Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

2018-05-17: News Headlines

Jon Jeter (2018-05-17). How Elites Teach Their Own Children How to Think, and Other Children What to Think. mintpressnews.com The yawning gap between the kind of schools that America's ruling class chooses for its own children, and the curriculum it increasingly imposes on other people's children provides compelling evidence that the plutocrats and policymakers do not view education as a ladder to help lift up the masses, but rather as a tool for reproducing inequality.

Staff (2018-05-17). The Steps Trump Has Taken to Undermine Student Debt Reform. truthdig.com In the 16 months since President Donald Trump took office, the nation's student debt burden has soared by $110 billion, to an astonishing $1.41 trillion. | The number of student debtors has continued to grow as well — to 45 million Americans, up 2 million since Trump's inauguration. | And last week, the administration began what reformers fear is the dismantling of an Obama-era initiative to crack down on lending abuses — an effort that in 18 months had forced the student loan industry to give back $750 million for alleged unfair and abusive marketing and collection practices. | The administration insists its reorganization of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's student loan office was routine: There was "no functional or even practical change" to the unit's mission of protecting and informing students, an agency spokesman said. | But critics said it…

truth-out.org (2018-05-17). US-Trained Special Forces Joined Police Crackdown on Dam Protesters in Honduras. truth-out.org Police from various units are present May 3 in Pajuiles, in northern Honduras, to escort dam construction machinery past a community resistance camp. (Photo: Witness for Peace) | The US claims that it provides training for special forces in Honduras solely to combat drug trafficking and organized crime, but in reality, these US-trained forces are frequently used to inflict state-sponsored violence against community activists. The recent crackdown in Pajuiles against those resisting a contested hydroelectric dam project is just one more example of the clear involvement of US-supported forces in the repression of Honduran civilians.Police from various units are present May 3 in Pajuiles, in northern Honduras, to escort dam construction machinery past a community resistance camp. (Photo: Witness for Peace) | This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure…

Ajamu Baraka (2018-05-17). Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence. counterpunch.org One of the essential features of European colonialism were the boundaries drawn between Europeans and so-called Western civilization and everyone else. Even during the European enlightenment, the accepted philosophical justifications for human inequality in Western liberal thought meant that women, the colonized, the enslaved and non-property holders occupied different rungs on the ladder of humanity and were excluded from demanding same inherent rights as the White, male bourgeoisie. More

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-05-17). Fox News' Judge Napolitano Pours Cold Water on Giuliani's Claim A Sitting President Cannot Be Indicted. alternet.org The Fox News legal analyst has a reality check for President Donald Trump. | Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday laid out why the argument that a sitting president cannot be indicted may not be the all clear Donald Trump's legal team hopes it is. Napolitano was speaking to Fox & Friends about a claim made Wednesday by Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that special counsel Robert Mueller told the president's team they are following Department of Justice guidelines that say a sitting president cannot be indicted. "I don't know what Bob Mueller told Rudy Giuliani, but there are actually two memos in the DOJ—one says the president can be indicted, the other says the president cannot be indicted," Napolitano said. The Fox News legal analyst noted that many of the people who have pleaded guilty in Mueller's probe thus far spoke. . .

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-05-17). DOJ Lawyer Who Drafted Special Counsel Regulations Explains Why Giuliani's Mueller Claim is Bad News for Trump. alternet.org Neal Kaytal knows a thing or two about the special counsel investigation — he wrote the rules governing it. | Neal Kaytal—who served as the Acting Solicitor General of the United States and drafted the rules guiding special counsel Robert Mueller—on Wednesday explained why Rudy Giuliani's claim that Mueller said he will follow Department of Justice guidelines may not bode well for President. Giuliani on Wednesday said Mueller told the president's legal team the special counsel will not indict a sitting president. But, according to Kaytal, that assurance may not mean much for Trump. " Why did Mueller say this? " Kaytal asked on Twitter. "Is it because Trump's lawyers said they were thinking of taking 5th [Amendment privilege] against self incrimination, and Mueller said there can be no incrimination? ""If so, the DOJ policy against indictment of a sitting President may actually hurt Trump,. . .

Media Matters (2018-05-17). Here's What You Need to Know About the Right's Theory That the FBI Planted a Spy in the Trump Campaign. alternet.org Conservative media has been pushing a new theory in recent days. | In recent days, many on the right have pushed the claim that the FBI "infiltrated" President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign with a "mole. " The claim relies upon the testimony of a co-founder of Fusion GPS, the research firm that hired a former British agent who compiled an intelligence dossier about Trump's connections to various Russians. The claim also builds off of a recent squabble between the Department of Justice and the chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), over the release of classified information. Here is what you need to know about the story's origins: On January 2, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the founders of the research firm Fusion GPS, claimed in an op-ed that the FBI had a source "inside the Trump. . .

Garret Martin (2018-05-17). US And Europe Face An 'Increasingly Loveless Marriage' After Trump's Iran Deal Withdrawal. iranian.com Beyond its potentially dramatic consequences for Middle East stability, Trump's May 8 decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has also damaged the United States' relations with its European allies. France, Germany and the United Kingdom worked with the Obama administration to barter the United Nations-approved Iran agreement in 2015. Now, the three European signatories must figure out […]

truth-out.org (2018-05-17). Google Employees Resign Over Artificial Intelligence Contract With Department of Defense. truth-out.org Google is famous as a fun-loving, freewheeling workplace, and outsiders might struggle to see why anyone would want to give up all the perks of having a job there. One group of employees has a very good reason, though: After calling on the company to drop a Department of Defense contract and getting no response, they're choosing to resign in protest. | Their laudable decision brings up a larger crisis of conscience for the largely unregulated, "disruptive" Silicon Valley. | The story began earlier this year when more than 4,000 Google employees — including some senior engineers — signed a letter demanding that the company terminate a Pentagon contract they feared would be used for military applications. The project involved the application of artificial intelligence to analyze video images — technology that could potentially be used to…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-17). Central African Republic: Crucial Court For Victims. hrw.org Congolese Special Prosecutor Toussaint Muntazini (R) and the five other judges of the Special Criminal Court (SCC)—which is to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Central African Republic since 2003—sit at the National Assembly in Bangui, having been sworn in on June 30, 2017. | © 2017 Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty Images | (Nairobi) — Recent violence in the Central African Republic makes the country's new Special Criminal Court especially important as a means to offer justice to victims of brutal crimes committed during the country's conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today. A new report by Human Rights Watch finds that the court will need more support from the United Nations and government donors to prosecute grave crimes, including widespread killings, rape and sexual violence, and destruction of…

amnesty.org (2018-05-17). Lebanon: Crackdown on Beirut Pride an "outrageous attempt to deny human rights of LGBTI people" amnesty.org The Lebanese authorities' disruption of activities planned for Beirut Pride Week is an outrageous attempt to deny the human rights of LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today. The authorities cancelled events within the program launched to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and briefly arrested Beirut Pride Week's organizer Hadi Damien. | "The shutdown of Beirut Pride and the arrest of Hadi Damien is a blatant case of state harassment. The Lebanese authorities must stop cancelling events to celebrate LGBTI rights, and ensure freedom of expression and assembly for the LGBTI community, " said Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International. | | "They must also stop arresting those…

