2018-03-04: Social Media Postees

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UK education workers send messages of solidarity to striking West Virginia teachers.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
Education workers in the UK send messages of support to the striking West Virginia teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/supp-m05.html

Oklahoma teachers demand strike action, funding for education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
The Oklahoma education Association has acquiesced to years of budget cuts, and educators are now organizing independently through social media to demand action.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/okla-m05.html

UK lecturers dispute: Lessons from the West Virginia teachers strike.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-05
The West Virginia teachers are fighting over issues familiar to workers the world over: wage cuts, attacks on public education and health, and growing social inequality.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/05/west-m05.html

Paying Tribute to a Warrior Against Big Pharma: Zahara Heckscher.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-04
All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with breast cancer. | Among her many talents as a writer, poet, teacher and facilitator, Zahara was a fierce, creative and committed activist. As she valiantly battled advanced breast cancer, she became determined to fight for all patients to have access to the cutting-edge cancer medicines that extended her life. | When she learned that prescription drug companies were using the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations to lock in extended monopolies that threatened access to affordable medicines, Zahara became a passionate trade justice advocate on behalf of cancer patients around the world. | She galvanized testimony from people living with cancer and HIV/AIDS from the United…
www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43734-paying-tribute-to-a-warrior-against-big-pharma-zahara-heckscher

Huge Organizing Effort, '40 Days of Action' Launching to Fight Poverty.
Eleanor J. Bader, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-04
Fifty years later, a new Poor People's Campaign connects religious faith to social justice. | Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids in a family she describes as deeply committed to improving life for the excluded and marginalized. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other peace and anti-apartheid activists were frequent guests in her home, and even as a child, Theoharis understood that religious faith–in her case, Presbyterian–had to be linked to social justice. This coupling–faith and justice–led Theoharis to work with the National Union of the Homeless as a University of Pennsylvania undergraduate. "Their organizing was inspired by the Poor People's Campaign led by Dr. King in 1967 and '68, and I quickly learned the extent of the unfinished business that still needed to be done," she begins. By 2001, Theoharis was. . .
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Huge Organizing Effort, '40 Days of Action' Launching to Fight Poverty.
Eleanor J. Bader, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-04
Fifty years later, a new Poor People's Campaign connects religious faith to social justice. | The Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the recently launched Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of three kids in a family she describes as deeply committed to improving life for the excluded and marginalized. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and other peace and anti-apartheid activists were frequent guests in her home, and even as a child, Theoharis understood that religious faith–in her case, Presbyterian–had to be linked to social justice. This coupling–faith and justice–led Theoharis to work with the National Union of the Homeless as a University of Pennsylvania undergraduate. "Their organizing was inspired by the Poor People's Campaign led by Dr. King in 1967 and '68, and I quickly learned the extent of the unfinished business. . .
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'We would like to talk but you have to de-nuke': Trump on N. Korea at Gridiron Dinner.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-04
US President Donald Trump appeared at the Gridiron Dinner on Saturday night to engage rivals, both political and journalistic, in some good-natured roasting. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420437-trump-gridiron-dinner-north-korea/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Israel's Deepening Involvement in the Syrian War.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-04
Israel has recently been intensifying air strikes and the arming of anti-government forces in Syria, some of which are close to Al Qaeda. Professor As'ad AbuKhalil explains how Israel's activity in Syria is part of a larger pattern of its overall foreign policy engagement around the world…
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Chronicling the Struggles of Migrant Agricultural Workers, in Words and Pictures.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-04
The US and Mexico are connected by the flow of people who work in the fields of the US, and everything we eat is the product of their brutally underpaid work, says David Bacon, photojournalist and author of In the Fields of the North. A former union organizer, Bacon discusses how the farm workers participate in the larger social justice movements of the US and Mexico.Members of Unite Here 2850, the hotel union for the East and North San Francisco Bay Area, show their opinion of Trump in the march protesting his inauguration. (Photo: David Bacon) | Printed in English and Spanish, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte puts a close-up focus on people deemed disposable by many in the United States. Get the book now with a donation to Truthout. | Truthout interviewed David Bacon, author of…
www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/43728-chronicling-the-struggles-of-migrant-agricultural-workers-in-words-and-pictures

