Daily Archives: May 13, 2018

2018-05-13: News Headlines

Dr. Marc Bekoff, Independent Media Institute (2018-05-13). What Would a Mother 'Food' Cow Tell Us About Her Children? alternet.org Cows are loving mothers, but they are terrorized and abused by our cruel, inhumane factory farm system. | The science behind bovine sentienceCows are truly amazing and extremely interesting beings. Also known as steak, burgers, beef, veal and leather—and global producers of all sorts of dairy products—many people see them only as food items, mere products of one sort or another, rather than as highly sentient and intelligent individuals with markedly different personalities. For example, cows display a full range of personalities including boldness, shyness, sociability and gregariousness, and are temperamental. Neuroscientist Lori Marino and Florida State University PhD student Kristin Allen address the cow intelligence in a 2017 paper, " The Psychology of Cows," which was published in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition (and which I summarized in " Cows: Science Shows. . .

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

truth-out.org (2018-05-12). Congress Made It Harder to Give Teachers Raises. truth-out.org In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. | In just a few months, we've seen teachers in five states walk out of the classroom to protest their abysmal pay. | Stingy state budgets are mostly to blame for low teacher pay and poor school conditions, but there's a federal tax connection, too. Unfortunately, last year's Republican tax plan could make keeping good teachers in the classroom more difficult than ever. | Raising teacher pay requires money, which at some point requires new state tax revenue. | Now, most state taxpayers will tolerate tax increases when they know those taxes will fund education. But in many places, state lawmakers have only so much room to raise taxes before voters express their displeasure come election time.

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

Staff (2018-05-12). Merkel Decries Iran Deal Pullout as She Accepts Italian Peace Prize. truthdig.com ASSISI, Italy—German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East "even more difficult" and warned Europeans to be skeptical of "easy" solutions promised by populists. | Speaking while in Italy to receive a peace prize, Merkel cited the recent escalation of Israeli-Iranian hostility that quickly followed Trump's announcement about the Iran accord as a reason for concern. | She said Germany was closely following the developments between Iran and Israel, saying that was "yet another reason for further effort to resolve the conflict." | The German leader made her remarks at St. Francis' Basilica, in Assisi, the saint's hometown, where Franciscan friars awarded her the St. Francis Lamp for peace. Merkel was honored for the welcome Germany gave to Syrian war refugees,…

truth-out.org (2018-05-12). Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Prisoners From Sexual Assault. truth-out.org On July 26, 2017, after a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, which proposed to ban transgender people from military service, thousands of New Yorkers took the streets of in opposition. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) | In a policy shift LGBTQ rights groups denounced as "a deliberate recipe for violence against transgender people," the Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules allowing transgender prisoners to use facilities that match their gender identity and instructed federal officials to use "biological sex" in determining housing assignments. | "The extreme rates of physical and sexual violence faced by transgender people in our nation's prisons is a stain on the entire criminal justice system," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement responding to the Trump administration's move. "Instead of…

Staff (2018-05-12). Trump Welcomes N. Korea Plan to Blow Up Nuclear-Site Tunnels. truthdig.com SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture." | In a statement carried by state media, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said all of the tunnels at the country's northeastern testing ground will be destroyed by explosion, and observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed. | Kim had already revealed plans to shut the test site by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say that while the closure of the site is important, it doesn't represent a material step toward full denuclearization. | "A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is…

The Conversation (2018-05-12). A Psychologist Explains the Thinking Error at the Root of Science Denial. alternet.org This widespread rejection of scientific findings presents a perplexing puzzle to those of us who value an evidence-based approach to knowledge and policy. | Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological evolution and childhood vaccination. On all three issues, prominent members of the Trump administration, including the president, have lined up against the conclusions of research. This widespread rejection of scientific findings presents a perplexing puzzle to those of us who value an evidence-based approach to knowledge and policy. Yet many science deniers do cite empirical evidence. The problem is that they do so in invalid, misleading ways. Psychological research illuminates these ways. No shades of grayAs a psychotherapist, I see a striking parallel between a type of thinking involved in many mental health disturbances and the reasoning behind science. . .

The Conversation (2018-05-12). Can Artificial Intelligence Help Find Alien Intelligence? alternet.org Scientists are considering whether artificial intelligence (AI) could help us search for alien intelligence in ways we haven't even thought of yet. | In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), we've often looked for signs of intelligence, technology and communication that are similar to our own. But as astronomer and SETI trailblazer Jill Tarter points out, that approach means searching for detectable technosignatures, like radio transmissions, not searching for intelligence. Now scientists are considering whether artificial intelligence (AI) could help us search for alien intelligence in ways we haven't even thought of yet. 'Decoding' intelligenceAs we think about extraterrestrial intelligence it's helpful to remember humans are not the only intelligent life on Earth. Chimpanzees have culture and use tools, spiders process information with webs, cetaceans have dialects, crows understand analogies and beavers are great engineers. Non-human intelligence,. . .

Dan Brook, Truthout (2018-05-12). Noam Chomsky Explains Exactly What Went Wrong in the 2016 Presidential Election in Brand New Interview. alternet.org "The Sanders campaign, the most remarkable feature of the '16 election by far, broke with the long-standing pattern of reliance on wealth and corporate power. " | Noam Chomsky is an exceptionally influential figure. Author of well over 100 books (as well as many articles, letters, speeches and interviews) published over the past 60 years, Chomsky is integral to cognitive science, modern linguistics, philosophy, mass media criticism and political analysis — especially of US foreign policy, the military-industrial complex, capitalism and imperialism. Chomsky is a defender of free speech and is one of the most cited authors. This interview first appeared at Truthout. com. Chomsky was kind enough to take some time out of his extraordinarily busy schedule to give what he described as "much too brief" responses to Truthout's questions. Dan Brook: Worker-owned cooperatives (co-ops) seem to be a hybrid between capitalism and. . .

wsws.org (2018-05-12). How Jacobin and the ISO assisted in the betrayal of the Arizona teachers' strike. wsws.org Both organizations played a critical role in the sellout of the strike of tens of thousands of teachers by the Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United.

wsws.org (2018-05-12). Israeli army kills one, wounds hundreds during latest round of Gaza protests. wsws.org The Gaza Health Ministry reported that among the hundreds who were wounded in the attack on unarmed, peaceful protestors, 143 were shot with live ammunition.

