2018-06-14: News Headlines

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-14). Alec Ross: Hogan Failing Maryland on Climate, Education, and Jobs. therealnews.com The Maryland Gubernatorial candidate says Hogan wants to carry out Betsy DeVos's agenda on public schools, has failed to uplift areas like Baltimore, or create green jobs

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya (2018-06-14). The Division of Eurasia: Threats of Nuclear War and the Korean Peninsula. globalresearch.ca Relevant article first published on December 6, 2015. | The following article was presented in Berlin, Germany at the Second International Symposium on Peace and Prosperity in Korea on November 25, 2015. The paper deals with Northeast Asian security from a …

Thomas Knapp (2018-06-14). North Korea: Pelosi Versus Peace. counterpunch.org Which is worse: The specter of nuclear war, or giving US president Donald Trump credit for a significant diplomatic accomplishment? In her official statement on Trump's Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay More

Joe Lauria (2018-06-14). Democrats Are Putting Partisanship and Power Before Peace. mintpressnews.com In 1972 Democrats were able to praise Nixon for going to China, but the reaction to Trump's summit in Singapore shows how far, or not, we've come since then, says Joe Lauria.

Jake Johnson (2018-06-14). Peace Is "Bad for Business": Defence Stocks Plummet After Trump-Kim Summit. globalresearch.ca Featured image: The LAV III armoured vehicle (AV) is the latest in the Generation III Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) series of armoured cars built by General Dynamics Land Systems, and is the primary mechanized infantry vehicle of the Canadian Army….

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). New York Attorney General Files Suit Against Trump Family and Foundation Accusing Them of Engaging in 'Illegal Conduct'. alternet.org The New York State AG "found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2. 8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election. " | The New York attorney general on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, his children and the Donald J. Trump foundation, alleging his charity engaged in "illegal conduct," Reuters reports. According to a statement released Thursday by New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood's office, the Trump foundation and its directors, Trump, Donald Trump Jr. , Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump for "extensive and persistent violations of state and federal law. ""Our investigation found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2. 8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direct and under the control of the senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign," the attorney general said. View the full document here.

Mark Sumner, Daily Kos (2018-06-14). New York State Sues Trump and Some Family Members for Illegal Use of Charity Funds. alternet.org The president's actions are said to represent repeated violations of both state and federal law. | David Fahrenthold at the Washington Post is reporting that the state of New York has filed suit against Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. , Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump charging them with "persistently illegal conduct" in the operation of the fake charity, the Donald J. Trump Foundation. The Trump Foundation had been hovering in limbo for months after Trump admitted the foundation had engaged in "self dealing" and announced that he would close the foundation—notably within days of when Michael Cohen's new LLC took over the job of paying Trump's off-the-books actions. Since then the Trump Foundation has been held open by the New York attorney general's office pending legal action. Now that action is here. New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked for the remaining funds. . .

Staff (2018-06-14). Report Faults Comey in Clinton Probe, Sees No Political Bias. truthdig.com The Justice Department's watchdog says former FBI Director James Comey broke with established protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Michael Barker (2018-06-14). Child Rape and the Roots of Political Anger: Grooming Gangs in Context. counterpunch.org Ordinary working-class people are rightly appalled by the prevalence of all forms of sexual abuse. Every year tens of thousands of adults and children suffer from sexual violence, predominantly at the hands of violent men, often family members. And every year thousands of people, especially those living in Britain's poorest communities, suffer disproportionate injustice at More

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-14). Monstrous AT&T/Time Warner Merger. globalresearch.ca Federal courts are supremely pro-business, including the nation's highest one throughout its history. | The nation's first Supreme Court chief justice John Jay arrogantly said America should be run by the people who own it. The nation's second president John Adams …