When prey outweighs predator: Python devours deer heavier than itself (GRAPHIC PHOTOS).
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-04
An 11-foot-long Burmese python consumed an entire deer that weighed even more than the snake itself. Researchers say it is the largest predator/prey ratio ever documented for the species. | RT.com
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Robert Reich: Kushner's Unconscionable Conflicts.
Robert Reich, RobertReich.org | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-04
Kushner is using his White House perch to make money. It's a bad look. | Before I turn to Jared Kushner, let me ask: Do you believe the U. S. government does the right thing all or most of the time? The Gallup organization started asking this question in 1963, when over 70 percent of Americans said they did. Since then, the percent has steadily declined. By 2016, before Trump became president, only 16 percent of Americans agreed. Why the decline? Surely various disappointments and scandals played a part — Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, "weapons of mass destruction," the Wall Street bailout. But the largest factor by far has been the rise of big money in politics. Most people no longer believe their voices count. That view is backed by solid research. Princeton professor Martin Gilens and Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University analyzed 1,799 policy issues. . .
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The Oscars Use a More Fair Voting System Than Most of America Does.
Zaid Jilani | The Intercept | 2018-03-04
The 90th Academy Awards brings with it anticipation from movie fans about who will come out on top. | Will Best Picture go to "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" or "The Shape of Water?" Will comic genius Jordan Peele take home an Oscar on Sunday for his original screenplay for "Get Out," or does that distinction belong to Kumail Nanjiani, who could be the first Pakistani-American to win in the category for co-writing "The Big Sick" with his wife Emily Gordon? | But to political science nerds — and really, anyone who wants to see a more fair and representative voting system — the system that produces these Oscar wins is just as interesting. | Since 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has used ranked-choice voting, or RCV, to select Oscar winners in each category. | Nearly 8,500 voters…
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Nova Scotia Teachers Union abandons strike mandate, capitulates to Liberal attack on education.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-03
In exchange for the NSTU's suppression of teacher opposition to its right-wing education "reform," Nova Scotia's Liberal government has agreed to changes that will bolster the union apparatus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/03/nova-m03.html

First Amendment, Not the Second, Is How We Secure Liberty.
Carey Shenkman | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-03
Our political system is more willing to take near-absolutist positions on gun ownership than it is with free speech, especially when it comes to the speech rights of people of color or Muslims. But our words and ideas are our most important tools. Owning and using them will achieve more change than guns ever will. | The First Amendment protects peaceful protest, free speech and organizing as expressions of liberty. But the Second Amendment of today is not just about guns. Its adherents see it as an expression of dissent. Three-quarters of gun owners associate guns with their personal sense of freedom. Defending that right is a means to protect property and liberty. The argument goes that any gun regulation is the start of a slippery slope ending in the government taking away all guns and rights. This is a much different…
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The Black Disinvestment Crisis Pt 3: Gentrification without Representation.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-03
School Closings and Food Deserts in the African American community of West Dayton while tax incentives are given to build luxury housing downtown are the focus of a conversation with activists from Racial Justice NOW!
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The Black Disinvestment Crisis Pt 2: School Closings, Food Deserts, and Urban Blight.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-03
In the second installment in the series TRNN speaks to Racial Justice NOW an Ohio based organization that wants to stop the intentional economic dislocation of its community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis…
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Polish Law on Holocaust Draws New Attention to Anti-Semitism in Poland's Past and Present.
Robert Mackey | The Intercept | 2018-03-03
Recent historical research makes it plain that Poles rarely opposed and were frequently complicit in the persecution of their Jewish neighbors by the Nazis. | The post Polish Law on Holocaust Draws New Attention to Anti-Semitism in Poland's Past and Present appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2018/03/03/even-poland-never-enforces-new-holocaust-law-lot-damage-already-done/