Alice Speri (2018-05-12). Mass ICE Raids Leave a Trail of Misery and Broken Communities. theintercept.com A month after dozens of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tennessee, and detained 97 men and women who worked there, the tight-knit rural community is still reeling, but the initial shock has seeped into a quiet pain, as families adjust to lives without work and their loved ones. | As those shipped to immigration detention facilities across the country started appearing before judges for bond hearings this month, some families were reunited, though still facing deportation proceedings, while others braced for long separations. As of Thursday, 20 of those arrested on April 5 were released — but many more remained in detention. "Tragedy continues to unfold," said Stephanie Teatro, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. "Some families are getting really terrible news." | The Trump administration has promised more worksite immigration enforcement.

David Macaray (2018-05-11). Flag-Burning. counterpunch.org Not to question the motives or earnestness of those good people who engage in it, but doesn't publicly burning the American flag in protest of government policy seem just a tad too….well, self-aggrandizing? A tad too self-congratulatory? Given that little or nothing is being risked by these "arsonists," doesn't it even reek a bit of More

Mark Gruenberg (2018-05-11). Sanders: Make card-check the law, outlaw "right to work" peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Bernie Sanders, Mark Pocan and their congressional allies want to make joining unions and funding them a lot easier. Which is why the Independent senator from Vermont and the Democratic U.S. representative from Wisconsin, a Painter, introduced — or in Sanders' case, reintroduced — the Workplace Democracy Act. The bill, dropped in the hopper on […]…

Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos (2018-05-11). House Republicans Want to Straight-Up 'Break' the Actual System of Law Itself. alternet.org They're trying to dismantle the legal system. | House Republicans are attacking the Department of Justice and by extension the special counsel's Russia probe on so many fronts it's impossible to keep track. Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows's new tact is to push for a federal audit of Robert Mueller under the guise of oversight in order to get an unredacted copy of the "scope memo," which lays out the boundaries of his Russia investigation. The Washington Post writes: Meadows, speaking Thursday during a taping of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that is to air Sunday, said he believed the audit is required under federal law and could not be completed without an unredacted copy of the memo written in August 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. [. . . ]Meadows and fellow Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has pushed for weeks to. . .

truth-out.org (2018-05-11). Racial Justice Groups Are Freeing Black Women From Jail for Mother's Day. truth-out.org It's Mother's Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, "Black Mama's Bail Out Day" is raising money to bail out as many black women from jail as possible. The effort is taking place in dozens of cities to call attention to the injustice of cash bail. We speak to Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground and an organizer of National Black Mama's Bail Out Day. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Sunday is Mother's Day. Racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, Black Mama's Bail Out Day is raising money to bail out as…

Graham Peebles (2018-05-11). The Shame of Injustice. counterpunch.org Poverty is the greatest cause of death and illness globally; it strangles the lives of billions of people, denying the expression of innate potential, condemning men, women and children to live stunted uncreative lives of interminable suffering and drudgery. Whilst the numbers living in extreme poverty (the World Bank calculates this to be living on More

Stephen Martin (2018-05-11). Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window. counterpunch.org 'It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it'— Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration (diÀêÀåf…õn…™Ààstre…™ É…ôn) n the act of throwing a person or thing out of a window [C17: from New Latin dƒìfenestrƒÅti≈ç, from Latin de- + fenestra window The freedictionary.com 'If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists of treating another human being More

Clark T. Scott (2018-05-11). Applauding Plowshares Into Swords. counterpunch.org About a week ago I attended a graduation convocation ceremony at the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ames Iowa. Within this event there were about 15 department and interdepartmental programs representing various majors from "Agricultural Systems Technology" to "Agronomy" to Environmental Science" to "Genetics" to "Animal Ecology" and beyond. The More

Rick Nagin (2018-05-11). Marxism: A living science 200 years later. peoplesworld.org May 5, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. The article below, from People's World contributor Rick Nagin, is an excerpt from a book on Marxism that he is currently writing. The ideas of Marxism originated in the middle of the 19th century. It was then that two great social scientists, […]…

truth-out.org (2018-05-11). Immigration Officials Are Using Pseudoscience to Justify Jailing Teenage Asylum Seekers With Adults. truth-out.org This week, the Trump administration announced it will detain asylum seekers and separate them from their children at the border. A case in California shows how some minors who arrived alone to seek asylum have been put in adult detention. Immigration authorities in California are refusing to release an Afghan asylum seeker from an adult detention center, even though a federal court had determined he is a child. His lawyers say the teenager, who has been held in adult detention for five months, is 17 years old. But ICE used a disputed "pseudoscience" age test based on a dental exam to insist he is over 18. The teen, who uses the name Hamid for privacy and protection, says he fled Afghanistan using a forged passport after the Taliban murdered his father. On Tuesday, Hamid spoke to Democracy Now! in his first phone interview…

Dan Corjescu (2018-05-11). Marx, Science, and Values. counterpunch.org That Marx was a great, ground breaking revolutionary thinker is no longer at issue. The more interesting question is why some of his predictions did not come to pass. Many have tried to answer that question from Gramsci to Adorno to Habermas to Wallerstein. The questions are almost always the same: Why hasn't capitalism collapsed? More

Democracy Now! (2018-05-11). Immigration Officials Are Using Pseudoscience to Justify Jailing Teenage Asylum Seekers with Adults. democracynow.org This week, the Trump administration announced it will detain asylum seekers and separate them from their children at the border. A case in California shows how some minors who arrived alone to seek asylum have been put in adult detention. Immigration authorities in California are refusing to release an Afghan asylum seeker from an adult detention center, even though a federal court had determined he is a child. His lawyers say the teenager, who has been held in adult detention for five months, is 17 years old. But ICE used a disputed "pseudoscience" age test based on a dental exam to insist he is over 18. The teen, who uses the name Hamid for privacy and protection, says he fled Afghanistan using a forged passport after the Taliban murdered his father. On Tuesday, Hamid spoke to Democracy Now! in his first phone interview from the Mesa Verde detention center in Bakersfield, California. We speak to his attorney Mariel Villarreal in New York.

