2018-08-09: Social Media Postees

Ocasio-Cortez: Why Are Our Pockets Empty for Health Care and Education?
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-08-09
In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday evening, New York congressional candidate and democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned how Congress can " write unlimited blank checks for war" and pass the GOP's $2 trillion tax cut for the wealthy, but when it comes to proposals that would help every American–such as Medicare for All–"our pockets are empty." | "Why is it that our pockets are only empty when it comes to education and healthcare for our kids?" she posed. "Why are pockets only empty when we talk about 100 percent renewable energy that is going to save this planet and allow our children to thrive?" | "We only have empty pockets when it comes to the morally right things to do," she continued, "but when it comes to tax cuts for billionaires and when it comes to…
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Prison Firefighting Program Pays a Dollar an Hour to Fight California Wildfires
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-09
Democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman with Nermeen Shaikh. | NERMEEN SHAIKH: We continue our coverage of the California wildfires with a look at who's actually fighting the fires, and it may just surprise you. In addition to roughly 7,000 full-time and seasonal California firefighters, the state relies on about 3,500 prisoners, including many women, to battle the blazes. The California Department of Corrections tweeted last week that at least 2,000 prisoners are currently fighting the wildfires burning across the state, including 58 youth offenders. Earlier this month, California Governor Jerry Brown thanked the firefighters on the front lines, including those who are incarcerated. | GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN: You have heard there is a tremendous effort fighting these fires, and I want to personally thank all of the firefighters who are on the line — the members of CAL…
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Colombia: Notre Dame Study Identifies Major Issues with Peace Efforts
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-09
The implementation of the peace accords in Colombia has shown slow progress on structural change and institutional reform according to study.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Colombia-…

Seventy-Three Years Later, Nagasaki Survivor Warns Against Nuclear Warfare
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-09
Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the US dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat — an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace — last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha — that's the Japanese word for a survivor of the atomic bomb — and Tatsuya Yoshioka is the co-founder and director of the Peace Boat. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, The War and…
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'Trump's Offer To Iran To Start Talks Without Preconditions Is A Trap'
Sputnik News | iranian.com | 2018-08-09
Donald Trump said that anyone doing business with Iran will not be doing business with the US. Via Twitter, he said that sanctions imposed on Tehran were "the most biting," adding that he's asking for world peace. In response, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani accused the US of using "psychological warfare," aiming to "sow division among […] | The post 'Trump's Offer To Iran To Start Talks Without Preconditions Is A Trap' appeared first on The Iranian.
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73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-09
Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more we speak with two guests who travelled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat–an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha–that's t…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/9/73_years_a…

I Can't Find It in Me to Defend Alex Jones
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-09
The first I ever heard of Alex Jones was about twenty years ago. A fellow who came into the library I worked at who often stopped to engage me in conversation told me I needed to stay up late at night and listen to this guy named Alex Jones. According to this fellow, Jones had…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/09/i-cant-find-…

Israel's IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-09
Despite the IDF's killing of over 160 and the wounding of 17,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters, and despite the great international outcry this has caused, the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that the IDF's rules of engagement are in line with "international parameters." | The post Israel's IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine appeared first on MintPress News.
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America's For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-09
A recent push by Senator Bernie Sanders to eliminate cash bail highlights how systemic monetizing of law enforcement continues to enrich cops, courts, and prosecutors | The post America's For-Profit Criminal Justice is Crushing the Poor appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Citing Trump threats, News Guild demands safety measures for journalists
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-09
WASHINGTON–Facing escalating violence against reporters — print and broadcast — and GOP President Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric and threats, News Guild President Bernie Lunzer is reminding both his locals and media bosses that firms must act to protect their workers…
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Peru's Justice Will Review Pardon Granted to Alberto Fujimori
teleSUR / vc-MH | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-09
Convicted criminal against humanity, Alberto Fujimori, was pardoned by former President Kuczynski in December.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Perus-Jus…

Guatemala: Anti-Corruption Group Urges Revamp of Justice System
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-09
"Bringing order to the justice system is one of the pillars in the fight against corruption and impunity," said the anti-corruption group.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Guatemala…