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-06-14). James Comey Used His Personal Email and Laptop While Conducting FBI Business: DOJ Inspector General's Report. alternet.org And internal watchdog dinged James Comey for operating in a manner "inconsistent with the FBI Policy Statement. " | Former FBI director James Comey used his personal email to conduct official FBI business, even as he publicly criticized Hillary Clinton over her use of a personal email during her time as Secretary of State. The news comes as part of the Department of Justice Inspector General's report released Thursday that was highly critical of Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation and found his own use of a personal account was "inconsistent" with FBI policy, HuffPost reports. Per the inspector general's report, Comey said he used his personal email when he was crafting speeches or organization-wide emails with unclassified information. Comey told investigators he used two phones and his own laptop for unclassified work. According to HuffPost, "asked if his use of a personal. . .

Gabe Falsetta, Carol Ramos Widom (2018-06-14). Climate justice and economy: Demands at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Under cloudy skies with an intermittent drizzle, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Rican people and their allies turned out for the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. But this year was special: It celebrated the rich, proud tradition of the Puerto Rican people whose homeland has been devastated by hurricane Maria. Among the festivities Sunday, […]…

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-06-14). Inspector General Report Finds Comey Violated Procedure and 'Negatively Impacted Perception' of FBI in Clinton Email Investigation. alternet.org Even though Comey's actions clearly benefitted Trump, the president is expected to use these findings to further attack Comey. | Former FBI Director Jim Comey violated Bureau procedures and "negatively impacted the perception of the FBI" in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Bureau's Inspector General's report states. "While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey's part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice," Inspector General Michael Horowitz said, as Bloomberg News reports. Even though Comey's actions clearly benefitted then-candidate Trump, the president is expected to use these findings to further attack Comey. This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story

Chauncey K. Robinson (2018-06-14). 'We won't be silent anymore': Poor People's Campaign speaks to Congress. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, June 12, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., convened a forum at the U.S. Capitol to examine poverty in America. Panelists included the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, and individuals who shared their personal stories about poverty and economic injustice. Their […]…

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-06-14). Fox News Source Confirms Sarah Sanders is 'Weighing Future Options' After She Bashed A CBS Report on Her Pending Resignation. alternet.org Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she loves her job and is honored to work for President Donald J. Trump. | A Fox News report suggested on Thursday that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is "weighing future options" outside the White House. On Wednesday, CBS News reported that Sanders and Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah were both thinking about resigning. Sanders reportedly told friends that she would be leaving her job by the end of the year. Sanders blasted CBS in a tweet, saying that she had not been contacted by the outlet. But she did not directly deny that she had plans to resign. Does @CBSNews know something I don't about my plans and my future? I was at my daughter's year-end Kindergarten event and they ran a story about my "plans to leave the WH" without even talking to me. I love. . .

James M. Dorsey (2018-06-14). Saudi Arabia Drags Geopolitical Baggage on to the World Cup Pitch. globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia has much at stake when its national soccer team enters the pitch for the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow. | With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals …

Stephen Lendman (2018-06-14). Trump's Concessions to North Korea: Empty Promises to be Broken. globalresearch.ca True enough, the Kim Jong-un/Trump summit was historic, a first-time ever face-to-face meeting between leaders of both countries. | A few hours of talks, what preceded them, and framework agreement at their conclusion changed nothing about US imperial aims. | US regimes …

Roy Morrison (2018-06-14). Good Bye to All That: Donald Trump and the End of the U.S. Global Empire. globalresearch.ca What's startling is how quickly Donald Trump, aided and abetted by a mixture of billionaires, sycophants, and far right ideologues is undermining the basic pillars of a U.S. imperium that emerged in 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Germany …

Max Blumenthal (2018-06-14). Documents Show Private Intelligence Web Behind Global Surveillance Program. globalresearch.ca Internal documents exclusively obtained by the Grayzone Project (and embedded after this article) show how Cambridge Analytica's UK-based parent company, SCL group, conducted a surveillance operation in Yemen called Project Titania. The initiative relied on psychological profiling, "strategic communications campaigns," …