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-11). The 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival. hrw.org | Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center & IFC Center June 14-21 | (New York) — The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will present 15 timely and provocative films, from June 14-21, 2018, that shine a bright light on bravery and resilience in challenging times. In a year when women collectively raised their voices against discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch will present films offering incisive perspectives and critical insights on human rights issues impacting people around the world. 12 of the 15 films are directed or co-directed by women. | Now in its 29th edition, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. All screenings will be followed by in-depth question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, film subjects, Human Rights Watch researchers, and special guests. | This year's…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-11). On Mother's Day, Let's Not Forget US Moms Locked Away. hrw.org Women in the David L. Moss Correctional Center attend a parenting class, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2017. | © Family & Children's Services | As Mother's Day approaches, we should not forget an entire group of moms who are often ignored: the 214,000 women incarcerated in the United States, most of whom are moms with minor children. | Tanisha's case (not her real name) is tragically typical. A 25-year-old Black mother-of-four, she was incarcerated in Oklahoma County Jail, following a domestic dispute in 2017. She said that although she believed she would ultimately be exonerated, after a month in jail she could no longer bear being separated from her young children, and accepted a guilty plea to get home. She left jail with a US$900 bill for her stay, a felony conviction, and five years…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-11). US Mothers' Battle Cry for Police Accountability. hrw.org A memorial is pictured at the location where the police shooting of Keith Scott took place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., September 23, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | Just days before Mother's Day, mothers and families in the United States whose children have been killed by police stood, together with supporters of their cause, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for a gathering termed "A Day of Action." | One-after-another, mothers approached the microphone to share the story of their dead loved one, and how their family has been impacted. | "We have to continue to speak for our children, who are not with us any longer," said a mother whose son was shot fatally by Baltimore City Police. She described how her son had held a dust pan, which was mistaken by police…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-11). Philippine Chief Justice Ouster an Assault on Rights, Democracy. hrw.org Ousted Philippine Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks to supporters at a rally outside the Supreme Court building on Taft Avenue, metro Manila, Philippines May 11, 2018. | The Philippine Supreme Court's unprecedented and nefarious removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno constitutes a frontal assault on human rights protections and democratic rule. | The court, by an 8 to 6 vote, approved a government-filed petition questioning the validity of Sereno's appointment. But Sereno's ouster was about much more. Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Sereno an " enemy" and called for her impeachment for her criticism of his murderous "war on drugs" and other abusive policies. | Sereno, 57, is just the latest in a growing list of institutions and individuals — including Philippine media outlets and

Democracy Now! (2018-05-11). Black Mama's Bail Out Is Freeing Black Women from Jail for Mother's Day & Taking Aim at Cash Bail. democracynow.org It's Mother's Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, "Black Mama's Bail Out Day" is raising money to bail out as many black women from jail as possible. The effort is taking place in dozens of cities to call attention to the injustice of cash bail. We speak to Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground and an organizer of National Black Mama's Bail Out Day.

RT (2018-05-11). Date from hell: Woman arrested for stalking, threats, and 65,000 texts to online dating match. rt.com Jacqueline Claire Ades took to online dating to find love and settle down. After obsessive stalking, threats, and 65,000 text messages to her match, she's now imprisoned in Arizona awaiting trial.
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Ajamu Baraka (2018-05-10). Black Alliance for Peace Says No to "War with Iran"! globalresearch.ca The decision by the Trump administration to breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—better known as the Iranian nuclear agreement—moves the United States once again into a dangerous situation in which the United States might directly or indirectly be involved …

Rick Rozoff (2018-05-10). NATO's Secret Transatlantic Bond: Nuclear Weapons In Europe. globalresearch.ca This article was first published by Global Research in December 2009. | "Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German pilots remain ready to engage in nuclear war." | "Nuclear forces based in Europe and committed …

Edward Curtin (2018-05-10). A Passing Thought in the Age of Terror. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Sophie Scholl | "Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom …

RT News (2018-05-10). War is Good for Business: US Weapons Manufacturers' Share Prices Soar on NYSE as Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal. globalresearch.ca While President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal has been negatively criticized by most of the international community it has brought good news for some. Weapons manufacturers. | The stock price of all …

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2018-05-10). Is the US-China Trade War for Real? globalresearch.ca If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China is for real. | While Trump has repeatedly exempted US allies from tariffs (steel and aluminum), pitched …

Julia Conley (2018-05-10). 'Time to Melt Some Phones' on Capitol Hill as Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet. globalresearch.ca As internet freedom supporters in the Senate attempt to force a vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) unpopular repeal of net neutrality rules, dozens of prominent websites went on "red alert" in support of the protections on Wednesday, …

Oriental Review (2018-05-10). Has Europe Rebelled? globalresearch.ca Washington's current foreign-policy practice is a bit reminiscent of the golden era of the Ottoman Sublime Porte, in the sense that any visit by a leader of a vassal state is seen as nothing more than an opportunity for a …

Press TV (2018-05-10). US Pullout from Iran Nuclear Deal; Part of a Larger Strategy: Richard Becker. globalresearch.ca Trump made the decision despite massive efforts by the European allies of the US to convince him to stay in the landmark agreement. The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came out of years of …

