2018-08-12: News Headlines

teleSUR/vc-CM (2018-08-12). Colombia: Soldiers Ask for 'Forgiveness' in First Peace Court Hearings. telesurtv.net The soldiers are being investigated for participating in the extrajudicial killing of scores of young Colombian men and later present them as guerrilla fighters.

Merula Furtado (2018-08-12). "Exhaling a Low Freedom Song": Jackie Wang on Carceral Capitalism. truthout.org I can't quite remember an intellectual journey as complicated, engaging and justice-inspired as my trip through Carceral Capitalism. A warning: Author Jackie Wang is not for the faint-hearted. Whether she is delving deep into the tragedy and outrage of her brother's 40-year prison sentence, picking apart economic crisis theory or changing gears altogether with a few poems, this book demands total engagement. It's not exactly an academic study of carceral capitalism, yet it is one of the most rigorous studies of carceral capitalism you will encounter. It's not exactly a chronicling of the debate between Afro-Pessimism and capitalist crisis-centered analysis, but it is. At times, I felt like I was reading parts of the literature review of a Ph.D. dissertation (the exciting parts) and at other moments she was baring her soul, her anger, her love, her solidarity. | So, let…

teleSUR/mrs-LJS (2018-08-12). Peru: Thousands March For Justice, Equality, Women's Rights. telesurtv.net At least 20 social organizations united on Saturday in marches across Lima, the capital, to demand gender equality and an end to femicide.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-12). CNN's Jake Tapper Exposes Giuliani's Lie After He Bizarrely Claims Trump Never Asked Comey to 'Go Easy' on Flynn. alternet.org Tapper pointed out that Giuliani had told ABC News that Trump asked Comey to "give the man a break" when speaking about Flynn. | Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that President Donald Trump cannot be charged with obstruction of justice because he never told former FBI Director James Comey to go easy on disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. During an interview on CNN, Giuliani denied an earlier admission that Trump told Comey to. . .

Samantha Borek (2018-08-12). Danny Glover on New Film "Sorry to Bother You" and the Myth of a Postracial US. truthout.org Boots Riley's debut film, Sorry to Bother You, offers a renewed sense of urgency in how we respond to the racist and capitalist divides that impact us all. Satirical, dystopian, part sci-fi. Emotionally and intellectually, it's everything we didn't know we needed. | Cassius "Cash" Green represents many unemployed young Black males looking for work and their subsequent climb to the top after they finally land a job. After getting a low-level telemarketing position, Cash learns the secret to how many people of color get ahead — assimilation. His "White voice" talent propels him to success, and after being struck in the head by a soda can thrown by a protestor, he eventually becomes a viral sensation for Coca-Cola. But his success means leaving behind his multicultural group of co-workers who are organizing a strike for higher pay. He must choose between individual…

Merula Furtado (2018-08-12). Psychological Resources in Latinx Struggle Against Systemic Oppression. truthout.org The Trump administration's latest attempt to further restrict the number of refugees admitted into the United States is just the most recent example of this country's longtime practice of using undocumented immigrants as political pawns. | The opportunities afforded to undocumented immigrants have historically been tied to the whims of the US government and the economic prosperity of the country. For instance, immigration laws tend to become more flexible when a need for cheap labor arises and is not fulfilled by US citizens (e.g., during World War II). On the other hand, when the US experiences economic hardship, undocumented immigrants are scapegoated and blamed for the economic conditions of the country and immigration laws become stricter. | As a result, undocumented immigrants are susceptible to exploitation and abuse by their employers and experience traumatic stress related to home and…

RT (2018-08-12). Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS). rt.com Besides some verbal confrontations between riot police and demonstrators, a rally in Charlottesville marking the anniversary of last year's deadly clash between right- and left-wing activists passed without any major incident.

Hezvo Mpunga (2018-08-11). Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? therealnews.com Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Andy Ellis, Green Party Candidate for State Delegate MD-45, who argues that some of the most popular ideas in the post-Bernie Sanders era emanate from Green Party organizing

Anton Woronczuk (2018-08-11). Hegemony Is Never Complete: Using Gramsci to Understand the Arab Uprisings. truthout.org

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| Nadim Mirshak: In this current period of post-uprising Egypt, civil society seems to be one of the few spaces left where hegemony is challenged in ways that are different from protests, sit-ins or violent demonstrations. In your book, Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education: Possibilities for Transformative…

Claudrena N. Harold, Salon (2018-08-11). A Timeline of Racism in Charlottesville: From 1607 Through 2017's 'Unite the Right' Rally. alternet.org University of Virginia faculty examine the history and legacy of white supremacy on and around UVA's campus | Universities are complex networks of buildings and organizations that pro ≠vide education and jobs and health care and cultural enrichment. They take form in classrooms, dorms, dining halls, and hospitals. They field sports teams and community volunteers. They possess histories that include shameful compromises with the inequaliti. . .