J. B. Gerald (2018-06-14). Cameroun: The Battle of Languages Serves Colonial Masters. globalresearch.ca There is increasing likelihood of a civil war in Cameroun. | Captured from German interests during WWII by the Free French the Camerouns were divided into British Cameroun to the North and French Cameroun to the South. At its Independence from …

Robert Parry (2018-06-14). How 'Regime Change' Wars Led to Korea Crisis. globalresearch.ca in relation to the recent Kim-Trump summit, we republish this article on the denuclearization game of the United States by the late Robert Parry first published in September 2017. | *** | It is a popular meme in the U.S. media to …

Press TV (2018-06-14). Syria's President Assad Says US, French, Turks, Israeli Troops Are Occupying Forces. globalresearch.ca Assad made the remarks on Wednesday during an interview with the al-Alam News Network, where he stressed that Syria's position is to support "any act of resistance, whether against terrorists or against occupying forces regardless of their nationality." | Referring to …

William Boardman (2018-06-14). War on Iran Is Now US Policy, According to Secretary of State Pompeo. globalresearch.ca On May 21, in his first formal public address, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (sworn in May 2) effectively declared war on the sovereign nation of Iran. Pompeo has no constitutional authority to declare war on anyone, as he …

Jonathan Ofir (2018-06-14). 'Every Bullet Has a Precise Address' — Another Israeli Journalist Justifies the Massacre. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Dan Margalit | This logic has been uttered by a prominent Israeli journalist: Mass shootings of Palestinians have saved their lives. Reporting from the sniper positions near the Gaza fence, Dan Margalit writes in his Hebrew-only Haaretz opinion (Saturday): …

Michael Snyder (2018-06-14). The Real Economic Numbers: 21.5 Percent Unemployment, 10 Percent Inflation and Negative Economic Growth. globalresearch.ca Every time the mainstream media touts some "wonderful new economic numbers" I just want to cringe. Yes, it is true that the economic numbers have gotten slightly better since Donald Trump entered the White House, but the rosy economic picture …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-06-14). Video: The USA and the EU Quarrel, But Remain United Against Russia and China. globalresearch.ca While the G7 is fissuring over the war on customs duties, the same conflicting actors are regrouping to reinforce NATO and its network of partners. | Trump's tactical proposal to restore the G8 — aimed at harnessing Russia to a G7 …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2018-06-14). Pushing China's Huawei Out: Australia, the Solomon Islands and the Internet. asia-pacificresearch.com

South Front (2018-06-14). Video: The War on Yemen and the Battle for Hudaydah. globalresearch.ca On January 13, the Saudi-led coalition launched a new operation to capture the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah from the Houthis."Liberation of the port is the beginning of the fall of the Houthi militias. It will secure navigation in …

RT (2018-06-14). FBI agent's text to lover: 'We'll stop' Trump from becoming president. rt.com The agent who worked on the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia told his colleague and lover that the agency would work to "stop" Donald Trump from becoming president. |
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Shaun King (2018-06-14). How Bernie Sanders Evolved on Criminal Justice Reform. theintercept.com Many years ago, an editor gave me some sage but surprising advice. He told me not to meet face-to-face with politicians. He said although I was a fierce critic, the moment I met most of them, everything would change. Up close, politicians can be captivating and charismatic, and after having a personal encounter with them, it would be harder to criticize them. | For pretty much my entire career as a journalist, I've stayed true to this counsel, going to outrageous lengths to avoid meeting politicians face-to-face. I've never met New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. I've never met New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And I felt fully at peace when I criticized them both for failing to deliver essential criminal justice reforms they promised. | Despite my personal endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary and…