Mark Fiore (2018-05-17). Jared, Boy-Peacemaker! (Video). truthdig.com If I didn't know better, I would think the Trump administration is trying to hasten the End Times — in the biblical sense, not in the ending-the-Mueller-investigation sense. The crew assembled for the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was one for the crazytown record books. | TrumpCo. is apparently leaving the rapture-hastening to honored evangelical guests, pastors Robert Jeffress and John Hagee, who between them have called for pre-emptive war on Iran, blamed hurricanes on homosexuals, attributed Hitler's rise to God's divine plan for Jewish people and other Bible-thumping insanity too numerous to list here. | With a front row lineup that included Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Mnuchin and Jared Kushner, the ceremonial opening of the embassy seemed to be the diplomatic equivalent of peeing on…

Democracy Now! (2018-05-17). Planned U.S.-North Korea Peace Talks in Jeopardy as Trump Adviser Bolton Pushes for Regime Change. democracynow.org North Korea is threatening to cancel the June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit, after President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday the U.S. should use the so-called Libyan model for denuclearization. In 2003, Libya negotiated sanctions relief from the United States in exchange for renouncing its nuclear program and welcoming international inspectors to verify the dismantlement. Eight years later, the U.S. and other nations attacked Libya, toppling and killing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. We are joined by Christine Hong, an associate professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, and an executive board member of the Korea Policy Institute.

AlterNet (2018-05-16). Ronan Farrow Says Rex Tillerson Admitted to Him That He Didn't Actually Know How to Do His Job. alternet.org The former secretary of state was stunningly honest. | Journalist Ronan Farrow's latest book The War on Peace is causing waves for its frank interview segments with individuals who have had positions of power in national diplomacy efforts. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Farrow discussed the surprisingly open comments from President Donald Trump's shortlived Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "Tillerson, if he had any logic, knew that he was going to be fired on some level," Farrow said. "Maybe that's why he's so frank in this book. He basically says 'I didn't know what I was doing, I wasn't experienced enough for it. '"Farrow also took shots at the current state of the U. S. State Department, saying that it's "apparent to anyone looking at the State Department" that it has morphed into a catastrophe resembling a "dumpster fire. " Watch the clip below. | Related Stories: New Yorkers Were Not Having This White Racist Who Freaked Out After Hearing Spanish in CafeHere Are the 5 Biggest Bombshells from Senate Transcripts on the Trump Tower MeetingFox News Guest Seriously Says Three-Fifths Compromise Gave 'Humanhood to Black People'

Howard Lisnoff (2018-05-16). For Whom the Bell Tolls: War, Peace and John McCain. counterpunch.org More>

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-16). 'Amateur Hour at the White House': CNN Host Explains Why Trump's Negotiating Skills Are Far from Stellar. alternet.org "Trump's negotiating style seems far from being this masterous strategic approach that he's often claimed it is," Fareed Zakaria said. | President Donald Trump has billed himself as the master deal maker, but when it comes to his actual negotiating skills, it seems there's much less there than it first appears. As the administration's efforts to set up a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — a move the president has already suggested he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for — have begun to encounter difficulties, Trump's deal-making skills are really being put to the test. And in CNN host Fareed Zakaria's view, Trump has already made some basic mistakes. "Trump's negotiating style seems far from being this masterous strategic approach that he's often claimed it is," Zakaria told Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Cooper 360. " "It seems somewhat impulsive. "He referred to. . .

Cody Fenwick, AlterNet (2018-05-16). 'These Aren't People — They're Animals': Trump Unleashes Racist Anti-Immigrant Rant During Meeting on Sanctuary Cities. alternet.org "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. " | President Donald Trump engaged in deeply disturbing rhetoric about immigrants on Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting on immigration, echoing some of the worst and most dangerous language he used on the campaign trail. "We're taking people out of the country, you wouldn't believe how bad these people are," he said. "These aren't people, they're animals. "Denying the humanity of certain groups — as well as wildly exaggerating their rates of committing crimes, as the president frequently does — is a rhetorical technique often used to promote racist and bigoted ideas. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly read a poem at his rallies called "The Snake. " He used the image of the snake as a metaphor for the supposed danger that refugees posed to the United States, despite little evidence to back up this fear-mongering. Many pointed out. . .

David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (2018-05-16). Giuliani Announces to News Networks That Mueller Told Him a Sitting President Can't Be Indicted. alternet.org The claim by the president's lawyer doesn't appear to have been corroborated by the special council's office. | President Donald Trump's top attorney defending him in the Russia probe has just told news networks that Robert Mueller says a sitting president cannot be indicted. Rudy Giuliani told CNN and NBC News, among others, late Wednesday afternoon. Justice Dept. policy, based on both Nixon and Clinton era memorandums, is that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Robert Mueller, who works for the DOJ, was likely expected to honor that convention. But that does not mean he cannot issue a report recommending indictment, or that an Attorney General could not make the decision to try. And that does not mean that an indictment after Trump were to leave office couldn't happen either. Also, Giuliani has in recent times had trouble discerning fact from fiction, so his claims could be made-up or mistaken. Related Stories: Republicans Push for End to Mueller Probe As Investigation Prepared to Enter Second YearTrump's Racist Statements May Destroy His Case As 9th Circuit Hears DACA AppealTrump's Newly-Released Financial Report Provides More Evidence That He Lied About Stormy Daniels

Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet (2018-05-16). Ex-White House Staffers Can't Find Jobs After Working For Trump: 'Not Everyone Can Get a Gig at Fox News'. alternet.org The president said he would hire the "best people. " He never said that's who his staffers would be working for. | Working for the White House is often a career goal for the politically-inclined, the kind of job policy nerds dream about during their high school civics classes. But, as the conservative Washington Examiner reports, working for President Donald Trump's administration might be more of a career-ending move than a strategic undertaking. "During my time there I was thinking: 'Is this experience going to hurt me or help me? '" a former administration aide told the Examiner. "He is a polarizing president. Some people love what he says and some people hate it. "Another person said that staffers who are not considering the impact the Trump name may have on their resumes "are king of stupid. ""The people who have left on their own terms are. . .