Courtney Parker (2018-05-10). 'Paper Genocide': Trump's Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care. globalresearch.ca Native Americans have long existed in a legal and cultural limbo, surviving the devastating impacts of a trail of broken treaties by the U.S. government with staunch determination to maintain their unique cultures and legal federally recognized tribal sovereignty. | In …

Stephen Lendman (2018-05-10). Torture to Continue with Haspel as CIA Director. globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Torture and related wrongdoing is longstanding CIA policy — ongoing throughout most of the agency's existence, begun long before Gina Haspel's involvement, …

Hannah McKinnon (2018-05-10). When You Are in a Hole… Fossil Fuel and the Climate Crisis. globalresearch.ca Today, a pair of declarations representing close to 500 organizations and 140 leading economists respectively were submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) calling on countries and the process to address fossil fuel production and financing …

Andrew Korybko (2018-05-10). Why Cry? It's Great News that Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal! globalresearch.ca The fear and fury that have gripped the Alt-Media Community since Trump's announcement yesterday that he was pulling out of the Iran deal are totally misplaced and triggered by a lack of understanding over what the most likely consequences of …

DPCR (2018-05-10). For Economic Truth Turn to Michael Hudson. globalresearch.ca Readers ask me how they can learn economics, what books to read, what university economics departments to trust. I receive so many requests that it is impossible to reply individually. Here is my answer. | There is only one way to …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2018-05-10). In Provoking Iran and Allies Alike to Please Netanyahu, Donald Trump has become the Most-Pro-Zionist American President Ever. globalresearch.ca "Our position is straightforward. This is a bad deal [Iran Nuclear Deal]. Either fix it — or cancel it. This is Israel's position." Binyamin Netanyahu (1949- ), Israel Prime minister, (comment made on Tues. Sept. 12, 2017). | "……

Daniel Larison (2018-05-10). Bolton's Pathetic Case for Reneging on the Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca John Bolton makes the weakest possible case for Trump's decision to renege on the nuclear deal with Iran: | He decided that this deal actually undermines the security of the American people he swore to protect and, accordingly, ended U.S. participation …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-05-10). Terrorism is "Made in the USA". The "Global War on Terrorism" is a Fabrication, A Big Lie. globalresearch.ca Prominent academic and author Dr Michel Chossudovsky warned that the so-called war on terrorism is a front to propagate America's global hegemony and create a New World Order. Terrorism is "Made in the US". The terrorists are not the product of the Muslim world.

Mehdi Hasan (2018-05-10). Trump Violates the Iran Nuclear Deal — Ignoring U.S. and Israeli Generals Who Support It. globalresearch.ca So he's finally done it. Having spent the past three years denouncing the Iran nuclear deal as " horrible," " disastrous," and " insane," Donald Trump arrived in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Tuesday …

Ray McGovern (2018-05-10). Will a Torturer Become CIA Director? globalresearch.ca So how does President Donald Trump think he can get this nomination approved? It is a sad story. Polling shows that most Americans have been persuaded by Hollywood films and TV series, other media, and Trump himself that torture works.

Eric Zuesse (2018-05-10). Where Syria's Government Sends "Conquered Terrorists" globalresearch.ca On May 8th, Syria's Government bannered, "6th batch of terrorists leave southern Damascus for northern Syria" and reported that "During the past five days, 218 buses carrying … terrorists with their families exited from the three towns to Jarablos and …

Eric Garris (2018-05-10). Video: CIA Whistleblower Ray McGovern Brutally Assaulted by Police at Haspel Hearing. globalresearch.ca 78-year-old CIA whistleblower Ray McGovern had his arm dislocated by Capitol Hill police as he was brutally dragged out of the confirmation hearing for Trump CIA Chief nominee Gina Haspel today. | Watch the video: | . | …

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What Would a Mother 'Food' Cow Tell Us About Her Children?
Dr. Marc Bekoff, Independent Media Institute | alternet.org | 2018-05-13
Cows are loving mothers, but they are terrorized and abused by our cruel, inhumane factory farm system. | The science behind bovine sentienceCows are truly amazing and extremely interesting beings. Also known as steak, burgers, beef, veal and leather–and global producers of all sorts of dairy products–many people see them only as food items, mere products of one sort or another, rather than as highly sentient and intelligent individuals with markedly different personalities. For example, cows display a full range of personalities including boldness, shyness, sociability and gregariousness, and are temperamental. Neuroscientist Lori Marino and Florida State University PhD student Kristin Allen address the cow intelligence in a 2017 paper, " The Psychology of Cows," which was published in the journal Animal Behavior and Cognition (and which I summarized in " Cows: Science Shows. . .
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Congress Made It Harder to Give Teachers Raises
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-12
In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. | In just a few months, we've seen teachers in five states walk out of the classroom to protest their abysmal pay. | Stingy state budgets are mostly to blame for low teacher pay and poor school conditions, but there's a federal tax connection, too. Unfortunately, last year's Republican tax plan could make keeping good teachers in the classroom more difficult than ever. | Raising teacher pay requires money, which at some point requires new state tax revenue. | Now, most state taxpayers will tolerate tax increases when they know those taxes will fund education. But in many places, state lawmakers have only so much room to raise taxes before voters express their displeasure come election time.
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These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism
Sam Haselby, Aeon | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
It is time to start treating American patriotism — the most deadly form of identity politics — as a question, not an answer. | Patriotism is the organising passion of modern political life in the United States yet its vitality defies obvious explanation. The country has no national education system. There's neither compulsory military nor civil service. No government agency distributes the ubiquitous US flags, nor enforces observance of the rituals to country performed at schools and sporting and political events throughout the country. Despite lacking the classic machinery for inculcating patriotism and spreading it among the people, American patriotism is a norm in the true sense: at least within the US itself, it exists in a place without question. One of the conceits of American patriotism — that it is a salubrious version of the pernicious nationalism that other countries have –. . .
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WATCH: Mike Pence Says More Americans Believe in God Now That Trump is President
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
"Facts are facts," Pence also insisted. | Vice President Mike Pence delivered the commencement address to graduating students at a small, private, ultra-conservative Christian college in Michigan Saturday afternoon. Many consider the former Indiana governor a devout Catholic, and his speech certainly supported that perception. The Vice President told the Hillsdale College graduating class that because Donald Trump is now president, more Americans believe in God. "Faith in America is rising again because President Trump and our entire administration have been advancing the very principles that you learned here in the halls of Hillsdale College," Pence said. "The principles that have always been the source of America's greatness and strength. ""Facts are facts," Pence also insisted. "Faith is rising across America. "Hillsdale happens to have major ties to the family of Betsy DeVos. The college "considers itself a trustee of. . .
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Merkel Decries Iran Deal Pullout as She Accepts Italian Peace Prize
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-12
ASSISI, Italy–German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East "even more difficult" and warned Europeans to be skeptical of "easy" solutions promised by populists. | Speaking while in Italy to receive a peace prize, Merkel cited the recent escalation of Israeli-Iranian hostility that quickly followed Trump's announcement about the Iran accord as a reason for concern. | She said Germany was closely following the developments between Iran and Israel, saying that was "yet another reason for further effort to resolve the conflict." | The German leader made her remarks at St. Francis' Basilica, in Assisi, the saint's hometown, where Franciscan friars awarded her the St. Francis Lamp for peace. Merkel was honored for the welcome Germany gave to Syrian war refugees,…
truthdig.com/articles/merkel-decries-iran-deal-pullout-as-she-accepts-peace-prize/

