Colombia: Soldiers Ask for 'Forgiveness' in First Peace Court Hearings
teleSUR/vc-CM | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-12
The soldiers are being investigated for participating in the extrajudicial killing of scores of young Colombian men and later present them as guerrilla fighters.
"Exhaling a Low Freedom Song": Jackie Wang on Carceral Capitalism
Merula Furtado | truthout.org | 2018-08-12
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…
CNN's Jake Tapper Exposes Giuliani's Lie After He Bizarrely Claims Trump Never Asked Comey to 'Go Easy' on Flynn
David Edwards, Raw Story | alternet.org | 2018-08-12
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. . .
Peru: Thousands March For Justice, Equality, Women's Rights
teleSUR/mrs-LJS | telesurtv.net | 2018-08-12
At least 20 social organizations united on Saturday in marches across Lima, the capital, to demand gender equality and an end to femicide.
Danny Glover on New Film "Sorry to Bother You" and the Myth of a Postracial US
Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-08-12
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…
Rally for Justice: Charlottesville marks anniversary of violent clash (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-12
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.
Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing?
Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-08-11
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 | The post Can Maryland be at the forefront of Third Party Organizing? appeared first on The Real New…
Hegemony Is Never Complete: Using Gramsci to Understand the Arab Uprisings
Anton Woronczuk | truthout.org | 2018-08-11
| 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…
A Timeline of Racism in Charlottesville: From 1607 Through 2017's 'Unite the Right' Rally
Claudrena N. Harold, Salon | alternet.org | 2018-08-11
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. . .
NATO's Actions Contradict Their Stated "Values"
Gabriella Lima | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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. …
Tom Carper Agrees to Debate Kerri Harris as Reinforcements Arrive for Insurgent Challenger
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2018-08-11
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…
A Decalogue: The Ten Theses of American Empire-Building: A Dialogue
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
Washington Has Lured the EU into An Anti-China Trade Front
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
Yemen: Fake 'News' That's Mixed into America's Mainstream News — and Why
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
UN Sanctions Against North Korea, Encouraging De Facto Biological Warfare
Carla Stea | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
"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 …
Saudi Airstrike on Yemen School Bus Kills at Least 50, Mostly Children
Jason Ditz | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
Psychotronic and Electromagnetic Weapons: Remote Control of the Human Nervous System
Mojmir Babacek | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
Farcical "Ceasefire" in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
The Demise of Global Britain. "The Expected Economic Crash"
Graham Vanbergen | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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. …
Giants: The Global Power Elite
Peter Phillips | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-11
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 …
Corporate Democrats Would Rather Lose Than Include Progressives
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Scott Walker's Gubernatorial Opponent Will be the Democrat Who Embraces Public Education
Jeff Bryant | progressive.org | 2018-08-10
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?
Japanese Communists demand inquiry after university lowered female exam scores
Shimbun Akahata | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Oppression Education: Israeli Academic Institutions Throw Their Lot With the Israeli Security Elite
pacbi | bdsmovement.net | 2018-08-10
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 …
Meet Gustavo Petro, Colombian Former Guerilla & Leftist Who Mounted Historic Campaign for Presidency
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Israel's IDF Sets New Annual Record for Killing Children in Palestine
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-08-10
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.
SPLC urges thorough guidelines for collection of data on fatal police encounters, prisoner deaths
splcenter.org | splcenter.org | 2018-08-10
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.
Faith floods the desert: Humanitarian aid is never a crime
Rabbi Brant Rosen | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-10
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…
I Grew Up in the Segregated South, For Me Supreme Court Rulings are Personal
Yolanda Parker | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Trump Justice Dept. immigration judges take on…Trump Justice Dept
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Who is Missing the President?
David Yearsley | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-10
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…
The Blazing Light of Margie Kidder
Joan Kresich | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-10
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…
'Unconscionable': Melania Trump's Parents' Lawyer Blasts the President For Opposing Family Based Immigration
Matthew Chapman, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-08-10
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. . .
Who is Jean-Henry Céant, Haiti's New Prime Minister Nominee?
Kim Ives | counterpunch.org | 2018-08-10
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…
Economic Warfare: New Trump Regime Sanctions on Russia
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Economic Warfare against Russia: Moscow Condemns New "Draconian" Sanctions, Weighs Banning Rocket Engines to US
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Russia-Pakistan Relations: Towards a Strategic Partnership?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Afghanistan: The Legacy of the British Empire. A Brief History
Dana Visalli | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Economic Reforms and Workers' Rights in the People's Republic of China
PCKC | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Is Oily Econo-Politics Behind Saudis' Crude Canadian Diplomacy?
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
German Beer Industry in Shock Over Monsanto Glyphosate Contamination
Sustainable Pulse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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.
Saudi Arabia and Iran Woo Incoming Pakistani Prime Minister
James M. Dorsey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
The Unpleasant Truth About the 1941 Parachuting of Rudolf Hess in England
Sylvain Laforest | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
BRICS Leaders Are Reinforcing, Not Replacing, the Global System of Power
Prof. Patrick Bond | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran "Triple Entente"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump's response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey's Lira.
"Life Canada" vs. the Kinder-Morgan Oil-Tar Scheme
Prof. John McMurtry | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
99-Year-Old Nuremberg Prosecutor Calls Trump's Detention of Children a 'Crime Against Humanity'
Andrea Germanos | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Neocons Concoct Threat of "Iranian Hackers" to Justify Preemptive "Counterattack" Against Iran
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Trump's "Space Force" Is About to Take Off in a Huge Way. Strategic Threat to Russia and China
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-08-10
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 …
Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness — study
RT | rt.com | 2018-08-10
Blue light emitted from smartphone and laptop screens speeds up blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to new research.