Gabriella Lima (2018-08-11). NATO's Actions Contradict Their Stated "Values" globalresearch.ca NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg regularly confirms the alliance's commitment to strive for peace, safety and stability in the Euro-Atlantic region, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the UN-Charter. …

Ryan Grim (2018-08-11). Tom Carper Agrees to Debate Kerri Harris as Reinforcements Arrive for Insurgent Challenger. theintercept.com Delaware Senator Tom Carper has agreed to debate his Democratic challenger, Kerri Evelyn Harris, as the primary contest has heated up. | With most primaries across the country over, attention is now shifting to the remaining few challenges playing out, with a marquee race in Delaware that pits Carper, who has been in statewide elected office since the 1970s, against Harris, who was born three years after Carper first took office. | It will be Carper's first primary debate in a generation, and comes as reinforcements are arriving from Michigan and elsewhere around the country. Claire Sandberg, who was deputy campaign manager for Abdul El-Sayed's gubernatorial campaign and was a key digital player on the campaign of Bernie Sanders, is teaming up with Harris, as is Winnie Wong, founder of People for Bernie. | Sandberg and Wong will join Alexandra Rojas and…

Carla Stea (2018-08-11). UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Encouraging De Facto Biological Warfare. globalresearch.ca "UN sanctions announced last August stepped up the pressure by removing the parts of prior sanctions that had attempted to avoid humanitarian consequences." The Washington Post, July 20, 2018. | "Healthcare …

Peter Phillips (2018-08-11). Giants: The Global Power Elite. globalresearch.ca My new book, Giants: The Global Power Elite, follows in the tradition of C. Wright Mills' work the Power Elite, which was published in 1956. Like Mills, I am …

Eric Zuesse (2018-08-11). Yemen: Fake 'News' That's Mixed into America's Mainstream News — and Why. globalresearch.ca On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined "Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen" and reported as if the United States doesn't have any important role to …

Mojmir Babacek (2018-08-11). Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on January 31, 2013. | In March 2012 the Russian defense minister Anatoli Serdjukov said: "The development of weaponry based on new physics principles; direct-energy weapons, geophysical …

Graham Vanbergen (2018-08-11). The Demise of Global Britain. "The Expected Economic Crash" globalresearch.ca The almost universal collapse of British foreign policy could not have been timed any more accurately than right now – a time of real and perceived deepening uncertainties around the world. …

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-11). Farcical "Ceasefire" in Gaza. globalresearch.ca Israeli ceasefire terms are one-way, demanding everything, giving nothing in return but empty promises — breached every time made. | They're all about affording to itself the right to use indiscriminate, disproportionate …

Prof. James Petras (2018-08-11). A Decalogue: The Ten Theses of American Empire-Building: A Dialogue. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Few, if any, believe what they hear and read from leaders and media publicists. Most people choose to ignore the cacophony of voices, vices and virtues. | This paper provides a …

F. William Engdahl (2018-08-11). Washington Has Lured the EU into An Anti-China Trade Front. globalresearch.ca While many in the EU breathed a sign of relief at the apparent success of the recent Washington trade tariff talks between EU Commission President Juncker and the Trump Administration, in …

Jason Ditz (2018-08-11). Saudi Airstrike on Yemen School Bus Kills at Least 50, Mostly Children. globalresearch.ca Saudi warplanes attacked a school bus in northern Yemen on Thursday, hitting the bus just as it was passing through a crowded marketplace. At least 50 civilians were killed in the

Ted Rall (2018-08-10). Corporate Democrats Would Rather Lose Than Include Progressives. counterpunch.org When 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez upset a ten-term incumbent congressman in Queens, New York in a set of Democratic primaries that saw self-proclaimed democratic socialists in the Bernie Sanders mold pick up seats across the country, The New York Times (which, true to its institutional establishmentarianism, didn't bother to cover her campaign) predicted that her victory More

pacbi (2018-08-10). Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite. bdsmovement.net Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite: Analysis Academic BoycottThree recent events in Israel's largest universities demonstrate academic and security institutions are actually increasing their cooperation. | July 23, 2018 | By: | | Shir Hever

Shimbun Akahata (2018-08-10). Japanese Communists demand inquiry after university lowered female exam scores. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—Japanese Communist Party parliamentarians Miyamoto Toru and Kira Yoshiko have urged Japan's Education Ministry to look into Tokyo Medical University's alleged discrimination against female applicants and take measures to prevent a recurrence. They also demanded support for affected partie…

Jeff Bryant (2018-08-10). Scott Walker's Gubernatorial Opponent Will be the Democrat Who Embraces Public Education. progressive.org Tony Evers leads in polls among the slew of Democratic candidates vying to take on Walker. But is he pro-public school enough to win?