Trump Rolls Back Rules Protecting Transgender Prisoners From Sexual Assault
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-12
On July 26, 2017, after a series of tweets by President Donald Trump, which proposed to ban transgender people from military service, thousands of New Yorkers took the streets of in opposition. (Photo: Michael Nigro / Pacific Press / LightRocket via Getty Images) | In a policy shift LGBTQ rights groups denounced as "a deliberate recipe for violence against transgender people," the Trump administration on Friday rolled back rules allowing transgender prisoners to use facilities that match their gender identity and instructed federal officials to use "biological sex" in determining housing assignments. | "The extreme rates of physical and sexual violence faced by transgender people in our nation's prisons is a stain on the entire criminal justice system," Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, said in a statement responding to the Trump administration's move. "Instead of…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44460-trump-rolls-back-rules-protecting-transgender-prisoners-from-sexual-assault

Trump Welcomes N. Korea Plan to Blow Up Nuclear-Site Tunnels
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-05-12
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site in less than two weeks, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture." | In a statement carried by state media, North Korea's Foreign Ministry said all of the tunnels at the country's northeastern testing ground will be destroyed by explosion, and observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed. | Kim had already revealed plans to shut the test site by the end of May during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Analysts say that while the closure of the site is important, it doesn't represent a material step toward full denuclearization. | "A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is…
truthdig.com/articles/trump-welcomes-n-korea-plan-to-blow-up-nuke-site-tunnels/

A Psychologist Explains the Thinking Error at the Root of Science Denial
The Conversation | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
This widespread rejection of scientific findings presents a perplexing puzzle to those of us who value an evidence-based approach to knowledge and policy. | Currently, there are three important issues on which there is scientific consensus but controversy among laypeople: climate change, biological evolution and childhood vaccination. On all three issues, prominent members of the Trump administration, including the president, have lined up against the conclusions of research. This widespread rejection of scientific findings presents a perplexing puzzle to those of us who value an evidence-based approach to knowledge and policy. Yet many science deniers do cite empirical evidence. The problem is that they do so in invalid, misleading ways. Psychological research illuminates these ways. No shades of grayAs a psychotherapist, I see a striking parallel between a type of thinking involved in many mental health disturbances and the reasoning behind science. . .
www.alternet.org/psychologist-explains-thinking-error-root-science-denial

Noam Chomsky Explains Exactly What Went Wrong in the 2016 Presidential Election in Brand New Interview
Dan Brook, Truthout | alternet.org | 2018-05-12
"The Sanders campaign, the most remarkable feature of the '16 election by far, broke with the long-standing pattern of reliance on wealth and corporate power. " | Noam Chomsky is an exceptionally influential figure. Author of well over 100 books (as well as many articles, letters, speeches and interviews) published over the past 60 years, Chomsky is integral to cognitive science, modern linguistics, philosophy, mass media criticism and political analysis — especially of US foreign policy, the military-industrial complex, capitalism and imperialism. Chomsky is a defender of free speech and is one of the most cited authors. This interview first appeared at Truthout. com. Chomsky was kind enough to take some time out of his extraordinarily busy schedule to give what he described as "much too brief" responses to Truthout's questions. Dan Brook: Worker-owned cooperatives (co-ops) seem to be a hybrid between capitalism and. . .
www.alternet.org/noam-chomsky-explains-exactly-what-went-wrong-2016-presidential-election-brand-new-interview

How Jacobin and the ISO assisted in the betrayal of the Arizona teachers' strike
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-12
Both organizations played a critical role in the sellout of the strike of tens of thousands of teachers by the Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/12/jaco-m12.html

Mass ICE Raids Leave a Trail of Misery and Broken Communities
Alice Speri | theintercept.com | 2018-05-12
A month after dozens of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents surrounded a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tennessee, and detained 97 men and women who worked there, the tight-knit rural community is still reeling, but the initial shock has seeped into a quiet pain, as families adjust to lives without work and their loved ones. | As those shipped to immigration detention facilities across the country started appearing before judges for bond hearings this month, some families were reunited, though still facing deportation proceedings, while others braced for long separations. As of Thursday, 20 of those arrested on April 5 were released — but many more remained in detention. "Tragedy continues to unfold," said Stephanie Teatro, co-executive director of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. "Some families are getting really terrible news." | The Trump administration has promised more worksite immigration enforcement.
theintercept.com/2018/05/12/tennessee-ice-raid-immigration-postville-iowa/