Katalina Khoury (2018-05-16). Making Development Anthropology More Public: A Study of Displacement and Resettlement by the World Bank. counterpunch.org Development anthropologists embody a niche existence that is not always easy to navigate. There are naysayers and antagonists to the discipline on all sides of the political field; the hegemonic scientific and economic communities overwhelmingly discount the value of social science and the knowledge it generates; and policymakers often do not prioritize development issues. Development More

amnesty.org (2018-05-16). Burundi: Referendum marred by harassment and intimidation. amnesty.org A constitutional referendum in Burundi that could extend the president's term in office has been severely marred by a government crackdown on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said ahead of Thursday's vote. | President Pierre Nkurunziza may be able to remain in power until 2034 if a proposed amendment to the constitution is adopted, but the run-up to the referendum has been tainted by violence and increasing repression of dissent. | | "Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country since 2015 in fear for their lives — including many leading activists and…

amnesty.org (2018-05-16). Zambia: Musician and activist 'Pilato' must be released immediately and unconditionally. amnesty.org The arrest of musician and activist Fumba Chama, also known as 'Pilato', is a shocking demonstration of how far the Zambian government is prepared to go to strangle all criticism and crack down on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. | | Pilato was arrested at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport this afternoon on his return home after spending four months in Johannesburg, South Africa. He left Zambia in early January after receiving threats in response to his song Koswe Mumpoto (rat in the pot), which was interpreted as criticising President Edgar Lungu and his ruling Patriotic Front (PF) ministers. | A warrant for Pilato's arrest was issued on 5 February after…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-16). Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim Finally Freed. hrw.org Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was granted a royal pardon, arrives to speak to supporters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 16, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, twice imprisoned on politically motivated sodomy and corruption charges, walked free from prison today with a full pardon. It was a day for celebration — for his family, his supporters, and for long-suppressed advocates of human rights in Malaysia. | It was also, perhaps, a day that will mark a new beginning for the rule of law in that country. | The release of Anwar, a former deputy prime minister and head of the opposition People's Justice Party until his imprisonment, is the first tangible result of the unexpected election victory last week of a coalition that saw Ibrahim's party align with Mahathir…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-16). The World Bank Should Stop Dodging Accountability. hrw.org Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | The private sector arm of the World Bank has long come under fire for funding projects that run afoul of human rights. But, because it enjoys full legal immunity in the United States, it has not been possible for anyone to hold the International Finance Corporation (IFC) accountable in US courts. | | That may change. This week, the US Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case brought forward by a fishing community in India seeking damages for harm allegedly caused by IFC-funded coal power plant in Gujarat, India. If the court decided to take on the case, it could, for the first time, allow people to seek legal recourse for human…

Human Rights Watch (2018-05-16). Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event. hrw.org Kyiv police waiting outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. Kyiv, Ukraine. May 10, 2018. | © Tanya Cooper/Human Rights Watch | (Kyiv) — Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv about LGBTI rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the intruders' aggressive behavior and threats of violence, the Kyiv police did not remove them from the event or the premises, and the owner of the site canceled the event. | A Human Rights Watch researcher was due to speak at the event, which was open to the public, and was there during the incident. | "It was clear from the way the police responded that nationalists can get away with this kind of violent and disruptive behavior in Ukraine,"

amnesty.org (2018-05-16). Viet Nam: Serious health concerns for prisoner of conscience: Trần Anh Kim. amnesty.org Trần Anh Kim was convicted and sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment for "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the Peoples' administration" in 2016. At 69 years of age, his health is deteriorating and according to his wife, "may not survive his lengthy imprisonment" as authorities have denied him adequate medical care. A prisoner of conscience, Trần Anh Kim must be immediately and unconditionally released.

amnesty.org (2018-05-16). Bahrain: Citizenship of 115 people revoked in 'ludicrous' mass trial. amnesty.org Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain yesterday revoked the citizenship of 115 people and handed 53 of them life sentences on terrorism-related charges, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: | "The sheer scale of this mass trial is ludicrous; it is hard to believe that justice can have been delivered through a fair trial process when this number of people are simultaneously sentenced. | "This is one of the most severe rulings yet, and is further proof that the Bahrain authorities have no regard whatsoever for international fair trial standards. | | "The…

amnesty.org (2018-05-16). Malaysia: Release of prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim a momentous day for human rights. amnesty.org The release of long-time Malaysian opposition leader and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim is a landmark moment for human rights in the country, the organization said today. | Anwar, who has twice been imprisoned on politically motivated "sodomy" and corruption charges, received a royal pardon following last week's election win for the Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Mahathir Mohamad. Amnesty International has campaigned on Anwar's case for 20 years. | "Anwar should never have been jailed in the first place, and his long overdue release is an important step towards the restoration of justice and human rights in Malaysia after so many years of political persecution by previous governments," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General. | "This day should go down as a landmark moment for human rights in the country, but the new government must not stop here.

Jane McAlevey (2018-05-15). Across America, Teachers Lead in the Revolt Against Austerity. globalresearch.ca In less than three months, rank-and-file teachers and educational support staff in five states — West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona — have turned the entire country into their classroom. They haven't just pushed for — and won — …

Kim Scipes (2018-05-15). Gary's Steel Academy: "Gary is Not a Dump, Our Education is More Important Than a Dump!" counterpunch.org Over 80 students, teachers and supporters of the Steel City Academy in Gary, IN, rallied and protested Thursday night, May 10, first at the United Steelworkers of America #1014 hall and then later at the Steel City Academy campus on 35thAvenue, both in Gary. Emotions were high as the efforts were to convince IDEM to More

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2018-05-15). Malaysia's Elections: The Trust Deficit, the 1MDB-Najib Money-Laundering Scandal and the BN Defeat. globalresearch.ca The significance of the fourteenth General Election goes beyond Malaysian shores. 9th May will be remembered as the day when the multi-ethnic population of a country ousted the world's longest ruling coalition through the ballot-box in a peaceful atmosphere …

Dr. Lachlan Forrow (2018-05-15). The 2017 "Abolish Nuclear Weapons" Nobel Peace Prize and the Doomsday Clock — The End of Nuclear Weapons or the End of Us? globalresearch.ca The awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) may mark a turning point in efforts to ensure that humanity survives the nuclear-weapons era. The urgency of ICAN's work was recently highlighted …

John Steppling (2018-05-15). The Anti-Imperialism of Fools. counterpunch.org "God never spoke to an Arab." — Benjamin Disraeli, 1847 "Remembrance is, so to speak, interwoven with forgetfulness. That is why the Jewish historian Yosef Yerushalmi has pointed out that the opposite of "forgetfulness" is not really "remembrance" but "justice". — Carlo Ginzburg "We don't care who will win the election, Palestinian or Israeli. We More