Teaching for Black Lives and Bearing Witness Through Poetry
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-09

| "This is an oral history lesson | just in case the textbooks neglect the truth: | Natural disaster holocausts | are destroying the poor. | Tens of thousands of bodies lie in Haiti's ditches. | Hundreds of deferred dreams drowned | in Katrina's waters. . . " | My high school students stood on stage performing their collaborative poem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black…
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Carpenters, Steamfitters, and Other Trade Unions Coalesced Around Notorious Ferguson Prosecutor. Why?
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2018-08-09
St. Louis County, Missouri, labor unions spent heavily in an effort to re-elect prosecutor Bob McCulloch, who was ousted on Tuesday by criminal justice reformer Wesley Bell, campaign finance reports reveal. | It's common for police unions to support prosecutors, but the labor groups who backed McCulloch came from the trade union movement: steamfitters, carpenters, electrical workers, and others with no obvious connection to the criminal justice system. Their support came in the form of both endorsements and campaign funds. The unions pumped in at least $25,000 of the $237,000 McCulloch raised during the campaign, arguing that his longtime support of organized labor deserved loyalty. | The unions' support for McCulloch is part of an emerging pattern. As a new Democratic insurgency has risen over the last year, unions have clung tightly to the old guard. In New York, they sided with Rep.
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Historian Traces Laura Ingraham's Racist Attack on Immigrants: Echoes 'Racial Citizenship Laws That Took Root in Nazi Germany'
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-09
The host made open and chilling racist comments during her Wednesday broadcast. | Fox News host Laura Ingraham went on a shocking racist tirade during the Wednesday night broadcast of her show. "The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like," she said. "This is related to both illegal and. . .
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Internet Rips Ben Shapiro for $10K Offer to Debate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: He'll 'Pay a Woman Just to Talk to Him'
Chris Sosa, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-09
The proposal was an open display of entitled male privilege. | Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro offered New York Democratic primary congressional winner Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $10,000 to publicly debate him. The offer backfired as the public reaction was one of mockery to Shapiro's desperation. "I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues," Shapiro said. "Not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you," he cont. . .
alternet.org/news-amp-politics/internet-…

Syrian Women Seek the Truth About Their Missing Loved Ones
Sara Manisera | thenation.com | 2018-08-09
Syrian Women Seek the Truth About Their Missing Loved Ones appeared first on The Nation.
thenation.com/article/syrian-women-seek-…

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State
INA | imemc.org | 2018-08-09
TRNN's Shir Hever discusses his book on the privatization of Israeli security, the role of the Palestinian Authority as a subcontractor, and the international impact of Israeli security firms. Shir Hever is an economic researcher in the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organization active in Jerusalem and Beit-Sahour. Researching the …

Israel is Turning From a Security State to a Private Security State

Brazil: Poisonous Agrotoxin Found Over 80% of Breast Milk Samples in Urucui
teleSUR/jc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-09
"The presence of glyphosate in breast milk indicates direct contamination by this agro-toxin," said researcher Inacio Pereira Lima.
www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Po…

Experts: If We Don't Stop Climate Change, CA Fires "Will Seem Mild In Comparison to What's Coming"
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-09
The Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California is now the largest wildfire ever recorded in California's history. It started burning in July–the state's hottest month on record. Of the 20 largest wildfires in California history, 15 have occurred since 2000. This year's fires have already burned nearly three times as many acres as the same time last year. Experts say climate change has increased the length of fire season. In Oakland, California, we speak with Michael Brune, the director of the Sierra Club. We also speak with Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science at Penn State Univer…
www.democracynow.org/2018/8/9/experts_if…

Atlanta school abolishes pledge of allegiance before class, says it's not 'inclusive'
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-09
An Atlanta charter school will no longer recite the pledge of allegiance before class in the morning, as staff feel it does not contribute to "a fully inclusive and connected community."
rt.com/usa/435548-atlanta-pledge-of-alle…

