the time hyped him as a satanic serial killer, the "Skid Row Stabber." | In all likelihood, he…
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'Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation': Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-13
"Sit down," Montel Williams said. | Televison personality Montel Williams on Monday slammed Donald Trumps defender and Fox News regular Gina Loudon for claiming NFL players "make a mockery of our military veterans," explaining neither she, nor her network, understand "serving this nation. "Loudon appeared on Fox Business Saturday to lament NFL players who are using their platform to protest against racism, police brutality and social injustice. "What were they prote. . .
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The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-13
Eze and Khalilah discuss the one year anniversary of the Baltimore Ceasefire, climate justice as health, housing and transit justice, police ignoring the law, and Marc Steiner's interview with Sean Yoes about his book, 'Baltimore After Freddie Gray' | The post The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: August 10, 2018 appeared first on The…
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Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate
Grayzone Project | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-08-13
The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad… | The post Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate appeared first on Grayzone Project.
grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/13/pakistans-russiagate-elections-imran-khan-and-the-rational-villains-the-west-loves-to-hate/

'The Vast Majority of Tipped Workers in America Suffer from Three Times the Poverty Rate of the Rest of the US Workforce'
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2018-08-13
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 …
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Gina Haspel CIA Torture Cables Declassified
TNSA | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
The following text is from the National Security Archive | Current CIA director Gina Haspel described graphic acts of deliberate physical torture including the waterboarding of a suspected Al-Qa'ida terrorist under her …
globalresearch.ca/gina-haspel-cia-torture-cables-declassified/5650424

The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
GR Editor's Note | We bring to your attention this incisive analysis by Prof James Dorsey. | It should be noted that historically the Uyghur affiliates of Al Qaeda have been covertly supported …
globalresearch.ca/the-uyghur-militant-threat-china-cracks-down-and-mulls-policy-changes/5650431

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistan's Mineral Riches
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is he going after the bad guys, or is it something else? Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium, a multibillion dollar industry which feeds America's illegal heroin market.
globalresearch.ca/more-american-troops-to-afghanistan-to-keep-the-chinese-out-lithium-and-the-battle-for-afghanistans-mineral-riches-2/5605456

Why America Needs War
DJRP | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
GR Editor's Note: This incisive article was written on April 30, 2003 in the immediate wake of the war on Iraq, by historian and political scientist Dr. Jacques Pauwels. | The article largely pertains to the presidency of George W. …
globalresearch.ca/why-america-needs-war/5328631

The Future of NATO
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
An interview of Professor Richard Falk with Daniel Falcone on the future of NATO that considers Trump's brazen challenges and the tepid responses of European political leaders, and what this interplay …
globalresearch.ca/the-future-of-nato/5650437

The Corporate-driven Assaults on the Planet. Irreversible Destruction
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
Mounting evidence suggests the human race may be rapidly reaching its end, taking much else along with it. Every 24 hours, up to 200 species are being exterminated by humans, ranging from insects to birds. The massive rate of animal …
globalresearch.ca/the-corporate-driven-assaults-on-the-planet-irreversible-destruction/5650451

Selected Articles: The US-Turkey Crisis
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
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 …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-the-us-turkey-crisis/5650440

"All Hands on Deck!": Global Research In Unstable Waters
TGRT | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
Last week a small number of our readers responded to our request to " Help Us Stay Afloat", we are very grateful to those who took out memberships with us or made a donation. However, the digital waters …
globalresearch.ca/all-hands-on-deck-global-research-in-unstable-waters/5650450

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen
Kathy Kelly | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-13
On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa'ada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational …
globalresearch.ca/u-s-is-complicit-in-child-slaughter-in-yemen/5650486

NFL players national anthem protests resume at first preseason games
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-13
Despite attempts by the League, various owners, and Trump to stop player protests, several continued to protest for social justice, equality and against police violence.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/13/anth-a13.html

'This state and constitution aren't made for us': RT doco follows African-American activists
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-13
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.
rt.com/usa/435864-black-lives-struggle-rtdoc/

Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-12
Besides some verbal confrontations between riot police and demonstrators, a rally in Charlottesville marking the anniversary of last year's deadly clash between right- and left-wing activists passed without any major incident.
rt.com/usa/435753-charlottesville-marks-one-year-anniversary/

Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-11
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing | The post Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? appeared first on The Real New…
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