Edward Curtin (2018-05-15). A Love Song to Americans. globalresearch.ca It doesn't matter that the wars are coming | It doesn't matter that the wars just came | It doesn't matter that we had our warning | To you all wars are just the same | I thought you really loved me | I thought …

Will Solomon (2018-05-15). 'Some of My Plaques, They Still Say Kanye'. counterpunch.org In light of all this furor surrounding Kanye it's worth noting a few things. First, Kanye clearly isn't joking. This isn't a big 'troll.' There may be elements of irony, but the guy is serious (as serious as he can be). His absurd megalomania has been amply demonstrated for years. People love him for it More

Sam Muhho (2018-05-15). The Iranian "Smoke and Mirrors Threat" and Washington's "Human Rights Card" globalresearch.ca As warmongering against Iran has picked up pace, it is essential critical to be educated on these matters in order to undermine and extinguish the effects of the media propaganda echo-chamber.

Global Research News (2018-05-15). This Brave Palestinian Was Killed Today. globalresearch.ca

DPCR (2018-05-15). Is Putin's Strategy Finally Beginning to Work? globalresearch.ca I have explained Russian President Valdimir Putin's Christian practice of turning the other cheek to Western provocations as a strategy to convey to Europe that Russia is reasonable but Washington is not and that Russia is not a threat …

True Publica (2018-05-15). Iran — America's Playbook of War Reopens. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Tero Varjoranta | Almost universally missing from the UK's mainstream media coverage of the current Iran crisis is the fact that the UN's most senior nuclear inspector has unexpectedly 'resigned.' AP News 12/05/18: The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says …

Richard Falk (2018-05-15). UN Sponsored Report on Israel's Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People. globalresearch.ca The report concludes that Israel is guilty of the continuing crime of apartheid as it is defined in the 1973 Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.

Chloe Farand (2018-05-15). Empire Oil: London's Dirty Secret. globalresearch.ca The UK likes to brag about its credentials as a global climate leader. But a new DeSmog UK investigation reveals that beneath the green veneer lies some dirty business. | At the centre of it all is the City of London …

Philip A Farruggio (2018-05-15). Socialism Can Save America. globalresearch.ca To this writer any time I dare mention that I am a Socialist brings smirks to many faces. The stigma is so great, mostly due to the successful propaganda of this empire, that a majority of my fellow Americans, regardless …

Peter Ford (2018-05-15). Bahrain: Former British Ambassador Resigns from Advisory Post after Bahrain Foreign Minister Supports Israeli Aggression. globalresearch.ca Featured image: Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa | 21st Century Wire says… | Bahrain's foreign minister tweeted out 'Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran' on May 11th. In an unprecedented show of support for the Zionist …

Economic Policy Institute (2018-05-15). "Right-to-Work" in Missouri would hurt black workers the most. peoplesworld.org Two new fact sheets by EPI Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Valerie Wilson and Research Assistant Julia Wolfe explain why the passage of a so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) law in Missouri would disproportionately hurt black workers. RTW refers to laws that prohibit unions from collecting any fees from nonunion members in […]…

Jay Janson (2018-05-15). Victory Day! Russians Remembered Their 26 Million Dead, Unaware of Contribution of US Capitalism to Nazi Germany's War Economy. globalresearch.ca This past weekend saw Russians parading in celebration of the anniversary of their costly victory over Nazi Germany. Millions marched throughout Russia, holding photographs of their fallen family members in bittersweet remembrance. To this archival research peoples historian's knowledge there …

David William Pear (2018-05-15). On U.S. Imperialism, Capitalism and Fascism. globalresearch.ca If you want to know the untold history of the U.S.A., then a good place to start is with the history of US imperialism in Asia from the mid-19th century until today. Not only will that reveal the history …

Stephen Lendman (2018-05-15). Nakba Day Tuesday. Commemorating Palestine's "Catastrophe" globalresearch.ca VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | May 15 is the 70th Nakba Day, reflecting endless Palestinian suffering since 1948 — under a ruthless occupier since 1967. | A displaced Palestinian …

Manlio Dinucci (2018-05-15). Israel, 200 armas nucleares apontadas para o Irà£o. globalresearch.ca A decisà£o dos Estados Unidos de sair do acordo nuclear iraniano — assinado em 2015, por Teerà£o, pelos 5 membros permanentes do Conselho de Seguranàßa da ONU e pela Alemanha — provoca uma situaàßà£o de extremo perigo nà£o só para …

Hans Stehling (2018-05-15). Why Israel Will Not Continue along the Same Path for Another 70 Years. globalresearch.ca The logic is inescapable. In 1917 when the British government of David Lloyd George issued the Balfour Declaration, his then cabinet consisted predominately of either Nonconformist or Evangelical Christian churchgoers whose beliefs were governed by the texts of the Bible. …

Eric Zuesse (2018-05-15). America Spends About Half of World's Military Expenditures. globalresearch.ca The National Priorities Project headlines "U.S. Military Spending vs. the World" and reports: "World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total." But it can't be believed, because, even if …

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How Elites Teach Their Own Children How to Think, and Other Children What to Think
Jon Jeter | mintpressnews.com | 2018-05-17
The yawning gap between the kind of schools that America's ruling class chooses for its own children, and the curriculum it increasingly imposes on other people's children provides compelling evidence that the plutocrats and policymakers do not view education as a ladder to help lift up the masses, but rather as a tool for reproducing inequality. | The post How Elites Teach Their Own Children How to Think, and Other Children What to Think appeared first on MintPress News.

How Elites Teach Their Own Children How to Think, and Other Children What to Think

