2018-03-02: News Headlines

Democracy Now! (2018-02-27). Headlines for February 27, 2018. Democracy Now! Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to Trump's Efforts to Cancel DACA, Trump Claims He Would Run into a Building to Stop a School Shooting, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Slams Trump's Idea to Arm Teachers, Georgia Lt. Gov. Threatens to Retaliate Against Delta for Stopping Discount to NRA, WH Aide Ivanka Trump: "Inappropriate" to Ask Her About Reports of Father's Sexual Assault, Trump Proposes Appointing His Private Pilot to Head Federal Aviation Authority, Syrian Gov't Continues Airstrikes & Shelling in Eastern Ghouta During 5-Hour Truce, China Drops Presidential Term Limits, Clearing Path for Xi to Serve Indefinitely, Congo: Soldiers Kill 4 People Protesting Delay of Elections & Kabila's Extended Rule, Israeli Soldiers Arrest 10 Members of Ahed Tamimi's Family, Including Cousin Shot by IDF, Haaretz: Israeli Prosecutor's Office Directly Links PM Netanyahu to Bezeq Bribery Case, ACLU: Jailed Mexican Immigrant Was Beaten and Put in Solitary for Joining a Hunger Strike, Court Rules Civil Rights Law Prohibits Employers from Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Georgia: Reality Leigh Winner to Appear in Court Tuesday, NBA Golden State Warriors Meet with D.C. Kids, Not President Trump, Indian Superstar Actress Sridevi Dies at 54, Health Advocate & Anti-TPP Activist Zahara Heckscher Dies at 53 of Breast Cancer…

Robert Mackey (2018-02-26). Israel Extracts "Confession" From Badly Wounded Cousin of Ahed Tamimi, Jailed Protest Icon. The Intercept Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5: 54 a.m. EST | Early Monday morning, Israeli forces detained a teenage Palestinian boy who has been missing part of his skull since December, when he was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier during a protest against the occupation of his West Bank village. | The boy, Mohammed Tamimi, 15, was one of 10 Palestinian residents of the village of Nabi Saleh arrested in a pre-dawn raid. Tamimi's 17-year-old cousin, Ahed, has been in an Israeli military prison since December, when she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier outside her family home about an hour after Mohammed was shot. | Mohammed was arrested in the middle of the night, and taken away for interrogation, despite the fact that his medical condition has been widely reported on in the Israeli press, and his head remains badly…

Intercepted (2018-02-28). Intercepted Podcast: White Supremacy and the Church of the Second Amendment. The Intercept Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here. | | The Constitution is the sacred text of the civic religion that is U.S. nationalism, and that nationalism is inexorably tied to white supremacy. This week on Intercepted, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment, which is rooted in genocide and slave patrols, should be abolished. She describes the relationship between U.S. wars abroad and guns at home and tells the story of how the NRA was transformed from a sportsman's club to a "white nationalist" organization. Artist Tanna Tucker and historian Nestor Castillo take us on an audio tour of their new graphic history for The Nib, "Black and Red: The History of Black Socialism in America." And acclaimed novelist Mat Johnson…

Candice Bernd, Truthout (2018-03-02). The FBI Thinks It Has the Right to Surveil People Who Exercise Their First Amendment Rights. AlterNet.org They have a grudge against Black Lives Matter groups, especially those led by women. | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in police reform and anti-racist organizing across the nation. Daniels, better known in the area as Rakem Balogun, has been in federal custody since December 12, 2017, when heavily armed FBI agents stormed his one-bedroom apartment in Dallas, rousing Daniels and his 15-year-old sfon from their beds and rushing them outside, where they were separated while Daniels was detained wearing only his underwear. The agents recovered two firearms, including an assault rifle, from his apartment during the raid. The government indicted Daniels for. . .

Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi (2018-03-02). Israel "Violating Every International Law" with the Use of Lethal Weapons Against Palestinian Civilians. Global Research Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published in October 2015. | The Israeli army is using very dangerous weapons, which can be lethal, to disperse demonstrators who are just demonstrating. The rules of engagement that the Israeli army is …

Miko Peled (2018-03-02). Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine's Indigenous Bedouin. MintPress News Because the Naqab is a largely fertile desert where agriculture and animal husbandry were practiced by the indigenous Bedouin community for centuries, from 1948 the State of Israel, in settler-colonial fashion, has been engaged in taking the land and the resources while getting rid of the indigenous communities on it. | The post Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine's Indigenous Bedouin appeared first on MintPress News.

