2018-05-14: Social Media Postees

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The View's Joy Behar Trashes Fox News' Tomi Lahren for Ranting About Immigrants: 'What Are Her Skills?&#039
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-14
The commentator complained that only workers with low skills and education are coming to America. Behar pointed out that she would know. | "The View" co-host Joy Behar on Monday slammed Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren after she complained that immigrants are coming into the country with "low skills" and "low education. "Lahren on Saturday defended comments made by chief of staff John Kelly, who last week claimed immigrants don't "assimilate" into the United States. "When did the perception of immigrants go from people trying to find their American dream to isolated freeloaders? " co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked. "We all come from immigrants, including you, Tomi Lahren. " In response to the Fox News personality's rant, Behar zeroed in on Lahren's own skills and education. "I have a question, she talks about low skill: What are her skills? Does anyone know? " Behar asked. Watch the quip below, via ABC:. . .

These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism
Sam Haselby | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-14
Patriotism is the organising passion of modern political life in the United States yet its vitality defies obvious explanation. The country has no national education system. There's neither compulsory military nor civil service. No government agency distributes the ubiquitous US flags, nor enforces observance of the rituals to country performed at schools and sporting and political events throughout the country. Despite lacking the classic machinery for inculcating patriotism and spreading it among the people, American patriotism is a norm in the true sense: at least within the US itself, it exists in a place without question. | One of the conceits of American patriotism — that it is a salubrious version of the pernicious nationalism that other countries have — has helped to protect it from critical questioning of almost any type. The kinds of 20th-century Leftist political movements that in principle opposed…

These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism

Poor People's Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, D.C
Emily Wells | truthdig.com | 2018-05-14
Editor's note: Truthdig has launched its first fully reader-funded project to document the Poor People's Campaign. Please help us provide firsthand accounts of this activism by making a donation. | Thousands of activists and civil rights advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., Monday for the Poor People's Campaign, an effort to relaunch Martin Luther King Jr.'s fight against poverty, war and income inequality. Monday's event was the first of 40 days of action planned across the nation. The campaign's goals include federal and state living-wage laws, an end to anti-union and anti-workers' rights efforts, welfare programs for the poor, equity in education, Medicaid expansion and accessible housing. | Truthdig correspondents Michael Nigro and Clara Romeo are reporting from Washington, D.C. Scroll down to see Truthdig's live multimedia updates. | 4: 50 P.M. EDT: The Poor People's Campaign Twitter page reports that…

Venezuelans Value Peace and Democracy
Frederico Fuentes | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-14
'Venezuelans have time and again shown the world how much they value democracy and free elections', said Venezuelan activist Eulalia Reyes de Whitney. Campaigning is well underway for Venezuela's May 20 national vote to elect the nation's president and representatives to municipal councils and state legislatures. The elections are being held in the context of…

Most Foreign Envoys Reject Israeli Invitation to Jerusalem Embassy Celebrations
Middle East Monitor | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-14
Israel launched celebrations on Sunday for the US Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, a move whose break with world consensus was underscored by the absence of most envoys to the country from a reception hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters reports. | Monday's slated opening of the new embassy follows US President Donald Trump's recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a decision he said fulfilled decades of policy pledges in Washington and formalised realities on the ground. | The Palestinians, who want their own future state with its capital in east Jerusalem, have been outraged by Trump's shift from previous administrations' preference for keeping the US Embassy in Tel Aviv pending progress in peace efforts. | Those talks have been frozen since 2014. Other major powers worry that the US move could inflame Palestinian unrest in the occupied West Bank and…

Most Foreign Envoys Reject Israeli Invitation to Jerusalem Embassy Celebrations

Syria Imposes New Rules Of Engagement On Israel
Sayeh Hassan | iranian.com | 2018-05-14
On Thursday 10th May 2018, an unprecedented exchange of strikes happened between Israel and Syria. The mainstream media, as well as some "alternative" media like Russia Today, were quick to relay the Israeli army version, according to which the Zionist entity "retaliated" to an "Iranian attack by Revolutionary Guards' Al-Quds Force" consisting of "twenty rockets" fired at Israeli […] | The post Syria Imposes New Rules Of Engagement On Israel appeared first on The Iranian.