US-Trained Special Forces Joined Police Crackdown on Dam Protesters in Honduras
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-17
Police from various units are present May 3 in Pajuiles, in northern Honduras, to escort dam construction machinery past a community resistance camp. (Photo: Witness for Peace) | The US claims that it provides training for special forces in Honduras solely to combat drug trafficking and organized crime, but in reality, these US-trained forces are frequently used to inflict state-sponsored violence against community activists. The recent crackdown in Pajuiles against those resisting a contested hydroelectric dam project is just one more example of the clear involvement of US-supported forces in the repression of Honduran civilians.Police from various units are present May 3 in Pajuiles, in northern Honduras, to escort dam construction machinery past a community resistance camp. (Photo: Witness for Peace) | This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure…
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Jared, Boy-Peacemaker! (Video)
Mark Fiore | truthdig.com | 2018-05-17
If I didn't know better, I would think the Trump administration is trying to hasten the End Times — in the biblical sense, not in the ending-the-Mueller-investigation sense. The crew assembled for the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem was one for the crazytown record books. | TrumpCo. is apparently leaving the rapture-hastening to honored evangelical guests, pastors Robert Jeffress and John Hagee, who between them have called for pre-emptive war on Iran, blamed hurricanes on homosexuals, attributed Hitler's rise to God's divine plan for Jewish people and other Bible-thumping insanity too numerous to list here. | With a front row lineup that included Benjamin Netanyahu, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Mnuchin and Jared Kushner, the ceremonial opening of the embassy seemed to be the diplomatic equivalent of peeing on…
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Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence
Ajamu Baraka | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-17
One of the essential features of European colonialism were the boundaries drawn between Europeans and so-called Western civilization and everyone else. Even during the European enlightenment, the accepted philosophical justifications for human inequality in Western liberal thought meant that women, the colonized, the enslaved and non-property holders occupied different rungs on the ladder of humanity and were excluded from demanding same inherent rights as the White, male bourgeoisie.
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Fox News' Judge Napolitano Pours Cold Water on Giuliani's Claim A Sitting President Cannot Be Indicted
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-17
The Fox News legal analyst has a reality check for President Donald Trump. | Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday laid out why the argument that a sitting president cannot be indicted may not be the all clear Donald Trump's legal team hopes it is. Napolitano was speaking to Fox & Friends about a claim made Wednesday by Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that special counsel Robert Mueller told the president's team they are following Department of Justice guidelines that say a sitting president cannot be indicted. "I don't know what Bob Mueller told Rudy Giuliani, but there are actually two memos in the DOJ–one says the president can be indicted, the other says the president cannot be indicted," Napolitano said. The Fox News legal analyst noted that many of the people who have pleaded guilty in Mueller's probe thus far spoke. . .
www.alternet.org/fox-news-judge-napolitano-pours-cold-water-giulianis-claim-sitting-president-cannot-be-indicted

DOJ Lawyer Who Drafted Special Counsel Regulations Explains Why Giuliani's Mueller Claim is Bad News for Trump
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-17
Neal Kaytal knows a thing or two about the special counsel investigation — he wrote the rules governing it. | Neal Kaytal–who served as the Acting Solicitor General of the United States and drafted the rules guiding special counsel Robert Mueller–on Wednesday explained why Rudy Giuliani's claim that Mueller said he will follow Department of Justice guidelines may not bode well for President. Giuliani on Wednesday said Mueller told the president's legal team the special counsel will not indict a sitting president. But, according to Kaytal, that assurance may not mean much for Trump. " Why did Mueller say this? " Kaytal asked on Twitter. "Is it because Trump's lawyers said they were thinking of taking 5th [Amendment privilege] against self incrimination, and Mueller said there can be no incrimination? ""If so, the DOJ policy against indictment of a sitting President may actually hurt Trump,. . .
www.alternet.org/doj-lawyer-who-drafted-special-counsel-regulations-explains-why-giulianis-mueller-claim-bad-news

Here's What You Need to Know About the Right's Theory That the FBI Planted a Spy in the Trump Campaign
Media Matters | alternet.org | 2018-05-17
Conservative media has been pushing a new theory in recent days. | In recent days, many on the right have pushed the claim that the FBI "infiltrated" President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign with a "mole. " The claim relies upon the testimony of a co-founder of Fusion GPS, the research firm that hired a former British agent who compiled an intelligence dossier about Trump's connections to various Russians. The claim also builds off of a recent squabble between the Department of Justice and the chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), over the release of classified information. Here is what you need to know about the story's origins: On January 2, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the founders of the research firm Fusion GPS, claimed in an op-ed that the FBI had a source "inside the Trump. . .
www.alternet.org/heres-what-you-need-know-about-rights-theory-fbi-planted-spy-trump-campaign

US And Europe Face An 'Increasingly Loveless Marriage' After Trump's Iran Deal Withdrawal
Garret Martin | iranian.com | 2018-05-17
Beyond its potentially dramatic consequences for Middle East stability, Trump's May 8 decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal has also damaged the United States' relations with its European allies. France, Germany and the United Kingdom worked with the Obama administration to barter the United Nations-approved Iran agreement in 2015. Now, the three European signatories must figure out […] | The post US And Europe Face An 'Increasingly Loveless Marriage' After Trump's Iran Deal Withdrawal appeared first on The Iranian.
iranian.com/2018/05/17/us-europe-face-increasingly-loveless-marriage-trumps-iran-deal-withdrawal/

Google Employees Resign Over Artificial Intelligence Contract With Department of Defense
truth-out.org | truth-out.org | 2018-05-17
Google is famous as a fun-loving, freewheeling workplace, and outsiders might struggle to see why anyone would want to give up all the perks of having a job there. One group of employees has a very good reason, though: After calling on the company to drop a Department of Defense contract and getting no response, they're choosing to resign in protest. | Their laudable decision brings up a larger crisis of conscience for the largely unregulated, "disruptive" Silicon Valley. | The story began earlier this year when more than 4,000 Google employees — including some senior engineers — signed a letter demanding that the company terminate a Pentagon contract they feared would be used for military applications. The project involved the application of artificial intelligence to analyze video images — technology that could potentially be used to…
www.truth-out.org/news/item/44501-google-employees-resign-over-artificial-intelligence-contract-with-department-of-defense

Lebanon: Crackdown on Beirut Pride an "outrageous attempt to deny human rights of LGBTI people"
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-17
The Lebanese authorities' disruption of activities planned for Beirut Pride Week is an outrageous attempt to deny the human rights of LGBTI people, Amnesty International said today. The authorities cancelled events within the program launched to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and briefly arrested Beirut Pride Week's organizer Hadi Damien. | "The shutdown of Beirut Pride and the arrest of Hadi Damien is a blatant case of state harassment. The Lebanese authorities must stop cancelling events to celebrate LGBTI rights, and ensure freedom of expression and assembly for the LGBTI community, " said Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International. | | "They must also stop arresting those…
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/lebanoncrackdown-on-beirut-pride-an-outrageous-attempt-to-deny-human-rights-of-lgbti-people/

Planned U.S.-North Korea Peace Talks in Jeopardy as Trump Adviser Bolton Pushes for Regime Change
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-05-17
North Korea is threatening to cancel the June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit, after President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday the U.S. should use the so-called Libyan model for denuclearization. In 2003, Libya negotiated sanctions relief from the United States in exchange for renouncing its nuclear program and welcoming international inspectors to verify the dismantlement. Eight years later, the U.S. and other nations attacked Libya, toppling and killing Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. We are joined by Christine Hong, an associate professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, and an executive board member of the Korea Policy Institute.
www.democracynow.org/2018/5/17/planned_us_north_korea_peace_talks