WSWS (2018-03-02). New Zealand governments lied about "non-combat" role in Iraq. World Socialist Web Site Successive governments falsely claimed that New Zealand soldiers in Iraq are engaged in a training capacity.

Alleen Brown (2018-03-01). "The Scales Are Tipped": Emails Show Louisiana's Close Relationship With Oil Industry, Monitoring of Pipeline Opponents. The Intercept The state's relationship with Energy Transfer Partners stands in stark contrast to its lack of engagement with activists opposing the Bayou Bridge pipeline. | The post "The Scales Are Tipped": Emails Show Louisiana's Close Relationship With Oil Industry, Monitoring of Pipeline Opponents appeared first on The Intercept.

Truthout Stories (2018-03-01). As Case Against So-Called "Black Identity Extremist" Proceeds, Emails Reveal Dallas FBI's Surveillance of First Amendment Activity. Truthout Stories The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | The government's surveillance and ongoing prosecution of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which could become the first prosecution of a person tracked under the new FBI classification of "Black Identity Extremist," could open the door to a wider dragnet for Black activists engaged in anti-racist organizing across the nation.The government's prosecution of a Black activist could open the door to a wider dragnet. (Photo: Rakem Khafre / Facebook) | Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! | The government's surveillance and ongoing case against of Black activist Christopher Daniels, which may become the first prosecution of a person tracked under…

TRNN (2018-02-28). How Powerful is the NRA? The Real News Network The NRA's influence in Washington doesn't come from spending money directly on elections; it comes from the organization's ability to mobilize its vast and extremely engaged membership, says Benjamin McKean of Ohio State University…

TRNN (2018-02-27). Col. Wilkerson: Trump's N. Korea Diplomacy 'Absurd'. The Real News Network By refusing to engage in diplomacy with North Korea, the Trump administration could be leading South Korea to break away from its strategic alliance with the U.S., says Col. Lawrence Wilkerson…

Dave Lindorff (2018-02-27). Washington has Engaged in Information Warfare, Including Fake News and Trolling, for Years. counterpunch.org The howling in government and the corporate media and among many liberals about an alleged Russian information war, with bots, trolls and fake news being placed in social media to mislead and incite Americans against each other, might lead one think, like Sen John McCain, that we are practically at war with Russia. Yet it's More

RT (2018-02-26). 'I know my father': Ivanka Trump's TV riposte about sexual misconduct sets Twitter on fire. RT US News Ivanka Trump took offense to a question by a TV interviewer about accusations by several women that her father engaged in sexual misconduct. Her response has caused a flame war on Twitter.
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Paul Street (2018-02-23). Where's the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate. counterpunch.org Neo-McCarthyite liberals and other dismal Democrats are clucking about how Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 untouchable Russians for "defrauding" the U.S. by buying some Facebook ads and employing some Internet trolls to "say horrible things" (imagine!) about Hillary Clinton (a horrifically bad politician who was accurately described as a "lying neoliberal warmonger" by a leading U.S. left intellectual trying to get leftists to hold their noses and vote "for" her as the lesser evil) "proves" that Russia engaged in relevant meddling to undermine U.S. "democracy" on Donald Trump's behalf during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. More

Democracy Now! (2018-02-23). Headlines for February 23, 2018. Democracy Now! National Rifle Association Attacks Gun Control Advocates, Trump Repeats Call to Arm Teachers in Wake of Florida School Massacre, Deputy Who Failed to Engage Florida School Shooter Retires, Texas School District to Punish Students Protesting Gun Violence, Minneapolis Mayor Joins Student Protests as Orono Schools Lock Down, Russia Delays U.N. Security Council Resolution on Syria Bloodshed, UNICEF Executive Resigns Following Reports of Sexual Harassment, Haiti Suspends Oxfam over Sex Crimes and Cover-Up, Video Shows Dead Palestinian Was Beaten by Soldiers, Rebutting Israeli Claims, Florida: Prisoner Screams "Murderers!" as Lethal Drugs Administered, Alabama Halts Execution of Cancer Sufferer over Collapsed Veins, Texas Grants Clemency to Death Row Prisoner Amid Father's Plea, Special Counsel Mueller Files New Charges Against Manafort and Gates, Missouri Gov. Greitens Indicted on Felony Invasion of Privacy Charge…

Glenn Greenwald (2018-03-02). Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs. The Intercept Industrial agriculture is now using its lobbying power to override consumers' ethical choices and impose cruel and unhealthy food products in Iowa. | The post Consumers Are Revolting Against Animal Cruelty — So the Poultry Industry Is Lobbying for Laws to Force Stores to Sell Their Eggs appeared first on The Intercept.