Welcome to the Apocalypse: BDSM, #MeToo, Torture and the Drumbeat For War
John Grant | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-14
In the privacy of intimate relationships, I have engaged in role-playing and other consensual sexual activity. — NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman upon resigning I'm not going to sit here, with the benefit of hindsight, and judge the very good people who made hard decisions, who were running the agency in very extraordinary circumstances. –…

Reporters Cash in White House Access for Lucrative Cable News Deals
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2018-05-14
After the 2016 elections, several publications encouraged Americans to pay for their content, framing a newspaper subscription as an act of resistance against a lying, media-bashing president. | It's paid off handsomely for legacy publications. The New York Times surpassed 500,000 new subscribers between November 2016 and April 2017, and The Washington Post told us "Democracy Dies in Darkness," and crossed the 1 million mark for paid digital subscriptions at the end of 2017. | It's also been a financial windfall for individual White House reporters who can spin their access into lucrative side jobs as cable news analysts and speakers. | Buzzfeed News reported on Monday that high-profile White House reporters can earn tens of thousands from television appearances and speaking engagements, doing so even as other newspapers and websites are slashing budgets, laying off staff and shrinking the…

Team Trump Plans to Go on "War Footing" to Fend Off Impeachment: It Could Backfire Big Time
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-14
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! | Rudy did it again. Last Friday, Giuliani gave an interview to the Huffington Post, and the subject of Trump fixer Michael Cohen's recently revealed arrangement with AT&T about the pending merger with Time Warner came up. In his usual thoughtless, arrogant fashion Giuliani explained that AT&T didn't get anything for their money because "the president denied the merger." | The president is not supposed to interfere in such decisions, and the White House has repeatedly denied that he did. But ever since the Department of Justice unexpectedly moved to block the merger, unless (among other…

Liars Club: Ollie North and General Kelly
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-14
Oliver North is a liar. He was also part of a conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine. Furthermore, he was part of another conspiracy to build, arm and train mercenaries to fight a public/private enterprise known as the Contra war in Nicaragua. He is a shameless egocentric maniac loved by several million US television viewers who watch his nonsensical FOX series War Stories.

Sieges, Bombs, Embassies: How Attacks on American Diplomats Have Shaped Policy
Daniel Hilton | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
For many in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is anything but diplomatic. | It risks alienating important partners in the region and disqualifying …

Mapping Erik Prince's Private Mercenary Empire
Ty Joplin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
His journey from hiring mercenaries to help bolster …

The Salisbury Poisonings. What Was the Agent Used? Who Could Have Produced It? When and Where were the Skripals Exposed?
Professor Paul Mckeigue | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
The following briefing note is developed by academics researching the use of chemical and biological weapons during the 2011-present war in Syria. The note reflects work in progress. However, the substantive questions raised need answering, especially given the seriousness of …

Gearing Up for the Third Gulf War
Michael T. Klare | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
With Donald Trump's decision to shred the Iran nuclear agreement, announced last Tuesday, it's time for the rest of us to start thinking about what a Third Gulf War would mean. The answer, based on the last 16 years …

Science-Based Medicine (SBM) versus Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
In Part One, we discussed the threats social media technology poses to a healthy and educated populace, the scientist cult of Skepticism and its extremist medical wing, and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as a leading promulgator for Skepticism's agenda. …

Killing Gaza
Chris Hedges | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Israel's blockade of Gaza–where trapped Palestinians for the past seven weeks have held nonviolent protests along the border fence with Israel, resulting in more than 50 killed and 700 wounded by Israeli troops–is one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. …