Central African Republic: Crucial Court For Victims
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-17
Congolese Special Prosecutor Toussaint Muntazini (R) and the five other judges of the Special Criminal Court (SCC)–which is to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the Central African Republic since 2003–sit at the National Assembly in Bangui, having been sworn in on June 30, 2017. | © 2017 Saber Jendoubi/AFP/Getty Images | (Nairobi) — Recent violence in the Central African Republic makes the country's new Special Criminal Court especially important as a means to offer justice to victims of brutal crimes committed during the country's conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today. A new report by Human Rights Watch finds that the court will need more support from the United Nations and government donors to prosecute grave crimes, including widespread killings, rape and sexual violence, and destruction of…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/17/central-african-republic-crucial-court-victims

For Whom the Bell Tolls: War, Peace and John McCain
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-16
counterpunch.org/2018/05/16/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-war-peace-and-john-mccain/

Ronan Farrow Says Rex Tillerson Admitted to Him That He Didn't Actually Know How to Do His Job
AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The former secretary of state was stunningly honest. | Journalist Ronan Farrow's latest book The War on Peace is causing waves for its frank interview segments with individuals who have had positions of power in national diplomacy efforts. During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Farrow discussed the surprisingly open comments from President Donald Trump's shortlived Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "Tillerson, if he had any logic, knew that he was going to be fired on some level," Farrow said. "Maybe that's why he's so frank in this book. He basically says 'I didn't know what I was doing, I wasn't experienced enough for it. '"Farrow also took shots at the current state of the U. S. State Department, saying that it's "apparent to anyone looking at the State Department" that it has morphed into a catastrophe resembling a "dumpster fire. " Watch the clip below. | Related Stories: New Yorkers Were Not Having This White Racist Who Freaked Out After Hearing Spanish in CafeHere Are the 5 Biggest Bombshells from Senate Transcripts on the Trump Tower MeetingFox News Guest Seriously Says Three-Fifths Compromise Gave 'Humanhood to Black People'…
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/ronan-farrow-says-rex-tillerson-admitted-him-he-didnt-actually-know-how-do-his-job

'Amateur Hour at the White House': CNN Host Explains Why Trump's Negotiating Skills Are Far from Stellar
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
"Trump's negotiating style seems far from being this masterous strategic approach that he's often claimed it is," Fareed Zakaria said. | President Donald Trump has billed himself as the master deal maker, but when it comes to his actual negotiating skills, it seems there's much less there than it first appears. As the administration's efforts to set up a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — a move the president has already suggested he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for — have begun to encounter difficulties, Trump's deal-making skills are really being put to the test. And in CNN host Fareed Zakaria's view, Trump has already made some basic mistakes. "Trump's negotiating style seems far from being this masterous strategic approach that he's often claimed it is," Zakaria told Anderson Cooper on "Anderson Cooper 360. " "It seems somewhat impulsive. "He referred to. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/amateur-hour-white-house-cnn-host-explains-why-trumps-negotiating-skills-are-far

'These Aren't People — They're Animals': Trump Unleashes Racist Anti-Immigrant Rant During Meeting on Sanctuary Cities
Cody Fenwick, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
"You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. " | President Donald Trump engaged in deeply disturbing rhetoric about immigrants on Wednesday at a Cabinet meeting on immigration, echoing some of the worst and most dangerous language he used on the campaign trail. "We're taking people out of the country, you wouldn't believe how bad these people are," he said. "These aren't people, they're animals. "Denying the humanity of certain groups — as well as wildly exaggerating their rates of committing crimes, as the president frequently does — is a rhetorical technique often used to promote racist and bigoted ideas. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly read a poem at his rallies called "The Snake. " He used the image of the snake as a metaphor for the supposed danger that refugees posed to the United States, despite little evidence to back up this fear-mongering. Many pointed out. . .
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/these-arent-people-theyre-animals-trump-unleashes-racist-anti-immigrant-rant

Giuliani Announces to News Networks That Mueller Told Him a Sitting President Can't Be Indicted
David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The claim by the president's lawyer doesn't appear to have been corroborated by the special council's office. | President Donald Trump's top attorney defending him in the Russia probe has just told news networks that Robert Mueller says a sitting president cannot be indicted. Rudy Giuliani told CNN and NBC News, among others, late Wednesday afternoon. Justice Dept. policy, based on both Nixon and Clinton era memorandums, is that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Robert Mueller, who works for the DOJ, was likely expected to honor that convention. But that does not mean he cannot issue a report recommending indictment, or that an Attorney General could not make the decision to try. And that does not mean that an indictment after Trump were to leave office couldn't happen either. Also, Giuliani has in recent times had trouble discerning fact from fiction, so his claims could be made-up or mistaken. Related Stories: Republicans Push for End to Mueller Probe As Investigation Prepared to Enter Second YearTrump's Racist Statements May Destroy His Case As 9th Circuit Hears DACA AppealTrump's Newly-Released Financial Report Provides More Evidence That He Lied About Stormy Daniels…
www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/giuliani-announces-news-networks-mueller-told-him-sitting-president-cant-be

Ex-White House Staffers Can't Find Jobs After Working For Trump: 'Not Everyone Can Get a Gig at Fox News'
Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet | alternet.org | 2018-05-16
The president said he would hire the "best people. " He never said that's who his staffers would be working for. | Working for the White House is often a career goal for the politically-inclined, the kind of job policy nerds dream about during their high school civics classes. But, as the conservative Washington Examiner reports, working for President Donald Trump's administration might be more of a career-ending move than a strategic undertaking. "During my time there I was thinking: 'Is this experience going to hurt me or help me? '" a former administration aide told the Examiner. "He is a polarizing president. Some people love what he says and some people hate it. "Another person said that staffers who are not considering the impact the Trump name may have on their resumes "are king of stupid. ""The people who have left on their own terms are. . .
www.alternet.org/ex-white-house-staffers-cant-find-jobs-after-working-trump-not-everyone-can-get-gig-fox-news

Making Development Anthropology More Public: A Study of Displacement and Resettlement by the World Bank
Katalina Khoury | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-16
Development anthropologists embody a niche existence that is not always easy to navigate. There are naysayers and antagonists to the discipline on all sides of the political field; the hegemonic scientific and economic communities overwhelmingly discount the value of social science and the knowledge it generates; and policymakers often do not prioritize development issues. Development…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/16/making-development-anthropology-more-public-a-study-of-displacement-and-resettlement-by-the-world-bank/