Israeli army kills one, wounds hundreds during latest round of Gaza protests
wsws.org | wsws.org | 2018-05-12
The Gaza Health Ministry reported that among the hundreds who were wounded in the attack on unarmed, peaceful protestors, 143 were shot with live ammunition.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/05/12/pale-m12.html

Flag-Burning
David Macaray | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-11
Not to question the motives or earnestness of those good people who engage in it, but doesn't publicly burning the American flag in protest of government policy seem just a tad too….well, self-aggrandizing? A tad too self-congratulatory? Given that little or nothing is being risked by these "arsonists," doesn't it even reek a bit of…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/11/flag-burning/

Sanders: Make card-check the law, outlaw "right to work"
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-11
WASHINGTON–Bernie Sanders, Mark Pocan and their congressional allies want to make joining unions and funding them a lot easier. Which is why the Independent senator from Vermont and the Democratic U.S. representative from Wisconsin, a Painter, introduced — or in Sanders' case, reintroduced — the Workplace Democracy Act. The bill, dropped in the hopper on …

Sanders: Make card-check the law, outlaw “right to work”

Racial Justice Groups Are Freeing Black Women From Jail for Mother's Day
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-11
It's Mother's Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, "Black Mama's Bail Out Day" is raising money to bail out as many black women from jail as possible. The effort is taking place in dozens of cities to call attention to the injustice of cash bail. We speak to Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground and an organizer of National Black Mama's Bail Out Day. | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: Sunday is Mother's Day. Racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, Black Mama's Bail Out Day is raising money to bail out as…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44450-black-mama-s-bail-out-is-freeing-black-women-from-jail-for-mother-s-day-and-taking-aim-at-cash-bail

The Shame of Injustice
Graham Peebles | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-11
Poverty is the greatest cause of death and illness globally; it strangles the lives of billions of people, denying the expression of innate potential, condemning men, women and children to live stunted uncreative lives of interminable suffering and drudgery. Whilst the numbers living in extreme poverty (the World Bank calculates this to be living on…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/11/the-shame-of-injustice/

House Republicans Want to Straight-Up 'Break' the Actual System of Law Itself
Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos | alternet.org | 2018-05-11
They're trying to dismantle the legal system. | House Republicans are attacking the Department of Justice and by extension the special counsel's Russia probe on so many fronts it's impossible to keep track. Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows's new tact is to push for a federal audit of Robert Mueller under the guise of oversight in order to get an unredacted copy of the "scope memo," which lays out the boundaries of his Russia investigation. The Washington Post writes: Meadows, speaking Thursday during a taping of C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" that is to air Sunday, said he believed the audit is required under federal law and could not be completed without an unredacted copy of the memo written in August 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. [. . . ]Meadows and fellow Freedom Caucus member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has pushed for weeks to. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/house-republicans-want-straight-break-actual-system-law-itself

Neoliberal Defenestration and the Overton Window
Stephen Martin | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-11
'It is difficult to get Artificial Intelligence to understand something, when the Research and Development funding it depends upon its not understanding it'– Paraphrase of Upton Sinclair. defenestration (diÀêÀåf…õn…™Ààstre…™ É…ôn) n the act of throwing a person or thing out of a window [C17: from New Latin dƒìfenestrƒÅti≈ç, from Latin de- + fenestra window The freedictionary.com 'If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists of treating another human being…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/11/neoliberal-defenestration-and-the-overton-window/

Marxism: A living science 200 years later
Rick Nagin | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-11
May 5, 2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. The article below, from People's World contributor Rick Nagin, is an excerpt from a book on Marxism that he is currently writing. The ideas of Marxism originated in the middle of the 19th century. It was then that two great social scientists, …

Marxism: A living science 200 years later

Marx, Science, and Values
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-11
That Marx was a great, ground breaking revolutionary thinker is no longer at issue. The more interesting question is why some of his predictions did not come to pass. Many have tried to answer that question from Gramsci to Adorno to Habermas to Wallerstein. The questions are almost always the same: Why hasn't capitalism collapsed?
counterpunch.org/2018/05/11/marx-science-and-values/

Applauding Plowshares Into Swords
Clark T. Scott | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-11
About a week ago I attended a graduation convocation ceremony at the Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ames Iowa. Within this event there were about 15 department and interdepartmental programs representing various majors from "Agricultural Systems Technology" to "Agronomy" to Environmental Science" to "Genetics" to "Animal Ecology" and beyond. The…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/11/applauding-plowshares-into-swords/

Black Mama's Bail Out Is Freeing Black Women from Jail for Mother's Day & Taking Aim at Cash Bail
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-05-11
It's Mother's Day this weekend, and racial justice groups around the country are bailing black women out of jail so they can spend the holiday with their families. For the second year in a row, "Black Mama's Bail Out Day" is raising money to bail out as many black women from jail as possible. The effort is taking place in dozens of cities to call attention to the injustice of cash bail. We speak to Mary Hooks, co-director of Southerners on New Ground and an organizer of National Black Mama's Bail Out Day.
www.democracynow.org/2018/5/11/black_mamas_bail_out_is_freeing