Israel Bans Entry of Palestinian Medical Delegation into Gaza. Crime against Humanity
TPIC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
The Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday decided to prevent a Palestinian medical delegation from entering the Gaza Strip. | Ministry of Health said in a statement that the Israeli authorities refused to issue the necessary entry permits for the members of …

President Putin Is Syria's Savior, but Don't Go "Worshipping" Him!
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
President Putin's decision to military involve his country in the anti-terrorist struggle in Syria saved the Arab Republic from its assured destruction irrespective of the criticisms that can be levelled against it throughout the course of this campaign, but sincere …

Switzerland's "Referendum for Sovereign Money"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
It's called "Vollgeld Initiative" — in German, meaning more or less "Referendum for Sovereign Money". What is "Sovereign Money"? — Its money produced only by the Central Bank, by the "Sovereign", the government, represented by its central bank. …

Selected Articles: Nakba Day: Remembering Palestine's 1948 Humanitarian Disaster
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Global Research is a small team that believes in the power of information and analysis to bring about far-reaching societal change including a world without war. | Truth in media is a powerful instrument. As long as we keep probing, asking …

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Verification Chief Resigns following Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14

Do You Want to Travel Around the Middle East? Think Twice!
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Featured image: empty Jordan — Syrian border post | Do you think it is that simple to travel around the Middle East? Think twice! | Ask Palestinians, about trying to get from a point A to a point B in their own …

The Fate of Bear 399 (and Other Grizzly Matriarchs)
Louisa Willcox | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-14
It is impossible not to think of your Mother on Mother's Day. In the bear world, many of us have been blessed to be in the company of the quintessential Grizzly Bear Mother: Jackson Wyoming's bear matron and rock star, known only by her number in the sequence of bears captured by researchers: 399. Yes,…

Reasons Trump Breaks Nuclear-Sanction Agreement with Iran, Declares Trade War with China and Meets with North Korea
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Introduction | For some time, critics of President Trump's policies have attributed them to a mental disorder; uncontrolled manic-depression, narcissus bullying and other pathologies. | The question of Trump's mental health raises a deeper question: why does his pathologies take a specific …

Israel at Seventy: Symbol of War, Racism, Reaction
Joyce Chediac | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Featured image: May 12 vigil in South Africa supporting the Great March of Return in Gaza. (Source: BDS South Africa) | The settler state of Israel turns 70 on May 14. In imperialist capitals, especially Israel and the U.S., this state …

Oliver North Worked with Cocaine Traffickers to Arm Terrorists. Now He'll be President of the National Rifle Association (NRA)
Jon Schwarz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Featured image: Jackson Free Press | The National Rifle Association has always been clear about drugs: They're terrifying. | Last year, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre darkly warned that members of drug gangs "are infiltrating law enforcement and even the military." In 2013, …

The Opening of a U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: Full-Fledged Apartheid
Dr. Husam Zomlot | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Today will go down in history as the day the US encouraged Israel to cross the line towards what numerous US and international leaders have been warning from, a full-fledged apartheid. The reality has evolved into a system of privileging …

Hitler's Racially-driven Disregard for Nuclear Weapons
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Adolf Hitler is indeed one of the most hated individuals in world history, whose genocidal policies were responsible for killing tens of millions of people. Yet there is a little known irony regarding the Fascist dictator. As the atomic scientists …

Israel Repurposes Nakba Myths to Justify Today's Massacre in Gaza
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians …

Ecuador to Expel Assange from Its London Embassy?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | In August 2012, Ecuador granted WikiLeaks founder, director and editor-in-chief Julian Assange asylum in its London embassy — granting him citizenship in December …

Welcome Home! Canada's Trudeau Government Welcomes Confessed ISIS Terrorist back to Toronto
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Dear Canada: Your government supports al Qaeda and al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. It supports all of the terrorists in Syria. | Some of these terrorists are coming home to Canada. As a Canadian you can do little about this since you have …