Ukraine: Radical Groups Disrupt LGBTI Event
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-16
Kyiv police waiting outside the venue where an Amnesty International event was disrupted by members of radical groups. Kyiv, Ukraine. May 10, 2018. | © Tanya Cooper/Human Rights Watch | (Kyiv) — Members of radical nationalist groups violently disrupted a May 10, 2018 discussion in Kyiv about LGBTI rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Despite the intruders' aggressive behavior and threats of violence, the Kyiv police did not remove them from the event or the premises, and the owner of the site canceled the event. | A Human Rights Watch researcher was due to speak at the event, which was open to the public, and was there during the incident. | "It was clear from the way the police responded that nationalists can get away with this kind of violent and disruptive behavior in Ukraine,"
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/16/ukraine-radical-groups-disrupt-lgbti-event

Malaysia: Release of prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim a momentous day for human rights
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
The release of long-time Malaysian opposition leader and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Anwar Ibrahim is a landmark moment for human rights in the country, the organization said today. | Anwar, who has twice been imprisoned on politically motivated "sodomy" and corruption charges, received a royal pardon following last week's election win for the Pakatan Harapan coalition led by Mahathir Mohamad. Amnesty International has campaigned on Anwar's case for 20 years. | "Anwar should never have been jailed in the first place, and his long overdue release is an important step towards the restoration of justice and human rights in Malaysia after so many years of political persecution by previous governments," said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's Secretary General. | "This day should go down as a landmark moment for human rights in the country, but the new government must not stop here.
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/malaysia-release-of-prisoner-of-conscience-anwar-ibrahim-a-momentous-day-for-human-rights/

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim Finally Freed
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-05-16
Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim, who was granted a royal pardon, arrives to speak to supporters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 16, 2018. | © 2018 Reuters | Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, twice imprisoned on politically motivated sodomy and corruption charges, walked free from prison today with a full pardon. It was a day for celebration — for his family, his supporters, and for long-suppressed advocates of human rights in Malaysia. | It was also, perhaps, a day that will mark a new beginning for the rule of law in that country. | The release of Anwar, a former deputy prime minister and head of the opposition People's Justice Party until his imprisonment, is the first tangible result of the unexpected election victory last week of a coalition that saw Ibrahim's party align with Mahathir…
www.hrw.org/news/2018/05/16/malaysias-anwar-ibrahim-finally-freed

Viet Nam: Serious health concerns for prisoner of conscience: Trần Anh Kim
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
Trần Anh Kim was convicted and sentenced to 13 years' imprisonment for "carrying out activities aimed at overthrowing the Peoples' administration" in 2016. At 69 years of age, his health is deteriorating and according to his wife, "may not survive his lengthy imprisonment" as authorities have denied him adequate medical care. A prisoner of conscience, Trần Anh Kim must be immediately and unconditionally released.
www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa41/8432/2018/en/

Bahrain: Citizenship of 115 people revoked in 'ludicrous' mass trial
amnesty.org | amnesty.org | 2018-05-16
Responding to the news that a court in Bahrain yesterday revoked the citizenship of 115 people and handed 53 of them life sentences on terrorism-related charges, Lynn Maalouf, Middle East Research Director at Amnesty International, said: | "The sheer scale of this mass trial is ludicrous; it is hard to believe that justice can have been delivered through a fair trial process when this number of people are simultaneously sentenced. | "This is one of the most severe rulings yet, and is further proof that the Bahrain authorities have no regard whatsoever for international fair trial standards. | | "The…
www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/05/bahrain-citizenship-of-115-people-revoked-in-ludicrous-mass-trial/

Across America, Teachers Lead in the Revolt Against Austerity
Jane McAlevey | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
In less than three months, rank-and-file teachers and educational support staff in five states — West Virginia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona — have turned the entire country into their classroom. They haven't just pushed for — and won — …
globalresearch.ca/across-america-teachers-lead-in-the-revolt-against-austerity/5640547

Gary's Steel Academy: "Gary is Not a Dump, Our Education is More Important Than a Dump!"
Kim Scipes | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
Over 80 students, teachers and supporters of the Steel City Academy in Gary, IN, rallied and protested Thursday night, May 10, first at the United Steelworkers of America #1014 hall and then later at the Steel City Academy campus on 35thAvenue, both in Gary. Emotions were high as the efforts were to convince IDEM to…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/15/garys-steel-academy-gary-is-not-a-dump-our-education-is-more-important-than-a-dump/

Malaysia's Elections: The Trust Deficit, the 1MDB-Najib Money-Laundering Scandal and the BN Defeat
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The significance of the fourteenth General Election goes beyond Malaysian shores. 9th May will be remembered as the day when the multi-ethnic population of a country ousted the world's longest ruling coalition through the ballot-box in a peaceful atmosphere …
globalresearch.ca/a-historical-perspective-on-malaysias-elections-the-trust-deficit-and-the-bn-defeat/5640502

The 2017 "Abolish Nuclear Weapons" Nobel Peace Prize and the Doomsday Clock — The End of Nuclear Weapons or the End of Us?
Dr. Lachlan Forrow | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The awarding of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) may mark a turning point in efforts to ensure that humanity survives the nuclear-weapons era. The urgency of ICAN's work was recently highlighted …
globalresearch.ca/the-2017-abolish-nuclear-weapons-nobel-peace-prize-and-the-doomsday-clock-the-end-of-nuclear-weapons-or-the-end-of-us/5640566

The Anti-Imperialism of Fools
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
"God never spoke to an Arab." — Benjamin Disraeli, 1847 "Remembrance is, so to speak, interwoven with forgetfulness. That is why the Jewish historian Yosef Yerushalmi has pointed out that the opposite of "forgetfulness" is not really "remembrance" but "justice". — Carlo Ginzburg…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/15/the-anti-imperialism-of-fools/

A Love Song to Americans
Edward Curtin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
It doesn't matter that the wars are coming | It doesn't matter that the wars just came | It doesn't matter that we had our warning | To you all wars are just the same | I thought you really loved me | I thought …
globalresearch.ca/a-love-song-to-americans/5640537

'Some of My Plaques, They Still Say Kanye'
Will Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-15
In light of all this furor surrounding Kanye it's worth noting a few things. First, Kanye clearly isn't joking. This isn't a big 'troll.' There may be elements of irony, but the guy is serious (as serious as he can be). His absurd megalomania has been amply demonstrated for years. People love him for it…
counterpunch.org/2018/05/15/some-of-my-plaques-they-still-say-kanye/

Iran — America's Playbook of War Reopens
True Publica | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Featured image: Tero Varjoranta | Almost universally missing from the UK's mainstream media coverage of the current Iran crisis is the fact that the UN's most senior nuclear inspector has unexpectedly 'resigned.' AP News 12/05/18: The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog says …
globalresearch.ca/iran-americas-playbook-of-war-reopens/5640563