WATCH the mesmerizing dance of chromosomes inside our cells (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-09
Scientists have mapped the movement of chromosomes inside our cells for the first time — a development that may have significant implications for the study of genetic diseases and human health, according to researchers.
rt.com/usa/435564-chromosomes-cells-gene…

The demise of another Bernie Sanders fraud
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-09
The latest effort by Sanders–with the assistance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez–to give a "progressive" gloss to the corporate-controlled Democratic Party has reached its predictable end in Michigan and Kansas.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/09/sand…

14 Lies /Myths That Big Pharma and Their Academic Psychiatrists Teach Medical Students
DGGK | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
"I saw thousands who could've overcome the darkness, but for the love of a lousy buck I watched them die." – Bob Dylan | Myth # 1: | "The FDA (US Food and …
globalresearch.ca/14-lies-myths-that-big…

Selected Articles: The Next Financial Crash? Climate Change
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
For almost seventeen years, Global Research, together with partner independent media organizations, has sought Truth in Media with a view to eventually "disarming" the corporate media's disinformation crusade. | To reverse the …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-the-…

Japan's Hashima Island: Brutal History and the Most Haunted Island on Earth
Andre Vltchek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Featured image: Gunkunjima — Battleship Island | Do you want to see perhaps the spookiest island on earth – Hashima (also known as Gunkanjima – the Battleship Island) — which is located …
globalresearch.ca/japans-hashima-island-…

US Senate Calls on Julian Assange to Testify
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Julian Assange has been asked to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation, according to a letter signed by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark …
globalresearch.ca/us-senate-calls-on-jul…

Depositors — Not Taxpayers — Will Take the Hit for the Next '2008' Crash Because Major Banks May Use the 'Bail-In' System
Barbara G. Ellis, Ph.D. | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The Federal Reserve's recent undermining of the Volcker Rule brings depositors closer than ever to a Cyprus-style "bail-in" in another 2008 crash. And all signs indicate another is on the way. …
globalresearch.ca/depositors-not-taxpaye…

Multiple Diplomatic Spats Raise Questions About Saudi Concept of Sovereignty
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The failure of Western allies to rally around Canada in its dispute with Saudi Arabia risks luring the kingdom into a false belief that economic sanctions will shield it from, if …
globalresearch.ca/multiple-diplomatic-sp…

Here Are 410 Movies Made Under the Direct Influence and Supervision of the Pentagon
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
A year ago we featured a detailed report by authors Tom Secker and Matthew Alford exposing just how vast the Pentagon and CIA programs for partnering with Hollywood actually are, based …
globalresearch.ca/here-are-410-movies-ma…

Washington Allies with ISIS as Great Power Conflict Trumps "War on Terror"
Bill Van Auken | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The "National Defense Strategy" document released at the beginning of this year declared bluntly that the nearly two-decade focus by the US military on the so-called "global war on terrorism" had …
globalresearch.ca/washington-allies-with…

Brexit: Britain to Get on Her Knees Before the Gods of Extreme Capitalism
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Society in the democratic West, especially in my home country of Britain is irrevocably crumbling. It is no secret that liberal democracy is imploding right in front of our eyes through …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-britain-to-get-…

Global Research: A Vital Information Portal. Help Us Stay Afloat
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
As Global Research navigates the ever-changing algorithms of search engines and social media, we find that not only the reach of our articles has been compromised, but our finances too. Maintaining our projects, websites and operations involves some very real …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-a-vita…

Joint Statement on the Re-imposition of US Sanctions Due to Its Withdrawal From the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
EEAS | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). | The JCPOA is working and delivering on its …
globalresearch.ca/joint-statement-on-the…

Video: Syrian SAA Forces Attack ISIS Supply Lines in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have been stricking miitant positions and supply lines in and near the villages of Lahaya and al-Latamina, which are located about 35km north …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-saa-force…

Trump Will Fail in His Anti-Iran Measures and Reimposition of Sanctions: Analyst
Fars News Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, underlined that US President Donald Trump will fail in his anti-Iran measures which have recently been intensified by reimposition of sanctions….
globalresearch.ca/trump-will-fail-in-his…