High Alert for Palestinian Slaughter and Conflict with Iran
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Featured image: Protest against US war in the Middle East in Los Angeles from DreamsTime.com. | There will be a confluence of trigger events this week that could lead to an escalation of conflict. At the same time that the …

War Propaganda 101
Anthony Freda | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Propaganda 101: This fine illustration by Edward Kinsella accompanies a classic demonization piece in the current Wall Street Journal. | This sort of political marketing is designed to create a public enemy of the state as a pretext to a military …

Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Originally published in March 2007. | GR Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. | It is worth noting that 6 out of these 7 countries (with the exception of Lebanon) identified by …

Tick-Borne Illness Has Tripled, but the CDC Refuses to Blame Climate Change
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-14
We count on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to look out for our public health interests — whether responding to outbreaks or identifying emerging threats. These should be nonpartisan activities, but there are signs that the Trump administration's antipathy to climate science is creeping into CDC policy. And that's bad news for all of us — including climate change skeptics. | That point was made clear in a recent CDC report about the rise of tick-borne illnesses. While many people associate ticks with Lyme disease, they can also cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, dengue, Zika, West Nile and a number of other illnesses. | Epidemiological evidence suggests that some tick-borne illnesses are becoming more common and spreading out of their traditional range. One reason for the shift is environmental pressure, as development expands into…

US opens Jerusalem embassy on 'great day for peace' as dozens of Palestinians shot dead
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-14
The US has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the highly-divisive decision by President Donald Trump last December. Pledges of peace during the ceremony came as dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israelis in protests. …

'All people can live in peace,' says Jared Kushner as Israel kills dozens of Palestinians
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-14
Jared Kushner's speech at the US Embassy opening ceremony in Jerusalem claims both sides of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal could gain more than they give, as Israeli forces shot dead 55 protesters on Monday. …

New Zealand Labour government makes "left" feint on education
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-14
Some 50,000 NZ teachers are set to follow their counterparts in the United States and other countries in the fight for jobs, decent wages and working conditions.

Wire Magazine: April-June 2018
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-14
In this Wire, find out how we're making women human rights defenders more visible by teaming up with the online platform Wikipedia. Also, read about how vague counter-terrorism legislation in Spain threatens the right to freedom of speech. Join us in celebrating our 2018 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award winner, the US footballer and activist Colin Kaepernick who "took a knee" to protest against excessive use of force by police against black people. And get to know the story of Elias Kimaiyo, an Indigenous land rights campaigner from Kenya who documents forced evictions of his community. You can also learn how states around the world criminalize sexuality and reproduction and how we can address this as a human rights concern.

Profits, stock buybacks soar, but "no money" for wages or school books
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-14
The 500 largest corporations in the US will funnel more money into the pockets of wealthy investors than they will allocate for capital expenditures and research and development.

Further Information: Russian Federation: Defender's detention renewed again: Oyub Titiev
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-14
The pre-trial detention of Oyub Titiev, a prisoner of conscience and head of the Grozny office of the Russian human rights group Memorial, has been extended for another month, until 9 June. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic rejected an appeal against the extension.

US Bureau of Prisons Policy Change Endangers Transgender Prisoners
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-14
An illustration depicts a transgender woman housed in a men's immigration detention facility. | © 2016 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch | The Trump administration's decision to change the policy of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for housing transgender prisoners is dangerous, wrongheaded, and unnecessary. | Because being transgender is a known risk for being sexually victimized in confinement, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and Department of Justice guidance issued in 2016 called for individual determinations of housing, program, and other assignments in correctional facilities. That means an individual assessment must be made, taking many factors into account, including the person's own views about their gender and safety. It also made assigning a transgender prisoner to housing, programs, or other services based solely on their sex assigned at birth is…

Russia Is Already "Balancing" Iran in the Mideast
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-14
Russia's predominant position in Syria & Iraqi Kurdistan places Moscow right in the middle of the misleadingly characterized "Shiite Crescent" and allows the Kremlin to "balance" Iranian influence in the Mideast better than any other country ever possibly could. | It's …