Jacob Sugarman, AlterNet (2018-03-02). Paul Krugman Has a Brutal Message for American Taxpayers. AlterNet.org If you think you're benefitting from the Trump tax cuts, think again. | Last month, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) came under fire for celebrating the $1. 50 weekly raise a public school secretary stands to gain from the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. It was outrageous on its face, but Ryan's statement is even more preposterous if you actually crunch the numbers. As Paul Krugman writes in his Thursday column, "How's that $75-a-year saving going to look when the [secretary] finds out that, partly because of that tax cut, her mother's Medicare plan has been converted into an inadequate voucher system and Medicaid won't pay for her father's nursing home care? "While a slim majority of Americans now holds a favorable opinion of the Republican legislation, Krugman is here to warn them that they are being taken for a ride.

Adam Johnson (2018-03-02). MSNBC's Big Names Completely Ignore West Virginia Teachers Strike. FAIR The West Virginia teachers strike was covered on CNN Headline News, but barely mentioned on MSNBC. | Eight days into the first wildcat strike by West Virginia teachers in 27 years—organized by rank-and-file union members in all 55 West Virginia counties—America's largest liberal cable network, MSNBC, is a virtual no-show in reporting on the momentous labor unrest. | Save for one two-minute throwaway report from daytime show Velshi and Ruhle ( 2/27/18), MSNBC hasn't dedicated a single segment to the strike—despite the strike's unprecedented size and scope, which garnered major coverage from major outlets like CNN ( 3/1/18), the New York Times ( 3/1/18), Washington Post ( 3/2/18), Vox ( 2/24/18) and dozens of others. | The most glaring omission is from the three highly paid primetime hosts: Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell and former In These Times…

WSWS (2018-03-01). The UK lecturer's dispute and the marketisation of higher education. World Socialist Web Site The attack on university lecturers is one element in a far advanced programme aimed at the destruction of higher education as it has been known for decades.

Truthout Stories (2018-03-01). On the Last Day of Black History Month, Chicago's School Board Votes to Shutter Five Black Schools. Truthout Stories Black students lead a march to Chicago's City Hall on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Ervin Lopez) | In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. | Chicago saw another tumultuous episode in the city's battle over public education on Wednesday, with a sadly familiar script. As many expected, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's handpicked, un-elected school board voted unanimously to close four predominantly Black high schools, despite the impassioned pleas and organizing of students and local residents. Four of the schools — Hope, Harper, Team Englewood and Robeson — are the last remaining neighborhood schools in the community of Englewood, a neighborhood Chicago officials have long failed on a number of levels. National Teachers Academy elementary school (NTA) also faces closure, despite significant community…

TRNN (2018-02-28). West Virginia Teachers Strike Redefines Teacher Unionism. The Real News Network Every public school in the state is closed for a fourth day as thousands of teachers demand better pay, pensions, and healthcare. TRNN speaks to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, and union activist Lois Weiner…

Robert Reich, RobertReich.org (2018-02-28). Robert Reich: The Trump Economy Is Doomed from the Start. AlterNet.org Corporate tax cuts have never trickled down to workers, and they won't start now. | How to build the economy? Not through trickle-down economics. Tax cuts to the rich and big corporations don't lead to more investment and jobs. The only real way to build the economy is through "rise-up" economics: Investments in our people — their education and skills, their health, and the roads and bridges and public transportation that connects them. Trickle-down doesn't work because money is global. Corporations and the rich whose taxes are cut invest the extra money wherever around the world they can get the highest return. Rise-up economics works because American workers are the only resources uniquely American. Their productivity is the key to our future standard of living. And that productivity depends on their education, health, and infrastructure. | Just look at the evidence. Research shows. . .