Anne Irfan, The Conversation (2018-08-10). Jared Kushner Thinks He Has the 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East Peace — But It Would Have Catastrophic Consequences. alternet.org President Trump put his son-in-law in charge of working out a peace deal between the Palestinians and the Israelis. | Leaked emails from Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and appointed steward of the Israel-Palestine conflict, are shedding light on his planned "deal of the century" for peace in the Middle East. In extracts published by Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency. democracynow.org In Colombia, right-wing politician Iván Duque has been sworn in as Colombia's new president. Duque was hand-picked by former right-wing President àÅlvaro Uribe and has vowed to roll back key parts of Colombia's landmark peace deal with FARC rebels. Just before Duque's inauguration, Democracy Now! spoke to Gustavo Petro, who placed second in this year's presidential race, receiving 8 million votes in his attempt to become Colombia's first leftist president. In the 1980s Petro was jailed and tortured for being a member of the M-19 guerrilla movement. He later went on to lead efforts in Colombia's Congress to…

Whitney Webb (2018-08-10). Israel's IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine. mintpressnews.com 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."

Yolanda Parker (2018-08-10). I Grew Up in the Segregated South, For Me Supreme Court Rulings are Personal. counterpunch.org Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has a history of interpreting the law in a way that serves the interests of the powerful over equality and justice. Having grown up in the segregated South, I'm acutely aware of what's at stake. I'm gravely concerned for what Kavanaugh's influence could mean for communities of color, women, the LGBTQ community, and others who've More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-08-10). Trump Justice Dept. immigration judges take on…Trump Justice Dept. peoplesworld.org Yet another group of federal workers is challenging their boss. The union local representing the nation's immigration judges, who are part of President Donald Trump's Justice Department is taking on…Donald Trump's Justice Department. In a grievance filed August 8 by union President A. Ashley Tabbador, a Los An…

splcenter.org (2018-08-10). SPLC urges thorough guidelines for collection of data on fatal police encounters, prisoner deaths. splcenter.org The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should adopt guidelines that ensure the "timely, accurate and complete" collection of data on police killings and deaths in correctional facilities in all states and U.S. territories, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in comments submitted to the DOJ today.

Rabbi Brant Rosen (2018-08-10). Faith floods the desert: Humanitarian aid is never a crime. peoplesworld.org I've just returned from a weekend at the border in the southern Arizona desert where I participated in a delegation of 60 faith leaders from around the country in an initiative called "Faith Floods the Desert," supporting the movement No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes (NMD). It was a powerful and at times overwhelming experience. I'll try to do my best to do it justice here. | As I mentioned in my previous post, No More Deaths is an organization that provides humanitarian relief to migrants, mobilizes search and rescue operations for disappeared migrants, and documents how border enforcement pushes migration into some of the most remote and dangerous areas in Arizona's deserts. "Faith Floods the Desert" was an initiative sponsored jointly between NMD, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and the Unitarian Universalist Association in response to the increasing criminalization…

David Yearsley (2018-08-10). Who is Missing the President? counterpunch.org Anderson Valley Advertiser News Service… An arrest warrant has been filed by the U. S. Department of Justice for American organist and music historian David Yearsley, long-time columnist for the radical Northern California weekly the Anderson Valley Advertiser, as well as for the leftist website, CounterPunch. After being subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Yearsley found More

Kim Ives (2018-08-10). Who is Jean-Henry Céant, Haiti's New Prime Minister Nominee? counterpunch.org On Sun., Aug. 5, Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse nominated two-time presidential candidate Jean Henry Céant, 61, leader of the Renmen Ayiti (Love Haiti) party, to be his next prime minister. If approved by Parliament, Céant would replace Jack Guy Lafontant, who resigned on Sat., Jul. 14 as MoàØse's first prime minister following a three-day nationwide uprising More

Matthew Chapman, AlterNet (2018-08-10). 'Unconscionable': Melania Trump's Parents' Lawyer Blasts the President For Opposing Family Based Immigration. alternet.org Trump has repeatedly attacked what he calls "chain migration. " His in-laws' lawyer has some harsh words to say about that. | Yesterday, Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, officially because naturalized U. S. citizens, using the exact same family-based immigration process that Trump himself has railed against as causing so-called "chain migration. "One such. . .