"Excess" Emissions From Industrial Shutdowns and Startups Are Increasing Air Pollution.
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-03
When Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coast in August 2017, many industrial facilities had to shut down their operations before the storm arrived and restart once rainfall and flooding had subsided. | These shutdowns and startups, as well as accidents caused by the hurricane, led to a significant release of air pollutants. Over a period of about two weeks, data we compiled from the Texas' Air Emission Event Report Database indicates these sites released 2,000 tons of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants. | These types of emissions that result from startups, shutdowns or malfunctions are often referred to as "excess" or "upset" emissions and are particularly pronounced during times of natural disasters, as was the case with Hurricane Harvey. | However, as we document in a newly published study in the journal Environmental Science…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43730-air-pollution-from-industrial-shutdowns-and-startups-worse-than-thought

The Best Movies That Won't Win Best Picture on Oscar Night.
Margaret Barra | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-03
The Oscars happen Sunday night. This year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seems to be getting off the hook on diversity complaints with nominations of women and African-Americans. But once again, the politics and prejudices of Academy voters can be seen in what was overlooked. | These six films are as good as any nominated for best picture, but none will be be taking home a golden statue for top movie. | " Good Time" | Directed by Ben and Josh Safdie. Written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein. Starring Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Ben Safdie. | Robert Pattinson's Connie Nikas is a small-time hood who both cares for and exploits his mentally challenged brother Nick. After a robbery gone wrong, Connie embarks on an odyssey to get money to make bail. Imagine " Of…
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A Majority of Uber and Lyft Drivers Earn Far Less Than Minimum Wage: Report.
Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
MIT finds motorists make an average of $3. 37 per hour–before taxes. | The Massachusetts Institute of Technology paints an especially grim portrait of life as an Uber or Lyft driver. According to a new study titled "The Economics of Ride-Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses, and Taxes," a motorist for the ride-sharing apps makes an average of $3. 37 per hour–and that's before taxes. At least 74 percent of employees earn below minimum wage in their respective states. Researchers found that drivers of both companies have limited means to boost their wages, as workers tend to conduct their business in isolation and are less likely to compare labor conditions. Even if a driver wants to learn how much another is spending on his or her vehicle, they have no way of obtaining that information. "Little comprehensive work has been done to establish population-level statistics. . .
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Canadian Logger Intensifies Persecution of Greenpeace and Stand.Earth.
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-02
"They have nothing to go on," says Todd Paglia, executive director of Stand.Earth, one of the defendants in the case filed by Resolute Forest Products, who had previously filed a case that was dismissed under anti-SLAPP legislation…
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US Established Up to 20 Military Bases in Syria's Kurdistan — Russian Security Council.
RT News | Global Research | 2018-03-02
The US has established as many as 20 military bases in the part of Kurdistan that lies within Syria, the Russian National Security Council has stated according to Russian media. | The establishment of peace in war-torn Syria is impeded by …
globalresearch.ca/us-established-up-to-20-military-bases-in-syrias-kurdistan-russian-security-council/5630729

Spirituality in the Trump Era?
Bill Boyarsky | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-02
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–without a scintilla of humanity, much less spirituality–are intensifying their sweeps in search of undocumented immigrants. 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 Labor Center.
truthdig.com/articles/spirituality-trump-era/

An Unholy Alliance? Trump, Israel and Saudi Arabia — Targeting Iran.
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | Global Research | 2018-03-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/an-unholy-alliance-trump-israel-and-saudi-arabia-targeting-iran/5592491

Spirituality in the Trump Era?
Bill Boyarsky | Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists | 2018-03-02
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…
truthdig.com/articles/spirituality-trump-era/

Melting the Ice in the Human Heart.
Robert C. Koehler | Global Research | 2018-03-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/melting-the-ice-in-the-human-heart/5630717

These Teachers Refuse to Be Weaponized.
Michelle Chen, In These Times | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
Educators warn that the militarization of schools could endanger more children. | The call to "arm the teachers"' started as another stink bomb President Donald Trump lobbed into the crowd at a conservative rally. But somehow, the concept cycled through the 24-hour news loop and, within a few hours, became a ubiquitous meme. Now, the morally repugnant idea of gun-toting teachers in America's schools has taken center stage in the nation's macabre debate on gun safety. The idea of weaponizing teachers was incendiary bait for Trump's base. But some progressive educators are seizing the chaotic political moment to address the deeper social problems that breed violence and fear among students. These advocates believe that achieving real "security" is not merely a matter of eliminating guns, but must also involve social transformation to promote peace within–and beyond–school communities. Rosie Frascella, an English teacher at International. . .
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Israel Buys the US Congress: Sabotaging the US-Iran Peace Negotiations.
Prof. James Petras | Global Research | 2018-03-02
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.
globalresearch.ca/israel-buys-the-us-congress-sabotaging-the-us-iran-peace-negotiations/5356541