KELLI KENNEDY, TERRY SPENCER and JOSH REPLOGLE / The Associated Press (2018-02-28). Florida Students Return to 'Picture of Education in Fear'. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists PARKLAND, Fla. — Students and teachers passed through tight security cordons of dozens of officers as classes resumed Wednesday for the first time since a troubled teenager with an AR-15 killed 17 people, thrusting them into the center of the nation's gun debate. | The armed police, designed to make Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School feel secure, were accompanied by comfort animals including a donkey and horses. One of the horses had "eagle pride" painted on its side, while a woman held a sign saying "free kisses." | Seeing officers carrying military-style rifles had the opposite effect on some students. | "This is a picture of education in fear in this country. The NRA wants more people just like this, with that exact firearm to scare more people and sell more guns," said David Hogg, who has become a leading voice in the…

WSWS (2018-02-28). Reject the sellout of West Virginia teachers' strike! World Socialist Web Site There is widespread anger among teachers over the sellout deal agreed to by the West Virginia Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia.

WSWS (2018-02-27). The advent of "pop-up" schools in Australia: Yet another assault on public education. World Socialist Web Site "Pop-up" schools are temporary replacements for the huge shortage of public schools capable of providing their students with the classrooms and other facilities they require.

WSWS (2018-02-24). Tuition fees review will escalate marketisation of higher education in UK. World Socialist Web Site At the center of discussions is the introduction of market-based pricing for degree courses, based on likely graduate earnings.

Democracy Now! (2018-02-22). "The Time to Act Is Now": Florida School Shooting Survivors Confront Trump, Rubio on Gun Control. Democracy Now! "The time to act is now." That's the message of survivors of last week's school shooting in Florida. On Wednesday, the nation witnessed grieving students, parents and teachers powerfully confront the president and lawmakers over gun control in pointed—and often tense—televised exchanges. The day began with students across the United States—from Minnesota to Colorado to Arizona—walking out of class to demand stricter gun laws. Meanwhile, survivors of the shooting descended on the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to demand lawmakers pass legislation addressing gun violence before the legislative session ends. In the afternoon, President Trump—along with Vice President Mike Pence and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos—hosted a listening session with survivors of recent shootings, including students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Wednesday evening, survivors of the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School sparred with politicians during a town hall hosted by CNN.

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-03-02). Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?" The Intercept Washington's failure to adequately help Puerto Rico rebuild its economy and school system was the focus of a daylong conference at the U.S. Capitol. | The post Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?" appeared first on The Intercept.

Truthout Stories (2018-03-02). Three Democratic Campaigns Now Have Staff Unions. Why Not More? Truthout Stories All signs point to a messy battle in the 2020 Democratic primaries, pitting establishment types against democratic socialists. The staffers for a few 2018 congressional candidates could be pioneering a new litmus test for determining candidates' progressive credentials: Do they recognize their employees' union?Congressional candidate Randy Bryce, who is challenging Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin seat. Bryce's campaign staff has formed a union. (Photo: Randy Bryce / Facebook) | Support from readers allows Truthout to produce the authority-challenging journalism that's going to be imperative in the years to come. Click here now to support this work! | All signs point to a messy battle in the 2020 Democratic primaries, pitting establishment types against democratic socialists. Thanks to an effort spearheaded largely by Bernie Sanders' 2016 campaigners, the staffers for a few 2018 Congressional candidates could be pioneering a new litmus test for determining…

RT (2018-03-02). Sanders feels FEC burn over illegal Australian donations. RT US News The US Federal Election Commission has fined Senator Bernie Sanders for accepting illegal contributions from the Australian Labour Party during his 2016 campaign. Seven ALP volunteers worked on Sanders' presidential campaign.
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Truthout Stories (2018-03-01). Sanders-Led Group Introduces Bill Calling for Removal of US Forces From Yemen. Truthout Stories Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Mike Lee introduce a joint resolution to remove US armed forces from hostilities between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen, on Capitol Hill February 28, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Mark Wilson / Getty Images) | Truthout is funded by readers, not by corporations, lobbyists or government interests. Help us publish more stories like this one: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation! | As the Trump administration continues to expand the US military's role in fueling the Saudi-led coalition's deadly assault on Yemen — which has killed at least 10,000 civilians and sparked " the world's biggest humanitarian crisis" — a coalition of senators led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bipartisan joint resolution on Wednesday that calls for the removal of American armed forces from the…

TRNN (2018-03-01). Sanders Introduces Bill to End Catastrophic US War in Yemen. The Real News Network Three years of U.S.-Saudi war has turned Yemen into the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. Senators Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee introduced a bipartisan bill to end the U.S. role in the war – Ben Norton reports.