Israel/OPT: Use of excessive force in Gaza an abhorrent violation of international law
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-14
Responding to reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured by the Israeli military during protests along the fence that separates Gaza and Israel today, Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said: | "This is another horrific example of the Israeli military using excessive force and live ammunition in a totally deplorable way. This is a violation of international standards, in some instances committing what appear to be wilful killings constituting war crimes. | …

Rise in Militant Attacks on Schools in Pakistan
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-14
Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan. | Last week an improvised explosive device was used to target a girls' school in Hassokhel, North Waziristan, in northwest Pakistan. Thankfully, no children were injured in the attack, although a boundary wall was damaged. That bombing came just three days after another girls' school in North Waziristan was attacked, this time in the town of Mir Ali. Residents said that militants have been distributing pamphlets demanding authorities shut down girls' schools in the area. | Pakistan already faces major challenges to education due to low enrollment rates, gender bias, a lack of trained teachers, and poor physical infrastructure. But Islamist militant violence has further exacerbated these challenges and disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of children. | Deliberate and…

'Xenophobic' Fox News Pundit Gets Genealogical Tree Dug Up After Defending John Kelly's Racist Remarks About Immigrants
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-13
Journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn found some interesting tidbits in Lahren's family tree. | Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren is getting the John Kelly treatment after defending the White House Chief of Staff's racist remarks this weekend. And it turns out her family background is much like Kelly's: immigrants who came to America and refused to "assimilate," yet produced a family of successful Americans. On Saturday Lahren took to Fox News and echoed Kelly's comments. "You don't just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That's not what this country is based on," she insisted. . @TomiLahren: "You don't just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says. . .

The War on Syria and the Astana Peace Process: Time to Make China Fourth Guarantor State
Peter Korzun | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-13
In January, Russia hosted the Congress of Syrian National Dialogue in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. It has been the most representative forum thus far to discuss the conflict in Syria. Moscow invited Beijing to take part in the …

Indonesia: Bring to justice those behind church bombings in Surabaya
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-13
Responding to suicide bombings in three churches in Indonesia's second largest city of Surabaya, East Java, that killed at least 13 people and injured around 40 others, Amnesty International Indonesia's executive director Usman Hamid said: | "We are all deeply shocked by the bomb attacks in Surabaya this morning. We grieve with those who lost loved ones, and stand united with those opposing terror with freedom, fairness and respect for human rights. The deliberate targeting and killing of women, men, and children going about their daily lives can never be justified and shows complete contempt for the most fundamental principles of human rights. |

These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism
Sam Haselby, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
It is time to start treating American patriotism — the most deadly form of identity politics — as a question, not an answer. | Patriotism is the organising passion of modern political life in the United States yet its vitality defies obvious explanation. The country has no national education system. There's neither compulsory military nor civil service. No government agency distributes the ubiquitous US flags, nor enforces observance of the rituals to country performed at schools and sporting and political events throughout the country. Despite lacking the classic machinery for inculcating patriotism and spreading it among the people, American patriotism is a norm in the true sense: at least within the US itself, it exists in a place without question. One of the conceits of American patriotism — that it is a salubrious version of the pernicious nationalism that other countries have –. . .

WATCH: Mike Pence Says More Americans Believe in God Now That Trump is President
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
"Facts are facts," Pence also insisted. | Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address to graduating students at a small, private, ultra-conservative Christian college in Michigan Saturday afternoon. Many consider the former Indiana governor a devout Catholic, and his speech certainly supported that perception. The Vice President told the Hillsdale College graduating class that because Donald Trump is now president, more Americans believe in God. "Faith in America is rising again because President Trump and our entire administration have been advancing the very principles that you learned here in the halls of Hillsdale College," Pence said. "The principles that have always been the source of America's greatness and strength. ""Facts are facts," Pence also insisted. "Faith is rising across America. "Hillsdale happens to have major ties to the family of Betsy DeVos. The college "considers itself a trustee of. . .

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