Joan Kresich (2018-08-10). The Blazing Light of Margie Kidder. counterpunch.org My candle burns at both ends It shall not last the night But ah my foes and oh my friends It gives a lovely light. Early in our friendship Margie told me she wanted me to read this poem at her memorial. What were we talking about, and why this directive? I can't remember. I More

PCKC (2018-08-10). Economic Reforms and Workers' Rights in the People's Republic of China. globalresearch.ca China's economic reforms started exactly forty years ago. Labour scholars today are debating the extent to which labour relations and the labour movement in China have changed, and where they may …

Andrew Korybko (2018-08-10). Russia-Pakistan Relations: Towards a Strategic Partnership? globalresearch.ca Russia and Pakistan are well on the their way to reaching a strategic partnership with one another in light of four very high-profile events from the past two weeks, and sticking …

Whitney Webb (2018-08-10). Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis' Crude Canadian Diplomacy? globalresearch.ca In a near repeat of Saudi Arabia's feud with Qatar last year, the diplomatic spat between the Saudis and the Canadian government seems to have spiralled out of control after it …

Sustainable Pulse (2018-08-10). German Beer Industry in Shock Over Monsanto Glyphosate Contamination. globalresearch.ca The Munich Environmental Institute has released shocking results of laboratory testing: The probable carcinogen and World's most used herbicide – glyphosate – was found in all of the 14 beers tested.

Andrea Germanos (2018-08-10). 99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Trump's Detention of Children a 'Crime Against Humanity'. globalresearch.ca The last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials just offered harsh criticism for the Trump administration's family separation crisis resulting from its cruel immigration policies, calling it "a crime against …

Prof. John McMurtry (2018-08-10). "Life Canada" vs. the Kinder-Morgan Oil-Tar Scheme. globalresearch.ca If it was refined first in Alberta to a form where it is not irreversibly polluting to perhaps the most beautiful mountain-and-sea life and waterways in the world, and if it …

Sylvain Laforest (2018-08-10). The Unpleasant Truth About the 1941 Parachuting of Rudolf Hess in England. globalresearch.ca Even though a vast majority of the population admits the saying that history is written by those who win the wars, most are unwilling to question its core and rather choose …

Andrew Korybko (2018-08-10). Trump's "Space Force" Is About to Take Off in a Huge Way. Strategic Threat to Russia and China. globalresearch.ca Popularly derided by critics from the Mainstream and Alternative Medias as a delusional dream of a megalomaniac president, Trump's Space Force is actually an initiative to be reckoned with and poses …

Dana Visalli (2018-08-10). Afghanistan: The Legacy of the British Empire. A Brief History. globalresearch.ca Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published on GR in March 2013. | A brief review of the recent history of Afghanistan explains some of the background pertaining to today's …

Whitney Webb (2018-08-10). Neocons Concoct Threat of "Iranian Hackers" to Justify Preemptive "Counterattack" Against Iran. globalresearch.ca Several reports in both American and Israeli media have recently been circulating the claim that Iran is increasingly likely to respond to draconian U.S.-imposed sanctions by conducting "cyberattacks" against the United …

Prof. Patrick Bond (2018-08-10). BRICS Leaders Are Reinforcing, Not Replacing, the Global System of Power. globalresearch.ca Can the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc rise to the occasion, as Donald Trump jerks Western imperialism out of traditional alignments? With war-talk against Iran blowing through Trump's tweets, and with Washington's …

James M. Dorsey (2018-08-10). Saudi Arabia and Iran Woo Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca An offer by a Saudi-backed bank to lend financially strapped Pakistan US$4 billion is likely intended to bolster Saudi influence when former international cricket player Imran Khan is sworn in in …

Stephen Lendman (2018-08-10). Economic Warfare: New Trump Regime Sanctions on Russia. globalresearch.ca Illegally imposed sanctions by one country on others is war by other means. If too harsh, they can be as devastating as conflict between standing armies. | Washington is waging economic and …

Zero Hedge (2018-08-10). Economic Warfare against Russia: Moscow Condemns New "Draconian" Sanctions, Weighs Banning Rocket Engines to US. globalresearch.ca A furious Russia condemned a new round of U.S. sanctions as "draconian" on Thursday and threatened to retaliate as news of the measures sent the ruble tumbling to two-year lows and …

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