RT (2018-06-14). US Secret Service employee among 2,300 suspected child sex offenders nabbed in nationwide operation. rt.com A three-month operation has resulted in the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected child sex offenders, including a Secret Service employee, the Justice Department has announced. The investigation also identified 383 abused children.
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RT (2018-06-14). Comey broke FBI procedure in Clinton email probe, says inspector general. rt.com Former FBI Director James Comey "deviated" from standard FBI and Justice Department procedures in his probe into Hillary Clinton's email server use, according to the report from the inspector general, as seen by Bloomberg. |
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RT (2018-06-14). Bear-ly believable: 5yo boy & wild animal engage in 'jump-off' at zoo (VIDEO). rt.com An Andean bear is the latest animal to become an overnight viral sensation after it joined a five-year-old boy in an impromptu spirited jumping session at Nashville Zoo.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-14). Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School. hrw.org "Evelina," 17, with her 3-year-old daughter "Hope," in Migori county, western Kenya. Evelina is in Form 2, the second year of lower secondary school. After her baby was born, a friend encouraged her to go back to school. Although Evelina cannot afford to pay school fees, the school's head teacher allows her to stay in school. | © 2018 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch | (Nairobi) – Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, ahead of the Day of the African Child on June 16, 2018. |

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Human Rights Watch (2018-06-14). China: At Summit, EU Should 'Throw Full Weight Behind' Human Rights. hrw.org European Council President Donald Tusk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (R) arrive to attend a EU-China Summit in Brussels, Belgium June 2, 2017. | © 2017 Reuters/Virginia Mayo/Pool | (Brussels) — European Union leaders should publicly and privately demand that China release those deprived of their liberty for exercising human rights, including poet Liu Xia, the widow of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, and Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, Human Rights Watch said today in a joint letter with 23 other nongovernmental organizations. | European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker, European Council President Donald Tusk, and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini will attend the EU-China Summit in Beijing with senior Chinese officials in mid-July 2018. | "EU leaders, who have pledged their full support for courageous human rights defenders, will visit…

RT (2018-06-14). DOJ report accuses Comey, says several FBI employees 'cast cloud' over Clinton probe. rt.com Former FBI Director James Comey "usurped authority" and made a "serious error of judgment" in handling the Hillary Clinton email probe in 2016, says the newly published report by the Department of Justice inspector general.
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Samantha Borek (2018-06-14). Amid Scathing Accusations of War Crimes, UN Votes to Condemn Israeli Violence Against Palestinians. truthout.org Just hours after a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report accused Israel of showing "blatant disregard for Palestinian lives" and commiting war crimes in its massacre of over 100 nonviolent demonstrators in Gaza over the past several weeks, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution that condemns Israel's "excessive, disproportionate, and indiscriminate" use of live fire against peaceful Palestinians. | "We cannot remain silent in the face of the most violent crimes and human rights violations being systematically perpetrated against our people," Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian envoy to the UN, said in a speech following Wednesday's vote. | The resolution denouncing Israel's murderous behavior—which was approved by a 120-8 vote, with 45 abstentions—also requests proposals from the UN Secretary General "ways and means for ensuring the safety, protection, and well-being of the…

Democracy Now! (2018-06-14). Headlines for June 14, 2018. democracynow.org White House Will Back House Immigration Bills Condemned by Advocates, Canada Appeals to U.S. Senators to End Trump's Trade War, Journalist's Lawsuit Against Federal "Kill List" to Proceed, Antarctic Ice Melt Speeding Up, Threatening Coastal Cities Worldwide, Harvard Scientists Warn Trump's EPA Policies Could Kill 80,000+ Per Decade, Yemen: U.N. Warns of Catastrophe Amid Saudi-Led Assault on Port City, U.N. General Assembly Condemns Israel's Massacre of Gaza Protesters, West Bank Palestinians Protest PA Sanctions Against Gaza Strip, Mexican Congressional Candidate Assassinated After Debate, Bolivian Police Crack Down on Protests Calling for Education Funding, Argentina Lawmakers Debate Bill to Decriminalize Some Abortions, Trump Says North Korea Not a Nuclear Threat, Praises Kim Jong-un, Democratic Leaders Blast Trump for Halting Korea War Games, Massachusetts Sues Purdue Pharma Executives over OxyContin Deaths, L.A. Prosecutors Looking into Sylvester Stallone Rape Allegations, Texas: No New Trial for Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Illegal Voting, Protests Erupt as Jersey City Confiscates Indypendent Newspaper Boxes…