Immigration Officials Are Using Pseudoscience to Justify Jailing Teenage Asylum Seekers with Adults
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-05-11
This week, the Trump administration announced it will detain asylum seekers and separate them from their children at the border. A case in California shows how some minors who arrived alone to seek asylum have been put in adult detention. Immigration authorities in California are refusing to release an Afghan asylum seeker from an adult detention center, even though a federal court had determined he is a child. His lawyers say the teenager, who has been held in adult detention for five months, is 17 years old. But ICE used a disputed "pseudoscience" age test based on a dental exam to insist he is over 18. The teen, who uses the name Hamid for privacy and protection, says he fled Afghanistan using a forged passport after the Taliban murdered his father. On Tuesday, Hamid spoke to Democracy Now! in his first phone interview from the Mesa Verde detention center in Bakersfield, California. We speak to his attorney Mariel Villarreal in New York.
www.democracynow.org/2018/5/11/immigration_officials_are_using_pseudoscience_to

Date from hell: Woman arrested for stalking, threats, and 65,000 texts to online dating match
RT | rt.com | 2018-05-11
Jacqueline Claire Ades took to online dating to find love and settle down. After obsessive stalking, threats, and 65,000 text messages to her match, she's now imprisoned in Arizona awaiting trial. …
www.rt.com/usa/426506-online-dating-stalker-arrested/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

Philippine Chief Justice Ouster an Assault on Rights, Democracy
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-11
Ousted Philippine Supreme Court Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno speaks to supporters at a rally outside the Supreme Court building on Taft Avenue, metro Manila, Philippines May 11, 2018. | The Philippine Supreme Court's unprecedented and nefarious removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno constitutes a frontal assault on human rights protections and democratic rule. | The court, by an 8 to 6 vote, approved a government-filed petition questioning the validity of Sereno's appointment. But Sereno's ouster was about much more. Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Sereno an " enemy" and called for her impeachment for her criticism of his murderous "war on drugs" and other abusive policies. | Sereno, 57, is just the latest in a growing list of institutions and individuals — including Philippine media outlets and
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/11/philippine-chief-justice-ouster-assault-rights-democracy

The 2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-11
| Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center & IFC Center June 14-21 | (New York) — The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will present 15 timely and provocative films, from June 14-21, 2018, that shine a bright light on bravery and resilience in challenging times. In a year when women collectively raised their voices against discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch will present films offering incisive perspectives and critical insights on human rights issues impacting people around the world. 12 of the 15 films are directed or co-directed by women. | Now in its 29th edition, the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. All screenings will be followed by in-depth question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, film subjects, Human Rights Watch researchers, and special guests. | This year's…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/11/2018-human-rights-watch-film-festival

US Mothers' Battle Cry for Police Accountability
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-11
A memorial is pictured at the location where the police shooting of Keith Scott took place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., September 23, 2016. | © 2016 Reuters | Just days before Mother's Day, mothers and families in the United States whose children have been killed by police stood, together with supporters of their cause, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC for a gathering termed "A Day of Action." | One-after-another, mothers approached the microphone to share the story of their dead loved one, and how their family has been impacted. | "We have to continue to speak for our children, who are not with us any longer," said a mother whose son was shot fatally by Baltimore City Police. She described how her son had held a dust pan, which was mistaken by police…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/11/us-mothers-battle-cry-police-accountability

Black Alliance for Peace Says No to "War with Iran"!
Ajamu Baraka | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
The decision by the Trump administration to breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action–better known as the Iranian nuclear agreement–moves the United States once again into a dangerous situation in which the United States might directly or indirectly be involved …
globalresearch.ca/black-alliance-for-peace-says-no-to-war-with-iran/5639876

NATO's Secret Transatlantic Bond: Nuclear Weapons In Europe
Rick Rozoff | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
This article was first published by Global Research in December 2009. | "Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dutch, Belgian, Italian and German pilots remain ready to engage in nuclear war." | "Nuclear forces based in Europe and committed …
globalresearch.ca/nato-s-secret-transatlantic-bond-nuclear-weapons-in-europe/16394

Where Syria's Government Sends "Conquered Terrorists"
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
On May 8th, Syria's Government bannered, "6th batch of terrorists leave southern Damascus for northern Syria" and reported that "During the past five days, 218 buses carrying … terrorists with their families exited from the three towns to Jarablos and …
globalresearch.ca/where-syrias-government-sends-conquered-terrorists/5639880

Bolton's Pathetic Case for Reneging on the Nuclear Deal
Daniel Larison | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
John Bolton makes the weakest possible case for Trump's decision to renege on the nuclear deal with Iran: | He decided that this deal actually undermines the security of the American people he swore to protect and, accordingly, ended U.S. participation …
globalresearch.ca/boltons-pathetic-case-for-reneging-on-the-nuclear-deal/5639948

Is the US-China Trade War for Real?
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
If Trump's trade policy toward US allies is 'phony', by seeking only token adjustments to trade relations, then the US trade offensive targeting China is for real. | While Trump has repeatedly exempted US allies from tariffs (steel and aluminum), pitched …
globalresearch.ca/is-the-us-china-trade-war-for-real/5639852

Red Alert for Net Neutrality: What You Need to Know
Tim Karr | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10

| Starting this Wednesday, Net Neutrality supporters will raise the alarm in defense of an open internet. | Since December of last year — when the Federal Communications Commission voted to strip internet users of their Net Neutrality protections — millions of …


globalresearch.ca/red-alert-for-net-neutrality-what-you-need-to-know/5639951

Why Are They Still in Prison?
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Featured image: Herman Bell | On April 27th, 2018 Herman Bell went home to his friends and family. Eligible for parole after 25 years he served 45 years, as a model prisoner. His 8th application for parole was granted by the …
globalresearch.ca/why-are-they-still-in-prison/5639921

A Passing Thought in the Age of Terror
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Featured image: Sophie Scholl | "Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won't take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don't like to make waves — or enemies. Those for whom …
globalresearch.ca/a-passing-thought-in-the-age-of-terror/5639865

Torture to Continue with Haspel as CIA Director
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | Torture and related wrongdoing is longstanding CIA policy — ongoing throughout most of the agency's existence, begun long before Gina Haspel's involvement, …
globalresearch.ca/torture-to-continue-with-haspel-as-cia-director/5639936