If the US Wants Peace in Korea, It Should Keep Its Word.
Mike Whitney | Global Research | 2018-03-02
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 …
globalresearch.ca/if-the-us-wants-peace-in-korea-it-should-keep-its-word/22224

New Zealand governments lied about "non-combat" role in Iraq.
WSWS | World Socialist Web Site | 2018-03-02
Successive governments falsely claimed that New Zealand soldiers in Iraq are engaged in a training capacity.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/02/nzir-m02.html

Israel "Violating Every International Law" with the Use of Lethal Weapons Against Palestinian Civilians.
Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi | Global Research | 2018-03-02
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 …
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Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine's Indigenous Bedouin.
Miko Peled | MintPress News | 2018-03-02
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.

Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine's Indigenous Bedouin

The FBI Thinks It Has the Right to Surveil People Who Exercise Their First Amendment Rights.
Candice Bernd, Truthout | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
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. . .
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Three Democratic Campaigns Now Have Staff Unions. Why Not More?
Truthout Stories | 2018-03-02
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…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/43714-three-democratic-campaigns-now-have-staff-unions-why-not-

Bernie Sanders on Puerto Rico Neglect: "Do You Think This Would Be Happening in Westchester County?"
Rachel M. Cohen | The Intercept | 2018-03-02
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.
theintercept.com/2018/03/02/puerto-rico-hurricane-relief-bernie-sanders/

Sanders feels FEC burn over illegal Australian donations.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-02
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. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420238-sanders-fec-australian-settlement/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

High School Students Demanding Gun Reform Join Rich History of Teen Resistance.
Lornet Turnbull, YES! Magazine | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
Past social justice movements show how effective teens can be. | Since the Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the national spotlight has been on the courageous student survivors who have been too outraged to be cast only as victims of tragedy. Rather, they have been activated, calling out lawmakers and demanding gun reforms. This is not new. From civil rights to Standing Rock, high school students, many not yet old enough to vote, have raised their voices and become formidable allies to effect change. The killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has reignited the contentious debate over the nation's gun laws and inspired an explosive new movement among students. From Massachusetts to Washington state, high school students have staged walkouts, sit-ins and die-ins this week in solidarity with the Florida students, who have. . .
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Roy Moore Is Begging for Donations and 'Struggling to Make Ends Meet&#039
Tom Boggioni, Raw Story | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
A new lawsuit could bankrupt the Alabama Republican. | According to AL. com, former Judge Roy Moore is lamenting that he is financially strapped and struggling to pay his legal bills as he faces a lawsuit filed against him by one of the women who accused him of sexually assaulting her. The former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who suffered a stunning defeat by losing a U. S. Senate special election to Democrat Doug Jones last December, is now filling his days dealing with the fallout from revelations that he allegedly sexually assaulted teens when he was a 30-year-old district attorney years ago. Currently facing a defamation lawsuit filed by Leigh Corfman, one of the women who said Moore had sexual contact with her when she was a teen, Moore has been attempting to raise money for his defense. Moore is. . .
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Damning report to expose FBI's Andrew McCabe leaking and misleading watchdog.
RT | RT US News | 2018-03-02
Andrew McCabe, the former number two at the FBI, leaked information about Clinton's emails probe to the press and later misled watchdog investigators, according to a Justice Department review due to be released next month. | RT.com
www.rt.com/usa/420339-report-fbi-andrew-mccabe-leaking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started.
Heather Digby Parton, Salon | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
Special Counsel Robert Mueller may finally be getting to the biggest issues–and getting closer to the president. | Despite all the guilty pleas among people associated with the Trump campaign and the growing pile of evidence about Russian interference in the 2016 election, members of the press have pushed a narrative that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could only go after President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice. After all, that was the heart of the case against former President Richard Nixon back in the day. (He was never shown to have known about the "third-rate burglary" at the Watergate. ) And for some, it seems inconceivable that Trump could possibly have colluded with a foreign government — possibly because he's too unorganized and inept to have pulled it off. As it turns out, Mueller can walk and chew gum at the same. . .
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The Black Disinvestment Crisis: School Closings, Food Deserts, and Urban Blight (2/2).
TRNN | The Real News Network | 2018-03-02
In the second installment in the series TRNN speaks to Racial Justice NOW an Ohio based organization that wants to stop the intentional economic dislocation of its community by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis…
therealnews.com/idirect.php?i=21090