Video: Haspel Hearing Is a Charade Run by Those Close to CIA. Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
An activist who was violently escorted out of a U.S. Senate hearing and detained on Wednesday, has now been released. Outside the court, 79-year-old CIA veteran Ray McGovern showed the bruises he claimed were caused by the security officers. | ….
globalresearch.ca/video-haspel-hearing-is-a-charade-run-by-those-close-to-cia-ray-mcgovern/5640507

Israele, 200 armi nucleari puntate sull'Iran
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
La decisione degli Stati uniti di uscire dall'accordo sul nucleare iraniano — stipulato nel 2015 da Teheran con i 5 membri permanenti del Consiglio di sicurezza dell'ONU più la Germania — provoca una situazione di estrema pericolosità non solo per …
globalresearch.ca/israele-200-armi-nucleari-puntate-sulliran/5640575

Socialism Can Save America
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
To this writer any time I dare mention that I am a Socialist brings smirks to many faces. The stigma is so great, mostly due to the successful propaganda of this empire, that a majority of my fellow Americans, regardless …
globalresearch.ca/socialism-can-save-america/5640497

The Balfour Declaration: World Zionism and World War I
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
This article was originally published by Global Research in November 2017. | Only a relatively few historians acknowledge just how close Britain came to losing the First World War. | Although heavy loss of young lives in the stalemated land war on …
globalresearch.ca/the-balfour-declaration-world-zionism-and-world-war-i/5616459

Empire Oil: London's Dirty Secret
Chloe Farand | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The UK likes to brag about its credentials as a global climate leader. But a new DeSmog UK investigation reveals that beneath the green veneer lies some dirty business. | At the centre of it all is the City of London …
globalresearch.ca/empire-oil-londons-dirty-secret/5640569

Israel, 200 armas nucleares apontadas para o Irà£o
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
A decisà£o dos Estados Unidos de sair do acordo nuclear iraniano — assinado em 2015, por Teerà£o, pelos 5 membros permanentes do Conselho de Seguranàßa da ONU e pela Alemanha — provoca uma situaàßà£o de extremo perigo nà£o só para …
globalresearch.ca/israel-200-armas-nucleares-apontadas-para-o-irao/5640578

Is Putin's Strategy Finally Beginning to Work?
DPCR | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
I have explained Russian President Valdimir Putin's Christian practice of turning the other cheek to Western provocations as a strategy to convey to Europe that Russia is reasonable but Washington is not and that Russia is not a threat …
globalresearch.ca/is-putins-strategy-finally-beginning-to-work/5640496

Keep Diversity and Transparency in Media Alive
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Dear Readers, | In the face of a mounting online campaign to silence independent media, we need your support. If you look to Global Research as a resource for information and understanding, to stay current on world events or to …
globalresearch.ca/keep-diversity-and-transparency-in-media-alive/5640591

Nakba Day Tuesday. Commemorating Palestine's "Catastrophe"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: | stephenlendman.o rg | ( Home — Stephen Lendman). | Contact at . | May 15 is the 70th Nakba Day, reflecting endless Palestinian suffering since 1948 — under a ruthless occupier since 1967. | A displaced Palestinian …
globalresearch.ca/nakba-day-tuesday-commemorating-palestines-catastrophe/5640540

America Spends About Half of World's Military Expenditures
Eric Zuesse | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The National Priorities Project headlines "U.S. Military Spending vs. the World" and reports: "World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total." But it can't be believed, because, even if …
globalresearch.ca/america-spends-about-half-of-worlds-military-expenditures/5640509

This Brave Palestinian Was Killed Today
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
globalresearch.ca/this-brave-palestinian-was-killed-today/5640606

UN Sponsored Report on Israel's Responsibility for Apartheid in Relation to the Palestinian People
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The report concludes that Israel is guilty of the continuing crime of apartheid as it is defined in the 1973 Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid.
globalresearch.ca/un-sponsored-report-on-israels-responsibility-for-apartheid-in-relation-to-the-palestinian-people/5580825

On U.S. Imperialism, Capitalism and Fascism
David William Pear | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
If you want to know the untold history of the U.S.A., then a good place to start is with the history of US imperialism in Asia from the mid-19th century until today. Not only will that reveal the history …
globalresearch.ca/on-u-s-imperialism-capitalism-and-fascism/5640528

Why Israel Will Not Continue along the Same Path for Another 70 Years
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
The logic is inescapable. In 1917 when the British government of David Lloyd George issued the Balfour Declaration, his then cabinet consisted predominately of either Nonconformist or Evangelical Christian churchgoers whose beliefs were governed by the texts of the Bible. …
globalresearch.ca/why-israel-will-not-continue-along-the-same-path-for-another-70-years/5640524

Bahrain: Former British Ambassador Resigns from Advisory Post after Bahrain Foreign Minister Supports Israeli Aggression
Peter Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
Featured image: Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa | 21st Century Wire says… | Bahrain's foreign minister tweeted out 'Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran' on May 11th. In an unprecedented show of support for the Zionist …
globalresearch.ca/bahrain-former-british-ambassador-resigns-from-advisory-post-after-bahrain-foreign-minister-supports-israeli-aggression/5640518

Victory Day! Russians Remembered Their 26 Million Dead, Unaware of Contribution of US Capitalism to Nazi Germany's War Economy
Jay Janson | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
This past weekend saw Russians parading in celebration of the anniversary of their costly victory over Nazi Germany. Millions marched throughout Russia, holding photographs of their fallen family members in bittersweet remembrance. To this archival research peoples historian's knowledge there …
globalresearch.ca/victory-day-russians-remembered-their-26-million-dead-unaware-of-contribution-of-us-capitalism-to-nazi-germanys-war-economy/5640512

"Right-to-Work" in Missouri would hurt black workers the most
Economic Policy Institute | peoplesworld.org | 2018-05-15
Two new fact sheets by EPI Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy Valerie Wilson and Research Assistant Julia Wolfe explain why the passage of a so-called "right-to-work" (RTW) law in Missouri would disproportionately hurt black workers. RTW refers to laws that prohibit unions from collecting any fees from nonunion members in …

“Right-to-Work” in Missouri would hurt black workers the most

Brzezinski's Ghost Shapes Washington Eurasia Geopolitics
F. William Engdahl | globalresearch.ca | 2018-05-15
One of the most outstanding features of a truly standing-out Trump Presidency to date is how precisely the actual policy developments, when we clear away the deliberate smoke and mirrors of tweets and scandal, follow a basic strategy of Washington …
globalresearch.ca/brzezinskis-ghost-shapes-washington-eurasia-geopolitics/5640506

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