Terrorism is "Made in the USA". The "Global War on Terrorism" is a Fabrication, A Big Lie
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Prominent academic and author Dr Michel Chossudovsky warned that the so-called war on terrorism is a front to propagate America's global hegemony and create a New World Order. Terrorism is "Made in the US". The terrorists are not the product of the Muslim world.
globalresearch.ca/terrorism-is-made-in-the-usa-the-global-war-on-terrorism-is-a-fabrication-a-big-lie/5435816

War is Good for Business: US Weapons Manufacturers' Share Prices Soar on NYSE as Trump Pulls Out of Iran Deal
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
While President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal has been negatively criticized by most of the international community it has brought good news for some. Weapons manufacturers. | The stock price of all …
globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-business-us-weapons-manufacturers-share-prices-soar-on-nyse-as-trump-pulls-out-of-iran-deal/5639897

US Pullout from Iran Nuclear Deal; Part of a Larger Strategy: Richard Becker
Press TV | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Trump made the decision despite massive efforts by the European allies of the US to convince him to stay in the landmark agreement. The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) came out of years of …
globalresearch.ca/us-pullout-from-iran-nuclear-deal-part-of-a-larger-strategy-richard-becker/5639958

In Provoking Iran and Allies Alike to Please Netanyahu, Donald Trump has become the Most-Pro-Zionist American President Ever
Prof Rodrigue Tremblay | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
"Our position is straightforward. This is a bad deal [Iran Nuclear Deal]. Either fix it — or cancel it. This is Israel's position." Binyamin Netanyahu (1949- ), Israel Prime minister, (comment made on Tues. Sept. 12, 2017). | "……
globalresearch.ca/in-provoking-iran-and-allies-alike-to-please-netanyahu-is-donald-trump-the-most-pro-zionist-american-president-ever/5639890

Will a Torturer Become CIA Director?
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
So how does President Donald Trump think he can get this nomination approved? It is a sad story. Polling shows that most Americans have been persuaded by Hollywood films and TV series, other media, and Trump himself that torture works.
globalresearch.ca/will-a-torturer-become-cia-director/5639888

For Economic Truth Turn to Michael Hudson
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Readers ask me how they can learn economics, what books to read, what university economics departments to trust. I receive so many requests that it is impossible to reply individually. Here is my answer. | There is only one way to …
globalresearch.ca/for-economic-truth-turn-to-michael-hudson/5639849

Has Europe Rebelled?
Oriental Review | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Washington's current foreign-policy practice is a bit reminiscent of the golden era of the Ottoman Sublime Porte, in the sense that any visit by a leader of a vassal state is seen as nothing more than an opportunity for a …
globalresearch.ca/has-europe-rebelled/5639855

'Paper Genocide': Trump's Political Maneuvers Could Rob Native America of Tribal Sovereignty, Culture, Health Care
Courtney Parker | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Native Americans have long existed in a legal and cultural limbo, surviving the devastating impacts of a trail of broken treaties by the U.S. government with staunch determination to maintain their unique cultures and legal federally recognized tribal sovereignty. | In …
globalresearch.ca/paper-genocide-trumps-political-maneuvers-could-rob-native-america-of-tribal-sovereignty-culture-health-care/5639945

Why Cry? It's Great News that Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal!
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
The fear and fury that have gripped the Alt-Media Community since Trump's announcement yesterday that he was pulling out of the Iran deal are totally misplaced and triggered by a lack of understanding over what the most likely consequences of …
globalresearch.ca/why-cry-its-great-news-that-trump-pulled-out-of-the-iran-deal/5639912

"War is Good for Business": Defense Stocks Jump as Israel Puts Troops on "High Alert for an Attack"
silveristhenew | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
The Israeli Defense Force says it has identified "unusual movements of Iranian forces in Syria" and has responded by ordering the opening of shelters along the Golan Heights — its border area with Syria — and ordering its troops to …
globalresearch.ca/war-is-good-for-business-defense-stocks-jump-as-israel-puts-troops-on-high-alert-for-an-attack/5639871

When You Are in a Hole… Fossil Fuel and the Climate Crisis
Hannah McKinnon | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
Today, a pair of declarations representing close to 500 organizations and 140 leading economists respectively were submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) calling on countries and the process to address fossil fuel production and financing …
globalresearch.ca/when-you-are-in-a-hole-fossil-fuel-and-the-climate-crisis/5639956

Trump Violates the Iran Nuclear Deal — Ignoring U.S. and Israeli Generals Who Support It
Mehdi Hasan | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
So he's finally done it. Having spent the past three years denouncing the Iran nuclear deal as " horrible," " disastrous," and " insane," Donald Trump arrived in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Tuesday …
globalresearch.ca/trump-violates-the-iran-nuclear-deal-ignoring-u-s-and-israeli-generals-who-support-it/5639934

Video: CIA Whistleblower Ray McGovern Brutally Assaulted by Police at Haspel Hearing
Eric Garris | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
78-year-old CIA whistleblower Ray McGovern had his arm dislocated by Capitol Hill police as he was brutally dragged out of the confirmation hearing for Trump CIA Chief nominee Gina Haspel today. | Watch the video: | . | …
globalresearch.ca/video-cia-whistleblower-ray-mcgovern-brutally-assaulted-by-police-at-haspel-hearing/5639961

Mali: Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders Might Spark a Regional Meltdown
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-10
40 members of the Tuareg minority that's indigenous to the sparsely populated but geographically grand two-thirds of Mali were killed near the Nigerien border by what are suspected to be Fulani members of Daesh's regional franchise of the so-called "Islamic …
globalresearch.ca/mali-ethnically-driven-terrorist-murders-might-spark-a-regional-meltdown/5639858

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