One of Trump's Most Devious Tactics to Try to Silence His Critics.
Liz Posner, AlterNet | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
The latest suit against BuzzFeed is classic Trump intimidation. | Most recently, Trump has vowed to seek revenge on BuzzFeed for publishing the Steele Dossier almost a year ago. Now, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is suing BuzzFeed for defamation. BuzzFeed stands by its decision to publish the dossier. Katie Rayford, a BuzzFeed spokesperson, told AlterNet: "The dossier is, and continues to be, the subject of active investigations by Congress and intelligence agencies. It was presented to two successive presidents, and has been described in detail by news outlets around the world. Its interest to the public is obvious. This is not the first time Trump's personal lawyer has attacked the free press, and we look forward to defending our First Amendment rights in court. "Trump loves both suing and threatening lawsuits over any perceived slight, whether it's an artist who depicted the president. . .
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Americans Are So Busy That They Need to Schedule Sex.
Lara Rebello, Medical Daily | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
A new poll finds 60 percent are unhappy with the amount of time they spend making love. | Busy lifestyles are taking a big toll on the average American. . . especially in the bedroom. According to a new report, a large number of adults are forced to schedule sex because of their hectic routines. The survey, conducted by the sex toy website EdenFantasys, attempted to look at the changing sex culture in the U. S. , with. . . | Related Stories: Americans Are So Busy That They Need to Schedule Time to Have SexWhat Are the Real Chances of Suffering a Heart Attack During Sex? Sexism Is a Problem in the Polyamorous Community, Too…
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The 2018 Oscars Recognize #MeToo, But Hollywood Has a Long Way to Go.
Gustavo Arellano, Capital and Main | AlterNet.org | 2018-03-02
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, producers knew that social issues sold tickets. It's a lesson the film industry might be ready to re-learn. | At first glance, this year's Academy Awards ceremony and nominations seems as woke a lineup as the Oscars has ever offered. Films and actors honored touch on topics as varied and vital as LGBTQ love (Call Me By Your Name), veterans and overt racism (Mudbound), liberal covert racism (Get Out), police corruption (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), and the importance of the press (The Post). Jimmy Kimmel returns as host, after a year where he eased into the working-class champion role his bro schtick always aspired to but never quite nailed until now. Expect much self-congratulation for these Brave New Oscars during the show, along with shoutouts for #TimesUp and digs at Trump (even as the show's producers. . .
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The Secret Stupid Saudi-US Deal on Syria. Oil Gas Pipeline War.
F. William Engdahl | Global Research | 2018-03-02
Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published by GR in October 2014 sheds light on the unfolding war in Syria, the crisis in the Gulf states and the confrontation between Russia and the US. | The details are emerging …
globalresearch.ca/the-secret-stupid-saudi-us-deal-on-syria/5410130

"Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria.
Global Research | 2018-03-02
Voices from Syria by Mark Taliano and The Dirty War on Syria by Tim Anderson: Purchase these two essential books on Syria for one low price, c lick here to purchase. | Voices from Syria, by Mark Taliano | Mark Taliano …
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Iran Bans US Dollar in Trade Activities to Beat Sanctions.
Telesur | Global Research | 2018-03-02
Iran has banned the use of the U.S. dollar in all trade transactions, prohibiting businesses from registering import orders using the currency. | The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trademade the announcement Wednesday, following an official request by the Central …
globalresearch.ca/iran-bans-us-dollar-in-trade-activities-to-beat-sanctions/5630721

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