RT (2018-03-01). Bernie Sanders heads effort to end US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen. RT US News Three senators have proposed a resolution that will force the Senate to vote on US support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen. The conflict has sparked the world's largest humanitarian crisis, according to the UN. |
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TRNN (2018-03-01). Sanders Introduces Bill to End Catastrophic US War in Yemen. The Real News Network Three years of U.S.-Saudi war has turned Yemen into the worst humanitarian crisis on Earth. Senators Bernie Sanders and Mike Lee introduced a bipartisan bill to end the U.S. role in the war.

TRNN (2018-02-28). Sanders, Lee and Murphy Introduce Yemen War Powers Resolution. The Real News Network The bipartisan bill from Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy will force the first-ever vote in the Senate to withdraw U.S. armed forces from an unauthorized war…

Lee Fang (2018-02-28). Bernie Sanders Wants Congress to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. Saudi Lobbyists Fought Similar Measures Last Year.. The Intercept The resolution aims to use the War Powers Act to end U.S. involvement in a campaign that has claimed thousands of civilian lives and led to mass starvation. | The post Bernie Sanders Wants Congress to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. Saudi Lobbyists Fought Similar Measures Last Year. appeared first on The Intercept.

RT (2018-02-26). Bernie Sanders bashed for spreading 'false story' while deflecting blame for being 'Kremlin-backed'. RT US News Bernie Sanders, who was attacked for the alleged support his campaign received from "Kremlin trolls," is now accused of supporting a false story about how his campaign worked with that of Hillary Clinton against those trolls.
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Democracy Now! (2018-02-23). Masha Gessen: Did a Russian Troll Farm's Inflammatory Posts Really Sway the 2016 Election for Trump? Democracy Now! The Justice Department recently indicted 13 Russians and three companies in connection with efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. The indicted are accused of orchestrating an online propaganda effort to undermine the U.S. election system. The indictment claims the Russians spread negative information online about Hillary Clinton and supportive information about Donald Trump, as well as Bernie Sanders—but some are warning against overstating what Russia accomplished. For more, we speak with award-winning Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, a longtime critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Her recent piece for The New Yorker is titled "The Fundamental Uncertainty of Mueller's Russia Indictments."

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2018-03-02). An Unholy Alliance? Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia — Targeting Iran. Global Research Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published in May 2017. | In the wake of President Donald Trump's visit to West Asia, is there even a faint glimmer of hope for peace in the most conflict-ridden region of …

Bill Boyarsky (2018-03-02). Spirituality in the Trump Era? Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists The Trump administration's assault on immigrants is growing more fierce, both in Washington, D.C., and on the streets. Meanwhile, resistance to this aggressive policy, along with immigrants' fear of deportation, becomes more intense. Into this maelstrom stepped Victor Narro and his book, " Living Peace, Connecting Your Spirituality With Your Work For Justice." | Spirituality in the Trump era? With Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Trump's chief of staff, John Kelly (the former secretary of homeland security), calling the shots, federal agents are intensifying their sweeps in search of undocumented immigrants without a scintilla of humanity, much less spirituality. Separating families and ripping people from their schools, homes and jobs is the opposite of spirituality. And it's hard to fight these powerful forces with the thin resources available to community immigrant rights organizations. | Narro is project director at the UCLA…

Mike Whitney (2018-03-02). If the US Wants Peace in Korea, It Should Keep Its Word. Global Research Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published in December 2010. | On January 29, 2002, former President George W. Bush designated North Korea as one of three nations in the "axis of evil". Bush made it clear that these …

Prof. James Petras (2018-03-02). Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations. Global Research Israel has escalated its propaganda war against Iran . Its agents in the US Congress, the mass media and in the Executive branch moved to undermine the peace process.

Robert C. Koehler (2018-03-02). Melting the Ice in the Human Heart. Global Research How close, how intimate, have you ever gotten with Greenland? | A new documentary called Stella Polaris, directed by Yatri Niehaus — part of Chicago's tenth annual Peace on Earth Film Festival — takes you on a meditative journey to this …

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