Disabled People in UK Lead Fight Against Austerity
John Clarke | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
On July 20, I was truly honoured to represent the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at the International Deaf and Disabled People's Solidarity Summit, in Stratford, east London that had …
globalresearch.ca/disabled-people-in-uk-…

Video: ISIS Cells in Eastern Al-Suwayda Face Military Action by Syrian Army
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allied local militias have kicked off an advance on ISIS positions in the eastern part of al-Suwayda province. It's interesting to note that some …
globalresearch.ca/video-isis-cells-in-ea…

Hothouse Earth: Demise of the Planetary Life Support System?
Dr. Andrew Glikson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
In a key paper titled "Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene", published in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Science (6.8.2018), a group of 17 climate and …
globalresearch.ca/hothouse-earth-demise-…

Fear and Loathing in and of the USA
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
As I write this news came of the attempt on President Maduro's life, additional "sanctions" against Iran, North Korea, Syria and Russia, a ramping up of the economic warfare against China …
globalresearch.ca/fear-and-loathing-in-a…

The Misleading Role of Human Rights NGOs in International Politics
Jonathan Sigrist | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
"Along with military invasions and missionaries, NGOs help crack countries open like ripe nuts, paving the way for intensifying waves of exploitation and extraction" ~ Stephanie McMillan | When the media reports …
globalresearch.ca/the-misleading-role-of…

Free Julian Assange, or You're Next
Helen Buyniski | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Sources close to the Ecuadorean embassy have been predicting Julian Assange's expulsion from his safe-haven-turned-prison-cell for a few weeks now. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno seems to be fumbling to find …
globalresearch.ca/free-julian-assange-or…

The Geopolitics of Oil: America's About to Unleash Its "NOPEC Superweapon" Against the Russians and Saudis
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
The US Congress has revived the so-called "NOPEC" bill for countering OPEC and OPEC+. | Officially called the " No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act", NOPEC is the definition of …
globalresearch.ca/the-geopolitics-of-oil…

Is Saudi Arabia Doing America's Bidding by Sanctioning Canada?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-08
Saudi Arabia's sovereignty-supporting sanctions against Canada in response to Ottawa's criticism of the Kingdom's internal affairs are grossly hypocritical but nevertheless in defense of objectively valid principles, though it needs to …
globalresearch.ca/is-saudi-arabia-doing-…

Arizona teachers return to classrooms with limited gains and broken promises
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-08
In the aftermath of the largest statewide walkout last spring, Arizona teachers are still facing a battle for decent wages and education funding.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/08/ariz…

Trump menaces the world over Iran sanctions
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-08-08
Under the banner of "peace," the US is preparing for trade war and war–not only against Iran, but against all potential rivals, including its European and Asian allies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/08/08/iran…

Can Freedom and Capitalism Co-Exist?
Chris Wright | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-07
Being run by business, American culture suffers from an overwhelming preponderance of stupidity. When a set of institutions as reactionary as big business has a virtual monopoly over government and the media, the kinds of information, entertainment, commentary, ideologies, and educational policies on offer will not conduce to rationality or social understanding. What you'll end…
counterpunch.org/2018/08/07/can-freedom-…

Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
Supporters of the charter amendment say that privatization would result in job loss and rate hikes because corporations have only one motive: profit | The post Baltimore Set To Be First Major US City to Ban Water Privatization appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/baltimore-set-to…

Sarah Smith Takes on 21-Year Incumbent Adam Smith in Washington's 9th Congressional District
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-07
Sarah Smith worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign. She is a young working class woman who was asked by Brand New Congress to run the Washington's 9th Congressional district seat against a long time liberal incumbent. She has knocked on 13,000 doors with her message of health care for all and making the Democrats the… | The post Sarah Smith…
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Pilger Excoriates Media on Assange Silence
Consortiumnews.com | consortiumnews.com | 2018-08-07
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and investigative reporter John Pilger takes the gloves off on the continuing attempts to upend WikiLeaks and arrest its founding publisher, Julian Assange, in this interview with Dennis Bernstein and Randy Credico. Pilger talks about Assange's deteriorating… Read more ?…
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