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-13). Democratic Candidates for Governor Debate the Future of Education. therealnews.com Students, parents and teachers question candidates about public schools, The Kirwan Commission, and more

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-06-13). Bigoted Parents Support Students Who Cyberbullied Gay Teacher So Badly She Had to Take Mental Health Leave. alternet.org "It's not hate speech to say what we believe. " | She never discussed her sexuality with her students — although there is no reason why she should not have. But she did post a photo of her and her partner to Instagram, and after it was discovered, that's when the cyberbullying began. Amy Estes, a California middle school teacher says she went to the administrators asking for help and support, but got none. She says they ignored the problem, saying it was "drama," and would "blow over. "It didn't. "Estes, who has taught English at Spring View Middle School in Rocklin for five years, considered herself well-liked before the barrage of online taunts, nasty statements and memes began at the beginning of the school year," The Sacramento Bee reports. The school not only refused to step in, but told her she should not discuss. . .

Consortiumnews.com (2018-06-13). Democrats Put Partisanship Before Prospects for Peace. consortiumnews.com In 1972 Democrats were able to praise Nixon for going to China, but the reaction to Trump's summit in Singapore shows how far we've come since then, says Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News When Richard Nixon returned… Read more →

Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-06-13). Paul Jay on Trump's Iran War Agenda and Liberals' Korea Peace Panic. therealnews.com Paul Jay, Senior Editor of the The Real News, says that Trump's North Korea diplomacy overshadows both his administration's war-mongering on Iran and Koreans' decisive efforts to make peace. Jay also discusses the partisan liberal angst over the prospect of reducing the U.S. military presence on the Korean peninsula

BAFP (2018-06-13). Black Alliance for Peace Welcomes Outcome of Meeting Between the United States and North Korea. globalresearch.ca Featured image: President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sign a joint statement | June 12, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) | The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) calls on the people of …

JSPP (2018-06-13). A Blow to Interventionists, as US and North Korea Move Toward Peace. counterpunch.org Critics and pundits have been reacting dismissively to President Donald Trump's engagement with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. A few weeks ago Donald Trump was going to start World War III with the Korean peninsula's "Rocket Man," or so observers said. Now, the prospect for peace, which has never been formally codified by treaty with More

Thomas Knapp (2018-06-13). North Korea: Pelosi Versus Peace. counterpunch.org Which is worse: The specter of nuclear war, or giving US president Donald Trump credit for a significant diplomatic accomplishment? In her official statement on Trump's Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi makes it clear that a few million incinerated human beings are a small price to pay More

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-06-13). Does the DNC Want to Stop the Next Bernie? therealnews.com A proposed rule change might not stop Bernie Sanders from seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020, but it could be used to exclude future independents like him, says attorney and activist Anoa Changa

Staff (2018-06-13). Obamacare's Pre-Existing Condition Protections at Risk. truthdig.com Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision that the Justice Department will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act in court could hurt people with employer coverage, law and insurance experts say.

The Mammal Society (2018-06-13). Animal Rights: British Mammals' Fight for Survival. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Red Squirrel by Malcolm Welch | Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to the first comprehensive review of their populations for more than 20 years launched today by The Mammal …

Global Research (2018-06-13). "Voices from Syria" and "The Dirty War on Syria": Mark Taliano and Tim Anderson Analyze the War on Syria. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Prof. Sam Ben-Meir (2018-06-13). Truth in Painting: Cezanne's Portraits at Washington's National Gallery of Art. globalresearch.ca One can hardly overstate the significance of Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), an artist who not only transformed French painting, but in many ways invented modern art: "The father of us all," as Picasso observed. To be a painter in the twentieth …

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